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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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Amazing Excursion
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.
Maria_B, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Grand Case

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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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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
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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
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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.
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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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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.
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Snorkeling beach tour.
Michael_Z, Mar 2022
Full Day Snorkeling, Beach and Island Hopping Excursion/Tour
Mike & Chris were great tour guides. It was a small group and the crew made it really fun! Food was very good.. Would recommend for a fun day.
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Change can be good
Roger_B, Apr 2022
The Original Eco Tour Full-Day Around the Island of Sint Maarten
When we arrived we were told that due to weather conditions that our route couldn't be done. However we were all given a chance to not go but the captain gave us an option of something different and he sure delivered. My family and I had an amazing time onboard with a fabulous crew. There was the famous Rum punch, snacks, food and desert. The captain's knowledge of the area great and he delivered the top snorkeling spots for us. Thanks to all involved!
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Wonderful tour
Denise_L, Apr 2022
3 Island Adventure with stop at Tintamarre to swim with Turtles
Being an older person I had reservations at first about this tour, but she staff were friendly and helpful. It was a wonderful experience and I recommend it for everyone regardless of age. Amazing bar service and food was delicious.
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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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Must do!
Madison_M, Apr 2022
3 Island Adventure with stop at Tintamarre to swim with Turtles
Most amazing experience!! Had a special diet request that was accommodated above and beyond! Snorkeled with turtles! Tour guides were amazing and knowledgeable!
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AMAZING CATAMARAN & WONDERFUL CREW!
Veronia_G, Apr 2022
The Original Eco Tour Full-Day Around the Island of Sint Maarten
Amazing Crew! Jamale, Joy and Mario went above and beyond to accommodate our group! They were friendly and funny. The food was great too, they served ribs, chicken, potato salad, salad, bread, cheese and unlimited drinks. They also had tuna sandwiches and cold cut sandwiches for snacks. The boat stopped at 2 locations for snorkeling and they were both pretty nice. I loved the trip and it was worth the price!

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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