St Maarten was our final stop on our Southern Caribbean cruise with Carnival. This was by far the best island visited out of the other 5. Our driver/guide Mailman was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. This was a long tour with many exciting inclusions... well worth the money. Unfortunately Mailman had advised that the Iguana Farm was now closed, however he was kind enough to pull over at another location on the side of the road, and there were about 30 iguanas running all around! Another fun and educational highlight was the visit with a local man who demonstrated the different sea creatures. We got to hold some sea urchins and sea stars. This was very interesting. Mailman also showed us a great part of Orient Beach, where we were given drink vouchers for Rum Punch by the way, Mailman's Rum Punch is EXCELLENT!, and we also had a chance to enjoy some local beer. The visit to the market was also lovely, and we enjoyed some fresh baked croissants at one of the shops. All the locals are very friendly and accommodating. The highlight of this tour was definitely the visit to Princess Juliana Airport/Maho Beach. It is so amazing to literally stand under the large planes as they fly over your head. This was definitely a unique experience. I cannot wait to visit St Maarten again in the near future!! This tour is highly recommended. I am hoping to visit again for an entire week, instead of just one stop on a cruise. Thank you again Mailman!!
Great Tour For The Price. Tour Guide Mr. Miller Was The Best.
Well worth the money, great time, excellent tour.
Our tour ticket showed a 930 departure time but the tour left at 900. The tour company sent a second bus to take us to the beach and catch up with the tour. Excellent customer service.
Super tour. We highly recommend. Wellington our guise was very informative and so much fun. We would do this trip again.
Our tour went very well, the driver was very knowledgeable, and we really loved the two beaches!
Excellent tour....just 5 of us in a minibus. Our driver Will was very informative and friendly.
Enjoyed seeing the French side of the island as well as the more commercialised Dutch side.
Miller Time! It was a very exciting tour and the tour guide was great.
Tour was excellent. Driver/guide Eddie Millers was excellent. My husband and I enjoyed the tour tremendousely.
We had a fantastic tour, great value for money...
Bus driver was extremely good, taking good care of us and informing us about the Island.
The tour guide, Miller, was great. He was friendly, funny and informative.
The trip was unbelievable and our driver Winston was wonderful. He made everything so much fun!!!
Thank you Winston for everything.
This excursion was great. Although a rough start, not due to the tour group but disrespecting patrons that did not show up, the tour was great. Paul was a great tour guide and very informative telling us about the history of the island and showing us tucked away sites. Thanks so much for a great time.
AMAZING : 100 recommend this tour. We arrive on a Carnival ship and it was about a 20 minute walk from the ship to the dock area. The ship time was 1 hour later than the island time - I was a little worried about that, but I had mentioned that we would be on the ship when I booked the tour so I assumed they knew about our time difference, and it turned out to be ok. There was the captain and his mate, and then about 8 of us on board an extremely clean, fast, fun speed boat. WHAT FUN! Boy, the boats go fast and bump along and splash water on you and it felt wonderful on a hot day. The boat ride alone was worth the tour, but then we stopped at about 4 different places, had lunch, and just had the best day with the nicest people on board. A truly wonderful day -- highly recommend this tour!!!!!!
This tour was good, had some great sights and you had time to browse the different places to shop. Recommemded, because you can see all the sights in a few hours, so if you're time poor like we were it's a good tour.
The tour guide was very knowledgable and gave us plenty of time at stops. I felt like I had a good idea
about the island after the tour and where we stopped in Merigot for lunch was wonderful. We did have one passenger that drank too much rum and therefore got a little obnoxious by the end of the tour. We were glad we had taken the tour and wouldn't hesitate to use your company again.
Very good tour of the island. Eddie was very knowledgeable about what we saw.
Richardson, The young man who did the tour was wonderful. He said it was it first day, he sure knew his stuff. The only thing we were put in the 10:00 group and some of the tour folks had to be back to the ship earlier than others. On their behalf we missed the time in town but overall it was a very nice tour.
Driver/guide was great, service was impecable... Orient beach was a tourist trap and it is not such a nice beach anyways. You get bothered by people trying to sell their stuff every other second. Maho beach, albeit, crowded, is a really cool place, especially if you like planes, also the water here was pristine. Only problem as mentioned before were the large crowds. Also, traffic in the island can get very heavy, so plan your times according to that, the tour is 2 hrs at each beach PLUS the travel time, so it ends being close to a 6 hr thing.
We were a little disappointed in this tour, perhaps in part because of our own expectations. We did enjoy Maho Beach and watching the 747 land and another jet take off. We would have liked more time in the French section to shop and eat and less time at Orient Beach. Also didn't understand the 10 charge for 2 beach chairs, 2 drinks and wifi. We didn't even have to pay for the chairs as they were readily available, there was no working wifi, and the drinks consisted of 2 ounces of a fruity drink. We felt that was a little deceptive. David was knowledgable and did make sure we were comfortable and took good care of us. There were lots of cold beverages in the nicely air conditioned van which was a huge plus.
Worth Every Penny!! Great tour and amazing beaches. The Guavaberry Rum Punch was great as well as the all you can drink beer and any other kind of drink. The guide was great. Very Knowledgeable and fun. Will do this tour again!!!
Very happy to recommend this tour. Diederick from SXM tours was our driver, we met him as per the trip instructions in the EDC car park at the port - but you need to go left to the tour buses when you reach the car park to find the buses and drivers as they're away from where all the other tours meet their passengers. We had a fun and informative trip around both sides of the Island - have to say I prefer the Dutch side lol. We went to the beach and watched the planes come in over our heads, and visited several other places of historical interest with time to shop too. We found the trip to be very good value for money and had a great time with Diederick.
Jose is a top man fantastic host great character and went out of his way to show us his island which he has a great passion of the history
I highly recommend him for your Phiipsburg experience you will have a fantastic day
This was a very good learning experience with the history of the island. We also enjoyed the
beach. It was relaxing and our driver was great and very informative.
Fantastic tour. A lady on the tour had her driver's license and ship card stolen. Our guide took care of her and took her to the police station after dropping us off at ship.
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