Îlet aux oiseaux

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35€

half-day

 

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Mangrove, Îlet Macou, Pointe Sable, and coral reef

ICIGO Price

Starting from

35€

half-day

 

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  • Activity:

    Mangrove and ilets
  • Location:

    Morne à L'eau
  • Duration:

    3:00 to 8:00
  • Departure:

    9:00-14:00
  • Adult price : 35€
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Vincent will make you discover some of the grand cul de sac marin’s most beautiful landscapes. Contrary to mass tourism, he will only choose to share the most remote and original places of this vast territory with you. His knowledge, his culture, and his good spirits will do the rest to make sure that you have a day that you will not forget any time soon!

Key points


Vincent

  • No traffic jams in Saint-François, Sainte-Anne, or Le Moule
  • Original circuit that is seldom taken (Macou is not well-known)
  • Access to the Fajou reserve’s most beautiful sea beds
  • Cultural knowledge and serenity of the skipper/guide
  • Very small group of 8 people maximum
  • Tour far away from mass tourism
  • Diversity of the places that you will visit
  • Very flexible in terms of planning and places that will be visited (including Caret) for groups of at least 6 adults
  • Every days of the week

Activity details


Vincent, son of a fisherman, your skipper and local guide, knows Guadeloupe’s history like the back of his hand. He knows how to alternate between the big historical events for the Guadeloupean culture and explanations of the local wildlife and plants through several locations that are rich in history, much to your delight.

Vincent will always listen to you and will take pleasure in answering your questions during the circuit which he can adjust to the preferences of each group.

Mangrove bateau et annexe chapelle

 

Half-day circuit: 35€/person

Pelicans de l'île aux oiseaux

You will start your trip from the town of Morne à l’eau with a 6km sail through the canal des Rotours (from the name of the baron who began the canal’s construction in 1826) at the heart of the mangrove. You will get an explanation of its history and will get to watch the wildlife and plants of the mangrove that borders the canal. You will arrive in the grand cul de sac marin and stop at îlet Macou for about 45 minutes. It is a little-known islets that is very charming and has a little chapel and a meditation room, among other things, that you will discover with Vincent.

You will then go through îlet aux oiseaux to watch the many species that are nesting there. After that, you can go snorkeling (gear provided) in the ilet Fajou nature reserve’s crystal waters. Peaceful return trip to the starting point.

Summary of the half-day: :

  • Crossing of the canal des Rotours
  • Tour of îlet Macou
  • Watching the birds at îlet aux oiseaux
  • Snorkeling at the Fajou reserve

 

Whole day circuit: 65€/Adult - 45€/Child (aged 2 to 11) - 20€/Infant (under 2)

Embouchure du canal des rotours

You will start your tour from the town of Morne à l’eau with a 6km sail through the canal des Rotours (from the name of the baron who began the canal’s construction in 1826) at the heart of the mangrove. You will get an explanation of its history and will get to watch the wildlife and plants of the mangrove that borders the canal. You will arrive in the grand cul de sac marin and stop at îlet Macou for about 45 minutes. It is a little-known islets that is very charming and has a little chapel and a meditation room, among other things, that you will discover with Vincent.

Plage pointe sables

You will then go snorkeling (gear provided) in the coral reef before getting to the Pointe Sables beach for a meal in the shade of the coconut trees.

You can swim and do farniente before going back to Morne à l’eau for 16:30 by going through îlet aux oiseaux to watch the many species nesting there (expect some beautiful colors at the end of the day here).

 

Summary of the whole day: :

  • Crossing of the canal des Rotours
  • Tour of îlet Macou
  • Snorkeling at the Fajou reserve
  • Meal at pointe sables
  • Farniente and swim
  • Watching the birds at îlet aux oiseaux
  • Peaceful return trip to the harbor

Local meal : aperitif, salad starter, creole specialties, grilled fish and rice and/or gratin, dessert of the day

Colombo, poisson grillé, riz et gratin

 

Included


  • Fins, masks, and snorkels
  • Aperitifs (Ti-punch, planteur, fruit juice) and meal
  • Drinks for the day (water, juice, rosé wine)

What to bring


  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Cap/Hat
  • Shades

macou-et-reserve-fajou

Additional information


There needs to be at least 4 people for any departure. Book early in order for us to be able to accommodate you on the dates that you pick.

You must pay by cash at the boat (no credit cards or checks)

We can pick up groups of at least 4 adults at the cruise terminal or Gosier hotel (10€/person for a round trip)

There is the possibility to make the boat private starting from 7 people

Lobster meal will cost an additional 20€

 

Map and Schedule


Meet up times at 8:15 or 13:45 at the entrance of the canal des rotours in Morne à l’eau

Carte RV canal des Rotours

Schedule

  • Monday 8:15 - 13:45
  • Tuesday 8:15 - 13:45
  • Wednesday 8:15 - 13:45
  • Thursday 8:15 - 13:45
  • Friday 8:15 - 13:45
  • Saturday  8:15 - 13:45

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