There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between La Desirade Island and Guadeloupe operated by 1 ferry company – Babou One. The La Desirade to Saint Francois ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 40 minutes.
Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this La Desirade Island Guadeloupe crossing between La Desirade and Saint Francois.
Guadeloupe is a butterfly-shaped archipelago and French overseas territory in the Caribbean Sea, with Montserrat to the north and Dominica to the south.
Joined by a mangrove swamp, the two main islands are named Grand-Terre and Basse-Terre, offering lively beach towns and a vast national park respectively. The former also boasts some truly wonderful stretches of sand and the usual Caribbean seaside activities, whilst the latter is a haven for nature lovers and hikers, with the Soufriere volcano dominating the landscape.
Guadeloupian rum is held in high regard around the world and the production of which is a thriving industry, with many distilleries offering fascinating guided tours. The culinary expertise is one of the most refined in the Caribbean, too, thanks in part to the French heritage.
With its cluster of islands, travelling by ferry throughout Guadeloupe is an easy way to get around. Both of the main islands are easily reachable from Marie-Galante and La Desirade to the south, with regular, high-speed crossings to choose from.