Silversea Luxury Cruises À Basse Terre, Guadeloupe

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Excursions depuis Basse Terre, Guadeloupe

Canyoning at Black River (Level-2/A)

Swim, jump and slide in a lush, tropical paradise during this exhilarating, full-day canyoning excursion to the rainforest of Guadeloupe.


Basse-Terre, Lesser Antilles, St. Claude, Black River

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to St. Claude. At an altitude of 1,739 feet (about 530 metres), St. Claude is the highest city in the Lesser Antilles and offers a fresh perspective on the Caribbean. Upon arrival at the Black River, meet your mountain guides, receive your safety and tour instructions, and begin your fun-filled and exciting canyoning adventure.


Tropical Rainforest Trek, Riverbed, Rappelling, Waterfall, Crystal-Clear Pool, Jumping, Swimming

A site of an exceptional beauty, the Black River and its surrounds were born from a still-active volcano. Take a short, guided hike to the starting point, then discover one of the most beautiful tropical rainforests in the Caribbean. Descend the riverbed, then rappel down for an exhilarating slide into in the crystal-clear pool at the base of a spectacular, approximately 50-foot (about 15-metre) waterfall.


Lunch, Return to Starting Point, Pier Transfer

Following your canyoning and swimming fun, change into dry clothing, then relax with a lunch of sandwiches, energy snacks and mineral water. After lunch, return on-foot to the starting point, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.

Carbet Falls and Beauvallon Garden

Experience the spectacular tropical splendour of Guadeloupe Island on foot during this panoramic, half-day rainforest trek and floral park excursion.


Basse-Terre, Capesterre-Belle-Eau, National Park, Rainforest Trek, Second Carbet Falls

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to Capesterre-Belle-Eau, located in the south-east of Basse-Terre Island. Upon arrival, head to the National Park and take a guided hiking trek through a portion of its lush, verdant rainforest. Located on the lower slopes of the La Soufriere Volcano, this National Park is a famous spot for hiking.


Second of the Three Carbet Falls, Cascade

Along the way, a stop is made at the second of the three Carbet Falls, a symbol of Guadeloupe Island. This beautiful waterfall features a spectacular cascade measuring more than 361 feet (about 110 metres). Following your rainforest walking trek, re-board your coach and return to Basse-Terre for a visit to the Beauvallon Garden.


Beauvallon Garden, Montbazin House, Tropical Tree and Plant Varieties, Wild Parrots

Located on the property of the former Montbazin House, the approximately five-acre (about two-hectare) Beauvallon Garden is home to rare botanic species from tropical locales, and features more than 80 palm trees varieties, included the talipot. During your visit, see trees that include the baobab, mango, nutmeg and cinnamon, and plants such as orchids, vanilla and others, laid-out harmoniously in this garden. If you are lucky, you may spot the wild parrots that come to eat at this exceptional site. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.

Cousteau Reserve

Experience a Nautilus-ride to the Marine Reserve named after Jacques Cousteau and snorkel in the blue Caribbean Sea during this panoramic, half-day undersea excursion.


Malendure Beach, Nautilus-Ride, Pigeon Island, Protected Sanctuary

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive along the leeward cost to Bouillante, and the grey-sanded, volcanic beach of Malendure. Upon arrival, embark the Nautilus, a modern, glass-bottom boat with spacious viewing windows at your feet. After a few minutes to settle in, begin sailing the waters surrounding Pigeon Island, a protected sanctuary named after famous French oceanographer and film director Jacques Cousteau. His first movie, The Word of Silence, featured several scenes filmed here.


Caribbean Sea, Swimming/Snorkelling, Coral, Tropical Fish, and Marine Life

During your voyage, the Nautilus stops for a guided swimming and snorkelling session in the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea, amongst tropical fish and marine life. Back on board, relax with a complementary drink during the ride back to Malendure Beach. Upon arrival, disembark the Nautilus, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.

