North Atlantic tours
The North Atlantic Coast
Get to know the Caravelle peninsula with its exceptional nature reserve, created in 1976 and covering 387 hectars featuring a rich biodiversity. We’ll visit the ruins of the Château Dubuc, a 17th century plantation now a classified historical monument and also the old lighthouse, built in 1862, from where you’ll enjoy beautiful views of the peninsula and the south of the island. Follows a visit of the quaint Tartane fishing village and a possibility for some beach time.
After, we’ll head to the north and arrive in the town of Sainte-Marie. There we’ll head to the Ilet Sainte-Marie island connected to the mainland by a seasonal sandbank called a “tombolo” (accessible from January to April approximately). When the island is not accessible, we’ll visit instead the Morne des Esses wickerwork center, where the local artisans sustain the ancient Amerindian art of basket weaving. This is the only place on the island where the tradition is still kept alive. You can participate in a weaving workshop, check-out an exhibition and of course purchase wickerwork objects such as jewellery, decoration, baskets etc…
We’ll finish visit with the must-see site of Sainte-Marie, the Saint-James distillery, set in a beautiful creole villa. Visit the rum museum retracing the history of the brand and taste their top-notch rums.
Included in the tour: soft drinks (water, juice) and rum punch, transportation in a private mini-van with AC, entrance fees
Duration: Depending on our point of depart, half-day to full-day (8hrs).
Meet up and end location: Pick-up and drop-off from the cruise ship terminal or hotel/villa around Fort-de-France & Schoelcher. Other locations possible but extra fee may apply.
2-4 persons: 60€/72$ per person 5-8 persons: 55€/65$ per person
Minimum of 4 persons required for the tour to run. Private tour for your group only!
Discover two unique and historical distilleries and be immersed in the fascinating world of rum production in Martinique. Get to know the interesting story of the rums A1710, truly unique amongst the rums produced in Martinique and stroll in the beautiful estate of the Clément plantation.
This exclusive tour takes you to the town of Le François, in the Atlantic coast of the island, where you’ll enjoy a private visit of the charming Simon plantation learning about the rum-making process from A to Z. The history of the plantation and the main house, the distillation, aging and sugarcane production will hold no secrets to you after this visit!
The approximately 1,5-2h visit will conclude with a tasting of their excellent rums and a possibility to buy them. For the hard-core rum enthusiasts, it’s also possible to visit the Compagnie du Rhum showroom situated on the premises with their 1000 brands of rum from all over the world (Tuesdays to Fridays)!
After, we’ll hop back to the van and drive to the close-by Clément plantation. Meri will guide you through the large estate where you’ll see the old main house (classified as a historical monument), the distillery-museum, the botanical garden with contemporary sculptures, the aging rooms and the outlet offering tastings and selling the rums.
When: Monday to Friday and on demand, departure in the morning
Included in the tour: Guiding & transportation in a private mini-van with AC seating 8 persons, soft drinks (water, juice) and some snacks, entrance fees
Duration: Depending on point of departure, between approx. five (Fort-de-France area) and seven hours (south and north of the island)
Meet up and end location: Pick-up and drop-off from the cruise ship terminal or hotel/villa around Fort-de-France, Schoelcher or François . Other locations possible but extra fee may apply.
2-4 persons: 90€/110$ per person 5-8 persons: 100€/120$per person
Minimum 4 people required for the tour to run. Private tour for your group only!