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St. Martin - St. Maarten: Small Group, History Tour

By Seagrape Tours
Recommended by 98% of travellers
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C$123.08
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C$123.08
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Ages 0-99, max of 6 per group
Duration:4h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • Home made iced-lemongrass tea and iced coffee
  • Home made banana bread
  • Water Cooler
  • Local guide
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Souveniers
  • Personal Expenses
  • Personal parking fees


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Staying at Oyster Pond or Philipsburg? Pick up is included if you chose pick up at your hotel, lodging address, residence address or company in, and areas between, Philipsburg and Oyster Pond (for example Divi, Belair, Oyster Bay, Holland House, Vicky’s Keys, Alicia’s Inn, Dawn Beach) We’ll meet you at your location at 8.30 am LOCAL TIME, no pick-up fee will be charged. Staying anywhere else on St Maarten or St Martin? For guests choosing pick-up at other hotels, lodging addresses, residence addresses or companies including cruise ship guests there are 2 options: 1. We can pick you up for an additional fee per person, depending on the location. Please check with your activities desk or contact us to see if your location is listed as a paid pick-up location. 2. We will pick you up at 8.30 am LOCAL TIME from the parking lot of Chesterfield’s Restaurant, Dock Maarten, in Philipsburg (See location on map below). Parking is available at $1 per hour. No pick-up fee will be charged. No Uber or similar services have started on our island yet, so you’ll need to get there by taxi or rental car. WALKING ROUTE DIRECTIONS to MEETING POINT for CRUISE SHIP GUESTS from the cruise ship terminal (it'll take you 10 minutes when walking a regular pace):: Exit the cruise ship terminal through the main exit, onto the main public road and turn left following the road to Philipsburg. After a five minute straight walk you'll see Johnny's Scooter Rental on your left, it's a small shack with a big smiley sign on top. Go to the parking lot behind Johnny's Scooter Rental. We'll be on that parking lot in a silver van. If you prefer not to walk, you can ask one of the many taxis at the cruise ship terminal to drop you off at Chesterfield's Restaurant for a couple of dollars. Bear in mind they, maybe, will wait for their car/van to fill up before they depart.
  • Dock Maarten, Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Ports:
  • Parking Lot Dock Maarten close to Philipsburg Cruise Terminal
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8154P3

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • One 5-minute uphill walk on steps to get to the Fort
  • 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

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from St. Martin - St. Maarten: Small Group, History Tour
  • COVID-19 Update Your Comfort and Safety is important to us. Available during the tour: Face masks, Hand sanitizer, and Wipes. Maximum of 6 guests per mixed tour in 9-seater Van, or pick a Private Tour. Extra pre-tour airing of vehicle and sanitizing wipe down of all frequently touched surfaces.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with St. Martin - St. Maarten: Small Group, History Tour?
How much is St. Martin - St. Maarten: Small Group, History Tour?
St. Martin - St. Maarten: Small Group, History Tour price starts from C$119.12. Discover and book St. Martin - St. Maarten: Small Group, History Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the St. Martin - St. Maarten: Small Group, History Tour cancellation policy?
St. Martin - St. Maarten: Small Group, History Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book St. Martin - St. Maarten: Small Group, History Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides St. Martin - St. Maarten: Small Group, History Tour?
St. Martin - St. Maarten: Small Group, History Tour is hosted by Seagrape Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Seagrape Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book St. Martin - St. Maarten: Small Group, History Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8154P3

