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Martinique Shore Excursion - Unmissable Martinique North tour provided by Beyond The Beach

Martinique Shore Excursion - Unmissable Martinique North tour

Martinique Shore Excursion - Unmissable Martinique North tour
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Tour snapshot
Maximize limited time in Martinique on a shore excursion
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
18
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    18
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
If you’ve only got limited time in Martinique, make sure you make the most of it on a shore excursion that transports you between dispersed sights with ease. Rather than dealing with the stress of hiring a car and navigating unfamiliar roads, you can sit back, relax, and visit top sights such as a rum distillery and black-sand beach.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Highlights
  • A great introduction to the island for first-time visitors
  • Letting someone else drive allows you to focus on the scenery
  • Port pickup and drop-off mean you don't need to find a meeting point
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • A great introduction to the island for first-time visitors
  • Letting someone else drive allows you to focus on the scenery
  • Port pickup and drop-off mean you don't need to find a meeting point
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 30485P28
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or small bus
  • Small-group tour (maximum 18 persons)
  • Driver/guide
  • Beverages (specific local drinks to taste- alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages)
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off only in the towns of Fort-de-France and Schoelcher
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Cruise Terminal, Fort-de-France 97200, Martinique We meet all our customers at the cruise port exit with a sign with their name on it.
  • Ports:
  • pointe Simon, Fort de France
  • Tourelles, Fort de France
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code: bring your swimsuit if you want to enjoy a bath on a beach with black sand
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or small bus
  • Small-group tour (maximum 18 persons)
  • Driver/guide
  • Beverages (specific local drinks to taste- alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages)
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off only in the towns of Fort-de-France and Schoelcher
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Cruise Terminal, Fort-de-France 97200, Martinique We meet all our customers at the cruise port exit with a sign with their name on it.
  • Ports:
  • pointe Simon, Fort de France
  • Tourelles, Fort de France
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code: bring your swimsuit if you want to enjoy a bath on a beach with black sand
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Cruise Terminal
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Distillerie Neisson
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Le Carbet
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Saint-Pierre
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Fonds Saint Denis
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Balata Cathedral (Sacre-Coeur de Balata)
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
18 reviews
Excellent
10
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peter w
St. Croix133 contributions
We booked this tour and got good information the booking proces was easy and we got updates so you feel really welcome.
Our guide Lisa was very informative and showed us the highlights
Balata was nice, but st pierre was a real highlight.
The visit at depaz was a welcome break stunning views in the open and a little walk around the premises
Drinks and self-baked cake at the beach was good.

We got a good view of the north of martinique

Thanks to lisa and beyond the beach for a wonderful day in “the eurpoe of the tropics”
Written 19 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tourist
Dallas, TX2 contributions
Dec 2019
A fantastic green island tour with a new female guide who shows everything. Well organised tour. Be advised...first go to the north and the beach at the end.
The tour gives a good impression of the north side. The stop at the black beach is only 30 min so to short to change cloths and swim. On time back at the cruise port!
Written 5 January 2020
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MarruA
Helsinki, Finland78 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
I was lucky to attend the half day tour to the northern parts of Martinique. I had sent message to Gobeyondbeach by FB Messenger, asling for any available tours for a solo traveller, and Leslie kindly kept me on mind, and contacted me when she had a couple that was interested on the same trip too.

We had the pleasure of having lovely Maryam to drive us (very cafefully) around. She spoke fluent English and gave us loads of interesting information of the history, and she was able to answer all of our questions. Was a wonderful tour with breath taking views. She even took us to a second rhum distillery, since the first one was doing renovations and was not offering any tastings. Maryam took very good care of us, she had juice and water cooled for us, and the pace of doing things was very relaxed, and she listened to our wishes and made them true. The car was new and very comfortable, and all and all the tour was well worth the price. I can warmly recommend them, especially if you are not interested in driving yourself on the tiny, curvey roads of Martinique.
Written 8 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TeddyBTraveller
4,449 contributions
Feb 2020
Arrived by cruise ship in February. Driver/tour guide was over half an hour late. Kept us waiting in the rain at the pier. Did not get off to a good start. Kept being told that he's coming by other staff of the same tour company. Tour was okay, only 5 of us in a mini van. Difficult to hear if you're seated at the back. With such a small group, no flexibility in the itinerary. It was on a Saturday and the whole town was closed. These small islands complained cruise ships not bring them any benefit but yet all shops were closed. It's difficult to spend money to help boost the economy if you do not open for business! The weather was terrible and was raining on and off all day, heavy at times. Both the tour company and the tour is not recommended and in fact, you may skip this island.
Written 17 April 2020
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88leslief
Hello, I think that you made a mistake in your review... We never ever had 1 hour delay! We are always at the cruise port ready at least 30min in advance, so at 8:30am for regular departure at 9am. Be careful of local time and the hour on some cruise ships, not always the same! Moreover at the cruise port of Martinique there are tents, so impossible to wait under the rain! Concerning the itinerary, if it really was our tour, in respect to all the guests, we can't change the itinerary for just someone... concerning the stores in the downtown, they are open in the morning not in the afternoon on saturdays. Sorry, but we are not responsible for that! Also not responsible for the bad weather... if we can pay the sun to always shine during our tours we would do that...
Written 2 May 2020
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RockyMtnBlue
Colorado Springs, CO228 contributions
Jan 2020
we had to cancel and left our friends, very nervous first timers, who said everything was just right and they were thrilled.
Written 27 January 2020
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Stella N
Fort-de-France, Martinique6 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
We have a really pleasant time during this tour.Our guide Audeline was very lovely!We leave the pier at time with our small group .During the tour,you also have breaks and can get some juice , water or cake from the guide.We saw a lot of things and also learned a lot about the history of the island, funny facts , how people live, etc... It was very rewardind! We can definitely recommend this tour and this company!
Written 1 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your comment! We always try to give our best on the information and experience people will have and we are glad to see you appreciated Audeline! Have a wonderful day!
Written 16 April 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

