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Authentic Tour of Southern Martinique
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Authentic Tour of Southern Martinique

By Beyond The Beach
Combine southern Martinique's top cultural attractions in a single, efficient tour with round-trip transportation included from Fort-de-France. Listen while your guide shares info about Martinique’s geography and culture, and see it for yourself with stops at Diamond Rock, a local distillery, and an artisan pottery studio. Hotel pickup and drop-off makes this tour a convenient, stress-free experience.
from
$68.75
per adult
from
$68.75
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-99, max of 18 per group
Duration:
5h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English, French

Highlights
  • All transportation included so passengers can focus on the scenery
  • Comprehensive overview of Martinique culture through several stops
  • Learn more about the island from your local guide
  • Rum tastings at a local distillery and all entrance fees included

  • Beverages
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only - in Fort-de-France and Schoelcher without extra cost)
  • Port pick-up and drop-off
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (with an extra cost if you are not in Fort de France or Schoelcher)

Be ready for convenient pickup at your hotel or at the cruise terminal in Fort-de-France. Climb into your tour vehicle and take off on a half-day tour of southern Martinique's cultural highlights, starting with a brief sightseeing spin through Fort-de-France. Enjoy the scenery from the window of the tour vehicle as your guide does the driving. Once you arrive at the island's southern shores, visit a local pottery studio to see artisans in action and pick up local souvenirs. Learn about the tradition of pottery-making in Martinique from your guide before moving on to Les Anses d'Arlet to see the Caribbean coastline, where you can go swimming and snorkeling. Diamond Rock is next, one of the island's natural highlights formed over years of wear from wind and sea. A nearby slavery memorial teaches visitors about the history of slavery in Martinique, followed by an open market visit and a distillery for rum tastings.

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We offer pick up in Fort de France and Schoelcher cities (ports, hotels, private rental places). For cruise passengers the meeting point is at the cruise port, just at the exit we will have signs with your name on it with your tour guide
  • Boulevard de la Pointe Simon, Bd de la Pointe Simon, Fort-de-France 97200, Martinique For cruise passengers the meeting point is at the cruise port, just at the exit we will have signs with your name on it; for others passengers please give us your location. Free pick up in Schoelcher and Fort de France only.
  • Ports:
  • Pointe Simon cruise port, Fort de France
  • Tourelles cruise port, Fort de France
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 30485P11

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers (2) to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Bring your swimsuit if you want to go to the beach !
  • 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 18 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Authentic Tour of Southern Martinique cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Authentic Tour of Southern Martinique on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Authentic Tour of Southern Martinique?
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 30485P11

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Boulevard de la Pointe Simon
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Trois-Ilets
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Grand Anse d'Arlet
  • 2
    St. Henry Catholic Church
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Diamond Rock & Vista Point
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Memorial de l'Anse Caffard
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Sainte-Luce
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

lovinglife217
lovinglife217
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Fantastic way to see Martinique
Can’t say enough good things about Leslie and my driver Joshua! I had originally reached out for a transfer from t
juanjod285
juanjod285
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Unforgettable experience
Unforgettable experience with an experienced and cool captain. The yole sailing is based on team sport and provides
TeddyBTraveller
TeddyBTraveller
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Below Average Tour
Arrived by cruise ship in February. Driver/tour guide was over half an hour late. Kept us waiting in the rain at
Sharon T
Sharon T
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Beyond my expectations!
I can't praise Leslie Ferrati and Beyond the Beach highly enough! I've taken both the "Best of Southern Martinique"
TQLAWillyThe2nd
TQLAWillyThe2nd
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Cursory tour of the north part of Martinique
We were on a cruise ship, with only 8 hours to spend on an excursion, and I was apprehensive about how well I could
jonathanbQ5466PV
jonathanbQ5466PV
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Best shore excursion of our cruise
We booked our tour from their website. They replied promptly, and everything was done correctly. The tour had a tru
aeolos747
aeolos747
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Great private tour of the North Island
We organized a private tour with Beyond the Beach so that we could go at our own pace and pick our own timing of th
Ron L
Ron L
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Our Favorite Event on Martinique
You can take Bus #25 to Balata's Garden, it picks up close to the cemetery in Fort de France. Also go to Mosaic fo
RockyMtnBlue
RockyMtnBlue
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Everything worked perfectly.
we had to cancel and left our friends, very nervous first timers, who said everything was just right and they were
25TQ
25TQ
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Excellent experience with Beyond the Beach
I was in Schoelcher without a car while visiting Martinique and was desperate for any opportunity to visit the isla
153peterw153
153peterw153
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Good visit to martinique
We booked this tour and got good information the booking proces was easy and we got updates so you feel really welc
kingpinquin
kingpinquin
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Enthousiastic guide shows a fantastic green island
A fantastic green island tour with a new female guide who shows everything. Well organised tour. Be advised...first
WinstonWNC
WinstonWNC
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Step Up Your Game
The gardens were beautiful. However, at the entrance they did not seem to know what to do with a trip Advisor tick
LuigiDellaGilberti
LuigiDellaGilberti
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Great experience, great guides.
Awesome experience. Picked up promptly at the cruise terminal by our guild Édouard and driver Moises. Private tou
IsyBeezy
IsyBeezy
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Authentic Martinique – South Tour
On board of our air-conditioned mini-bus, guided by Lisa, we are off to discover Trois-Ilets peninsula, on the Cari
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.0
28 reviews
Excellent
16
Very good
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Average
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Terrible
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Abdel
The Netherlands2 contributions
Couples
Thrust and reliability and service is what you can expect.
The manager(Lesley) is very kind.
If possible they will pick you up at your hotel.
The tour guides know their work very good and are very kind also.
They do their best to satisfy you and make you feel good.

