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Art Tour: Visit the Artists of St Maarten and St Martin

The St Martin Art Tour departs at 9 am from Philipsburg, close to the cruise ship terminal. The tour takes 4 hours and will go around the entire island passing through both the French and Dutch side of St Maarten/ St Martin while visiting 4 renowned local artists at their gallery or studio.

The various backgrounds of the artists have created a wonderful palette of styles and techniques which can be enjoyed during the St Martin Art Tour. The art works depict St Martin’s nature, culture and people in vibrant colors. Take an original or reproduction home for a slice of St Martin to brighten up any room!

During the tour your driver-guide will tell you about St Martin's history. Guests get to choose - in advance - from 8 artists, see the ‘Activity Details’ section.

per adult from

$103

AUD

Duration

4 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Iced tea, coffee, and cake
    • Local guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Pickup from Philipsburg and Oyster Pond
    • Snacks
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Seagrape Tours, Philipsburg 97150 St Martin / St Maarten

    The Art Tour starts at Dock Maarten in Philipsburg. For exact location see confirmation details.

    *FAQ from cruise ship guests:

    - My ship arrives later than 8.30 am, can I do a tour with you?
    > Yes, we can adjust the starting time of the tour. Pls let us know your ship and time.

    - Will I make it in time to your meeting point?
    > If your ship is docking half an hour prior to our starting time, then you will make it to our meeting point at Dock Maarten. Don’t worry if you're delayed up to 30mins, we know the ship’s in port, you’ve paid for your tour, so we wait till you get to our meeting point.

    - Will the tour be back in time for my cruise ship?
    > We have returned 100% of our cruise ship guests back to the ship on time.


    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: The Art Box Gallery, Welfare Rd 89 Cole Bay/simpson Bay Sint Maarten, Philipsburg St Martin / St Maarten

    Zdenka – Originally from Croatia this powerful woman who sailed across the Atlantic in 1995, designs and handcrafts fine jewelry on St Maarten. The pieces are in silver and gold, with gems and freshwater or South Sea pearls. Each piece is unique and easy to wear.

    Zdenka runs The Art Box Gallery and next to her own work she displays the fine arts and crafts of more than a dozen other St Maarten and Caribbean artists.

    Zdenka is one of the 8 artists we might pay a visit during the art tour, we visit a maximum of 4 artists per tour.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Roland Richardson Art Gallery, #6 Rue de la Republique, Marigot 97150 St Martin / St Maarten

    Sir Roland Richardson – Impressionist with oils and also creates detailed engravings. You will both admire his paintings of St Martin's national tree the red flowering Flamboyant, as well as this artist's flamboyant character. Roland Richardson's Art Gallery is not open on Sundays and the master himself can only be met on Thursdays.

    Roland is one of the 8 artists we might pay a visit during the art tour, we visit a maximum of 4 artists per tour.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Minguet Art Gallery, Rambaud Hill St Martin / St Maarten

    Alexandre Minguet - The vibrant watercolor paintings and handmade lithographs of the late Alexandre Minguet are shown in his former studio, by his daughter Catherine.

    This is one of the 8 artists we might pay a visit during the art tour, we visit a maximum of 4 artists per tour.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Silk Cotton Grove & Art Gallery, rue de la Batterie Friar's Bay, 97150 St Martin / St Maarten

    Dame Ruby Bute - Born in the Dutch Caribbean and a wonderful story teller, poet and painter. Her colourful paintings depict life on St Martin as she remembers it from when she was small. Ruby Bute is always happy to share the story behind whichever painting you prefer, in the art gallery next to her home.

    We try and visit Ruby during each Art Tour, she's a favourite!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Orient Bay, Orient Bay, Saint-Martin, St Martin / St Maarten

    Francis Eck - Bright and abstract oils of Caribbean seascapes as well as snowscapes, since this French artist grew up in the Alsace. All his works are made with palette knives. The exposition is at his home where you can also have a peek into his studio.

    This is one of the 8 artists we might pay a visit during the art tour, we visit a maximum of 4 artists per tour.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Tropismes Gallery, 107, Blvd de Grand-Case, Grand Case 97150 St Martin / St Maarten

    Antoine Chapon – Light and airy watercolors of St Martin seascapes in different hues of blue are Antoine Chapon’s trademark. Antoine was born in France in 1952 and sailed to St Martin in 1981, he’s lived at the foot of the hills in Colombier and now creates his wonderful works at his home in the bay of the French Cul de Sac. During the tour we’ll meet Antoine in Grand Case, at Art Gallery Tropismes.

    This Art Gallery also displays the vibrant minimalistic depiction of Creole houses by Paul Elliott Thuleau.

    This is one of the 8 artists we might pay a visit during the art tour, we visit a maximum of 4 artists per tour.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    1: Dock Maarten, Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
    2: Holland House, 43 Voorstraat, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
    3: Vicky's Keys, The Keys Rd 8, Lane 3, Sucker Garden, Upper Prince's Quarter, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
    4: Oyster Bay Beach Resort, #10 Emerald Merit Rd, Sint Maarten
    5: Sea Palace Resort, 147 Voorstraat, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
    6: Divi Little Bay Beach Resort, 15 Longwall Rd., Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
    7: Belair Beach Hotel, Octavius L. Richardson Road, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
    Traveler pickup is offered
    For cruise ship guests (10 minute walk): When coming out of the main exit of the cruise ship terminal area, turn left onto the main road towards Philipsburg. After a 5 minute walk you'll see Dock Maarten on your left hand side. Look for 'Johnny's Scooter Rental' on top a small yellow building, your guide will be waiting for you on the parking lot in a white Silver Hyundai Van or black Honda Pilot. For guests staying in hotel in Philipsburg or Oyster Pond: pick up will be from the front desk area, 20 minutes prior to starting time of the tour. By Local Bus: when staying at a resort in Pelican Key, Simpson Bay, or Maho, you can use the local bus service to get to Philipsburg. They're mini buses which travel the main road around the island. They say 'Bus' on the license plate and 'Philipsburg' behind the windscreen. Just stick up your hand and they'll stop, then tell them you want to get off at Beach Plaza Casino. The buses will pass appr every 5 minutes, and it'll cost about $2 a person. LET ME KNOW IF YOU CHOOSE THIS OPTION, so we know to pick you up 20 minutes prior to the starting time of the tour at Beach Plaza Casino. By Taxi or Car: Follow the signs to Philipsburg and the Cruise Ship Terminal in Point Blanche. Dock Maarten will be on your right hand side when you've passed Philipsburg, the Sol gas station and Bobby's Marina. Dock Maarten has a large yellow building with green hatches and a white roof which houses popular restaurant Chesterfield's. Parking is $1 an hour.Ports
    • Philipsburg Cruise Terminal (At parking lot Dock Maarten 10 minute walk toward Philipsburg)
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time, and reboarding time
    • For hotel guests: please be aware the tour starts in Philipsburg. If not staying in a resort in Philipsburg or Oyster Pond, arrange for transport to the starting point.
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by Seagrape Tours

Activity ID: V-8154P5

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