Art Tour: Visit The Artists Of St Maarten And St Martin - Philipsburg

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this timeTour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    1: Dock Maarten, Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
    2: Holland House, 43 Voorstraat, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The St Martin Art Tour departs at 9 am from Philipsburg, close to the cruise ship terminal. The tour takes 4 hours and will go around the entire island passing through both the French and Dutch side of St Maarten/ St Martin while visiting 4 renowned local artists at their gallery or studio.
The various backgrounds of the artists have created a wonderful palette of styles and techniques which can be enjoyed during the St Martin Art Tour. The art works depict St Martins nature, culture and people in vibrant colors. Take an original or reproduction home for a slice of St Martin to brighten up any room!
During the tour your driver-guide will tell you about St Martin's history. Guests get to choose - in advance - from 8 artists, see the Activity Details section.

Know More about this tour

Transport during the St Martin Art Tour is in an air conditioned vehicle with a maximum of 6 guests. Homemade banana bread, iced tea and iced coffee are served during one of the stops. Are you a cruise ship guest? Please read below if you have concerns regarding timing*.

Please let us know which 4 artists have your preference:

  1. Tess Verheij A Dutch artist and art teacher, with her own gallery and arts and crafts studio. She provides scholarships for local children, funded by selling her own wonderful art which she creates on different mediums with a fascinating variation of materials, such as metal and local sand.
  2. Max Phelipa - Born in the Dutch Caribbean Max displays his colourful oils, pastels and acrylics around his house in a neat and lush garden. His favourite subjects are tropical flowers, local scenery and portraits.
  3. Jean-Pierre Straub - This Frenchman is the only marqueter in the Caribbean, and one of the best in the world. Marquetry is the art of inlaying thin fine wood. Jean-Pierre creates the most wonderful Caribbean sceneries which radiate warmth and skill.
  4. Sir Roland Richardson Impressionist with oils and also creates detailed engravings. You will both admire his paintings of St Martin's national tree the red flowering Flamboyant, as well as this artist's flamboyant character. Roland Richardson's Art Gallery is not open on Sundays and the master himself can only be met on Thursdays.
  5. Alexandre Minguet - The vibrant watercolor paintings and handmade lithographs of the late Alexandre Minguet are shown in his former studio, by his daughter Catherine.
  6. Dame Ruby Bute - Born in the Dutch Caribbean and a wonderful story teller, poet and painter. Her colourful paintings depict life on St Martin as she remembers it from when she was small. Ruby Bute is always happy to share the story behind whichever painting you prefer, in the art gallery next to her home.
  7. Francis Eck - Bright and abstract oils of Caribbean seascapes as well as snowscapes, since this French artist grew up in the Alsace. All his works are made with palette knives. The exposition is at his home where you can also have a peek into his studio.
*FAQ from cruise ship guests:
My ship arrives later than 8.30 am, can I do a tour with you?
Yes, we can adjust the starting time of the tour. Pls let us know your ship and time.

Will I make it in time to your meeting point?
If your ship is docking half an hour prior to our starting time, then you will make it to our meeting point at Dock Maarten. Dont worry if you're delayed up to 30mins, we know the ships in port, youve paid for your tour, so we wait till you get to our meeting point.

Will the tour be back in time for my cruise ship?
We have returned 100% of our cruise ship guests back to the ship on time.


Bottled water

Iced tea, coffee, and cake

Local guide

Port pickup and drop-off

Pickup from Philipsburg and Oyster Pond


Coffee and/or Tea



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time, and reboarding time

For hotel guests: please be aware the tour starts in Philipsburg. If not staying in a resort in Philipsburg or Oyster Pond, arrange for transport to the starting point.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 24-Dec-2018

    Tour lasted longer than expected because of traffic. Guide was very knowledgeable especially about restaurants around the island. She would be great for a foodie tour. Worthwhile for repeat visitors who don't want water activities tours.