2nd - The SOFT way :Ask your travel-agent...Unique Qualities: maybe some sharks around the ship - but THEY risk to be found on the ship's menu tomorrow...Directions: M/S VISTAFJORD, anchored somewhere around the island...Other Contact: Better get a reservation !Bring lots of $ $ $ $ $ $ $more
For a vacation on the island I have 2 different recommendations: 1st - the ROUGH way :No charges at all !Unique Qualities: ...mosquitos, spiders, sharks at your disposal ! - all inclusive !Directly on the island, take Papillon's cell or any other - it's your choice...NO reservations needed - plenty of vacancies all over the year...BUT : NO...more
You have two options to go to Devils Island (three if you count the helicopter option), and the ferry is the first one.
But if you catch this ferry you will only see the Royal Island, and they are no options for visiting the nearby Joseph island.
It costs 32 euros for a return ticket.
I would advice you to reserve your ticket by phoning them. You pay only by cash (no visa card no checks only cash!)
On the way they normally offer you a map of Royal Island.
There is a parking for your car.
DEVIL ISLAND - TEUFELSINSEL - ILES DU SALUT
these are the names of a tiny island off the coast of French Guyana, an island that once used to be a prison-island untill the year 1948. Captain Dreyfuss was kept in prison here as well as "Papillon", who wrote a book about it, and Hollywood made even a movie about Papillon's story, starring Dustin Hoffmann.
On the island you can still see some remains of the former prison, there is a small restaurant (and maybe even a hotel, but I am not sure about the hotel).
Take a walk: 1-2 hours should be enough, when you want to see all the details of the ruins and the places on the beach, that were described in the book.
Another thing you should considder, when you arrive by cruiseship: the pier of devil's Island is much too small for even a smaller cruiseship, so you will loose a lot of time for the tenderservice !
I am sorry for the bad quality of my pics here, but all of them were scanned out of a S-8-film, a film that is 8mm wide and 4 mm high.
I came there by the cruiseship M/S Vistafjord.We had to anchor outside of the small port and had a tenderservice for a short shore-leave of 2 hours Just imagine, what happens on such a rather small island, when a cruiseship with 780 passengers & maybe 250 crewmembers off duty will overflow the island for 2 hours...I guess the inhabitants of the...more