FAQ about visiting the farms
- What is the 'guided tour'?
We have so much for you to see and learn at the Farms we don’t want you to miss anything! So we offer a guided tour included in the entrance fee. The tour lasts for approximately 15-20 minutes but you are welcome to stay as long as you like. The longest you would have to wait for a tour is 15 minutes during which time you can relax in the gardens with the butterflies.
- What is the free return pass?
All our visitors are given a return pass which allows you to visit us as often as you like for the duration of your vacation. It is not transferable. Cruise ship visitors are given a small discount instead of the pass you will need to show your ship pass at the desk.
- What is the best time of year to visit?
The Butterfly Farm has hundreds of butterflies flying at any given time 365 days a year. We are blessed with temperatures in the 80’s year round, so anytime is a great time to visit! Mornings are generally best when the butterflies are most active and this is the best time to witness butterflies emerging from their chrysalis. The afternoons are great for photography when the butterflies slow down a little.
- What is the admission fee and opening hours?
The Farms in Aruba and Saint Martin have slightly different fee structures for island visitors, cruise ship visitors, groups and schools. All prices are great value! but feel free to email us with details of your party for further information. Both Farms are open 7 days a week. St Martin 9am – 3.30pm (last tour starts at 3pm). Aruba 8.30 am - 4.30pm (last tour starts at 4pm).
- Where are you located?
You can find our locations here on Google Map
- Can I handle the butterflies?
Yes, but only if you ask your guide to show you how to handle the butterflies without hurting them.
- Wheelchair access?
We are wheelchair accessible and our staff is happy to help.
- Payments Accepted?
Cash, MC and Visa. No checks accepted.
- Snacks and Drink?
Snacks and drinks are available for purchase. We have shaded seating areas outside the Exhibition area and you are welcome to bring your own food.
Tripods or monopods are allowed.
We visited on 01Sep2015 and enjoyed our time at The Butterfly Farm. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly; we learned some new things about butterflies. If we make it back to ... read more
My wife and I made the Transatlantic Cruise with Royal Caribbean and did the excursion to the St. Maarten Butterfly Farm on May 1st. Such a variety of butterflies in their habitat ... read more
I would love to learn more about butterflys
I visited the farm on Saint Maarten on April 18th. It was the best $15.00 I've spent in a long time. Our guide was a chap from England who gave a funny and informative tour. It was ... read more
The visit to the farm was wonderful. I plant as many plants that I can to attract them, and photograph them. James Mason and Frances Renzi Sylvania, Ohio