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.
We had a great time on this tour. Bert, our driver and guide, was fantastic.
Our lady driver was excellent. She allowed us to see the island at our pace. A very friendly and considerate person. Ray and Lyn Yerbury
Friendly, informative driver. On time and saw everything on itinerary - a good trip. Time for shops/beach and sights plus the amazing airport beach. Much better than excursion offered by cruise ship.
Bert's Tours does a great job. We had Will for a guide, and he was a lot of fun and very knowledgeable.
St Maarten is a wonderful place (don't just stay around Philipsburg, although the shopping there is quite good - especially for jewelry) - get out and about and see both the Dutch and the French side of the island. This tour was amazing - it was booked in advance in the UK and was definitely value for money - cold drinks were also provided throughout the tour. The driver was amazing and took us to wonderful places - Grande Case Bay where we had time to go on the beach, Nature Reserve, Viewing Points, Marigot where we went to a market and then to the famous airport where we went on the beach, which is an experience we won't forget. On our recent Caribbean cruise we stopped off at 9 different islands, St Maarten was our favourite. We did an island tour on all 9 islands, but this one we rated as very good and great value. The driver was waiting for us at the information desk when we got of the cruiser in St Maarten and returned us back. This company also give a guarantee that if the tour isn't back in time for the ship's departure, they will ensure you are taken to the next port of call. Another great thing about this tour was that there was only 6 of us in the air-conditioner van, so there was lots of room for us to spread out. When we called at other islands we found we were kept waiting as the drivers touted around for other clients to fill their taxi, but not on this one, it was booked for 10am and we left on time. I would definitely use Viator again - very professional.
Our guide was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and professional. We toured the Dutch and French side. Saw and held ocean crustations.Stopped at a market. I would definitely recommend this tour, We had plenty of time to enjoy every aspect of our tour.
Thank you for a very memorable and enjoyable tour.
Excellent-breathtaking views and knowledgeable, accommodating driver/guide.
Katie and Tony
We had a great tour of both sides of the Island, loved hearing the history, seeing the amazing beaches, the differences in cultures, the food, shopping and laid back attitude of the locals. Especially appreciated the artisan shopping there which was no pressure and we could look at the items without the hard sell. we bought more there than any other place we visited on our visit to the Caribbean. Burt was a great guide, had a real pride and sense of reality of his environment and made us really happy we chose this tour. Thank you! Katie and Tony, Puyallup, Wa - USA
I loved the tour that included three different beaches and also time for shopping. Would book again.
Tour was interesting, as described, covering both sides of the island, Guide/driver was very good. Bus was small but comfortable, A/C running well. We could drink anything from the cooler for free (including beer and rum)
We started around 1 hour later since most of the other participants were too late, comparing to the time on the voucher and that should not happen since two of us were on time, wake up earlier and rushing to eat breakfast.
This was an excellent excursion in an air-conditioned mini-bus of about 25 passengers. We got to learn the history and see the sights of the Dutch and French sides of St. Maarten from a knowledgably driver. We took two stops of 10 minutes each, and two beach/shopping stops of 45 minutes each-- the one at the airport runway was crowded, but still exciting to see the planes come in so close overhead! The tour lasted about six hours total, about an hour more than advertised, and included pretty much the entire island. The only disappointment was that the tour did not take in downtown Phillipsburg, but that was easily remedied by taking the water taxi roundtrip from the cruise dock for an extra $7 and visiting downtown for another couple hours. We had about 8 hours in this port, so this excursion and water taxi combo made for a perfect day in St, Maarten!
Very well organized tour, pleasant tour guide and I liked the small group setting. The area was easy to swim around and the coral was interesting. The water was somewhat cloudy due to recent rains, but that's nothing to fault the tour for. Overall it was a great way to experience the local area on our port stop.