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“A St. Martin favorite”

The Butterfly Farm (La Ferme des Papillons)
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$55.99*
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St. Maarten Combo Tour: Butterfly Farm and Orient Bay
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$406.00*
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Custom Private St Maarten Sightseeing Tour from Philipsburg
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Owner description: At the Butterfly Farm you will be escorted by your guide who will lead you through a specially created exhibition area of landscaped gardens. This is the butterflies own lush tropical garden playground! Here you will see hundreds of rare and exotic butterflies fluttering freely around you. The guide will identify different species, point out courtship and mating displays and tell butterfly facts and stories. You can also witness the various stages of the butterfly's life cycle, from butterflies laying their eggs to caterpillars hatching, growing and forming their chrysalis. Ask your guide how to handle the butterflies and caterpillars if you dare! The tour lasts around 15 minutes and you are welcome to stay as long as you like at leisure in the gardens. There is also an extensive selection of butterfly gifts and souvenirs in the shop, or drinks available in the shady cafe. Car parking and rest rooms on site free of charge.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed December 4, 2012

I have been to St. Martin numerous times and I would not consider my trip complete without a visit or two to the Butterfly Farm. Beautiful, educational and peaceful.

Thank Juliet B
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

We were on a shore excursion off the "Freedom of the Seas," and went to see The Butterfly Farm. Molly was our guide, and she was a witty and knowledgeable one. We were shown lots of beautiful butterflies from all over the world, and witnessed mating pairs, caterpillars, chrysalises and newly "hatched" butterflies. Molly is a daughter of the owners, and has job security. :)

We enjoyed a rum punch at the end of the visit.

The butterflies were beautiful, and The Butterfly Farm is so close to Orient Beach that it makes a great shore excursion (or day trip, if you are vacationing on St. Martin.)

Thank SnowDude
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

This was such a lovely, magical place to visit (and ironically, so close to Orient Beach, which makes it an easy day trip to experience the fascinating contrasts of island culture! ;) I felt like a Disney character, with all the lovely papillion flying about my head, landing briefly on my shoulder or hair, then flitting off to a more beautiful flower or tasty feeder . . . it is very reasonable admission fee, and if you're on the island for several days, you are given a pass that allows you to visit as many times as you wish (it was $15 US dollars when we were here) during your stay.

Admission includes an informative (and entertaining) 15 mn tour/presentation, and then you are on you own to observe the beautiful butterflies as you wish.

Thank redheadgirlie
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

The diversity of butterflies and moths, in all stages of development is really worth seeing. Situated very close to Orient Bay, near Club Orient.

Thank Rod_B552
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

I enjoyed The Butterfly Farm and learned a lot. The butterflies and moths were beautiful and the tour guide was knowledgeable, informative and happy to answer questions. I am glad we went, but I did think the 15 Euro price was a bit steep.

Thank Rob G
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