Source: The Howarths
It seems inconceivable that that Captains seeking to dock their yachts in ports of the Caribbean continually choose to locate themselves in the most expensive of facilities where the services they get are at best; second rate.
Having toured the Caribbean on a fact finding mission we were fascinated to learn that in Guadeloupe International Marine Management (IMM) have dockage for yachts up to 200 metres alongside.
Five additional stern to moorings for yachts up to 130 metres are available on a safe and securely guarded dock that offers 24-hour crew service as well as an onsite restaurant and bar just moments away from the centre of a very bustling city.
IMM offer a full service that includes arranging for crew car hire and the English speaking staff go out of their way to help crew enjoy they off duty hours. Kite Surfing, wind surfing or just lounging on the beach the IMM concierge staff will be happy to offer guidance on where to go and how to do it safely.
Pointe-à-Pitre is a bustling port and the downtown sector is a fun stopover for crew seeking to enjoy some nightlife ashore. Crews we spoke to all confirmed that the facilities offered in Guadeloupe beat those of Sint Maarten, Antigua and St Kitts hands down.