Fragrant Rum & Flowers

Embrace the splendid natural beauty and flavours of Basse Terre during this scenic, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Bologna Distillery and Rum Tour and Tasting

Depart the pier for a short ride to the famous Bologna distillery, located on the sides of the volcano "La Soufiere". You will learn all about the sugar cane production, the making of aged rum and you will taste some of theirs many times rewarded rums.


Petit Bourg and Domaine de Valombreuse

Next, re-board your coach and continue for a 45-minute ride to the lovely, approximately 9.8-acre (about four-hectare) Domaine de Valombreuse. This shaded floral garden is rich with Pandanus trees, primary forest, orchids, cacao trees, a palm grove, and spectacular exotic flowers foraged by countless humming birds. Following your visit and refreshments, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.

Historic Basse Terre

Explore the capital of Guadeloupe Island during this scenic and informative, half-day excursion to historic Basse-Terre.


Basse-Terre, Walking Tour

Depart the pier for a guided, approximately 30-minute walking tour through Basse-Terre. The administrative capital of Guadeloupe, Basse-Terre was named after a sailing term meaning 'protected from the winds', and has been a perfect example of Creole architecture since the arrival of the first colonists.


Our Lady Cathedral, Nolivos Street, Indoor Market

During your walking tour, embrace the history and culture of Basse-Terre. Your first stop is at the Our Lady Cathedral, Built in 1736, the Cathedral features a Baroque facade cut into volcanic stone. Afterward, continue on to bustling Nolivos Street, the oldest shopping street, for an opportunity to browse the Indoor Market.


Soufriere Volcano, Bologne Distillery, Rum Tasting

Next, board a local bus and head for a visit to the Bologne Distillery. The Bologne Distillery has been famous for its black cane rum since the 17th century. The sugar cane utilised to produce this renowned rum is grown on the sides of the Soufriere Volcano. Upon arrival, proceed for tasting of black cane rum. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your bus and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.

La Soufriere Volcano Hiking Trek

Discover the spectacular natural beauty, rainforest and summit of La Soufriere during this unforgettable, full-day hiking excursion up the Lesser Antilles.

Basse-Terre, St. Claude, Yellow Baths, Volcano Hiking Trek

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to St. Claude. At an altitude of 1,739 feet (about 530 metres), St. Claude is the highest city in the Lesser Antilles and offers a fresh perspective on the Caribbean. Upon arrival, transfer via minivan to the Bains Jaunes (Yellow Baths), a naturally-warm mineral bath, then begin your guided hike up the roof of the Lesser Antilles.

Tropical Rainforest, Rocky Mountainside, La Soufriere Volcano, Summit Visit, Panoramic Views

During this vigorous trek, traverse the lush, tropical rainforest, then walk on the rocky mountainside en route to the approximately 4,813-foot (about 1,467-metre) summit of the imposing La Soufriere Volcano. Upon arrival, take in breath-taking panoramic views of your surrounds, and discover an alien environment where the strong smell of sulphur and deep, rumbling sounds remind you that this volcano is an active one.

Yellow Baths, Beausoleil Picnic Area, Creole Lunch

Leaving the summit, walk back down to the Yellow Baths, then transfer to a picnic area at Beausoleil. Upon arrival, proceed for a Creole picnic lunch. After lunch, re-board your minibus for the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.

Verdant Gardens and Forest

Discover the lush volcanic island of Basse Terre during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.


National Park of Guadeloupe, Cascade aux Ecrevisses and Tropical Forest

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to the National Park of Guadeloupe. En route, marvel at the eastern shore of Basse-Terre whilst navigating picturesque roads bordered by rich vegetation, pristine nature and tropical landscapes. Upon arrival at the National Park of Guadeloupe, travel across the park to experience the Cascade aux Ecrevisses and its lovely falls, along with majestic kapok trees, arborescent ferns, and the sights and sounds of this exquisite tropical forest.


Petit Bourg and Domaine de Valombreuse

Next, re-board your coach and proceed to the lovely Domaine de Valombreuse. This shaded floral garden is rich with Pandanus trees, primary forest, orchids, cacao trees, a palm grove, and spectacular exotic flowers foraged by countless humming birds. Following your visit and refreshments, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.