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“They make you feel like family”
Review of Seagrape Tours

Seagrape Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Seagrape Tours offers awarded cultural, historical and eco tours with a maximum of 6 guests per tour. All tours are 4 hours and great for cruise ship visitors as well as hotel guests. Free pick up from cruise port and hotels in Philipsburg and Oyster Pond. The tours: Peak, Pond and Snorkel Tour: great nature tour for the whole family with a short hike to Pic Paradis, the highest hilltop on St Martin, wildlife watching at a lake and snorkeling off the beach in the best bay of the day. This is a great tour for children too. History Tour: visit 2 forts, a former plantation, beautiful viewpoints and learn all about St Martin's unique history. Birding Tour: 3.5 hours of watching the birds of St Martin/ St Maarten with a professional and knowledgeable guide. Several stops from wetlands to bushy areas. Art Tour: visiting 4 local artists at their gallery, studio or home during an informative tour around the island.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Absolutely wounderful bird tour of both the French and Dutch side of St. Martin. Visited several birding sites, and the tour guide provided historical information, and chatted about birds while driving to different locations. Tour guide was very knowledgable about the native and migratory birds, and very friendly. Ilja was lovely and treated us like family - brought us to her home to check out her feeders and stop for a snack of banana bread and homemade iced tea and coffee. They offer binoculars if you didn't bring your own, and provide you with a little note book and pen so that you can keep note of all the birds you saw on your voyage. Ilja coordinated the time with our ship's arrival into port, and with peak birding hour. Would recommend Seagrape Tour to anyone visiting St. Martin either by cruise or staying at a hotel.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

We had an amazing time on the bird tour! It was a nice break from the commercial, big island tours. Our guide was great - very knowledgeable, and she shared stories about the island's history. The recent hurricanes have had a tremendous impact on every aspect of island life, and it was eye-opening hearing about and seeing the aftermath. We still trekked all over the island, had a refreshing coffee and tea break, and saw tons of species of birds there (and other creatures). I would absolutely do one of these tours again!

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Thank you, Ilia, for giving us a personal and knowledgeable view of this fabulous island. It felt like hanging out with friends and your passion for it all made us fall in love with St. Maarten. Thank you!

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

David and Ilja were super nice and gave us a lot of very helpful information before we even talked about going on a tour with them! Then David led us on a sea turtle search in some of the most beautiful parts of the island, a trip that was so comfortable, informative and fun that it made us entirely forget our previous, unhappy, experiences with snorkling. We even found our turtles!

Thanks David! And thanks so much Ilja for all of your help!

PS Special shout out for the banana bread, iced coffee and infusion. Fantastic!

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Ilja B, Owner at Seagrape Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Ow wonderful, thank you! Yes, you had a very specific request to see sea turtles while snorkeling. Now normally I advise people to book a boat snorkel trip visiting uninhabited island and nature reserve Tintamarre, but since hurricane Irma 6 months ago the turtles have dispersed to deeper or other areas. So happy you and David found one in a shallow bay, while snorkeling off a beach. Wishing you all the best. Hope to meet you one day too on our normal tours :) -Ilja

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