Looking for a Great Way

to See St Maarten – St Martin?

Join our awarded and off-the-beaten track
ECO and Cultural Tours.

Discover the Past,  Soak up Culture,
See the Birds, Explore Nature,
Taste St Martin!

Discover our multicultural island. Enjoy the wide variety of flavors of St Martin’s Dutch, French, and Creole heritage. Experience
St Martin to the fullest while learning lots too!

COVID-19
Update

Your Comfort and Safety is important to us.

Available during the tour:

Face masks
 Hand sanitizer, and Wipes.

Maximum of 4 guests per mixed tour
in our
9-seater Van,
or pick a Private Tour.

Extra pre-tour airing of vehicle and sanitizing wipe down of all frequently touched surfaces.

COVID-19: Updated Maximum Group Size

Our mixed group tours have a maximum of 4 guests in our 9-seater van, to meet with Covid-19 safety guidelines.

If your family is larger than 4 persons, or if you don’t want to share the van with one potential other couple, check out our updated Private Tour section.

History Tour: Discover the Past

How did the French and Dutch end up living on the same small island? Who were the original inhabitants of St Martin, and were there pirates?
Discover St Martin’s historical sites and follow the footsteps of its former inhabitants during our informative History Tour.


Cultural Heritage Tour: Sense our Soul

St Maarten – St Martin has a unique and fascinating cultural heritage, our local identity. The history of our people is embedded in the stories of our ancestors, the music and dance of our souls, the food and the remedies of our soil, and the occupation of our hands.

One Island, One People!            Coming Soon!

Art Tour: Soak up Culture

St Martin’s art scene is alive and kicking. The island has been an inspiration to artists near and far for centuries. Admire contemporary and colourful art at the gallery, studio or home of several artists during our enlightening Around the Island Art Tour


Hiking & Snorkel Tour: Explore Nature

Want to be active and hike to the highest peak and snorkel a calm and quiet bay? Come and explore St Martin’s wild side with us during our Hiking & Snorkeling Tour. Great for kids too.

Nature Hike Tour: Experience Beauty

Pure beauty. Active tour to see all St Martin’s nature has to offer if you like hiking, peace and quiet. Enjoying the bay of Petites Cayes is much different than the hustle & bustle of other beaches.                             Coming Soon!

Food Tour: Taste St Martin

Want to  discover our multi-cultural island with your taste buds? Enjoy the wide variety of flavors of St Martin’s Dutch, French, and Creole heritage with culinary island expert Lucinda on the Passionate Foodie Tour.

Birding Tour: See the Birds

Want to see St Martin’s wide variety of birds? Spot birds that can only be found in (our part of) the Caribbean, see migrating shore birds, water birds, and sea birds? Join us on our Birding Tour. Great for taking nature photos


Guaranteed: Homemade Refreshment 

Just read our reviews on TripAdvisor to learn that our homegrown Lemongrass Iced Tea is delicious!

We serve this treat on every tour during snack break.

Guaranteed: Homemade Snack

Just read our reviews on TripAdvisor to learn that our homemade Banana Bread is delicious!

We serve this treat on every tour during snack break.


Guaranteed: French and Dutch Side

During each tour we’ll see both Dutch Sint Maarten and French Saint Martin, and most tours are completely around the island. During the Birding Tour we usually stay on the East side of both nations. All our tours offer stunning views of our beautiful and little two nation Caribbean island.

Visit Other Islands and Explore More!

Seen all the St Martin sites with us and want to hop over to Saba, St Eustatius or Anguilla for their unique nature, culture, and history? Check out what we recommend doing on these Lesser Antillean islands close to St Martin.

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Sustainable Tourism

Seagrape Tours is an advocate of sustainable tourism.

By showing and telling others about St Maarten/ St Martin’s fragile natural beauty in a responsible way, we’re hoping to create more awareness for conservation.

Seagrape Tours donates $1 per guest to local conservation organizations in support of their educational programs, lobby for more reserves, and maintenance of current trails, boardwalks and parks.

Check out our Conservation section to find out about our 6 donations so far.

My family and I had the pleasure of taking this tour at the beginning of our trip to St. Martin. We always enjoy learning a bit of the history of the places we visit. Nascha was an excellent teacher – clearly knowledgeable and passionate about St. Maarten and its people. This is a “must do” if you want to learn a bit about this wonderful island nation. 

Family Group of 4 from Pennsylvania

The difference in all the various tours is the sincerity of the guide and the small details. We have taken many tours in our travels and this tour was certainly one of our most enjoyable.

Visitor from Vancouver

Our tour guide Nascha took me, my sister and my 10 year old daughter on a great trip to visit different gallery’s and local artists on the island. She took all the time to let us ask questions and listen to the stories of the artists and let us experience a great variety of work. So thank you Nascha for this great tour. We could not leave without purchasing some art to keep the memory of this day even more alive. 

Family from the Netherlands

About Us

David Botha

Lots of Joy  

We, Nascha Kagie and Werner van de Zilver, met David Botha and Ilja Botha while enjoying quality time with friends on our beautiful island of St.Martin. We discovered a mutual love for all that is St.Martin.
When the time came that Ilja and David decided to go on new adventures, the choice to continue Seagrape Tours as the quality eco tour company it is, was made with lots of joy and love. As per January 2021 Seagrape Tours has changed ownership from Ilja and David to Nascha and Werner.

We are both born in the Netherlands. Nascha has lived and went to school on St Maarten as a young child. As a teen and young adult she lived, went to school and started working in the Netherlands. Werner lived, went to school and started working in the Netherlands. Being together since 1997, we  went on an adventure journey through the Caribbean for several months in 2003 after which we decided to settle on Aruba. We lived on Aruba for 8 years before deciding to go back home, to the Friendly Island of St Martin. We  returned home to our beautiful island in 2011. 

Our passion is for the beauty of all which our beautiful St Maarten / St Martin had, has and will have. Our passion is for our island, culture and people. By showing and telling others about St Maarten / St Martin’s fragile natural beauty in a responsible way, We are hoping to create more awareness for conservation. 

David Botha

Love

David and Ilja have met while volunteering on a kibbutz in Israel many moons ago. In 2008 they changed their steady lives in The Netherlands by quitting their jobs and traveling around the world for a year. In 2009 they decided to settle in one of their favorite countries: The Friendly Island of St Maarten. Since then their two lovely daughters were born – Zimri and Zenzi – and most recently in 2014, their own eco tour company Seagrape Tours saw light. In 2021 they decided to take on a new challenge in the Netherlands.

What a wonderful way to see the birds and as a benefit hear some of the history of the island. Binkie is a great guide and took us to places that we would not have found on our own, he knew where to go to see the birds. We saw 30 different types of birds and a few that were rare sightings at the time we were there. I would highly encourage all birders to take this tour!

Birder from South Dakota

Our guide made the tour a great experience for everyone! We all like getting off of the beaten path and not just hitting the “tourist” sites. Truly worth every minute !!!

 

 

Family Group of 9, ages 1 to 79 years old


Having visited St Maarten several times, we wanted an interesting mellow land-based experience, and chose the History Tour: excellent choice. We enjoyed a non-commercial day away from the crowds, learning about the island and checking out places we never would have found on our own. We highly recommend this ‘road less traveled’ quality-driven experience.

Family from New York