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Art Tour: Visit the Artists of St Maarten and St Martin provided by Seagrape Tours

Art Tour: Visit the Artists of St Maarten and St Martin

Art Tour: Visit the Artists of St Maarten and St Martin
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The St Martin Art Tour departs at 9 am from Philipsburg, close to the cruise ship terminal. The tour takes 4 hours and will go around the entire island passing through both the French and Dutch side of St Maarten/ St Martin while visiting 4 renowned local artists at their gallery or studio. The various backgrounds of the artists have created a wonderful palette of styles and techniques which can be enjoyed during the St Martin Art Tour. The art works depict St Martin’s nature, culture and people in vibrant colors. Take an original or reproduction home for a slice of St Martin to brighten up any room! During the tour your driver-guide will tell you about St Martin's history. Guests get to choose - in advance - from 8 artists, see the ‘Activity Details’ section.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Dutch
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8154P5
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Iced tea, coffee, and cake
  • Local guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Pickup from Philipsburg and Oyster Pond
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If you chose pick up at your hotel in, and areas between, Philipsburg and Oysterpond (for example Divi, Belair, Oyster Bay, Holland House, Vicky's Keys, Alicia's Inn, Dawn Beach) then we'll meet you in front of the hotel at 9.00 am. For guests staying at other hotels, including cruise ship guests: there are 2 options. 1. we can pick you up for an additional fee per person, depending on the location of the hotel, please check with your activities desk to see if your hotel is listed as paid pick-up location. 2. We will pick you up at 9.00 am LOCAL TIME from the parking lot of Chesterfield's Restaurant, Dock Maarten, in Philipsburg. See confirmation email for route description. Parking is available at $1 per hour.
  • Dock Maarten, Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten Cruisers: Walk out of the cruise harbor, past the security boom, onto the main road and go left, towards Philipsburg. After a 5 min walk you'll see a yellow shack with a big smiley sign on top 'Johnny's Scooter Rental'. We'll be behind that shack, on the parking lot, in a Silver Van or black SUV.
  • Ports:
  • Philipsburg Cruise Terminal (At parking lot Dock Maarten 10 minute walk toward Philipsburg)
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time, and reboarding time
  • For hotel guests: please be aware the tour starts in Philipsburg. If not staying in a resort in Philipsburg or Oyster Pond, arrange for transport to the starting point.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Iced tea, coffee, and cake
  • Local guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Pickup from Philipsburg and Oyster Pond
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If you chose pick up at your hotel in, and areas between, Philipsburg and Oysterpond (for example Divi, Belair, Oyster Bay, Holland House, Vicky's Keys, Alicia's Inn, Dawn Beach) then we'll meet you in front of the hotel at 9.00 am. For guests staying at other hotels, including cruise ship guests: there are 2 options. 1. we can pick you up for an additional fee per person, depending on the location of the hotel, please check with your activities desk to see if your hotel is listed as paid pick-up location. 2. We will pick you up at 9.00 am LOCAL TIME from the parking lot of Chesterfield's Restaurant, Dock Maarten, in Philipsburg. See confirmation email for route description. Parking is available at $1 per hour.
  • Dock Maarten, Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten Cruisers: Walk out of the cruise harbor, past the security boom, onto the main road and go left, towards Philipsburg. After a 5 min walk you'll see a yellow shack with a big smiley sign on top 'Johnny's Scooter Rental'. We'll be behind that shack, on the parking lot, in a Silver Van or black SUV.
  • Ports:
  • Philipsburg Cruise Terminal (At parking lot Dock Maarten 10 minute walk toward Philipsburg)
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time, and reboarding time
  • For hotel guests: please be aware the tour starts in Philipsburg. If not staying in a resort in Philipsburg or Oyster Pond, arrange for transport to the starting point.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 13 Aug 2021
A note from Art Tour: Visit the Artists of St Maarten and St Martin
COVID-19 Update Your Comfort and Safety is important to us. Available during the tour: Face masks, Hand sanitizer, and Wipes. Maximum of 4 guests per mixed tour in 9-seater Van, or pick a Private Tour. Extra pre-tour airing of vehicle and sanitizing wipe down of all frequently touched surfaces.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Dock Maarten
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Roland Richardson Art Gallery
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Orient Bay
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Tropismes Gallery
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Yvonne S
3 contributions
Great and inspiring trip to local gallery's and meet the artists
Our tourguide Nascha took me, my sister and 10 year old daughter on a great trip to visit different gallery's and local artists on the island. She took all the time to let us ask questions and listen to the stories of the artists and let us experience a great variety of work. We went to the Minguet Art Gallery, Ruby Bute's gallery and saw the great aquarelles from Christiane Ladéon. All artists have their own style and quality and each of them were very friendly. Nascha is a very enthousiastic guide and at Ruby Bute's place we sat down for a while to enjoy tea and bananacake and listen to Ruby Bute's great stories. At the Minguet Art gallery the daughter of Alexandre Minguet (passed away in 1996) Catherine showed us his impressionistic work of beautiful islandviews and flowers but also a great variety of other artists which made it very inspiring to look around in the gallery. The final artist Christiane showed us how she works with aquarel in quite a different way than most people work with aquarel. Very bright colours and beautiful blendings. So thank you Nascha for this great tour...we could not leave without purchasing some art to keep the memory of this day even more alive.
Written 11 July 2021
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John N
2 contributions
Interesting visit to local artists
Mar 2020
We had a wonderful time with our guide David visiting 4 local artists. We had an opportunity to talk with the artists and enjoyed banana bread and lemon grass tea with Dame Ruby Bute. As we traveled around the island, David shared with us the history of the island and pointed out many points of interest. I would love to return and do his history tour. This tour was the highlight of our vacation.
Written 14 March 2020
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Donna R
16 contributions
Meet the real people of the island
Mar 2020 • Couples
If you haven’t had the pleasure of walking through Max’s gallery garden, perusing Zdenka’s pearl creations at the Art Box or having Dame Ruby Bute read you her poetry while you savour David’s own banana bread and lemongrass tea...you haven’t truly experienced this island’s gifts.
David is not only your guide to these amazing artists and others but an awesome historian who will tour you around the entire island in 3 hours and provide access to places you would never find on your own.
Written 7 March 2020
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Carol F
Clearwater, FL1 contribution
Enjoyable! Recommended
Oct 2019
We booked tour for our October cruise as we had been to St. Maarten/Martin on several occasions, and had seen much of both sides of island. We were looking for something a bit different an this was. We could not have visited the 4 widely spread out artists studios on our own. We particularly enjoyed Ruby Bute's gallery and bought several prints which now are on our wall. Also gallery and classroom of Tess Verheij. What was different in her studio was the adjacent "Waste Factory" where numerous items are crafted from waste materials. I bought several coin purses made of milk and juice cartons, very inventive. I was particularly interested as I have worked with some of the materials myself and learned some new uses for recyclable items like plastic bags, can rings, newspaper and the already mentioned containers.
We saw 2 other galleries as well. A very enjoyable day and saw much of the countryside as we went from to St Maarten to St Martin.

