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Petite Terre, Guadeloupe

#4 of 18 in Nature in Guadeloupe
Take a trip to Petite Terre, two protected, uninhabited islands situated 10 km (6.2 mi) from Guadeloupe. With a combined surface area of just 1.69 sq km (0.6 sq mi) , the two landmasses and their surrounding waters enjoy the status of a nature reserve. Take a boat tour out from the main island, spotting dolphins and other creatures along the way. Lounge under the shade of the palms that line the pristine sandy beaches, and arrange a visit to one of the many popular dive sites where you'll spot colorful fish, turtles, and lemon sharks. Bring your own snacks. Use our Guadeloupe road trip app to add Petite Terre and other attractions to your Guadeloupe vacation plans.
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  • At the arrival of Jacques, the skipper, we quickly realized that it was not the Guadeloupe type (no smile, barely a Hello). At the reservation (at the point of the castles with a nice guy from last minute) we were advised to rent fins, mask and snorkel to the baouette next door, so we warn Jacques that we will look for it, he tells us that he awaits us. We learn after he had it available on the boat... It rains when we leave, the trip shakes but we have fun thanks to other guests. On the spot, he barged us orders to land the bags and live them, without participating in the chain. He yelled at us because we chose the wrong table and then made us a short and incomplete debrif with what not to do but almost not a word on the owls places to see. In the morning, apart from the fish we saw nothing. The meal is partly prepared by one of the customers while Jacques allows to drink rum by cooking the fish, the chicken and warming the rice. For the APERO, he serves us without a smile, raises his eyes to the sky to those who want juice, and does not serve the good rum while the two bottles are before us eyes. Next to it, the other tables are very well prepared and pretty compared to ours. I get yelled at because I "allow myself to serve rice to everyone without his consent". He continued to drink all day and looked very drunk on our return, speed to the bottom... Very unpleasant and even disturbing. Fortunately, despite the rain on the spot, we swam with rays and turtles, observed iguanas and lemon sharks. Phew! In short, 95 €/person for this, it is very expensive paid. The rain is not his fault but for his lack of sympathy and especially the amount of alcohol absorbed, Jacques should simply be fired!!!!
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  • Nice day with Michel, aboard the black Raptor. (5 stars for him) The speed boat access is nice, little be impressive for some (sensitive soul abstain) Michel gave us valuable advice to respect the places and the fish. Thank you Michel for your meal, it was perfect, very good and very hearty. Small island for tourist bcp, we could even a Skate, turtles, and BB sharks and full of fish. And we also saw the... of tourists mistreat these animals, who are abused rum all day in the Sun!! What ruins the end of the day!!!
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  • Very nice place, paradise on Earth. Swim with turtles, lemon sharks, fish of all colors. And the iguana, impressive but beautiful. Haste to return
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  • magnificent! I strongly advise you.
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