Experience the full beauty of natural St Maarten on a panoramic tour that takes you on a journey of discovery. After boarding an air-conditioned bus at the dock, you will take a scenic trip to some of St Maarten/St Martin's best ecological attractions and areas. First you will travel past Philipsburg's natural salt ponds. Your knowledgeable guide will provide interesting information regarding the importance of the salt ponds to the eco-system. You’ll arrive at St Martin Park, where a guide will introduce you to some very unique residents, including an amazing array of parrots-blue and gold, green-winged and scarlet macaws. Take this opportunity to see the Caribbean and American tropics come alive, with 70 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates displayed in a tropical garden setting. After enjoying a beverage, you'll continue through the mountainous Middle Region, and head for the area of Oyster Pond. Along this picturesque eastern coastal road, you can view St Barthélemy and many small islets that dot the Caribbean Sea. A brief stop allows you to climb a small wooden lookout at Baie d'Embouchure. Your guide will discuss the environmental importance of the reefs and the mangroves that can be seen from this area before heading back into the interior, passing mangrove colonies along the way. Your well-informed guide will explain some interesting facts about the island's flora and fauna including the interesting medicinal use of island "bush tea."
Wear comfortable walking shoes suitable for rough terrain, sunglasses and sunscreen. Bring a hat. Fruit punch is served at St Martin Park.