For the ultimate VIP experience (at a VERY reasonable price), you can book a half or full-day private charter with Octopus Diving. The boat is yours, and we’re able to tailor the day to your desires.
Combine your boat trip with a chance to see more of the island by booking one of our package tours, there are a variety of options to choose from:
Come diving with Octopus Diving in the morning and visit the St. Martin Butterfly Farm in the afternoon! Guided tours run every fifteen minutes, where guests get to see and learn about the various stages in the butterfly life cycle. Guests describe their visits as beautiful and informative, and a great photo opportunity.
Visit Pic Paradis
Your taxi driver can escort you to the top of Pic Paradis, the highest point on St. Martin, at 424 m (1391 feet), where you can see all of St. Martin/St. Maarten and the surrounding islands of Tintamarre, Saba, Anguilla, St. Barths, and Ile Fourchue. While at Pic Paradis, you can visit Loterie Farm, a lush private nature reserve with zip-lining, an exceptional restaurant, and luxurious poolside lounging.
Sea & Sky
Visit Maho Beach next to Princess Juliana International Airport, world-famous for the low-altitude that flights come in to land on the airstrip, shockingly close to the beach and beachgoers below. You can watch all the excitement from Sunset Bar & Grill or get out on the beach yourself for an insane photo op!
Dutch Side Carnival
Mid-March through early April, there are daily festivities associated with the celebration of Carnival on the Dutch side of the island. Philipsburg is the home of Festival Village, epicenter of all festival-related activities.
Tuesday nights in Grand Case from mid January through early March, the main boulevard is closed off to all traffic and the town is transformed. If you have a late “all-aboard” time on a Tuesday, this is surely where you’ll want to be. Local vendors set up booths selling handicrafts, paintings, jewelry, artisinal soaps, clothing, and more. Food vendors offer delicious desserts, mouth-watering fries, tasty local barbecue, and a plethora of yummy drink options.