Welcome to Martinique

Volcanic in origin, Martinique is a mountainous stunner crowned by the still-smoldering Mont Pelée, which wiped out Martinique’s former capital of St-Pierre in 1902.Martinique offers a striking diversity of landscapes and atmospheres. While it suffers from uncontrolled urban sprawl in some places, particularly in and around the busy capital, Fort-de-France, life – and travel – becomes more sedate as one heads north... Read More

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$74.49 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Fort-de-France to Saint Pierre Sightseeing Tour with Food Tastings

Be surprised by the Trace Road, winding through the green heart of the island, and then by Saint-Pierre, the "Little Paris of the Antilles", the old capital in the shadow of the majestic Mount Pelée volcano. The fully-commented tour will take you to The Sacred Heart Church of Balata, the Alma River, the Gendarme Waterfall, and the ruins of Saint-Pierre. You will then make a stop where you will have a panoramic view on the Mount Péléea, then you will visit the Dépaz Distillery and finally stop at Carbet Beach. Swimming is possible in the waterfall and in the sea. The tour includes a tasting of salty and sweet delicacies along with drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). Enjoy local dishes like turmeric bread, avocado féroce, banana pastry, guava pastry, coconut pastry, banana wine, first communion hot chocolate and more! Discover the sights, sounds and flavors of the beautiful island of Martinique!For cruise passengers the departure will be close to the port.

$36 Shore Excursions

St Lucia Shore Excursion: Soufriere Tour

You will go through the city of Castries onto the West Coast Road via Morne Road where you will make the first stop at a popular view point. From there visitors often get a sense of why St Lucia is also called "Helen of the West Indies." A breathtaking view of Castries and its environs and the island of Martinique in the back drop is a spectacle on its own. From there you will travel over to beautiful Marigot Bay. The stop allows for a restroom break and also a chance to purchase souvenirs and trinkets from "Aunty Shirley," a well known local vendor. Moving on, you will make a quick stop in the Roseau Valley for an informative, hands-on explanation of St Lucia's number one export crop (bananas) after which you will head onward to Soufriere.When you get to Soufriere you will take the Tet Paul Nature Trail for a moderate hike lasting approximately 45 minutes. The community initiated project that is “Tet Paul Nature Trail” has become the place to visit once you are in the town of Soufriere. The guided tour ranges from easy to moderate and is one that can be enjoyed by couples, families and groups. There are breathtaking views all along the hike so don’t forget your camera!Next, you will take a tour of the Sulphur Springs and/or Mud bath for approximately 45 minutes. The Sulphur Springs is part of the story of the creation of the entire Caribbean basin, and although dormant is believed to be the hottest and most active geothermal area in the Lesser Antilles. The park is easily the most visited tourist attraction as it allows for people to literally drive up to the edge of the springs to view the many boiling mud pools. A few yards downstream from the springs is the mud bath area. The area hosts a hot water pool, sitting area, hot and cold water showers to rinse off and changing rooms.After the Sulphur Springs you will head to Diamond Falls and Botanical Gardens for approximately 45 minutes. Come visit the majestic Diamond Falls and walk through the natural lush gardens of this beautiful six acre property. Then you will visit Toraille Falls where you will have around 30 minutes to enjoy Toraille Falls as is meant to. A refreshing bath under the waterfall itself offers a therapeutic massage while taking pleasure in the lush greens and dazzling colors of tropical paradise. Changing rooms and facilities are offered as well.As an optional portion of the tour you can add the experience of the Morne Coubaril Ziplining. Ziplining is described as a transportation system cables and two points of different elevation. What it doesn’t say is how exhilarating and breathtaking the experience is. The birds-eye view of the historic town of Soufriere and the Caribbean Sea while zipping below the majestic Petit Piton is an unmatched spectacle.In between destinations visitors will be treated to refreshments and opportunities to take photos at different view points. And remember, the more questions the better!

