Caribbean Tourism

Transport – La Désirade

Air

There are daily air services from Guadeloupe 0700, 1545 Mon-Fri, 0900 Sat, 1645 Sun (Air Guadeloupe).


Sea

Boat services from St-François, Guadeloupe (depart 0800, return 1600, 2 hrs), to La Désirade. The Mistral (as above) runs excursions from Saint-François to La Désirade daily, except Tues and Thur, 0830-1530 (1630 Sat, 1600 Sun), including minibus tour of the island and lunch, 180F. Minibuses normally meet incoming flights and boats. There are bicycles and scooters for hire.


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