Right length of tour for us too, with a very friendly guide.
Written 24 December 2019
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Steven B
Vero Beach, FL44 contributions
A very personal experience
Oct 2019
We had a wonderful tour of four artists studios with David. He drove us over both the Dutch and French side of the island to make our visits, and gave us great history along the way. The artists were great, and we did end up buying some art, although there was no pressure to buy anything. We chose the the artists we wanted to see from a list of 8, and ended up with two French ex-pats, one Dutch and the wonderful local Dame Ruby Bute. Ruby has spent her lifetime on Sint Marteen and we sat and had a wonderful talk over iced lemon grass tea and banana bread. She loves people and has wonderful stories of the old days on the island. And her art is full of spirit. We highly recommend a tour with David.
Written 19 October 2019
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rdezayas
1 contribution
Great tour
Sep 2019
My husband and I had a great tour with David on October 2, 2019. He took the time to show us the island (very informative) and stopped at four local artists. I would never be able to find the artists without this tour. Two of the artists' studios were in their homes, so it have us the opportunity to speak to them while we browsed there gallery. (no pressure selling) Ruby (artist) was my favorite.
Written 8 October 2019
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Judy S
1 contribution
Wonderful tour!
Feb 2019 • Friends
Lucinda ("Cindy")was our tour guide. She was very well informed and absolutely delightful. We visited 4 artists' studios/shops. All were excellent and there was no pressure to buy anything. This was a vastly superior tour to any offered by our cruise ship - we had taken a similarly described tour a few years ago from the cruise ship but there were some 25 people on our bus so a lot of time was taken up by getting people on and off the bus.
Written 8 March 2019
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Marilyn540
Saint Louis, MO121 contributions
Another Great Day on a Seagrapes Tour
Jan 2019 • Couples
This was our second tour with David. Two years ago while on a cruise, we took the History Tour. We are so glad to see the island, as well as David’s business, recovering from the devastating hurricane. This time we were on Holland America’s Koningsdam. The pick up point is just a short walk from the pier. Another visitor and my husband and I were the only ones on the tour. It was very fun driving to the different studios/galleries of the artists, with David telling stories about the island and about the hurricane, and as the other reviewers have said, the lemongrass tea and banana bread were delicious. We had tea in the studio of Ruby Bute. What a delight! I highly recommend this tour. There is absolutely no problem getting back to the ship on time.
Written 20 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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