$203.99 Water Sports

Martinique Day Trip from St Lucia

Start your day trip in Martinique early in the morning. If you’re staying at a hotel on the northern tip of St. Lucia, enjoy a personalized pickup. If not, meet your guides directly at the IGY Rodney Bay Marina. You’ll board a 60-foot (18-meter) motorized catamaran. Have your passport with you, which you’ll need for your power-shopping excursions. You’re also welcome to bring your own snorkeling gear, as only snorkeling masks will be provided.During the 90-minute ride north to Martinique, you’ll cross the St. Lucia Channel, where frolicking dolphins may greet and follow you. As you scan the water for sea turtles, don't be surprised if you witness some flying fish popping in and out of the water.When you arrive at Martinique, dive into shopping right away at the duty-free port! After about 30 minutes, board the catamaran and take a short ride to the dock at Fort-de-France.In Fort-de-France, where you’ll stay for a little under two hours, swipe that plastic over and over at the boutiques on Rue Victor Hugo and along Le Boulevard General de Gaulle. Alternatively, enjoy culinary aromas and pick up souvenirs at Le Grand Marché Couvert, the Covered Market. This large bazaar houses rows and rows of fragrant herbs and spices, delectable confectionary offerings, handmade wooden bowls, straw hats and Creole jewelry. After the flurry of shopping, stroll through the landscaped gardens in La Savane, Fort-de-France’s main park. Back on the catamaran, set those shopping bags down and rest your feet during the short ride to the nearby cove of Anse Noir, lined with coconut trees and golden sand. Swim or snorkel in the clear and warm water, or work on a tan from the boat. Feast on the barbeque lunch provided and enjoy complimentary drinks on the boat. You have about three hours to enjoy this postcard-perfect shoreline. After your idyllic afternoon, it’s time to head back to St. Lucia. Pull out the designer shades you just bought, sip complimentary Champagne, and bid farewell to the dolphins on your ride back to the Rodney Bay Marina.Sample Lunch: Barbeque chicken and fish Burgers, hotdogs and fries Salad Banana flambé with ice cream

$65 Tours & Sightseeing

St Lucia Soufriere Tour

You will go through the city of Castries onto the West Coast Road via Morne Road where you will make the first stop at a popular view point. From there visitors often get a sense of why St Lucia is also called "Helen of the West Indies." A breathtaking view of Castries and its environs and the island of Martinique in the back drop is a spectacle on its own. From there you will travel over to beautiful Marigot Bay. The stop allows for a restroom break and also a chance to purchase souvenirs and trinkets from "Aunty Shirley," a well known local vendor. Moving on, you will make a quick stop in the Roseau Valley for an informative, hands-on explanation of St Lucia's number one export crop (bananas) after which you will head onward to Soufriere.When you get to Soufriere you will take the Tet Paul Nature Trail for a moderate hike lasting approximately 45 minutes. The guided tour ranges from easy to moderate and is one that can be enjoyed by couples, families and groups. There are breathtaking views all along the hike so don’t forget your camera!Take a tour of the Sulphur Springs and/or Mud bath for approximately 45 minutes. The Sulphur Springs is part of the story of the creation of the entire Caribbean basin, and although dormant is believed to be the hottest and most active geothermal area in the Lesser Antilles. The park is easily the most visited tourist attraction as it allows for people to literally drive up to the edge of the springs to view the many boiling mud pools. A few yards downstream from the springs is the mud bath area. The area hosts a hot water pool, sitting area, hot and cold water showers to rinse off and changing rooms.Head to Diamond Falls and Botanical Gardens for approximately 45 minutes. Come visit the majestic Diamond Falls and walk through the natural lush gardens of this beautiful six acre property. Then you will visit Toraille Falls where you will have around 30 minutes to enjoy Toraille Falls as is meant to. A refreshing bath under the waterfall itself offers a therapeutic massage while taking pleasure in the lush greens and dazzling colors of tropical paradise. Changing rooms and facilities are offered as well.

$74.49 Cultural & Theme Tours

Authentic Tour of Southern Martinique

After meeting at approximately 9:00am for this 5-hour excursion, depart from the downtown of Fort-de-France, your cruise port, or your hotel.  First discover the downtown with its local markets, well known buildings and some other significant must-see spots. Then go to the southern part of the island to discover the "village de la poterie," which is a nice place with craftsmen and some shops.After that, head to the town called Les Anses d'Arlet to discover the Caribbean coastline of Martinique with beautiful beaches. This is a fishermen town with a nice church facing the beach. You can take a bath in a beautiful and quiet beach. MAsk and tuba will be at your disposal to admire fishes and turtles! Then you will discover the famous Diamond Rock which is a huge rock in the sea, close to a town called Le Diamant. You will also discover a memorial of slavery. After that, head to a rum distillery to taste different kinds of special and well known rum!Drinks are included. The tour allows a maximum of 8 passengers to ensure a personal and customized tour.

$35.37 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Martinique In-Home Culinary Experience

For lunch or for dinner you can book a seat to enjoy delicious dishes with someone that will talk about Martinique, give you good advice and have a nice moment of sharing. Michelle, a local to Martinique will welcome you to her home where a freshly prepared, local meal will be ready for you.You can choose the meals in advance - depending on availability of fresh products: Sample Entrees:Cod/vegetables/carrots or accras christophine Fish pieFish soupRoyal tropical salad (citrus, corn, avocado, boiled egg, pineapple, cabbage, etc, according to season) Sample Side Dishes:Broth of fishBlaff fishFish stewColombo porkFricassee of roosterAccompaniment: christophine gratin , gratin of yellow bananas , red beans, rice. Sample Desserts:Pumpkin pie (in season)Sweet potato cake (seasonal)Coconut Flan or pumpkin flanFresh fruitsIce cream Aperitifs:Homemade juices, Ti punch, RhumAll meals are served in a quiet, secure and enjoyable home.