Martinique Island Tour Excursion Reviews

Lying in the Lesser Antilles between Dominica and St. Lucia, Martinique is a tropical paradise of dense rain forest, rolling savanna and stunning beaches. Its cultural heritage also boasts a unique and zesty blend of French, Caribbean, African and Middle Eastern influences, resulting in that spicy combination called Creole.
A very nice excursion showing us a diversity of sites
Sail Date: January 2019
A very nice excursion showing us a diversity of sites
A very nice excursion showing us a diversity of sites Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Excellent guide and tour.
Sail Date: December 2018
Excellent guide and tour. Little local treats at each stop. One of the best island excursions we have ever done.
Excellent guide and tour. Little local treats at each stop. One of the best island excursions we have ever done. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Guide was great xc lent.
Sail Date: November 2018
Guide was great xc lent. Was disappointed about the island - at least the side I saw. Quite run down, abandoned cars and trucks and houses everywhere. Didn’t see any nice malls or restaurants- now Hong to make me come back. Also port ... Read More
Guide was great xc lent. Was disappointed about the island - at least the side I saw. Quite run down, abandoned cars and trucks and houses everywhere. Didn’t see any nice malls or restaurants- now Hong to make me come back. Also port shopping are not too exciting and VERY expensive - euros Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Not a big fan of the cruise line tours.
Sail Date: April 2018
Not a big fan of the cruise line tours. Too many people on a slow moving bus. Beautiful island with visits to St. Pierre & the rain forest. I would recommend doing it with a local guide and a smaller group in order to have more time ... Read More
Not a big fan of the cruise line tours. Too many people on a slow moving bus. Beautiful island with visits to St. Pierre & the rain forest. I would recommend doing it with a local guide and a smaller group in order to have more time to see different things. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We found a taxi driver as we left the port area who offered a tour of the island at a reasonable ...
Sail Date: March 2018
We found a taxi driver as we left the port area who offered a tour of the island at a reasonable enough cost per person. We shared this with two others we'd befriended on the ship. We were taken to the church built like the Sacre ... Read More
We found a taxi driver as we left the port area who offered a tour of the island at a reasonable enough cost per person. We shared this with two others we'd befriended on the ship. We were taken to the church built like the Sacre Coeur in Paris, to the rainforest, to see the volcano, to a waterfall and returned along the coast. The driver spoke great English, was very knowledgeable and friendly. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We arranged a "North Island Tour" with Beyond the Beach.
Sail Date: March 2018
We arranged a "North Island Tour" with Beyond the Beach. Our tour guide Sebastian was absolutely fantastic! He was full of information, history, and passionate about this island. We did so much: Niesson Rum Distillery tour & ... Read More
We arranged a "North Island Tour" with Beyond the Beach. Our tour guide Sebastian was absolutely fantastic! He was full of information, history, and passionate about this island. We did so much: Niesson Rum Distillery tour & tasting, went for a dip at Carbet Beach, St. Pierre ruins, another dip at Gendarme Waterfalls, Alma River in the rainforest where we enjoyed a fresh coconut drink from a Rastafari guy, and finally the Balata church. A wonderful day! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We booked the Authentic Tour of Southern Martinique, through Viator, and the tour was conducted by ...
Sail Date: March 2018
We booked the Authentic Tour of Southern Martinique, through Viator, and the tour was conducted by Beyond The Beach. This tour was excellent: We explored Southern Martinique, visiting a shopping village, a beach, Le Diamant, a famous ... Read More
We booked the Authentic Tour of Southern Martinique, through Viator, and the tour was conducted by Beyond The Beach. This tour was excellent: We explored Southern Martinique, visiting a shopping village, a beach, Le Diamant, a famous slave memorial, a playground, and the Trois Rivieres rum distillery, with lots of beautiful scenery along the way, including driving through the town in which Empress Josephine de Beauharnais, the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, was born. Yes, all that within a day, and we got back to the ship well before it would set sail. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Beautiful island with great tour.
Sail Date: March 2018
Beautiful island with great tour. Could have included a stop for snack and/or shorter walk on your own with view or beach
Beautiful island with great tour. Could have included a stop for snack and/or shorter walk on your own with view or beach Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Best cruise line tour - excellent knowledgeable guide, fantastic island
Sail Date: March 2018
Best cruise line tour - excellent knowledgeable guide, fantastic island
Best cruise line tour - excellent knowledgeable guide, fantastic island Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Took a bus to Pointe Marin Beach approximately 1 hr south of the cruise terminal.
Sail Date: March 2018
Took a bus to Pointe Marin Beach approximately 1 hr south of the cruise terminal. Stayed at the beach approx 3 hrs. Nice experience. Beautiful beach.
Took a bus to Pointe Marin Beach approximately 1 hr south of the cruise terminal. Stayed at the beach approx 3 hrs. Nice experience. Beautiful beach. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
Took bus to see St.
Sail Date: January 2018
Took bus to see St. Pierre and ruins from Mount Pelee, the DePaz distillerty, the Balata Garden, and other views. We were disappointed in the presentation about the Mount Pelee eruption: we had to just read our way through a poorly-lit ... Read More
Took bus to see St. Pierre and ruins from Mount Pelee, the DePaz distillerty, the Balata Garden, and other views. We were disappointed in the presentation about the Mount Pelee eruption: we had to just read our way through a poorly-lit interpretive center to learn about it in any detail. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Catamaran sailed to a beach where we could go below deck and see the sea turtles.
Sail Date: December 2017
Catamaran sailed to a beach where we could go below deck and see the sea turtles. Very friendly informative people on the excursion, but not worth the money.
