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South Island Tour

Skip the crowded tourist places to explore the authentic Martinique! On this 5-hour, small group tour you will visit 6 different unique sites on the island's southern tip including a pottery village, distillery and the impressive Diamond Rock.

South Island Tour

No crowded buses or long lines for you to endure on this tour, enjoy the exclusive small group size of no more than eighteen guests in your transportation! Offering a contrasting diversity of landscapes and atmospheres, Martinique is both cosmopolitan and sophisticated. Boasting exquisite beaches, nature hiking, rich culinary experiences and an array of activities, this island is full of rich cultural life.

Enjoy a scenic, comfortable ride through the beautiful Martinique countryside as you make your way to Les Trois Ilets, a popular pottery village located on a former Jesuit monastery. Take a few minutes to watch the artists form and paint their wares then pick your favorite piece to take home. Discover other local products such as handmade soap manufactured from local fruits and plants as well as local spices, liquers and French pastry.

Continue to Les Anses d'Arlet cove where you can swim, snorkel or just lay on the fine, white sand and soak in the sun. While at the beach you can also examine the renovated bell tower at the oceanside church.

From there you will travel to a viewing point for observing Diamond Rock, a 176-meter-high volcanic islet that earns its name due to the way the sunlight makes it look like a precious stone. Be sure to have your camera available!

At Cap 110 you will see a 15-bust memorial that represents the slave trade between the Americas, Europe and Africa. Make a courtesy rest stop in a local market where you can try local fruits, spices and other exotic flavors.

No visit to Martinique would be complete without a sampling of its famous rum, and you will have your chance at Trois Rivieres Distillery. This decades-old rum producer is well known for its popular white and aged vintage rums. Savor the taste and warmth of the rum as its glides smoothly down then pick up a bottle - or two or three - before your return ride back to the port.

This tour is the perfect introduction to the art, history, beauty and culture of Martinique and an ideal excursion for those guests with any walking difficulties. What are you waiting for? Reserve your spot today!

Please Note: The local market is closed on Mondays and the Rum Distillery is closed on Sundays. Please be advised that USD is not accepted everywhere as the local currency used is Euros. Restrooms are available, however as these are self cleaning restrooms, you have to pay 0.2 Euros (not included).

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Tour Type
Group
 
Group Size
Small
 
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Scenic
 
Tour Duration
5 Hours
 
Activity Level
Easy
 
Tour Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
 
Food/Beverage Provided
Beverages
 
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable, smart and casual weather appropriate clothing over a swimsuit and walking shoes.
 
Restrictions
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair as long as guests have mobility to get in and out of the wheelchair.
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About Shore Excursions Group
ABOUT US
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

Our People
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.

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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.