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Tintamarre Island
Tintamarre Island

Tintamarre Island

St Maarten

The Basics

To reach the 246-acre (100-hectare) island of Tintamarre, you need to take a boat tour. Some tours emphasize eco-adventure, with a boat tour to Tintamarre and other islets such as Pinel Island and Creole Rock for a day of relaxing, snorkeling, and swimming with sea turtles. Other typical St. Martin tours might include sightseeing and shopping in Marigot or a gourmet lunch in the French side’s culinary capital, Grand Case.

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3 Island Adventure with stop at Tintamarre to swim with Turtles
3 Island Adventure with stop at Tintamarre to swim with Turtles
$136.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Best island tour!
The best way to see the island by far. We had a bunch of stops all around the island and it was the perfect mix of fun, relaxation, snorkeling, and sightseeing. Justin and Ily made sure we had a great time and provided exceptional service. It was the perfect amount of touristy yet still genuine and authentic. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to have a great full day on the island.
Elisabeth_N, Dec 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Grand Case

star-5
Great time. Fantastic
Thomas_L, Nov 2021
3 Island Adventure with stop at Tintamarre to swim with Turtles
Fantastic tour. Had a great time. I would do it again. Nice boat and very clean. Great crew. I Would highly recommend it
star-4
getting around St Martin
Valerie_L, Dec 2021
3 Island Adventure with stop at Tintamarre to swim with Turtles
We had a great day on the water, a good mix of driving around the island and stopping to swim/snorkel. Food was delicious and drinks plentiful. No turtles :(
star-5
Best day ever!
Katherine_H, Nov 2021
3 Island Adventure with stop at Tintamarre to swim with Turtles
Who knew that there are great big turtles is St. Martin? Actually off the waters of Tintamare, with Viator you will see one, several depending on the day. And the bartender makes the best drinks anywhere! Viva Italia!
star-5
Great day out on the water in Saint Martin
Kerri_M, Sep 2021
Full Day Snorkeling, Beach and Island Hopping Excursion/Tour
Great and friendly crew made the day great!! The snorkel stops, beaches and lunch were all great! I highly recommend .
star-5
GREAT WAY TO SPEND THE DAY!!
Regina_C, Sep 2021
The Original Eco Tour Full-Day Around the Island of Sint Maarten
Had a wonderful day cruising around the island. The crew were fantastic and so friendly. Multiple stops with excellent snorkeling. I'm still smiling from the experience.
star-5
Wonderful time!
JonaAnn_B, Aug 2021
The Original Eco Tour Full-Day Around the Island of Sint Maarten
Charlie, Allan, Flow, and Mario were very helpful and accommodating. My friend had bad motion sickness and the crew went above and beyond to make sure she was okay. Overall great experience. It was a whole day thing so plan accordingly
star-5
AMAZING EXPERIENCE!
Meghan_C, Aug 2021
Full Day Snorkeling, Beach and Island Hopping Excursion/Tour
This trip was the highlight of our vacation! A full 9 hour island hopping and snorkeling tour to the most beautiful spots around St Maarten. The crew was FANTASTIC! Made a lasting impression on us all. We’ll definitely be back and will do this trip again in a heartbeat! Thank you Chris, Mike and Chris for a fabulous memory!
star-5
A great day filled with...
Cynthia_B, Nov 2021
3 Island Adventure with stop at Tintamarre to swim with Turtles
A great day filled with laughter, wonder, food, and drink!! We had a ball!!! Definitely a repeat adventure!!
star-5
Amazing day boating & exploring the island
Julie_K, Jul 2021
Speed Boat & Snorkeling Tour Pinel & Tintamarre Islands for CRUISE SHIP GUESTS
Exhilarating and yet relaxing day of boating, swimming and sunshine. Marit and Nicholi were great co captains… navigating the big waves, serving up ice cold drinks and wonderful hospitality! We enjoyed the local culture eating lunch at a beachside restaurant.
star-5
Amazing
Tiffany_N, Nov 2021
3 Island Adventure with stop at Tintamarre to swim with Turtles
We had the best time and everyone was so accommodating and helpful. They are very experienced and knowledgeable and were nice enough to answer all our questions. They went out of their way to ensure everyone had an enjoyable time. Best excursion on the island. We'll do it each time we're here!!
star-5
A Beautiful Day
Heather_C, Jun 2021
Speed Boat & Snorkeling Tour Pinel & Tintamarre Islands for CRUISE SHIP GUESTS
We had a wonderful time exploring the natural beauty of the area. Sammy and Marit were welcoming and enjoyable guides and very accommodating to everyone’s needs. Would definitely do it again.
star-5
The crew was great, lots...
Jerry_S, Nov 2021
3 Island Adventure with stop at Tintamarre to swim with Turtles
The crew was great, lots of room on the boat. The food and drinks were excellent and of course the islands were beautiful.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Travelers looking to experience unspoiled nature appreciate deserted Tintamarre.

  • Tours may include roundtrip hotel transfers, food and drinks, use of snorkeling equipment, towels, and guides. Check tours for specific details.

  • Remember sun protection, swimwear, and a towel.

  • There are no food concessions on the island, so come prepared.

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How to Get There

Tintamarre Island is within the boundaries of the St. Martin Nature Reserve, off the northeast coast of St. Maarten/St. Martin and is accessible by boat.

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When to Get There

The best time to visit Tintamarre Island aligns with the most favorable time to visit St. Martin/St. Maarten: the shoulder seasons of spring and fall when cheaper rates are offered and rain is less likely. The weather is pleasant year-round, with temperatures peaking in summer. For humpback whale sightings, travel between February and June.

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See-Saw History

Tintamarre has a history that mirrors that of the mainland. In the 18th century, French settlers captured it from the English who had held the low-lying island for 40 years. Not long after, the Dutch arrived, and the island become the personal playground of the van Romondt family, as overseen by the dashing Diederik Christian who earned the reputation of being “King of Tintamarre.” In the 1940s, the French snatched it back again.

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