Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the St Maarten Shore Excursion: Island Sightseeing Tour from Philipsburg. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
A wonderful tour experience and one of the highlights of our Caribbean trip. Our family of 7 was met at the pier by Bert and taken to your modern and air conditioned tour bus. It was a nice touch to have cold drinks a available on board. Our guide was interesting, helpful and obliged everyone by stopping along the way for photo ops but also made sure saw all the sights of this beautiful island. Our unanimous best was our stop at Grand Case Beach. Our young grand daughter delighted in swimming in the ocean and building sand castles on the beach. We would have wished to spend more time there and less at Marigot. Our disappointment was Maho Beach. We arrived during a busy lunch hour and by the time we were served and ate had little beach time. From our perspective a reverse of beach order would have been preferable.
Would we recommend this tour? YOU BET. Excellent value for the money spent and a good time was had by all.
Our tour guide was Burt and this is an excellent tour. This tour takes you to the most beautiful beaches and scenic sites. Maho beach was the best with the planes coming in right over your head. Bert gives you a very good narration of the history of the island and explains all the sights as you come to them. The scenery is picture perfect. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone
Excellent! Guaranteed on time return to ship! Half the price and twice the time of Oceania's equivalent tour. I wish Viator had tours in more places!
Great Trip !!! Burt told us the history of the Dutch and the French side;Stopped at beaches and Maragold and Maho Beach to watch planes land and take off. He also had refreshments such as beer,Rum Punch and soft drinks . It was a very good tour
This tour was outstanding for all six of us and Bert made it that way. Met us at the information desk at the port and we were off on the tour. Bert is passionate about his Island and he shows it. Great tour, great beach time, great refreshments in the van, great history of the island. I would highly recommend the shore excursion. He was flexible with out arrival and departure - even call ahead to my cell about 5 days in advance to make sure we could meet him early since our ship left early. No worries about get back to the dock for embarkation. This is one, if not the best shore excursion that we have experienced - world wide.
Brilliant day - very nice guide - Bert, excellent and informative, good varied activities to please everyone in the family. Had many tours whilst in the Caribbean through our ship but will always go independent again, especially if all like Bert. Thank you, especially from my children who constantly talk about their experience at Maho beach
This was an excellent tour. The guide was very funny and knowledgeable. We saw all the sites and never felt rushed. Our guide even gave us extra time at Maho Beach to wait for another big plane to land. We had a great time.
Excellent tour - guide was very entertaining and the beaches we visited were spectacular. Would definitely recommend.
The tour driver was very knowledgable. He knew the history of the island and was easy to understand.
He was accommodating and took us to the best beaches. It was an extremely enjoyable tour! I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone who wanted to see both sides of St Maarten!
Very enjoyable tour round the Island. Bert was a very knowledgeable guide who provided a great deal of information about the history of the Island and was able to answer all our questions. He didn't rush us and we had plenty of time to see and enjoy various aspects of the Island. Took us to a lovely beach for a swim.Recommended highly.
We were extremely pleased with the tour that we received. There was only the two of us, however, instead of canceling the tour, they continued with just us in a taxi. The driver was very friendly and knowledgeable and we were extremely happy with our tour
This is very useful and confortable tour. Thank you! But when the guide stops for a time for lunch in the parking at Marigot (at own expences) I strongly recommend ignore most restaurants there (the cuisine if not so good there). For better experience you can walk to the nearest streets and fing there restaurants with better quality of cuisine.
I loved the opportunity to see both sides of the island. The tour guide was very friendly, knowledgable and was very easy going. He stopped longer at the beaches, as that is what our van wanted to do; however, I can tell you if the majority wanted to shop, he would have stopped at the shops longer. And I could see if you had a van torn down the middle, he would have provided the time for both. And by the way, the tour van was very clean :-)