Island Beauty and Birds

Island Beauty and Birds
Price: $47.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours 30 minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 5 to 15 minute walk from the cruise ship pier, or from the cruise ship tender pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Snack
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing. A hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes are also suggested.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Island Beauty and Birds

Come and discover this small island rich in beauty, culture and a storied past, and get up-close and personal with some feathered natives.

Depart the cruise terminal in your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and be provided with an interesting narrative of the island during the short drive to the bird park via winding roads and rolling country hills.

Once you arrive, explore the bird park where this attraction features exotic, colorful birds in their natural habitat. Take a guided tour with the staff who will disseminate a wealth of information on the species of birds at the park where you can freely walk around among all the birds learning about their behavior. Discover different species such as Sun Conure, Ring Neck Parakeet, Brown Throated Conure, Black Headed Caique, and many more. Also, enjoy the many different plants, herbs, and vegetation in the botanical garden where the parrots live. The botanical gardens contain certain medicinal plants unique to the Caribbean which form healthy nutrition for the birds. What makes this St. Maarten tour even more special is that you can buy food and get the chance to feed the birds yourself, a truly up-close encounter. Total time spent here is approximately 30-45 minutes and includes bird food for feeding your feathered friends.

Re-board your transportation for the return ride to the cruise pier, but before you get there you will make a stop for some refreshing and delicious ice cream. While you make this break, you will also have the chance to sample some of the local Dutch cheese the island is known for and purchase some to take home.

Once back in town, guests can decide to stay in the area for shopping, dining or beach time and return on their own when ready.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  3 ReviewsReview This Tour
Beautiful birds
February 17, 2020
There was quite a variety of beautiful birds. And they gave you a container of birdseed to feed them. Be careful though if they land on your arm as their claws are very sharp. We were there about 45 min. The cheese store had quite a variety with tasty samples. And a nice cup of ice cream on a hot day. Quick trip.
Reviewer: Linda Mohler
4 Stars
February 05, 2020
We totally enjoyed the excursion to the bird sanctuary! The birds were beautiful and they were happy to perch on your arms, head and to be fed....the owner was very kind and informative.
Reviewer: Ann
5 Stars
Very enjoyable stop
October 11, 2019
I love birds and so the excursion to Parotte Ville sounded charming. And it was. So many beautiful birds to see up close and personal in their lovely enclosed garden. The museum was also quite interesting.
Reviewer: Suzanne
5 Stars