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Per Person (Based on 15 adults/children in your group) $102 USD
Child (Ages 11 years and under) $72 USD
*Selections and optional choices will be made during checkout


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Whether you are a snorkeler or you wish to be, there is no finer location in the Caribbean than the Jacques Cousteau Underwater Reserve. The reserve emcompasses the Pigeon Islands, which is where we are going.

Leaving Pointe-à-Pitre with your driver, you will enjoy a 30 to 40-minute ride through the lush countryside. You will be crossing La Riviere Salee, the Salt River, which separates Basseterre from Grande-Terre. Your driver will not be a guide and will not be narrating but you hardly need that as the scenery says it all.

As you pass through the lush rainforest in the National Park, you will see part of the attraction to this area by nature lovers from all over. Upon your arrival at the coastline, you will find yourself at the marine reserve near the town of Bouillante. You have arrived at the Cousteau Reserve which encompasses the Pigeon Islands, made up of three tiny islets in the middle of the reserve. The abundance of wildlife in the area is thanks to the natural hot springs flowing into the waters, creating a warm haven for fish and marine life.

Board your glass bottom boat for a ride around Pigeon Island, along the underwater reef area recognized as one of the best in the world. Flippers and snorkels are at your disposal and you will be able to admire the underwater plants and wildlife. Surgeonfish, army sergeant, butterfly fish, everything is in abundant among the shining corals and the clear water.

We will return you to the pier after your snorkel.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Roundtrip transfers
  • Glass bottom boat trip
  • Snorkel gear
  • Rum punch or cocktail

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 9:30 AM (4 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Please wear your swimsuit if you intend on snorkeling.
• You may use only special sunscreen when snorkeling in the marine reserve.
• Bring a towel and a change of clothes if you wish.


This trip is only for groups of at least 15 people. We do not combine people for this trip. Therefore, your group must have at least 15 people traveling together.
• This is not a guided snorkel.
• This operator may not be able to outfit a small child with a snorkel vest so participation is at the discretion of the parents. We suggest you bring water wings for youngsters.