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David B.

Philipsburg, Saint Martin

Good day, born a South African, married a Dutch woman, and living on St Maarten, I've been traveling the globe for quite a bit.

We moved to St Maarten in the Dutch Caribbean after traveling around the world for a year, mainly scuba diving everywhere. One of our stops was St Maarten, and after the year we decided this little French and Dutch island would be the best place to stay and work in scuba diving!

For many years I've been guiding guests underwater, but in 2014 I decided to start showing the visitors of St Maarten the best nature has to offer, and the most interesting historical sites. There are many taxi tours available on St Maarten, but none are focusing on our beautiful nature or interesting history. I have it covered now.

It wasn't easy to find books and info on this 37 square mile island, divided by the French and Dutch. I did a lot of research and spoke to key persons on the subject on the island to find out as much as I could. This has resulted in a very educational and informative History Tour.

For my Hiking and Snorkeling Tour I delved into our natural history, the animals that live here, which where here before man set foot on land, and which ones came later plus their effect on the ecology of the island. I also studied the island's geology, and am completely up to date with our local politics.

St Martin has so much to offer, and my guiding really gives you a connection to our island. My tours show there's more than beaches, food, and shopping.

I'm a native English speaker, have picked up Dutch along the way, and also know Afrikaans. My interests lie in adventure sports (I've been a skydiver and scuba diving instructor) and local and world history. I'm an avid online gamer as well.

Looking forward to meeting you on our wonderful rock in the Caribbean!

A Recent Review of this guide

Our first Tours By Locals. It was with David B. in Saint Martin. What an awesome experience with David! He drove us around the area, places that a tour bus could not get to - small outlooks, narrow streets, etc. He brought pictures to illustrate his narrative. At one point we went to a museum at which he and his wife do volunteer work. We stopped there for some of David's delicious banana bread and iced tea. The view from that outlook was fantastic. Worth every penny we paid! Book him!!
Robert Stremme

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