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North Island Tour

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North Island Tour

Climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle for an in-depth and comprehensive tour of Martinique's northern side. Enjoy the fact you will be in a small, exclusive group of no more than eighteen guests in your transportation for a more intimate introduction to the island. Volcanic in origin, Martinique is a mountainous show-stopper topped off by the still-smoldering Mont Pelee, the volcano that wiped out the former capital of St-Pierre in 1902.

Begin with a drive over the Caribbean coastal road to your first stop at the family-run Niesson Rum Distillery where you will get to observe the rum making process they've been refining since 1931 to make their premium white rum. Enjoy a brief rum tasting and pick up a bottle or two of your favorites to take home.

Continue your journey where you will feel the black sand between your toes as you walk along Carbet Beach. Take a swim in the transparent waters or just relax on the beach and enjoy the view with Mount Pelee in the background.

Drive over to the ruins of Saint Pierre, known as the Little Paris of the Antilles before a volcanic eruption decimated the city in 1902 and discover how this partially rebuilt city was the most cultural and economically important one on the island before it was destroyed. Gaze in amazement at the spectacular Gendarme Waterfalls then walk through the lush rainforest to the beautiful waters of the Alma River.

During this tour you will also visit the Sacred Heart Church. Also known as Balata Church, this structure was built in 1924 as a replica of the Basilica Montmartre in Paris and a refuge for the growing Catholic community in Fort-de-France following the 1902 eruption.

This very popular tour sells out fast, book now and remember to bring your camera!

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
5 Hours
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Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable, smart and casual weather appropriate clothing over a swimsuit and walking shoes. Remember to bring a beach towel from the ship if you will be getting in the water during this tour.
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Not recommended for any guests who may suffer from motion sickness as the Trace road has many twists and turns.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 13 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsNorth Island, Martinique May 09, 2019

Reviewer: Jackie Geary
Best trip that we went on. Our guide, Sebastian, was very knowledgeable and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for him.

5 StarsNorth Island TourApril 28, 2019

Reviewer: Jerry S.
Our guide was excellent. Tour covered several worthwhile sites. Especially liked the sugar cane mill with it's steam engine used to power the plant

4 StarsMartinique north island tourApril 20, 2019

Reviewer: Edward Bishof
We had a very small group which made it very personable. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided plenty of island information along the way.

4 StarsVery professional and funApril 05, 2019

Reviewer: Pamela Zogby
We had a great guide. She knew how to keep people interested and made the tour very interesting with little known facts.

5 StarsNorth Island Tour - Great Day!March 22, 2019

Reviewer: D Enright
Very glad we picked this tour, we had a fabulous day with Sebastian our Tour Guide, he was very knowledgeable, funny, attentive and a great tour guide. We loved the island and got to see so much in a short period of time. It was great that we were not in a large group so at stops we had more time for photo ops. Would recommend this tour!

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