The southern tour give you a very good impression of the island.

Because of the good service I booked the northern tour also.

The touringcars are from recent dates.
Written March 19, 2020
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terry99
Silsden, UK56 contributions
Booked direct on their website. Picked up from the cruise terminal and pleasantly surprised to find that the small group tour was just self, wife, and guide!
Nice clean comfortable vehicle and our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable. Never felt rushed. No coach full of fellow travellers at each stop!
Recommended
Written March 13, 2020
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redchilicat
Lakeland, FL149 contributions
Couples
Martinique was a replacement for one of our original cruise stops (dropped because of taking a hit from Hurricane Maria,) having never been I found it daunting looking for a guide out of Fort de France. I happened upon Beyond the Beach and when I contacted them I found Leslie very easy to deal with and very prompt in her replies so we decided to book and we were glad we did. We had a really great day with Maelle and Stephane, the van was new, clean and very comfortable and they even made changes to the tour to accommodate having a nice lunch on the beach. They also spoke English very well. I cannot even describe how impressed I was with Martinique, what a beautiful island, it definitely deserves another visit and I would love to see it added to more cruise itineraries. I also would not hesitate to book with Beyond the Beach again, everything was very professional and we had a terrific day.
Written October 31, 2017
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Emilie A
1 contribution
Couples
The authentic southern tour was an off the beaten tourist route tour, and I loved it. Our guide was able to share the island by sharing his experience on Martinique compared to his experiences living on other Caribbean islands. This provided insight into the culture and daily life of the island's residents. Also, the small villages were a treat.
Written January 30, 2018
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gmomof3k
Wantagh, NY11 contributions
Friends
Booked this on line and Leslie was very helpful as we were docking in port after 9 so she accommodated us for a 10:30 am pick up time. There were a total of 8 of us on the bus. The good...bus was new and air conditioned. The bad...Our tour guide was very sweet but really did not know much about her island, someone asked how big the island was she said let me google that, someone asked what the average home cost her response let me google that, someone asked what the average salary was you got it her response let me google that...in french she said something to the driver who did not speak any English, which he proceed to put the radio on so loud so no one could ask her any more questions. Our first stop was at a pottery village near Trois-Ilets, we were left to walk around by ourselves as the tour guide went into the bakery to buy herself food for lunch, No tour of any one making pottery. Our next stop was les Anses d’Arlet to visit the church (which again we did by our-self as the tour guide sat and ate her lunch) or you could go to the beach. Next stop was to view le Rocher du Diamant and the slave memorial in the southwest end. Someone asked a question she had no clue and said you can read about on the post. Off to visit a local market near plage du Diamant where locals sell spice's and trinkets they have made, and our last stop was the Trois Rivières Rum Distillery you do not get to see how the rum is made as the distillery was moved but you get to taste rum and you can buy rum. Don't be fooled by the water, fruit juice or rum that they say is included they give you a 3 oz plastic cup which you have to keep for the whole trip and she pours from a bottle of water (ever excursion I have been on you get your own bottle of water) the same with the juice she pours some in your cup from the carton and the rum is some concision they have made up. This excursion is way over priced in MHO
Written December 11, 2017
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I am so confused by reading your review... Thank you to let us know that your tour guide is not good for my company and the quality of service I want to give to my customers. She will not work anymore with my company. The quality of service with personnal service is what makes my company different. Concerning the drinks I prepare by my own every cooler for my tours so I know that there is enough drinks (water, juice, rum and punch) for everybody. I put also enough cups in order to use as needed and change them. We don't require to keep the same cup all tour long. Please receive my apologies. Leslie
Written December 12, 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Glamgirls123
Shelby Township286 contributions
We had 2 girls on our tour one drove the other spoke. It was an interesting tour visiting the pottery and cement block factory and some small art stores. We then visited the rum distillery which had beautiful gardens with lots of hummingbirds. The monument of the slaves were mesmerisizing and made you really think of all the hard struggles that they went through.
Written January 3, 2018
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HisFavoriteGirl
Clearwater, FL15 contributions
Couples