Catamaran sailed to a beach where we could go below deck and see the sea turtles. Very friendly informative people on the excursion, but not worth the money. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Bus tour with panamoric view alot of bannas sugar cane and nice beach break with bar/restaurant
Sail Date: December 2017
Bus tour with panamoric view alot of bannas sugar cane and nice beach break with bar/restaurant
Bus tour with panamoric view alot of bannas sugar cane and nice beach break with bar/restaurant Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We spent a lot on time on the bus only made two stops, at the church and then a fort.
Sail Date: December 2017
We spent a lot on time on the bus only made two stops, at the church and then a fort. I would take the tour that goes to the garden and rum distillery if I could do it over.
We spent a lot on time on the bus only made two stops, at the church and then a fort. I would take the tour that goes to the garden and rum distillery if I could do it over. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
'Panorama tour', excellent lady guide.
Sail Date: December 2017
'Panorama tour', excellent lady guide.
'Panorama tour', excellent lady guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Rented a taxi van with an extremely friendly and knowledgeable driver, Michelle (Mike).
Sail Date: December 2017
Rented a taxi van with an extremely friendly and knowledgeable driver, Michelle (Mike). It was a 5-hour comprehensive tour (including a short stop at his own home). We drove the northerly big loop road through the rain forest, a brief stop ... Read More
Rented a taxi van with an extremely friendly and knowledgeable driver, Michelle (Mike). It was a 5-hour comprehensive tour (including a short stop at his own home). We drove the northerly big loop road through the rain forest, a brief stop at Jardin de Balata (as it was very crowded), and a longer stop at Fontaine Didier (Waterfall), beautiful! Then we went on an extension trip up to a very steep, stepped and very soggy hiking trail up Mount Pelée (we hiked up a short way into the thick fog before giving up - encountered other cruise members coming back down who claimed to have made it the 5 miles to the top and back - yeah, sure!) Then to Saint Pierre with a short stop at the smaller volcano museum and views of the ruins. Then a return drive down the coast road at sunset. With narratives about how life is on the island (jobs, economy, real estate, politics), and as a French citizen. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Had a nice time.
Sail Date: December 2017
Had a nice time. Cathedral, Rum Distillery & Historic Capital Tour, good value for cost.
Had a nice time. Cathedral, Rum Distillery & Historic Capital Tour, good value for cost. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We booked an independent tour with Benjamin Transports.
Sail Date: December 2017
We booked an independent tour with Benjamin Transports. Benjamin is a native who speaks French with a little English and we speak almost no French, but we were able to communicate fairly well. He took us to see Fort de France, Balatia ... Read More
We booked an independent tour with Benjamin Transports. Benjamin is a native who speaks French with a little English and we speak almost no French, but we were able to communicate fairly well. He took us to see Fort de France, Balatia church, and the mountain forested on the way to St. Pierre and back along the coast. He is a very good guide and we were able to see many of the tourist attractions on this island in just a little under 6 hours. Again we did very little walking. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Windstar Cruises
We took an island tour and beach break.
Sail Date: November 2017
We took an island tour and beach break. The island tour was pretty good but our major complaint was NO bathroom breaks at all between the port and then the beach break. When we finally got to the beach it was not "the best beach on ... Read More
We took an island tour and beach break. The island tour was pretty good but our major complaint was NO bathroom breaks at all between the port and then the beach break. When we finally got to the beach it was not "the best beach on the island" at all. It was a small little beach and NO public bathroom facilities. The only bathroom was with a restaurant that you had to purchase something in order to use their facilities! The tour itself was informative and the island is very pretty but the beach "break" was not great. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great overview of the island.
Sail Date: November 2017
Great overview of the island.
Great overview of the island. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Bus tour of the rain forest, volcanoes and small towns along the shore.
Sail Date: November 2017
Bus tour of the rain forest, volcanoes and small towns along the shore. Beautiful island - worth the price.
Bus tour of the rain forest, volcanoes and small towns along the shore. Beautiful island - worth the price. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Good.
Sail Date: October 2017
Good. More information and longer stay time in St. Pierre would have been nice. A little rushed.
Good. More information and longer stay time in St. Pierre would have been nice. A little rushed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This tour was unexpected and unplanned since our ship actually made a detour to Fort De France ...
Sail Date: May 2017
This tour was unexpected and unplanned since our ship actually made a detour to Fort De France instead of St. Lucia. We contacted Christelle upon leaving San Juan on Saturday she responded quickly to confirm. This tour could not have been ... Read More
This tour was unexpected and unplanned since our ship actually made a detour to Fort De France instead of St. Lucia. We contacted Christelle upon leaving San Juan on Saturday she responded quickly to confirm. This tour could not have been better, we toured, we ate, we drank wines and rums, we spoke of history and culture - overall one of the best days I can remember - Martinique is probably the most beautiful island I have ever seen with its mixture small villages and sprawling downtown area so very clean. Christelle is an excellent host with so much information packed into a four hour tour. Even the beach she includes with her tour is steeped in history. Christelle is a delight to interact with and her tour is amazing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great way to see the island.
Sail Date: April 2017
Great way to see the island. Our tour guide was not understandable which is bad for a tour of English speaking people
Great way to see the island. Our tour guide was not understandable which is bad for a tour of English speaking people Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The tour was good; the guide Odile was excellent.
Sail Date: March 2017
The tour was good; the guide Odile was excellent. The tour ran an hour overtime due to late guests and traffic. The drive is beautiful and the rain forest interesting. Would find a smaller bus if I wanted this tour again.
The tour was good; the guide Odile was excellent. The tour ran an hour overtime due to late guests and traffic. The drive is beautiful and the rain forest interesting. Would find a smaller bus if I wanted this tour again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line