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