We were looking forward to a wonderful day exploring Southern Martinique. I had read all the reviews on Viator that said how great this tour was. We were sorely disappointed. This was a 5 hour tour. First of all, the bus was late because it had a mechanical problem. We were supposed to leave at 9:00 am, but didn't actually leave until almost 9:30 am. Second, our tour guide Leah, while she seemed very nice, was unknowledgeable about her island. Her accent was thick so we had a hard time understanding her. Many questions were asked of her, to which her response was "I'm not sure." If you are guiding a tour, you should be loaded with information about your own island. We made 3 stops - first stop was at a potters village - we were there for 20 minutes. We were wandering around looking in the different shops, and luckily Leah was with us when we entered a potter's shop. We were hoping to see the potter actually make something, but that would not have happened if we had not asked through Leah as she spoke the language. After a quick 5 minute demonstration, it was time to go. Back to the bus. Then we stopped at this village which was described as having a beautiful white sand beach. There was nothing special about this beach nor the village, and the sand was certainly not white. More brown and grainy than white. We live in Clearwater, Florida (US) so we know what white sand looks like. There were so many rocks in the water, it made walking in the water very hard. We only stayed in the water for 5 minutes. There was really not much to look at in the village other than the church. Back to the bus. Then we went to a location with a memorial about the slave ship that went down. This was very moving and I'm glad we stopped there. It was a 10 minute stop. Back to the bus. We then went to a rum distillery. Unless you were interested in trying the rum, there was nothing to do, although the scenery was pretty. To sum this up, we spent about 4 hours in the bus, waiting for a silent tour guide to provide us some type of information that never came. It was certainly not worth what we paid for it, and will never take this tour again.
Written December 31, 2017
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Kyra M
8 contributions
Friends
The views we saw were nice but it did not make up for the poor service we received. Our guide was constantly on her phone texting, not paying attention to us, forcing us to figure most things out on our own which ruined the whole tour/learning about the island experience. The price is also absolutely ridiculous for what we received. I would not recommend this to anyone. It would probably be cheaper and a better experience to just rent a car, buy a map, and see the island on your own.
Written November 3, 2018
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Good afternoon Kyra! Could you please tell us who was your guide and when did you visit the island? It looks like your name did not appear on the bookings so it may be a mistake... Let us know so we can fix the situation as our guides do not provide such a service usually. Have a lovely afternoon!
Written November 26, 2018
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Esther Chun
Vancouver, WA2 contributions
The worst tour we had ever experienced. The tour guide has no knowledge about the place, poor speaking English, not on time to pick us at the cruise terminal but send us back a few hours early because has no idea where to bring us.The price of the tour is expensive compare to the services we had received. Most of the tours in Caribbean are went for tour,pay later but this company insisted paid first tour later. MY ADVICE IS DO NOT USE BEYOND THE BEACH,NOT WORTH THE MONEY YOU PAID FOR.The only reason I wrote is waisted our only day in Martinique and I do not want others visitors have to go through the same.
Written January 2, 2018
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Dear Esther, As I have already told you by email, your tour guide where at the port at 8:40am for a departure at 9am. They were looking for you with the other passengers that's why you leave with 20min delay the cruise port. So they were waiting for you! I think that you have maid a mistake when you have booked your tour and you didn't take attention to the details of your tour. It was a 5-hour tour, so you came back on time at the cruise port, so after 2pm ! You were in a very small group of 6 passengers with a driver and a tour guide. You have booked a tour with a shopping and a beach stop. We have to respect the itinerary taking into account all the passengers. You didn't want to go to the beach and to do shopping, but I am sorry, the other have booked our tour for that! To please you, they have decided to bring you to few more stops because you were looking for more things to see and they wanted you to be happy... unfortunatly, despite the fact that they have added more places to go you were still not happy. As you told me, you were looking for a sightseeing tour in a bus, but it is not what you have booked. and not what we offer. Sorry for your misunderstanding. Concerning our commercial process, customers have to pay online as a lot of websites specialized in tours worldwide. It is not an obligation for you, but it is safer for you and for our company, and also because you don't have to care about paying in Euros or dealing with money, you just have to be picked up and relax during your holidays! Regards, Leslie
Written January 13, 2018
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Linda5486
1 contribution
Couples
It wasn’t our first time in Martinique, and also not our first guided tour around the island. The last time , we wrere really disappointed by the quality of the tour(120 people in a bus , a guide not really nice). So this year , we found Beyond the Beach , and we decided to give a second chance to the guided tour in Martinique. We book the Southern Tour and we had a great time : 7 people(us and the guide included) in a comfortable mini van(with AC !) , good quality commentaries , funny and smiling guide, litlle break with fruit juice , water or RUM if you prefer ! Everything was perfect ! So if you plan to come to Martinique , you must book your tour with Beyond the Beach and only them !
Written December 28, 2018
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Thank you so much Linda! It is true that we are really committed to give people a great atmosphere to enjoy the island the best way, and we really appreciate you took the time to tell your experience about us! Thank you for your trust Linda! :)
Written January 21, 2019
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