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“Nice easy-going tour”

The Butterfly Farm (La Ferme des Papillons)
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St. Maarten Combo Tour: Butterfly Farm and Orient Bay
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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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Tampa, Florida
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49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Nice easy-going tour”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

The Butterfly Farm was the highlight of our excursion in St. Maarten. There were many beautiful varieties of butterflies and the guide was interesting and informative. The tour was reasonably priced and includes a sample of fruit punch or rum punch to drink or to lure the butterflies onto your hand. I was able to lure one butterfly onto my hand with the rum punch. The farm is not large or extravagant and relies on visitors and donations to maintain it's operation.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank Debbie M
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Meredith, New Hampshire
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“A very pleasant way to spend an hour, but a bit pricey”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

I agree with what the other reviewers had to say, but expect to spend about $15 per adult for admission. The guide suggested I squeeze some orange juice onto my hand to encourage the butterflies to land. I tried it, but was not successful. The butterflies were lovely and varied.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank trailergypsy
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Wilmington, Delaware
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43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2013

If anyone had told me I'd make four visits to a butterfly farm in the space of a week, I'd have laughed hard. But... the Butterfly Farm was interesting and the reasonable admission price included unlimited return visits for a week. I am not a butterfly afficionado, but I enjoyed the short guided tour, as well as the opportunity to photograph some of the riotously colorful critters. Also, the soft music they play is relaxing for butterflies as well as human beings. A visit can be as short as five or ten minutes, but you'll likely want to stay longer. Don't miss this, especially if you need a break from the beach!

Visited December 2013
2 Thank David W
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New York City, New York
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Interesting, slightly touristy experience; knowledgeable guide; gorgeous butterflies!”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

A nice tourist attraction. See some beautiful butterflies, enjoy a very interesting presentation, and support an important conservationist effort.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank Lisa S
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Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful butterflies”
Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed this place. Everyone was very nice and the butterflies were beautiful. The tour was very interesting and we learned a lot about the butterflies. The tour guide Tiko was very funny and nice and you could tell that he really knows his job. We loved it there!!!

Visited December 2013
1 Thank Amybethy
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