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St Maarten History Tour provided by Seagrape Tours

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St Maarten History Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20-07-30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-07-30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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    Fort Louis
    Stop: 30 minutes
    The 3rd stop during the History Tour is Fort Louis in the capital of the French side of St Martin, Marigot. Beautiful viewpoint and great stories about the battles that took place there. Not only between St Martin's French and neighbouring British Anguilla, and the Spanish, but also against it's own islanders, the Dutch St Maarteners.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Dock Maarten, Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten Oyster Bay Beach Resort, #10 Emerald Merit Rd, Sint Maarten Divi Little Bay Beach Resort, 15 Longwall Rd., Philipsburg, Sint Maarten Belair Beach Hotel, Octavius L. Richardson Road, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten Vicky's Keys, The Keys Rd 8, Lane 3, Sucker Garden, Upper Prince's Quarter, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten Holland House, 43 Voorstraat, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten Sea Palace Resort, 147 Voorstraat, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Bottled water
  • Iced tea, coffee, and cake
  • Local guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Pickup from Philipsburg and Oyster Pond
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name and docking time.
  • For hotel guests: please be aware the tour starts in Philipsburg. If not staying in a resort in Philipsburg or Oyster Pond, arrange for transport to starting point Dock Maarten.
  • One 5-minute uphill walk on steps to get to the Fort
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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mikey 5 m's wrote a review Jun. 2020
Vancouver, Canada21 contributions22 helpful votes
On December 30, 2019, my wife Sherri and I booked the history tour of St. Maarten/St. Martin with Seagrape Tours. The tour could not have been better with a fantastic knowledgeable guide, a comfortable van and appropriately paced visits to well-chosen locations. The price is
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Date of experience: December 2019
djudd2016 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Little Falls, New York7 contributions3 helpful votes
Great introductory tour of the island of St. Marten. Tour guide was interesting and informative, with many great stories about the island. The small group size of only 5 people made the tour much more personal. Homemade banana bread and lemongrass tea were a nice final touch.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Anna_Sarah wrote a review Mar. 2020
St. Petersburg, Florida121 contributions60 helpful votes
This was a terrific tour. Dave is well versed in history of the island and the Caribbean in general and I learned a lot. We drove to several key spots learning broad spectrum of things from political history to geography, economy or even hydrogeology. Also because Dave and his
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Date of experience: March 2020
Keith M wrote a review Feb. 2020
Clanfield, United Kingdom55 contributions81 helpful votes
My wife and I did a half day tour around the island with David, having arrived for the day on a cruise ship. We saw and learned so much in a short space of time. David is an excellent guy with immense knowledge and the tour was great value particularly as on this occasion there
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from IljaSeagrapeTours, Owner at St Maarten History Tour
Responded Mar. 2, 2020
Thank you very much. It was a pleasure to have you on my tour. -David
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Saranne wrote a review Feb. 2020
14 contributions1 helpful vote
The story on StMaarten is really interesting. David is a excellent storyteller and can almost answer every question. It was a Good balance between listening and exploring. The only regret we have is that we did the tour on the last day of our holiday instead on the first day.
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Date of experience: January 2020
About the operator

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Wonderful Experience with Seagrape Tours
We recently visited St Martin and was looking for a good tour around the island and its highlights. Luckily, we fou
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Eco tour with Seagrapes
Our day on the island was absolutely perfect! We chose to do the Eco Tour. This included a short hike with an amazi
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Great Excursion Would Recommend
Great Excursion! TLDR: Easy pickup when you arrive. Great island tour with history and funny stories, Short hike
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John N
Interesting visit to local artists
We had a wonderful time with our guide David visiting 4 local artists. We had an opportunity to talk with the arti
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Meet the real people of the island
If you haven’t had the pleasure of walking through Max’s gallery garden, perusing Zdenka’s pearl creations at the A
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Most Amazing Excursion on our Cruise
This was hands down the best excursion we did on our cruise. Dave and the Seagrape team set up the perfect day of s
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Wonderful Way to Experience St. Marten
We enjoyed the Seagrape History tour a few years ago and knew it would be a wonderful way for my sister to learn ab
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Carol F
Enjoyable! Recommended
We booked tour for our October cruise as we had been to St. Maarten/Martin on several occasions, and had seen much
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Museum, Fish, Mountain top Views
A great morning. Museum unexpected delight. Exemplary narration driving the island. Relaxed, snorkeling and enjoyab
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Wonderful Personalized Tour of the Island
My girlfriend and I went on a wonderful two-person tour of the island with David, and this was definitely a highlig
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Highly Recommend Seagrape Tours!
David provided an engaging, interesting & entertaining tour to points throughout the island. It was an excellent wa
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Great personalized tour for our time off of the cruise ship
My husband and I took a cruise on a Royal Caribbean ship last week. This is a huge ship and I was concerned about t
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Steven B
A very personal experience
We had a wonderful tour of four artists studios with David. He drove us over both the Dutch and French side of the
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Great tour
My husband and I had a great tour with David on October 2, 2019. He took the time to show us the island (very infor
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Melissa R
Historical Tour of St. Maarten
We have been to St. Maarten a couple of times over the years but never took a complete tour. We had a private tour
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Dutch
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