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.

5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  13 ReviewsReview This Tour
Love these birds
June 28, 2023
This is the second time I have done this excursion and it didn't disappoint. The birds are so beautiful and tame and I even made a few slow motion videos of the birds flying onto the seed holder I had in my hand. My grandson loved it too.
Reviewer: Judith
5 Stars
Island Beauty and Birds
March 07, 2023
My husband and I had a great time on this excursion. Our driver was courteous and helpful. Once at the bird sanctuary, we had a great time learning about the birds and being able to look at/feed them at our pace. The birds were absolutely delightful - so colourful and playful. The tour operator was very knowledgeable.
Reviewer: Charlotte Van Roestel
5 Stars
Loved this!
February 04, 2023
It was really fun having the birds land on me and also eating the food in the container I had. They were so beautiful and gentle. There is nothing like a hands on experience.
Reviewer: Judith Zavala
5 Stars
January 30, 2023
We take this excursion every time we visit St Maarten. The birds are amazing!!
Reviewer: Joan Rothery
5 Stars
Terrific Hands On Experience
December 27, 2022
So many different sizes and gorgeous colors on-site. We got a close up look and tons of pictures when the birds sat on our shoulders and also ate from cups of seeds we were given. Many birds were rescues but they also had birds born there. It was leisurely and pleasant and not a lengthy ride to get there. Our driver was excellent and well versed in the local history.
Reviewer: Elizabeth C. Kane
5 Stars
Fun trip with kids or older folks
June 22, 2022
Booked this cute trip because it was one of the few available trips that my elderly mother could do. The negative was that it was a far walk from the ship to meeting point, however sanctuary was very fun. The bus was nice and had a/c. We were given seeds for the many beautiful birds and they perched immediately. My mom and I had a great time with all the pretty birds and took lots of pictures. Also s short tour of the history museum was included. Tour was inexpensive but were only gone for a couple hours. Got to see and hear about the history of st Martin from our bus driver. Driver was able to drop us off much closer to the ship on the way back. This is s fun trip for kids or older folks not able to do strenuous tours. Well worth it!
Reviewer: Lynn shannon
4 Stars