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Gustavia: tourist information
There was never any hope of lucrative sugar plantations in St.Barths. It was too dry, too steep, too rocky, and, finally, too small. Unsuitable for agriculture, the island was never coveted as a prize during the colonial wars of the 18th century.
The place did, however, have a serviceable harbor, and this allowed the town that grew around it, Gustavia, to play a key role in that intermittent conflict, a role that was to presage much of its future.As a free port under Swedish rule, Gustavia served the useful purpose of providing a trade and supply center for the various warring factions. When a sea captain captured a prize or raided a settlement, he could sell the booty in St. Barths, and at the same time resupply his ship. Overflowing warehouses surrounded a harbor packed with ships from many nations, and a mercantile and architectural tradition was established that has lingered to the present day.Today, the town has adjusted itself to satisfy the increasing number of visiting tourists. Restaurants, boutiques, and gift shops now line streets once busy with merchants, merchant seamen, and adventurers.
Gustavia Cruise Port Schedule
Gustavia in the News
- Aug 12, 2022
Windstar announces new Caribbean & Central America voyages (2023) The ultra-premium travel brand Windstar announced a new itinerary beginning in winter 2023....
- Feb 25, 2022
Explora Journeys Launches Deployment for 2023 Explora Journeys, MSC's new luxury brand, has announced its 2023 deployment for the Explora I.&nb...
Port rating and occupancy
Port of Gustavia ranks 357th in the world in terms of the number of tourists visiting it.
Number of cruise ship calls in the coming year: 144.
The total number of tourists (passengers) of cruise ships in the port of Gustavia in the next 12 months is 50966.
According to the popularity rating among more than 1,000 cruise ports in the world, Gustavia ranks 1045.
Weather in Gustavia
Current water temperature in Gustavia now is 77°F (25.1°C)
Water temperature data provided by seatemperature.net.