North Island Tour

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Price: $105.00   Sale Price: $95.00   Save: $10.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 5 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Beverages
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.
Restrictions 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.

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!

Please Note: On your Gendarme waterfall walk you will hike for 5 minutes (moderate activity). You will cross a river by walking on big rocks or in the water.

4.5 Stars4.6 / 5  |  19 ReviewsReview This Tour
Happy with that tour
March 15, 2020
Another island, more tropical forest. The tour was well planned and the rum factory was educational.
Reviewer: John Seigel
5 Stars
February 29, 2020
Guide friendly and knowledgible. Mt. Pele and ruins very interesting. Would have liked to go in the St. Pierre museum. very interesting day.
Reviewer: P.J. Woods
4 Stars
Interesting day
February 03, 2020
Good variety on this excursion. Very little beach time though.
Reviewer: M. Engel
4 Stars
south Island tour
January 28, 2020
The tour was great, saw alot of scenery.
Reviewer: Edwin Brockman
5 Stars
Very Enjoyable
December 11, 2019
We really enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide was very pleasant and informative. We learned a lot about the Island. We visited an old theatre site damaged by a volcano, a black sand beach, a rum factory, the rainforest, and a church with a very beautiful vista. We had sufficient time at each stop. We saw enough to make us want to come back and stay longer. We would definitely recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Rita and Steve Cashour
5 Stars
Many interesting stops for insight and fun
December 02, 2019
This tour gave us both a really enjoyable, jam-packed day, and also some thought-provoking insight. The rum distillery was of course fascinating but also brought out the tragic history of the treatment of the African slaves; seeing the ruins of the town the volcano destroyed was sobering but again really an interesting piece of history. Loved the beautiful beach I quickly dunked into, and the many lovely sights on this beautiful island, as well as the chance to explore the Balata church. What a day!
Reviewer: Miriam E Kotsonis
5 Stars