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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
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3 Island Adventure with stop at Tintamarre to swim with Turtles
$136.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Island hopping fun
Swimming with the fishes and seeing all the beautiful beaches. The virgin pig leg was the best. Love
Sherrydon_P, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Grand Case

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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-5
Loved the way Justin (the...
Albertine_G, Jan 2022
3 Island Adventure with stop at Tintamarre to swim with Turtles
Loved the way Justin (the Captain), Destin (the first mate) and Lilia (the bar keeper) all worked together to make sure that we had a marvelous time. We snorkled in 4 spots and they were all spectacular & slightly different. Justin had a relaxed and welcoming way about him while still making sure we were safe and he maneuvered the boat so we didn't notice the swells etc.. Would recommend this trip to everyone!!
star-5
Fantastic day trip around...
John_C, Jan 2022
The Original Eco Tour Full-Day Around the Island of Sint Maarten
Fantastic day trip around the island with 4 different stops. Great mix of sailing, relaxing, and snorkeling/swimming . Our crew was amazing [Allen, Guy, and Flor (Fleur?)] and we're very informative and attentive making sure everyone had what they needed. Would definitely do this trip again.
star-5
Best small boat trip ever
Frank_S, Dec 2021
Full Day Snorkeling, Beach and Island Hopping Excursion/Tour
Best small boat trip ever. We had so much fun boucing through the waves and carving some S-turns. Captain and first mate were outstanding.
star-5
A must-do while in St Maarten!
Kevin_S, Dec 2021
The Original Eco Tour Full-Day Around the Island of Sint Maarten
We had a fantastic time. Alain, Floor, and Mario were awesome. The weather was choppy so the snorkeling was probably not the best, but we did see some cool fish. The crew took us on an extra stop and that was excellent. We swam with schools of fish. The ride around the island was breathtaking. Thanks for the great day!!
star-5
BEST PART OF OUR TRIP
Cassidy_T, Dec 2021
Full Day Snorkeling, Beach and Island Hopping Excursion/Tour
My mom and I took a trip to St. Marteen and this snorkeling experience was hands-down the best part of our trip!! Mike and Chris are so awesome and hilarious- they made the already awesome experience that much better!!! I would absolutely recommend doing this snorkeling adventure!!!
star-5
Excellent for families
Suzanne_K, Dec 2021
3 Island Adventure with stop at Tintamarre to swim with Turtles
super fun experience! Captian Justin and his crew were outstanding! Food and drinks were excellent! Great for families.. Even my teenage girls smiled and laughed all day!!
star-5
We had the best time!
Leah_H, Dec 2021
3 Island Adventure with stop at Tintamarre to swim with Turtles
We had such a fun day on this excursion, going boating and exploring beautiful little islands near Sint Maarten! The captain and bartender were absolutely fantastic and always made sure we had everything we needed to have a great time. Would 1000% recommend booking this excursion if you are looking for a fun, all-day boating 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
Wonderful experience. Must do!
Anil_K, Sep 2019
Speed Boat & Snorkeling Tour Pinel & Tintamarre Islands for CRUISE SHIP GUESTS
It was a fantastic experience . Boat was new and very clean. Experienced, courteous and knowledgeable staff. Covered all the places they mentioned well in time. Can do a little better in lunch menu selection but overall a great experience m
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
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 .

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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