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Tintamarre Island
Tintamarre Island

Tintamarre Island

Known for its rugged beauty, the uninhabited island of Tintamarre—part of the St. Martin Nature Reserve—is 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) off the northeast coast of St. Martin. A popular day trip, the island boasts historic ruins, large grassy fields of a former plantation, unspoiled beaches, and abundant wildlife.

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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
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The best Tour ever!
Your was amazing guide was amazing. The best tour I’ve ever been on. We will be back. Lots to do, all the islands we experienced was gorgeous. Food was amazing that the captain prepared well seasoned. Just overall happy with the tour. The bartender drinks where to die for lol.
Jae_R, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Grand Case

star-5
Great captain and crew. Highly recommend this captain! The best food I have had on a snorkel trip!
Michael_C, May 2022
3 Island Adventure with stop at Tintamarre to swim with Turtles
I have been on many snorkel trips and this was One of the finest of all.. Great crew, great food, and very helpful.. Crew also remained calm when another boat came up on our Stern Without regard for marine safety. Captain and crew handled the situation well.
star-5
Worth every dollar!
Nicole_N, Apr 2022
3 Island Adventure with stop at Tintamarre to swim with Turtles
My girlfriend and I were visiting St. Marteen for her birthday. We had an amazing time. If you're on the boat with Davess not only are you in good hands, but he's really cool too! Ask him about all the best places to eat and go out on the island. He has awesome recommendations. The boat was clean and well kept. Crew was very accommodating and the BBQ lunch was SO GOOD!
star-5
Friendly and professional guides
Ian_K, Jun 2022
The Original Eco Tour Full-Day Around the Island of Sint Maarten
Captain Mario, Jamali and Cheyenne were great guides. The ride was quick and safe, and the locations beautiful. The food was very good, and quite refreshing after all that snorkeling. Definitely recommend this group!
star-5
Fun in the sun! See ya next year!
Adam_B, Jun 2022
The Original Eco Tour Full-Day Around the Island of Sint Maarten
Sailing!!!! Snorkeling!!! Eating!!! Drinking!!! Awesome crew! Beautiful tour of the island. Always better on the water!!
star-5
AMAZING!
Frederick_S, Jun 2022
Full Day Snorkeling, Beach and Island Hopping Excursion/Tour
Amazing trip with Chris and Captain Mike. So accommodating for our senior father who struggled a bit this trip with walking. Treated our eleven year old like a princess and just overall a fun crew to be onboard with for several hours. Not a big swimmer and they helped me every step of the way…can’t wait to book with them o. Our next trip. Thanks for the good times and many laughs!
star-5
A GREAT DAY to have a GREAT DAY!!
DeborahMiler_A, May 2022
Full Day Snorkeling, Beach and Island Hopping Excursion/Tour
Captain and co captain were great hosts!! This was a great day out on the waters. Although I opted not to snorkel it was great watching the others enjoy that part of the excursion.
star-5
Great experience
Stephen_J, Jun 2022
3 Island Adventure with stop at Tintamarre to swim with Turtles
Great trip, relaxed & very enjoyable, would recommend to everyone. Great service & delicious food, pity we didn’t see any turtles!!
star-4
Good boat handling and...
stcurrie, Jun 2022
The Original Eco Tour Full-Day Around the Island of Sint Maarten
Good boat handling and very nice crew! The music was so loud we couldn’t easily talk to others on the boat. Also, no detailed explanations of the island or the sites. Just the very basic information.
star-5
Amazing Excursion
Maria_B, May 2022
3 Island Adventure with stop at Tintamarre to swim with Turtles
The tour of the islands was beautiful. The crew, the food and the drinks were excellent. A very memorable experience. Will do it again. A 5 star experience.
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-5
Sea Turtles quaranteed!
Kelly_N, May 2022
The Original Eco Tour Full-Day Around the Island of Sint Maarten
Great tour, the crew was amazing and very accommodating. Had the opportunity to see a few sea turtles, and sting rays. The captain joined us snorkeling to show us where to find the sea life. The food was very good and they kept the drinks flowing. Highly recommend
star-5
Great Experience
Mike_G, May 2022
The Original Eco Tour Full-Day Around the Island of Sint Maarten
Crew did an excellent job. Nice cruising the island. Snorkeling could have been a little better. Snacks and buffet were good. Plenty to drink. Good Rum
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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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the nearest attractions to Tintamarre Island?
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