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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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Great day
Great crew, really nice boat. Good snorkeling and great lunch. Was an awesome day on the water. Worth the money
Mark_T, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Grand Case

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Gooders enjoyed
Guy_G, Jul 2022
The Original Eco Tour Full-Day Around the Island of Sint Maarten
Great crew and boat. We went around st. Martin and snorkeled at stops. Saw turtles, fish and reefs . Food and drink was provided and was great. Boat was clean and captain was knowledgeable and even guided snorkeling. I am vegan and they provided food options for me also.
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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.
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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!
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Best day at St Martin
John_S, Aug 2022
The Original Eco Tour Full-Day Around the Island of Sint Maarten
Too Rhum Punch Capt and crew were incredible. They did not disappoint and I would recommend to all, young or old. This will be the the one excursion or activity you will want to do. Great photo ops, snorkeling, good food and just great fun. When we come back to sxm we will rebook. Thank you!!!
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The Best excursion in St Martaan! Worth every penny!
Kimberly_W, Jul 2022
Full Day Snorkeling, Beach and Island Hopping Excursion/Tour
Mike and Ricky were the BEST! This excursion is well worth the money. You go snorkeling, swimming can sunbathe on the most beautiful beaches. They filled our cups anytime they were empty with delicious Rum Punch. This excursion is a 10/10 and the crew makes it even better.
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Outstanding and a must do!
Alex_H, Jul 2022
Full Day Snorkeling, Beach and Island Hopping Excursion/Tour
Well first the snorkling was very very Fun Going to the beach was fun too And the lunch was good I enjoyed it a lot and hope to do it again!!! So as you read above my son loved it as did I, the crew was knowledgeable and hospitality was incredible and accommodating as someone who is not a great swimmer. It's a must do if you're here, thanks guys!!
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Must do
Toby_A, Aug 2022
The Original Eco Tour Full-Day Around the Island of Sint Maarten
This trip was so much fun!!! The staff (Charlie, Tamara, Ray) were great!!! Definitely would do this again!!!
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Terrific trip!
Darren_P, Jul 2022
3 Island Adventure with stop at Tintamarre to swim with Turtles
The lunch was delicious! I enjoyed the friendliness of the crew throughout the day. The scenery was beautiful. What a great way to see St. Maarten/ St. Martin - from the water.
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What a crew!
Chris_S, Jul 2022
The Original Eco Tour Full-Day Around the Island of Sint Maarten
Too Rhum Punch - Coy, Shelly, and Fritz were all amazing. Even though the seas were choppy, coy was very accommodating and made the trip the best!
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The crew was great and...
Jaclyn_S, Jul 2022
3 Island Adventure with stop at Tintamarre to swim with Turtles
The crew was great and each stop was wonderful! Awesome experience! We went with two kids and everyone loved it!
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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
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Great time!
Alan_D, Jul 2022
3 Island Adventure with stop at Tintamarre to swim with Turtles
Rick and his crew were fantastic. The grilled lunch was delicious. We are going to be a repeat customer.
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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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