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Dock Maarten
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Great Salt Pond
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Emilio Wilson Park
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Fort Louis
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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FredC815
FredC815
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St. Martin certainly lives up to its nickname, "The Friendly Island"
My wife and I stayed at the Flamingo Beach Resort on the Dutch side of St. Maarten. The pool was an infinity pool
Bwitchel
Bwitchel
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Great cultural and artistic experience
This was an amazing day. We toured 4 artists and met them in person. Johnnie, our guide was attentive and answere
Mi Chelle S
Mi Chelle S
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Birding with Binkii
I did the full day bird watching tour with Binkii and it was an absolutely amazing day! He was an excellent guide a
AnnEKB_12
AnnEKB_12
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A morning well spent.
I was expecting an actual hike up Pic Paradis, we ended up driving up then walking the last short section to the "s
Rae S
Rae S
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Amazing Hike!!!
This tour was great! Our tour guide Stephan was knowledgeable and very friendly. I loved that we visited natural sp
FayeFP
FayeFP
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Bird Watching Island Tour
First thing to know, I am not a bird watcher (although I may be after this excursion). I expected an interesting t
pfgaruba1
pfgaruba1
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Bird watching excellence!
We were not bird watchers before this, but we are now. This was an incredible tour. We not only saw birds, but
Stay597415
Stay597415
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Birding with Binky—awesome!!
We had an awesome day of birding with Binky. He is very knowledgeable about the island and the birds that are found
kirstenpix
kirstenpix
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Great Day of Birding
Had a lovely day with Binkie for a private birding tour of the island. He knows all the places the birds are and al
1028alyssac
1028alyssac
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Fantastic Hiking & Snorkel Tour
The hiking and snorkeling tour was the perfect way to explore the island! Super easy pickup/drop off directly at ou
Alinda W
Alinda W
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Take the tour!
What a wonderful way to see the birds and as a benefit hear some of the history of the island. Binkie is a great g
Yvonne S
Yvonne S
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Great and inspiring trip to local gallery's and meet the artists
Our tourguide Nascha took me, my sister and 10 year old daughter on a great trip to visit different gallery's and l
Naveen_Bagri
Naveen_Bagri
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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
Kbrauchle
Kbrauchle
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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
R7454JYchristopherc
R7454JYchristopherc
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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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mikey 5 m's
Vancouver, Canada21 contributions
Dec. 2019
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 very reasonable and the small group experience is important to us. I would highly recommend Seagrape Tours when visiting St. Maarten/St. Martin!
Written June 15, 2020
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cjbesq
Douglassville, PA184 contributions
Jun. 2021
My family and I had the pleasure of taking this tour with Nasha of Seagrape Tours at the beginning of our trip to St. Martin. We always enjoy learning a bit of the history of the places we visit. Nasha was an excellent teacher - clearly knowledgeable and passionate about St. Maarten and its people. We learned a lot and had a fantastic morning while seeing the sites. We also enjoyed Nasha's homemade lemongrass tea and banana bread. We talked about various things we learned throughout our trip and enjoyed returning to some of the places we were introduced to by Nasha. This is a "must do" if you want to learn a bit about this wonderful island nation. Thank you Nasha for the education!
Written June 13, 2021
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Esmee van Dijk
1 contribution
Jul. 2021
If you're interested in history and want to know more about the island and its people, this tour is definitely a must. Nascha, who proved to be a great host, took me on a trip around the island and showed me some very interesting locations, that have given me more insight in how the island came to be as it is now. Very passionate host that always makes sure to have an answer to your questions. Also can't forget about the amazing lemongrass tea and banana bread. Thank you Nascha for an unforgettable experience!
Written August 13, 2021
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Robert M
1 contribution
Feb. 2020
David's personal experience living on the island for the last dozen years made for a very informative tour of the island and insight to its history. We especially liked the frequent stops and that it was a small group- just a 6 passenger van (plus David...). We strongly recommend this tour to anyone looking for an orientation to Sint Maarten!
Written February 8, 2020
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Keith M
Clanfield, UK61 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
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 was only my wife & I - it was a private tour.
We are very prolific travellers and rate the tour with David as amongst the very best we’ve undertaken anywhere in the world.
Written February 29, 2020
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IljaSeagrapeTours
Thank you very much. It was a pleasure to have you on my tour. -David
Written March 2, 2020
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Lynne M
Dallas, Texas, United States133 contributions
Feb. 2020
We took the history tour with a group of 6 from our cruise ship. This was very close up and covered areas that weren't heavily populated with tourists. It was an interesting way to see most of the island and we would highly recommend the tour company. It was easy to meet up from the cruise port.
Written February 13, 2020
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William M
Peterborough, UK12 contributions
Feb. 2020
David is very knowledgeable about the island history, both the French and Dutch sides. We found the tour to be extremely informative and interesting. There were 4 of us in a van with David, which made it very personable. He took us to some amazingly beautiful sites. This was a great tour that we won't forget and highly recommend it to others. Thank you David!
Written February 10, 2020
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Heidi M
North Carolina27 contributions
Jun. 2019
I booked this tour for one of our stops during a cruise. I don't like using the ship's tours because they are all so crowded. There were only 6 of us on this tour and it made it really unique and special. Our guide knew so much about the island and it's history.
Written January 21, 2020
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MVW
Hanson, MA6 contributions
Oct. 2019
My husband and I attended the History Tour with our guide, David, in early fall of 2019. First of all, David’s wife guided us by phone to the pickup destination, since we were very unfamiliar with the area. That was truly appreciated! David was right where he was supposed to be. He was polite, knowledgeable, and interesting. He answered our questions and gave us just enough time at each destination. The sites were gorgeous, the snacks were delicious, and the concern for the environment was exceptional. David obviously has a love of the island. The only thing we’d have done differently is to take the tour nearer to the beginning of our vacation, so we would have been more familiar with the area and customs as we travelled on own own. Five stars to this company and guide! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Written January 13, 2020
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IljaSeagrapeTours
Great! Thank you so much for your review, glad you enjoyed our tour and your guide :).
Written January 14, 2020
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janet l
Denver, CO5 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Great mix of history,culture and personal stories from long time resident who loves the island. The variety in the stops, including at the small nature center, and the snacks set this tour apart from others. And only 6 tourists to a modern clean minivan.
Written February 8, 2020
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