advertisement

Getting There

Since air connections from Grande-Terre to Terre-de-Haut are scheduled only 3 days a week and are expensive, most islanders reach Terre-de-Haut by ferryboat, for which there are two distinctly different departure points. Every Monday and Thursday at 8am, boats leave Pointe-à-Pitre's Gare Maritime de Bergevin, Centreville, across the street from the city's biggest open-air market, arriving an hour later on Terre-de-Haut. Round-trip passage costs 37€ per person. Returns from Terre-de-Haut for Pointe-à-Pitre are scheduled those same days (Mon and Thurs) at 4pm. For transit information, contact Express des Iles (tel. 0825/35-90-00; www.express-des-iles.com).

Other ferryboats, operated by a different carrier, depart twice a day from Guadeloupe's port at Trois-Rivieres (near the southern point of Basse-Terre) at 6:45am and 3:45pm, taking 25 or 30 minutes for the transit to the quays at Bourg, on Terre-de-Haut, for a price of 20€ round-trip. Boats return to Trois-Rivieres from Terre-de-Haut every day at 8:30am and 6:30pm. For transit information, contact the Societe Maritime des Iles du Sud (tel. 590/98-30-08).

Visitor Information

In the center of town and easy to spot is the Office du Tourisme, rue Jean Calot, Bourg, 97137 Terre-de-Haut (tel. 590/99-58-60). Its information, mainly, is in French, but a map of the island might come in handy.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.