Tour guide Wellington was THE MAN! Drinks were free-flowing and overall experience was A! Plus, back to the ship with plenty of time to spare easing our worries that we would not make it onboard in time!
It was so much more than we expected. Miller Time, our guide was fantastic.
The tour was AMAZING! The Governor Bert made it even better!! Would definitely recommend to anyone else going to St. Maarten!!
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.
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
Awesome tour. Two fun beaches, with free beverages along the way! Highly recommend!
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 :-
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
The organization of this tour was excellent, tour guides very helpful and pleasant. A very enjoyable day and we would recommend this to anyone.
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!
Had a blast! I will admit I was nervous about booking through this company but they were awesome. Please note that St Maarten is an hour ahead of ship time. Because our ship was not aware of the change we were an hour late. However, this company accommodated us and the others that missed the bus. They took us to Orient beach and connected us with our group. Orient beach is beautiful. If you are looking for free style walk about a half mile to the right and just past the rocks clothing will be optional. From here they took us on a half hour bus ride to Maho Beach but they had the drinks flowing so it wasn't too bad of a drive. This place is amazing!!! and we will for sure be going back. For those that worry about getting back to the ship in time, don't worry about it, they are well aware of the time and will have you back in time with about an hour to spend at the pier to shop etc. I will definitely be using Viator.com for my future excursions.
We took this independently from Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas.This was awesome! Maho beach was thrilling and fun. You get to see people sandblasted, and even rolling into the ocean! Orient beach was quieter and beautiful. I would recommend this to anyone visiting St. Maarten. The driver was very good about getting us back in time for the ship, and also generous with the rum punch.
The driver os excelente, very funny and atencious. The car was good. Wish we had more time to stay on the beaches becouse they were marvillous
Our guide was very helpful, taking us to lovely Orient beach on the French side of the island for a couple of hours. Then it was on to Maho beach on the Dutch side to experience the aircraft taking off and landing right next to the beach. All together a very enjoyable shore excursion.
Joseph H USA
Would highly recommend this tour. Both beaches nice with planes landing and taking off over Mahoney beach. The tour got us back to our ship in plenty of time .
I'd booked this trip via Viator from home and then had to alter the date as our cruise ship Azura had a late change of itinerary - no problem! I quickly received a confirmation email with new tickets and everything still went very smoothly.
We met up with our guide/driver, Wellington Richardson from the local Amigo tours company, at the cruise terminal. He was very friendly and efficient from the start.
We thought our trip was just a half day but we had a great two hours at the beautiful Orient Bay beach first then went on to Maho Beach to experience the planes coming in to land. We'd missed a really big plane the day before but that didn't mean we were disappointed. The experience was great fun and one not to be missed.
Wellington was great fun and the refreshments provided on the bus were very welcome and the rum punch added to the fun atmosphere. Wellington was very knowledgeable about his home island of St Maarten and told us so much about life and the way the two halves of the island, the French side and the Dutch side, work. In travelling from one beach to the other we had a great tour around just about all the island - an unexpected bonus!
I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone and if the efficiency and friendliness of staff we met is anything to go by I'd definitely use Viator to book tours again.
Our tour guide, aka the Governor, was the best. So knowledgeable about the island. He could answer any question asked. Orient Beach was wonderful. The ride to Maho was full of information and everyone on the bus had fun. Watching the planes come in was wild. We had a great lunch based on our driver's recommendation. We would highly recommend this trip to everyone.
Excellent trip, friendly and informative driver. We always use viator for our trips and never been disappointed.
Outstanding tour and great value. The entire tour was 6 hrs long.Free cold drinks beer and sodas.
Orient and Maho beach very different but both memorable in their own way. Orient beach is how I expected Caribbean beaches to be. Maho beach was just mental. I was looking forward to the aircraft, but the actual sea stole the show, the tide was so strong that it washed you up on the beach as if you were in a washing machine on spin.
Wellington the tour guide was great fun, impossible not to like him. One of the best tour guides I've had.
All in all, tremendous value for money.
We had a great time on this excursion our drives was fun to listen to and very nice. The only complaint I have is trying to find our driver when we got off the ship.
Mike United States of ...
Our tour guide Wellington Richardson was fantastic. He kept us informed about every part of the island that we passed and kept us in constant supply with refreshments. Orient beach was nice, althought we did have a lot of sea weed, but you can't control the seaweed. Maho Beach was smaller than I thought, but it was great to see the planes landing above your head. I would definately take this Tour again.
Much cheaper than cruise ship also longer and the guide fantastic We all enjoyed the guides Millertime as much as the planes , Would highly recomend