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St Maarten History Tour

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    Stop At: Amuseum Naturalis, Route de Quartier d'Orleans, Quartier D'Orleans 97150 St Martin / St Maarten

    The Natural History Museum is one of the stops during the History Tour. Find out which animals live on St Martin, how they arrived here or whether they're endemic or invasive. This museum is set up in and around The Old House, a former plantation.

    We have our iced coffee/ tea and banana bread snack break here.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Fort Louis, Marigot 97150 St Martin / St Maarten

    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.

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Dock Maarten, Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
    2: Oyster Bay Beach Resort, 10 Emerald Merit Rd, Sint Maarten
    3: Divi Little Bay Beach Resort, 15 Longwall Rd., Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
    4: Belair Beach Hotel, Octavius L. Richardson Road, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
    5: Vicky's Keys, The Keys Rd 8, Lane 3, Sucker Garden, Upper Prince's Quarter, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
    6: Holland House, 43 Voorstraat, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
    7: Sea Palace Resort, 147 Voorstraat, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

    Traveler pickup is offered
    CRUISE SHIP GUESTS - Meeting Point is Dock Maarten/ Chesterfield's Restaurant (10 minute walk outside of cruise terminal)
    WALKING ROUTE DESCRIPTION CRUISE GUESTS: When coming out of the main exit of the cruise ship terminal area, turn left onto the main road towards Philipsburg. After a 5 minute walk you'll see Dock Maarten on your left hand side. Look for a yellow shack with a big smiley sign on top which says 'Johnny's Scooter Rental'.
    Your guide will be waiting for you on the parking lot behind that shack in a white Dodge Grand Caravan mini-van, or black Honda Pilot SUV.
    HOTEL GUESTS: Pick up at your hotel 15 minutes prior to starting time of tour. Only if you're staying at: Oyster Bay Beach Resort, Belair Beach Hotel, Holland House Beach Hotel, Alicia's Inn, Vickey's Keys Hostel, Westin Dawn Beach Club.
    OTHER HOTELS: Meet us at parking lot Dock Maarten/ Chesterfields Restaurant, Philipsburg. Parking is $1 an hour.

    Parking Lot Dock Maarten close to Philipsburg Cruise Terminal
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    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 travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed yesterday

    The History Tour was a wonderful way to see the island. We stopped many places and were encouraged to walk around and ask questions. I would not have experienced the island in this personal way if I had ventured out on my own and the...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Sheila J
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We were picked up and dropped off at our resort. David, the tour owner and guide, was extremely informative and curious. He was a gentlemen. He shared not only history of St. Martin but cultural and natural environment aspects of the island with us. We...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Lindad10524
    Reviewed 6 August 2019

    David really knows his history! Great way to see the island and learn so much on history and gossip of St Maarten! He also told us all about the hurricane as well. The cake and coffee were very nice as well.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank Glend
    Reviewed 25 July 2019

    We were coming on a Carnival cruise which they stated on the profile they did all the time and would not leave before the cruise ship got there. They knew when they cruise ship arrived and it would not be a problem. We have booked...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank Mnts3
    IljaSeagrapeTours, Owner at Seagrape Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2019

    Good day, I'm glad you got your money back from Tripadvisor and were able to see St Maarten and St Martin with someone else. For cheaper even. Seems it all worked out better for you in the end. We wished you were on our tour...More

    Reviewed 18 July 2019 via mobile

    Our tour guide, Dave, was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Saint Maarten as well as all of the surrounding islands. He took us on a four hour tour of both parts of the island, consisting of the Dutch side and the French side. He...More

    Thank Trish052017
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    Elton K
    14 April 2019|
    Response from Ros0604 | Reviewed this property |
    David picked us up from a car park just outside the ferry port. But he picked the other lady up at her hotel in town, so I am sure David would suggest somewhere practical.
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