St. Maarten Butterfly Farm Excursion Reviews

A St. Maarten butterfly farm tour will take you slightly off-the-beaten path in this busy tourist destination. During the tour, you'll learn about the island's native caterpillars and butterflies during a short excursion that will leave you with plenty of time to relax on the beach or head back to the ship early.
Interesting diversion for those who have seen most of the island before.
Sail Date: August 2017
Interesting diversion for those who have seen most of the island before.
Interesting diversion for those who have seen most of the island before. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
What can I say?
Sail Date: August 2017
What can I say? I love nature, so I loved this excursion. Great way to see the whole island. I bought the most incredible watercolor over in the village on the french side. Bus driver took us to airport beach and we were lucky to be ... Read More
What can I say? I love nature, so I loved this excursion. Great way to see the whole island. I bought the most incredible watercolor over in the village on the french side. Bus driver took us to airport beach and we were lucky to be there right when the huge KLM 747 was landing. YOWSA! I got some great pictures. WARNING: a lady died 3 weeks ago, blown away from the jet wash, she hit her head on the big rocks by the beach and died. You might want to stay in the bus, or prop up against the bus and keep you glasses on- lots of flying debris Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We had another early day as we selected the Butterfly Farm & Marigot as our shore excursion.
Sail Date: March 2017
We had another early day as we selected the Butterfly Farm & Marigot as our shore excursion. We were picked up at the port in a Mercedes touring bus which was made me breathe a sigh of relief after the previous day’s ground ... Read More
We had another early day as we selected the Butterfly Farm & Marigot as our shore excursion. We were picked up at the port in a Mercedes touring bus which was made me breathe a sigh of relief after the previous day’s ground transportation. The butterfly farm was delightful and the kids loved it, the butterflies, the little turtle they found, and the birds. Yes we wore bug spray with deet at the recommendation of our pediatrician. Sorry for the butterflies, but Zika is a concern here and we were definitely inland surrounded by forest, bugs and birds. Marigot is the duty-free shopping center of St. Maarten’s French capital. We walked/strolled a bit, but mostly just picked out macaroons. I enjoyed seeing the French and Dutch sides. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Loved it, very relaxing and educational.
Sail Date: March 2017
Loved it, very relaxing and educational. Then some shopping at some local markets at another stop and back to the ship.
Loved it, very relaxing and educational. Then some shopping at some local markets at another stop and back to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The butterfly farm is really wonderful.
Sail Date: February 2017
The butterfly farm is really wonderful. So many butterflies and the guides were really knowledgeable.
The butterfly farm is really wonderful. So many butterflies and the guides were really knowledgeable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
good value$39 coach bus comfortable took us to the french side our driver was informative about the ...
Sail Date: February 2017
good value$39 coach bus comfortable took us to the french side our driver was informative about the island and very entertaining hope you get sweet" T" we visited the butterfly farm where Peter talked about the butterflies and ... Read More
good value$39 coach bus comfortable took us to the french side our driver was informative about the island and very entertaining hope you get sweet" T" we visited the butterfly farm where Peter talked about the butterflies and caterpillrs we were told if abutterfluylands on you 24 hours of good luck one landed on my nose guess i get 48 hours of good luck because of a "nose landing we get back to dutch side were you can chose to be dropped off to the downtown area or back to dock Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
It may only be worth a one time visit, but my fellow companions and I found the Butterfly Farm to ...
Sail Date: January 2017
It may only be worth a one time visit, but my fellow companions and I found the Butterfly Farm to be very interesting, and we felt good helping to support a worthwhile cause at the same time.
It may only be worth a one time visit, but my fellow companions and I found the Butterfly Farm to be very interesting, and we felt good helping to support a worthwhile cause at the same time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Best part of the excursion, Entertaining and informative.
Sail Date: January 2017
Best part of the excursion, Entertaining and informative. The rest of the tour was not worth the money. Car dealerships pointed out, bars indicated; nothing about the country.
Best part of the excursion, Entertaining and informative. The rest of the tour was not worth the money. Car dealerships pointed out, bars indicated; nothing about the country. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We enjoyed the Butterfly farm and our visit to Marigot.
Sail Date: December 2016
We enjoyed the Butterfly farm and our visit to Marigot. Great French pastries at Sarafina's. We took excursion SM02a and tour guide and drive "T" was excellent.
We enjoyed the Butterfly farm and our visit to Marigot. Great French pastries at Sarafina's. We took excursion SM02a and tour guide and drive "T" was excellent. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Butterfly farm was great.
Sail Date: December 2016
Butterfly farm was great. The rest was just a narrated drive around the island. Very average.
Butterfly farm was great. The rest was just a narrated drive around the island. Very average. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Park is not well maintained and butterflies were all killed off in last hurricane.
Sail Date: November 2016
Park is not well maintained and butterflies were all killed off in last hurricane. Do not waste your money here.
Park is not well maintained and butterflies were all killed off in last hurricane. Do not waste your money here. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
A fun experience with a load of information.
