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Nautical activities in French Guiana.

French Guiana, an incredible destination for water sports activities

French Guiana is an excellent destination for those interested in water activities. The country's long coastline offers plenty of opportunities for swimming, sailing and windsurfing, and there are also several popular dive sites. Jet skiing is another popular activity, and visitors can rent jet skis from several different companies.   For those looking for a more unique boating experience, Guyana also offers the opportunity to participate in river safaris. These safaris allow visitors to see a variety of wildlife, including monkeys, birds and reptiles. With so many different water activities available, Guyana is sure to please any water lover.

List of water activities available in Guyana

Water is always present everywhere in French Guiana, with a 378 km long coastline, 110,000 km of rivers and creeks, 2,900 km2 of swampy areas and about 40 islands and islets. Enough to satisfy all the desires of nautical and aquatic activities. Here is a selection of activities that will allow you to discover Guiana with your feet in the water!

  • jetskiing : for adrenaline and strong sensations,

  • jetpack/flyboard/hoverboard : unusual activity that will allow you to fly on water, towed buoy: ideal with friends or family,

  • canoeing/kayaking/river trekking: discover the marshes in Guyana,

  •   bbq donut : enjoy a barbecue on the water with a giant buoy,

  • boat excursions: to discover the islets.

Discover unique beaches

French Guiana is home to beautiful beaches to explore for the pleasure of vacationers.

Some beautiful beaches to visit :

  • the beach of Hattes,

  • the beach of Yalimapo, the beach of Montjoly,

  • the beach of Les Roches,

  •   the beach of Remire.

The beaches of French Guiana are home to several species of turtles, including the green turtle, the olive ridley turtle and the leatherback turtle. These turtles come to the coasts of Guyana to lay their eggs in the sand.  Whether you're looking to catch some waves, relax, or discover sea turtles in Guyana, the beaches have something for everyone. So pack your bags, bring your sunscreen, your sense of adventure and head to this South American paradise today !

Jet Skiing in Guyana, a renowned activity

Guyana's picturesque landscape provides the perfect backdrop for a thrilling jet ski adventure. With its coastal and inland waterways, breathtaking tropical swamps and winding rivers, Guyana offers a unique experience that is sure to excite thrill seekers.

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Jet skiing in Guyana has become increasingly popular in recent years, and with an abundance of operators offering tours and rentals throughout the country, it has become the ideal way to explore its beautiful landscapes without intrusive motorized vehicles. Jet skiing in Guyana promises a high-speed journey through some of South America's most breathtaking natural environments. PS: Don't forget to wear your life jacket!

Visit the Salvation Islands in French Guiana

Located about 17 km off the coast of Kourou, the Salvation Islands are a must-see tourist destination. The Salvation Islands in French Guiana is a tourist mecca in French Guiana where thousands of tourists visit every year. This archipelago of three islands (Île Royale, Île Saint-Jospeh, and Île du Diable in the north) is home to crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches and towering coconut trees. It is one of the few places where you can find a blue sea in Guyana.

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With hundreds of species of exotic birds and incredible underwater wildlife, the islands offer the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. You will have the opportunity to meet many animals in this lush nature such as agoutis, capuchins, saïmiris, peacocks, macaws, iguanas but also to observe quite easily the numerous marine turtles of Guyana. The turquoise waters invite visitors to explore their depths for an unforgettable experience with nature. With their unspoiled beauty, untouched coral gardens and countless opportunities for exploration, the Salvation Islands guarantee an unforgettable experience for all those lucky enough to visit!

How to get there?

Several providers offer year-round cruises. Embark on private pleasure boats or catamarans and explore the sublime landscapes! The embarkation usually takes place in Kourou, as for the disembarkation it is mainly done on the Royal Island.

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Concerning the crossing, it will take you about 1 hour. Aperitifs will be offered on board depending on the provider. The crossing lasts about 1 hour and the disembarkation is generally done on the Royal Island.

What to do in the Salvation Islands ?

Take advantage of the island's pools and swim in complete safety away from the waves and currents. Ideal especially for children! The more adventurous can still swim outside the pool, but with caution. It is possible to eat on the islands, either in the restaurant opened on Ile Royale, or to have a picnic and lunch in the middle of nature. Finally, there is a hostel on Royale that offers several types of sleeping arrangements if you wish to rest (bed or hammock).

Fishing on the Salvation Islands

Fishing in Guyana is a unique experience not to be missed. This series of islands allows fishermen to access some of the most unique and diverse fish species in all regions of the world such as Tazar, Palika, Grouper, Red Carp or the famous Red Acoupa. Many amenities are available, including boat rentals and fishing charters that provide everything you need for a successful day at sea. So, if you're looking for an unforgettable way to spend a day of relaxation and exploration, pack up your fishing rods and tackle boxes and head to French Guiana's Salvation Island today!

Discover the best water activities with a rental car.

French Guiana is an ideal destination for water activities. Rent your rental car in French Guiana and start exploring the best possible water excursions in French Guiana today !

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