Génipa Mangrove Discovery Tour in Martinique !
Leaving from the sea side of Les Trois-Îlets, embark on a small boat with a maximum 12 occupants for an entertaining and educational guided tour of the mangrove of the Génipa bay.
They will make you experience an amazing tour filled with humour and passion where you will learn everything about the bay and its mangrove, the geography, its history and the local wilderness.
After a small trip through the bay, near the shore of the small town of Ducos, gradually the water changes of color, the sea waves and the wind disappear, it’s time for the boat to use an electrical motor, you are now immersed in the heart of the mangrove, silently going upstream of the Rivière-Salée canal.
In the peculiar scenary, the guide will teach you how to distinguish the multiple species of mangrove trees, how they colonise and cope with these salty, oxygen deprieved waters, each of them having adapted in some special way! But he won’t stop at the trees, he will also speak in details about all the living creature of the mangrove, the multiple species of crabs, insects and birds, keep you eyes open, they are every where!
Fun fact: This mangrove is the biggest of Martinique, it represents 2/3 of the totale 4400 acres of mangrove on the isle, it is also 6% of the total forest.
On the way back and to conclude this tour on a lighter note, your guide will stop the boat at the Petit Îlet, a small unoccupied isle, It’s time for a well earned refreshment: local fruits juices and two delicious specially crafted rum cocktails!
But before seating down, the guide will give you a small tour of the isle, you will discover some additional local tree species and will learn about their daily and historical use in meals or as medicinal herbs in Martinique. The guide will also show you some traces of the early native inhabitant the isle, the Caribbeans.
We are offering a mangrove discovery tour every day by boat in shared small groups of 12 at maximum.
Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 12pm / 1:30pm to 3pm
Saturday: 8:30am to 2pm
By phone: everyday between 7am and 8pm