Sail Date: November 2016
A fun experience with a load of information. Also was able to shop a little at Marigot.
A fun experience with a load of information. Also was able to shop a little at Marigot. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
All three excursions were combined along with Orient Beach for a break.
Sail Date: August 2016
All three excursions were combined along with Orient Beach for a break. The operator was one of the funniest guys on the entire trip. Very good.
All three excursions were combined along with Orient Beach for a break. The operator was one of the funniest guys on the entire trip. Very good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
nice trip around the island afterwards.
Sail Date: August 2016
nice trip around the island afterwards.
nice trip around the island afterwards. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Liked the farm but traffic was bad coming and going.
Sail Date: May 2016
Liked the farm but traffic was bad coming and going.
Liked the farm but traffic was bad coming and going. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
This is a pleasant place to visit for an hour.
Sail Date: January 2016
This is a pleasant place to visit for an hour. Worth going to. $15 per person.
This is a pleasant place to visit for an hour. Worth going to. $15 per person. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was my 2nd time to the Butterfly farm.
Sail Date: November 2015
This was my 2nd time to the Butterfly farm. It is excellent. It is a very worthwhile experience.
This was my 2nd time to the Butterfly farm. It is excellent. It is a very worthwhile experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very hot but Dennis was great.
Sail Date: September 2015
Very hot but Dennis was great. He helped with our wheelchair and kept us well-informed of where to go and what to do.
Very hot but Dennis was great. He helped with our wheelchair and kept us well-informed of where to go and what to do. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The tour went later in the day than we would have liked so we started by touring a very deserted ...
Sail Date: June 2015
The tour went later in the day than we would have liked so we started by touring a very deserted Philipsburg for an hour, then returning to the ship for our tour pick-up. The bus driver told us about the island as we went. On arrival at ... Read More
The tour went later in the day than we would have liked so we started by touring a very deserted Philipsburg for an hour, then returning to the ship for our tour pick-up. The bus driver told us about the island as we went. On arrival at the farm the owner came out to the bus and escorted us in then told us how the farm came about and introduced us to a few of the butterflies. He is a very British, very funny and extremely passionate about what he is doing here. The gardens are small but beautiful, and the butterflies are gorgeous. We then continued to Marigot and were given an hour to tour the market. We stopped for a Coconut water and at a French Bakery which has the most extraordinary Croissants. Back on the bus we waited twenty minutes for a group who never returned and then finished our tour of the island on the way back to the ship. Traffic was very bad and we got back almost an hour later than scheduled. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Loved learning more about butterflies.
Sail Date: May 2015
Loved learning more about butterflies. Owner obviously proud. Hummingbirds flying around a sugar feeder. Nice break from sightseeing. Purchased some nice souvenirs for home.
Loved learning more about butterflies. Owner obviously proud. Hummingbirds flying around a sugar feeder. Nice break from sightseeing. Purchased some nice souvenirs for home. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Excellent.
Sail Date: May 2015
Excellent. Great tour and Danny our driver was hilarious. Also went to the beach on the way back to the ship. We then took a water taxi to the ship. The owner of the farm was very informative. Traffic is terrible on the ... Read More
Excellent. Great tour and Danny our driver was hilarious. Also went to the beach on the way back to the ship. We then took a water taxi to the ship. The owner of the farm was very informative. Traffic is terrible on the island…..leave plenty of time to get back to the ship on time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This is my sixth time at St.
Sail Date: April 2015
This is my sixth time at St. Maarten. I’ve been to Maho Beach to watch the planes land twice. I’ve been to Orient Beach twice. I is time to do something different. So I decide to mix it up and take a tour to the butterfly farm. I ... Read More
This is my sixth time at St. Maarten. I’ve been to Maho Beach to watch the planes land twice. I’ve been to Orient Beach twice. I is time to do something different. So I decide to mix it up and take a tour to the butterfly farm. I take over 200 photographs of the butterflies. The ones not moving are easy. I tried taking photos of the butterflies in flight. Unfortunately the camera cannot focus that quickly, so that didn’t work out too well. But I did take a few short videos that turned out nicely. The stop in Marigot (the French capital) was a shopping stop. Spending more time in the heat and humidity was not something I was looking forward to. I just went to flea market. No, I was not in the market for a flea. I bought a couple of Caribbean shirts for $20 and a bottle of water for $1.50 and headed for the air conditioned bus. The rest did me some good, as I felt good when I got out of the bus at the last stop for a photo opt. Nothing really interesting, but the view is great if you want to build a house there (prices start at $200,000). See my full review for the photographs Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Excellent little excursion.
Sail Date: April 2015
Excellent little excursion. Willie the farm owner is so funny and entertaining. The bus was comfortable and staff were great and experienced. We had a great time!
Excellent little excursion. Willie the farm owner is so funny and entertaining. The bus was comfortable and staff were great and experienced. We had a great time! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises