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Getting There & Away

Comfortable, fume-free catamarans and sailboats take about 1½ to two hours to reach the islands from Kourou. They all depart around 8am from Kourou's ponton des pêcheurs (fishers' dock, at the end of Av Général de Gaulle) and return between 4pm and 6pm. Usual itineraries stay on Île Royale through lunchtime, then visit Île Saint Joseph in the afternoon before returning to Kourou. Call the Office de Tourisme in Kourou to reserve a place 48 to 72 hours in advance, or book directly with tour operators in Cayenne or Kourou:

Albatros

Guyavoile

La Hulotte

Tropic Alizés