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Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
St Maarten History Tour

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Safety measures
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Get to know the twin Dutch and French spirits of the island of St Maarten/St Martin during this 4-hour history tour from Philipsburg. Circumnavigate the island while learning about the natural history, geology, culture and traditions of this unusual place through your guide's engaging commentary. Stop by important landmarks and highlights that help paint the total picture of the island's past. Round-trip transportation from the cruise port is included.
  • 4-hour guided history tour of St Maarten/St Martin
  • Circle the island on this comprehensive tour
  • Learn about the history, geology, culture and traditions of this half-Dutch, half-French island
  • Visit a plantation, a fort and a salt pond
  • Stop for iced coffee, tea and a Caribbean cake
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Bottled water
Iced tea, coffee, and cake
Local guide
Port pickup and drop-off
Pickup from Philipsburg and Oyster Pond
Gratuities

Departure Point

Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Cruisers: Walk out of the cruise harbor, past the security boom, onto the main road and go left, towards Philipsburg. After a 5 min walk you'll see a yellow shack with a big smiley sign on top 'Johnny's Scooter Rental'. We'll be behind that shack, on the parking lot, in a silver van

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Seagrape Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during St Maarten History Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by St Maarten History Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during St Maarten History Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by St Maarten History Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during St Maarten History Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by St Maarten History Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Any traveller not interested in spending time on the beach or engaging in watersports might do well to consider booking this tour." See review

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
This history nerd loved it!
Carol_H
, Apr 2021
Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and so very friendly. She showed us the important aspects of Sint Maarten that we otherwise would never have know about! And homemade trays to boot!
star-5
Excellent tour by David
Barbara_G
, Jul 2019
We very much enjoyed our historical tour of St. Maartin. David was very engaging and informative regarding many aspects of this interesting island. We appreciated his willingness to share some personal insights regarding his life on St. Martin, particularly with regards to his experiences during and after the hurricane in 2017. We were impressed with his ability to circumnavigate the island in what seemed to us visitors, very chaotic traffic. His home-made snacks were delicious and very much appreciated. Any traveller not interested in spending time on the beach or engaging in watersports might do well to consider booking this tour. We were very well-satisfied with our day.
star-5
Great History Tour of St Maarten
Kim_S
, May 2019
We loved learning all about the history of St Maarten and St Martin. Our guide was timely, well informed and shared great insight about living on the island. The best part is this is NOT a large touring company, it's small, privately owned and provides you the level of service beyond your expectations. It's a MUST if visiting the island!
star-4
Good intro to St. Maarten
Roger_W
, Apr 2019
Knowledgeable and personable guide. Nice overview of the history of the island. Vehicle was a bit cramped.
star-5
The Cruise ship was late, But our...
William B
, Feb 2018
The Cruise ship was late, But our tour guide waited for us. He was very nice and polite. Took us around the whole island telling us about the history. I do recommend this tour
star-5
The tour was fantastic. Our guide...
marilyn_b
, Feb 2018
The tour was fantastic. Our guide , David Botha, was so knowledgeable and very pleasant. He even brought us a snack that was home made. He was seagrape tours through Viator Tours. It could not have been better. We highly recommended it.
star-4
Very informative, relaxed tour. Highly...
Chona A
, Aug 2017
Very informative, relaxed tour. Highly recommended!
star-5
Picked up on time. We were the only...
Kathryn R
, May 2017
Picked up on time. We were the only ones, 4 of us, so felt like a private tour. Got taken to interesting spots and was given lots of interesting facts. Tea/coffee and cake were included and toilet stop along the way. It did rain at one stage and we were given rain ponchos. Really enjoyed this tour:)
star-5
The tour was very well done, very...
RobertL_G
, May 2017
The tour was very well done, very informative, and Iliya was very knowledgeable. All passengers were picked up at their respective locations, yet no time was lost or wasted. Not only was this tour a good historical overview of St Maarten/St Martin, it was also a good orientation of the island. For those individuals spending several days on the island, recommend taking this tour as soon as possible after your arrival. It will help tremendously.
star-5
excellent tour guide, small group in...
Kirk_Z
, Apr 2017
excellent tour guide, small group in minivan. Nice touch of snack in park during tour. See whole island and enjoyed the history.

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