Approach: Very easy
Shelter: Good - Alternative shelter: Bas du Fort Marina, dist: 3 M.
Night approach: Yes - Overnight: Yes
Draft: No issue
Beware: Cayes on the lee of Ilet Gosier
Waypoint: 16° 12, 1 N - 061° 29, 60 W
Anchorage: On sand, good holding.
The îlet Gosier is a good anchorage in proximity to the capital Pointe à Pitre and yet very agreable.
Head north-east for the waypoint in order to avoid the cayes on the lee-side of the ilet Gosier. Beware, there is no approach from the east as there is a coral reef linking the islet to Guadeloupe.The red and white lighthouse is a daymark conspicuous from a distance. Next, use the church spire (that looks like a building tower) which is in the village Gosier on the coast of Guadeloupe.
Anchor between the islet and the coast on 3.5 to 6 meters.
Going ashore: on the islet: at the dock (but watch the shuttles) or on the beach.
There are no services to yachts.
In the Gosier village: bakery, small supermarket, post office, laundry, pharmacy. There is nothing on the islet.
Food & drinks:
Ti'Robinson on the islet is open every day but closed evenings except for private parties: (0690/54.81.98 ou 73.46.23 Denise ou François).
Snorkeling is disappointing on the cayes to the lee of the islet.
Visit the islet and particularly the lighthouse for a wonderful view. The village Gosier is very nice.
Visit the islet before 9:00 a.m. or 5:00 p.m. to avoid the crowd.