Type of seabed
Sand
Rocks
Seaweed
Mud
Reachable by dinghy
Snack
Beach
Water
Dock
Anse Deshaies
3.8 (8)
Anchor
allowed
Mooring
buoys
Anchor
stern to
Lines
ashore
Protection against wind and swell
: protected
: not protected
User reviews
 (8)
Pascal 49
RUMBA
Type 1
Multihull Oui
Model 1
Length 12 m
Beam 0 m
Draft 1.1 m
Year 2008
Shipyard Fountaine Pajot
Flag --
Pascal RUMBA
13/12/2014

Very good protection, many people for this last or first anchorage north of Guadeloupe.

Très bonne protection, beaucoup de monde pour ce dernier ou premier mouillage au nord de la Guadeloupe.

Stephan 49
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 12.5 m
Beam 3.9 m
Draft 0 m
Year 0000
Shipyard Autre(s)
Flag --
Stephan
06/03/2019

Nice landscape. Anchoring wise, be careful! Extremely crowded in the season (we stayed with 82 other boats), wind is coming from all directions (seriously!) and varied between 0 and 42 knots. Variable holding, quite deep where you need lots of chain - which brings you quite close to „new“ neighbors once the wind turns by 180 degrees. All buoys taken, about a handful of them was reserved with tied-up dinghies.

Nice landscape. Anchoring wise, be careful! Extremely crowded in the season (we stayed with 82 other boats), wind is coming from all directions (seriously!) and varied between 0 and 42 knots. Variable holding, quite deep where you need lots of chain - which brings you quite close to „new“ neighbors once the wind turns by 180 degrees. All buoys taken, about a handful of them was reserved with tied-up dinghies.

Jason 9
Aventure
Type 1
Multihull Oui
Model 1
Length 14 m
Beam 7.9 m
Draft 1.3 m
Year 2015
Shipyard Autre(s)
Flag GG
Jason Aventure
28/02/2019

Great anchorage for transit to/from Antigua and Montserrat. Very crowded but good shelter even quite far out. Pretty village with customs clearance. Don't expect to find a mooring buoy, but expect to see a turtle or two!

Great anchorage for transit to/from Antigua and Montserrat. Very crowded but good shelter even quite far out. Pretty village with customs clearance. Don't expect to find a mooring buoy, but expect to see a turtle or two!

David 66
RAPH'AL
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 14.8 m
Beam 4.8 m
Draft 2.3 m
Year 2014
Shipyard Dufour
Flag FR
David RAPH'AL
27/02/2019

To avoid absolutely in season! Mooring archi crowded! It would have been the Balearic Islands on August 15th! In addition to strong ENE winds with bursts at 25nds. Difficult anchorage because a lot of boats and strong winds so forced to let loose a lot of chain, I could not even go down to visit the village! I really think it is better to stop further south than one is towards the south or the north a few miles from there the anchorages look more calm.

A éviter absolument en saison ! Mouillage archi bondé ! On se serait cru aux Baléares le 15 août ! En plus des vents forts ENE avec des rafales a 25nds. Mouillage difficile car beaucoup de bateaux et vents forts donc obligé de lâcher beaucoup de chaîne , je n’ai même pas pu descendre visiter le village ! Je pense réellement qu’il vaut mieux s’arrêter plus au sud que l’on soit en direction du sud ou du nord à quelques Milles de là les mouillages on l’air plus calmes .

Dominique 6
Sea you
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 11.9 m
Beam 4 m
Draft 2.1 m
Year 2011
Shipyard Dufour
Flag FR
Dominique Sea you
13/02/2019

Very nice place, nice little village but to advise against strong wind ENE. Acceleration effect by the hollow of the mountain and strong bursts with a body of water upside down. As there are many boats we can not anchor properly because the funds are quickly important and we must put a lot of chain. After discussion with locals, this phenomenon takes place mainly in February and March. Depending on the direction of the wind some days there is a katabatic effect that creates an incredible acceleration. We can have 10 to 15 knots of synoptic wind, feel nothing in the main street of Deshaies and have gusts in the bay of 25 to 35 knots. The interviewee told me that it had already climbed to 50 knots ... lots of boats drop and it's a mess especially if it's night ...

Très bel endroit, beau petit village mais à déconseiller par vent fort ENE. Effet d’accélération par le creux de la montagne et fortes rafales avec un plan d’eau sens dessus dessous . Comme il y a beaucoup de bateaux on ne peut pas mouiller convenablement car les fonds sont vite importants et il faut mettre beaucoup de chaîne. Après discussion avec des locaux, ce phénomène a lieu principalement en février et mars. Selon l'orientation des vents certains jours il y a un effet catabatique qui crée une accélération incroyable. On peut avoir 10 à 15 nds de vent synoptique, ne rien ressentir dans la rue principale de Deshaies et avoir dans la baie des rafales de 25 à 35 nds. La personne interrogée m'a dit que c'était déjà monté à 50 noeuds... des tas de bateaux décrochent et c'est le bordel surtout si c'est de nuit...

Grant 59
Therapy III
Type 1
Multihull Oui
Model 1
Length 14 m
Beam 7.9 m
Draft 1.5 m
Year 2018
Shipyard --
Flag NZ
Grant Therapy III
01/02/2019

Busy little spot, enough for about 40-45 boats.

Busy little spot, enough for about 40-45 boats.

Camille 27
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 13.5 m
Beam 4.4 m
Draft 0 m
Year 0000
Shipyard Autre(s)
Flag --
Camille
30/01/2019

Nice anchorage, well protected and quite busy. The village is quite small and the activity is very small. A blanket offers very good peyi sorbets!

Beau mouillage, bien protégé et assez fréquenté. Le village est assez réduit et l’activité très réduite. Une doudou propose des sorbets peyi très bons !

Geographical location
16° 18' 24'' N 61° 47' 51'' W
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