Discover the world of animals at St Maarten Park and capture the surrounding beauty of the island.
Setting off from the port, you’ll enjoy a scenic drive taking in the scenery surrounding Philipsburg. Your knowledgeable guide will enlighten you with interesting details of its eco-system.
You’ll then head to St Maarten Park, a small zoo and home to an amazing array of parrots, over 70 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians all housed in a tropical, garden setting. From the Jamaican Fruit Bats to a variety of monkeys, great care is given to these special animals which are part of a conservation project especially for Caribbean and South American species. During your visit you’ll be offered a refreshing drink.
Afterwards, you’ll continue through the mountainous Middle Region. Along this picturesque coastal road, you can view Tintemarre and the many smaller islets dotted in the Caribbean Sea. Skirt the eastern shore before heading back towards Great Bay. From the vantage point at the top of Orient Hill, the islands of Saba, Statia, St Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla are all visible. Enjoy a brief photo stop before heading back to Philipsburg.
This excursion will operate by bus and on foot. Passengers are requested not to use a flash when photographing animals. Please note that the animals at St Maarten Park do not all roam freely, they are all part of an ongoing conservation programme, but are housed and caged. Comfortable, flat, walking shoes are recommended.