While your ship is in St Maarten's port, swim and lounge at Orient Beach and Maho Beach on this half-day shore excursion. Jet ski, paraglide or sail at Orient Beach, then grab a snack at one of the many bars and restaurants there. Travel to Maho beach and watch jumbo jets fly overhead to land at the nearby airport. A guide, complimentary refreshments and round-trip transportation from the cruise port are included.


  • Half-day shore excursion to St Maarten beaches
  • Find water sports equipment for hire at Orient Bay Beach
  • At Maho Beach, watch planes fly close overhead from Princess Juliana International Airport
  • Enjoy complimentary refreshments (water, beer, soda or guavaberry rum punch)
  • Hear entertaining commentary from your local guide
  • Round-trip transport from cruise port included
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

St Maarten Shore Excursion: Orient and Maho Beach Half-Day Tour

Explore the beaches of St Maarten

Meet your friendly guide at the Philipsburg cruise port and board a comfortable, air-conditioned van for transport to your first beach stop. Onboard, enjoy complimentary refreshments like water, beer, soda and rum punch.

Arrive at St Maarten's longest beach, Orient Bay Beach, where you'll stay for approximately 2 hours. Spread out your towel and relax in the sand, wade or swim in the calm aqua waters, or visit some of the nearby beach bars and restaurants. Sailboats, jet skis and paragliding excursions are all available, as well as some kids' activities (at your own expense.)

Around midday, return to the vehicle for the trip to Maho Bay Beach. Famous for its proximity fo Princess Juliana International Airport, the beach is a great place to see jumbo jets fly in and out of the island. Stroll the white sand beach, lounge in the sand, or watch the waves crash on the rocky coast during your 2-hour stay here. Visit the Sunset Beach Bar and Grill for lunch (own expense) while listening to a live feed from the airport's control tower.

After your half day of fun in the sun and sand, enjoy drop-off back at the cruise port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Philipsburg port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

Margaret S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

It was so much more than we expected. Miller Time, our guide was fantastic.

Zachary G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The tour was AMAZING! The Governor Bert made it even better!! Would definitely recommend to anyone else going to St. Maarten!!

tina w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

fantastic tour , great guide we had a wonderful time and no stress

Jeffrey K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Orient beach is touristy and beautiful. The beach is lined with lounge chairs you can rent for your 2 hour stay and lots of rental booths for beach activities. Bring lots of if you want rent anything. Trampoline time is 10, you can rent jetskis, and go parasailing. My big complaint about this beautiful beach is lots of people walking the beach trying to get you to pay for a foot massage, buy a hat, buy a scarf, or buy their music. Annoying since they walk by every few minutes, stop at your chair, and ask the same questions. Posted signs say they are doing this illegally but I don't see any enforcement of this.

Michele N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

It was all we expected service was great and reliable tour guides were informative and punctual...very impressive...would definitely recommend and use this service again


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Awesome tour. Two fun beaches, with free beverages along the way! Highly recommend!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great trip from start to finish. Mini bus driver 'Mailman' kept us fully informed and refreshed. Orient Beach was absolutely gorgeous and a must see and Maho Beach is an experience not to be missed either. Fantastic day out :-


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Would have no hesitation in recommending this trip......especially if Wellington is your guide and driver! From we left the port until we arrived back it was fun, fun, fun all the way! Wellington had a great knowledge of the island and kept us all entertained throughout. We went to a lovely beach and spent the morning sunbathing, swimming and enjoying the beautiful scenery. Then it was off to Maho Beach to experience the low flying aircraft....incredible! Well worth a visit. Highly recommended

Stephen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The organization of this tour was excellent, tour guides very helpful and pleasant. A very enjoyable day and we would recommend this to anyone.

Barbara L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We were worried about taking a tour outside of the cruise line however after this experience would definitely recommend Viator. The guide was amazing, knowledgeable, and kept things moving. He made sure the kids and I were well hydrated and did everything imaginable to make the tour enjoyable. Orient Beach was OK, the highlight was definitely Maho Beach which had an amazing beach / swim area as well as the bonus of the jets overhead. Tour was a bit over 1/2 day. Be prepared on Maho to get covered in sand and make sure all items are tied down as they will be blown away!

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