South Island Tour

South Island Tour
Price: $93.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
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.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair as long as guests have mobility to get in and out of the wheelchair.

South Island Tour

No crowded buses or long lines for you to endure on this tour, enjoy the exclusive small group size of no more than eighteen guests in your transportation! Offering a contrasting diversity of landscapes and atmospheres, Martinique is both cosmopolitan and sophisticated. Boasting exquisite beaches, nature hiking, rich culinary experiences and an array of activities, this island is full of rich cultural life.

Enjoy a scenic, comfortable ride through the beautiful Martinique countryside as you make your way to Les Trois Ilets, a popular pottery village located on a former Jesuit monastery. Take a few minutes to watch the artists form and paint their wares then pick your favorite piece to take home. Discover other local products such as handmade soap manufactured from local fruits and plants as well as local spices, liquers and French pastry.

Continue to Les Anses d'Arlet cove where you can swim, snorkel or just lay on the fine, white sand and soak in the sun. While at the beach you can also examine the renovated bell tower at the oceanside church.

From there you will travel to a viewing point for observing Diamond Rock, a 176-meter-high volcanic islet that earns its name due to the way the sunlight makes it look like a precious stone. Be sure to have your camera available!

At Cap 110 you will see a 15-bust memorial that represents the slave trade between the Americas, Europe and Africa. Make a courtesy rest stop in a local market where you can try local fruits, spices and other exotic flavors.

No visit to Martinique would be complete without a sampling of its famous rum, and you will have your chance at Trois Rivieres Distillery. This decades-old rum producer is well known for its popular white and aged vintage rums. Savor the taste and warmth of the rum as its glides smoothly down then pick up a bottle - or two or three - before your return ride back to the port.

This tour is the perfect introduction to the art, history, beauty and culture of Martinique and an ideal excursion for those guests with any walking difficulties. What are you waiting for? Reserve your spot today!

Please Note: The local market is closed on Mondays and the Rum Distillery is closed on Sundays. Please be advised that USD is not accepted everywhere as the local currency used is Euros. Restrooms are available, however as these are self cleaning restrooms, you have to pay 0.2 Euros (not included).

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  6 ReviewsReview This Tour
South Island Tour
February 25, 2023
Very enjoyable. Not rushed and knowledgeable guide.
Reviewer: Pamela Brown
5 Stars
Excellent tour!
January 05, 2023
This tour and our tour guide were great! Our transportation was a mini-bus with comfortable seats and easy boarding. Our tour guide spoke English quite well as our driver took us around the South end of the island. It was very nice to have separate guide and driver. Our guide knew her island very well and pointed out many interesting things. We would gladly use her for a North Island tour if we returned to Martinique again.
Reviewer: Lorraine Williford
5 Stars
December 29, 2022
Reviewer: Carl Delaney
5 Stars
South Island tour
September 26, 2022
Had a great tour - the driver did an an excellent job and all the stops were great. We enjoyed the history of the island. Some of our best pictures were taken on this island.
Reviewer: Alma Rogers
5 Stars
We really enjoyed our tour
March 13, 2020
Our guide Lucile was delightful. She was full of facts and enthusiasm. Martinique is a beautiful island with much to offer. We liked everything we saw - the handcraft village, the seaside town, the monument to slaves that were drowned, the Sunday market at Cap Diamanté’s beach and the rum tasting at the rum factory. Next time we visit Martinique we will try the North Island tour as this tour was so good.
Reviewer: Gale H.
5 Stars
December 29, 2018
Tour was good. Seen a lot, played in the water for a short time. Washrooms were not available at every stop! USA currency was not accepted everywhere we toured, we had a credit card which helped.
Reviewer: Dale Wereschuk
3 Stars