St. Martin Excursions
If you are looking for the ultimate Island Tour of St. Martin from a highly knowledgeable and friendly local guide, this is your trip. Our guide for this tour is the best available, and will ensure you have a tremendous day excursion with memories to treasure from your visit to St. Martin.
The tour leaves the cruise terminal, traveling northwest through Cole Bay and Belle Vue. We make a stop at the Mountainside Harold Jack look out point, where there are wonderful views from the hillside, of the neighboring islands of Saba & St Eustatious to the south, & the British island of Anguilla to the north (atmospheric conditions permitting). You will also get great views of the Simpson Bay lagoon and its mega Yacht marinas.
From here you will head off to directly into Marigot, the French Capital. Marigot is a quaint French village and port. It has Pavement cafes, sophisticated marinas and yachts, French cuisine from 5* restaurants, and a 17th Century Fort. Its extensive local crafts market, plus of course, chic designer shopping malls, ensure this place is not to be missed. Wander the streets, and take in the flavor of the West Indies.
Once you leave Marigot, you will travel along the north west coast line, towards the French village of Grand Case, another quaint seaside village, with a superb calm and sheltered beach, with pleasant views of Creole Rock Marine reserve, a mile or so offshore.
You will then arrive at The St. Martin butterfly Farm, and enjoy an informative and educational guided tour of this famous attraction. Here, you can actually witness the pupa and the butterflies emerging in front of your eyes from the chrysalis stage, into large tropical butterflies with vivid colors and hues. Beautiful photo opportunities abound at the farm as well as a unique souvenir shop.
Your next destination will be the world class Orient Beach. Again, wonderful panoramic views along the way to this clothing optional, five mile long beach that sports plenty of French Ooh-la-la. With is aqua blue waters and range of water sports activities, this is THE beach destination in St. Martin, overlooked by green hills and colorful flowers.
Here you will have the opportunity to swim and sunbathe, as well as plenty bars and beach restaurants, with great food and choice of drinks.
From Orient Beach, you will head back to Philipsburg, for some last minute shopping and a look at this tax free Mecca for duty free electronics and gifts. The tour will also include a stop at Rima, a Caribbean clothing outlet store, where you can purchase island goods at significant discounts.
Your driver and guide is highly flexible, and if you have any special requests or preferences, please let him know on boarding your van, and he will do his utmost to accommodate your requests.
FRENCH CONNECTION CATAMARAN ADVENTURE, SNORKELING & MARIGOT SHOPPING
Join us for one of the most exclusive sailing and snorkeling excursions offered in St. Martin today! Our French Connection Catamaran offers an unmatched combination of excellent snorkeling stops, departure/return location, top of the line vessel and friendly Crew! This is the Tour you do not want to miss on your St. Martin vacation!
This impressive brand new 42ft Lagoon Sailing Catamaran is crewed by its friendly and professional owners who ensure the very highest levels of service available in St. Martin. With ample space, toilets, changing facilities, music, and easy access this sailing tour is fantastic for all ages for snorkeling and relaxation.
This Cat oozes quality and the only word to describe it is "stunning" and one of only a handful of catamarans in the world which uses solely electric propulsion. No fumes, no noise, and totally Eco friendly, this is cutting edge technology.
The French Connection Catamaran sails from the beautiful Fort Louis Marina at Marigot Village on the French side of St. Martin (called Sint Martin), with its designer shops and pavement cafes, it’s a wonderful place to stroll. Take in the colorful crafts market for all of your St. Martin shopping needs, or try out delicious Caribbean Creole cuisine at one of the handy dockside cafes.
This highly exclusive tour allows ½ day shopping, exploring St. Martin's beautiful waters, and dining at this chic French port. This is coupled with relaxed coastal sailing along the prettiest scenery & beaches of the island, where you will enjoy calm waters and crystal clear visibility. The sailing trip takes in a very secret snorkeling spot, not visited by any other boats, which offers a wide range of marine life including turtles, tropical fish and colorful coral formations.
The second snorkeling stop is located at the Creole Rock Marine Reserve. This wonderful location offers great snorkeling and a beautiful anchorage where you will be served delicious gourmet snacks prepared freshly onboard. The excursion includes choices of beer/sodas/bottled water and of course superb personal service and quality not found on many other boat tours. This is your chance to experience the “french side” by land and sea.
Offering convenient morning and afternoon departure times this Catamaran is the perfect choice for all ages and levels of snorkeling experience. This un-crowded, spacious, and exclusive catamaran will take you away from the usually large run of the mill vessels all too often found in busy Cruise Line destinations.
To provide additional comfort this vessel is limited to only 18 passengers per excursion, please ensure to reserve your catamaran excursion well in advance of arrival date in order to assure availability.
You can enjoy this tour as a private charter for your family or group, as well as on a per person basis.