luvintravelMerced
merced14 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
we were met at the pier, traveled on air conditioned small bus around north side of island. our guide was amazing,odelene. she gave us so much info on the island and was very interesting...plus rum and cake. a highlight was going to the rum factory tour at de paz and seeing the full process. was a comfortable and great tour, highly recommend it
Written 26 March 2019
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Thank you for your comment! Yes Aude-Line is a great tour guide, passioned about the island and we are happy to see you enjoyed the tour with her! Have a lovely day!
Written 1 April 2019
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mshetz
Harrisburg, PA17 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
This unforgettable 5 hour tour was a highlight of our cruise. Swimming at a black sand beach and waterfall, visiting a rum distillery, touring a city destroyed by a volcano, and driving through a rain forest were all part of this excursion. Our guide, Michael, was personable and knowledgeable. He not only explained the island's history, but also the uniqueness of Martinique today. Highly recommended for all visiting Martinique for the first time.
Written 10 January 2019
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Thank you Michael! Hope to see you again!
Written 21 January 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TQLAWillyThe2nd
Castro13 contributions
Mar 2020
We were on a cruise ship, with only 8 hours to spend on an excursion, and I was apprehensive about how well I could navigate without French or kreyol speaking skills. I investigated excursions listed on the tourist bureau website and logged into BtB. The site is easy to search, and I appreciate they had a section for Cruise Line Passengers. We chose the North Island Tour.

The tour lasts 4-5 hours by comfortable mini-bus. The windows allow for full views, seats are standard size. This particular tour leaves Fort-de-France heading north on tight windy roads into the rain forest, exiting at St. Pierre on the coast. The rest of the tour travels along the coastal road, closing the loop back at Fort-de-France.

Our guide narrated in English and French, although using the on-board PA system made his voice hard to understand. Stops were made at Catedral du Balata, Cascade Saut Gendarme, St. Pierre, Dupaz Rhum distillery and the black sand beach of Le Carbet. While at Le Carbet, we were treated to rum punch and butter pound cake - very delicious.

There are shortcomings to the tour. Be prepared for the curvy roads, especially if you get carsick. The amazing panorama of the rainforest is limited to 2 stops. At the Cascade, you must descend 25 feet on varied stone steps and cross a shallow stream - a challenging feat for older guests. St. Pierre requires some walking around preserved ruins, and there is no shade. The visit to Depaz is a nice break to the drive, but the tasting was inadequate. You might get a swallow of two liquors. The stop at Le Carbet takes advantage of a food truck serving pub food and beer - bring 20 euros or equivalent USD for a lunch. Swim wear is an option if you want to splash under the cascade and take advantage of the stop on the black sand beach (about 45 minutes total).

The tour provided a cursory view of the north part of Martinique, and I was happy to deboard. I estimated a 30% savings compared to the ship's tour package, plus I am certain our guide was local.
Written 23 March 2020
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88leslief
Thank you for your detailed review! It seems that you have appreciated a lot the tour with us! The 3stars is maybe under estimated or an error... According to your review it worth 5 stars! ahahah! Hope to see you again on a tour with us!
Written 27 March 2020
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HaniJ-111213
Millbrae, California26 contributions
Nov 2019
We were in a group of 6 in a mini van, and our guide (i believe his name was Edward), did an excellent job, informing us of all the important facts and history of the island. He did have a bit of heavy French accent, but he went out of his way to explain everything clearly. The only reservation i had about the tour is that the van used for our tour provided limited visibility from the narrow windows, and going in and out of the back row was a bit difficult.
Written 22 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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