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St Maarten Shore Excursion: Island Sightseeing Tour from Philipsburg
Experience both sides of the island
, Feb 2020
Very good trip and gave excellent insight to the whole island. Wellington our tour guide and driver gave a full commentary of the islands history background education politics and events. Couldn’t have been more knowledgable and done in a fun way which made the trip very enjoyable. Wouldn’t have been the same without him. Well done man!
Nice Trip very professionally organised with a friendly and knowledgeable driver and guide. The beach stops were perhaps a little too short not helped by fellow passengers not helping the driver by not returning on time but not the drivers fault. Included refreshments which was a bonus and they took the cruise passengers back early to make sure they were in time for boarding which was really appreciated.
Explore the quaint towns, sunny beaches and local food of St Martin on this 4.5-hour shore excursion from Philipsburg. Get to know the French side (St-Martin) and the Dutch side (St Maarten) of the island with your local guide. Learn about the European cultural flavor and the divided colonial past of this small tropical island. This outing is covered by the Viator worry-free shore excursion policy.
My wife and I rented a buggy and drove the main loop around the island. The buggy ran well and it was a lot of fun to drive. It was a great way to get around and see the sights. Arun was very nice and great to work with. He gave us a detailed map and pointed out where to go and what to see. Would highly recommend Electric Adventures.
Great fun. Vehicle dependable. However, we ran into rain and water splattered all over us. So if there is a chance of rain, bring windbreaker. We are 70 and had great fun! Aron was great in explaining what to see and where to go!
You can rent a buggy and adventure the island on your own time, we provide you with a map and explain you exactly how and where to go. St. Maarten is basically the smallest land mass in the whole world to be shared by two different countries. During the adventure you will cover both sides of the island both French and Dutch. You see absolutely everything the island has to offer and do it on your time. We give you recommendations based on your interests and make sure you see all the popular hot-spots. One road takes you right around the island making it a easy to find your way around. Price is per vehicle which comfortably seats 2 passengers, unlike other ATV's helmets are not compulsory and you have a roof to help with protection from the sun!
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.
This tour was a wonderful overview of the countries of Sint Maartin(Dutch) and Saint Martin(French) - and while it was time limited due to the distance that we needed to cover - it was a nice sample of the island life - I loved my trip to this island and woud love ot return again.
Discover the French and Dutch sides of this Caribbean island during a 4.5-hour guided sightseeing outing. Enjoy the sun and sea on Grand Case Beach or Orient Beach, experience the food-loving ambiance in Grand Case, and stroll around the charming village of Marigot. Along the way, you'll enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding tropical scenery while you learn about the history of the Lesser Antilles.
St Maarten Shore Excursion: Orient Beach, Marigot and Maho Beach
St. Maarten Personalized guided experience
, Feb 2020
Jose was a fantastic guide. He was knowledgeable of the culture, history, and able to determine based on our group what to see and do. Definitely if you are wanting to see St. Maarten book this excursion.
Joese is the best! Greeted us with a hug and one the most positive attitudes one can experience. Extremely knowledgable about the island and its history. Knows where to go and how to have a good time. There should be a six star rating. Love this guy!
After your ship docks in St Maarten's cruise port, see the sights on both the French and Dutch sides of the island during this tour led by a local guide. Enjoy beautiful views of the island and its shorelines at several lookout points, then head to the legendary Maho and Orient Beaches. Spend some time walking and shopping in the town of Marigot, and enjoy a shopping stop in Philipsburg as well. Round-trip transportation from the cruise port is provided.
Discover St. Maarten’s local rum distillery on this 1.5-hour of Topper’s. Learn about the history of rum making in the Caribbean and how the delicious spirit is created. See the various types of rum that are made at the factory and how they ferment, distill, and filter the spirit. Enjoy unlimited tastings of the artisanal products and rum cake before bottling your own bottle of Topper’s Rhum to take home.
See the best of St. Maarten during this sightseeing tour from Philipsburg. Explore the Dutch and French sides as you visit key towns like Orient Bay Beach, where you can relax on the beach, the French capital of Marigot, the famous Maho Beach where you can watch planes land and take off, and much more. Enjoy complimentary beverages throughout the tour as you admire the idyllic scenery of the island.
Explore the pristine island of Saba on this 8-hour day trip from St Maarten. With your local guide, board a boat on St Maarten for the 1.5-hour journey by sea to Saba, making landing at Fort Bay. Spend the day diving, snorkeling and experiencing the unspoiled natural surroundings on this remote island. Tour the island on foot, which includes moderately strenuous hiking, or by taxi. Round-trip transportation from select St Maarten hotels is available during the week.
This tour was really great to see the entire island. Our guide Terri was absolutely fantastic!!! The highlight was the first stop. The Amsterdam cheese shop was exceptional - the people were friendly, the tasting was amazing and their cheeses were out of this world. Unfortunately, I felt that the other 3 stops in terms of food were just okay. The lunch was too early (just after 11 am) and it was SO hot, it was impossible to eat hot food in an open air environment. The third stop was just weird - a hotel with a baked potato and cooked vegetables on it. The desserts were also a bit of a disappointment. However, we were able to see the entire island, had great stops to take pictures and would recommend the tour only because of that and our fantastic guide!
Explore the 'culinary capital of the West Indies' during this 4-hour, 5-restaurant tour of St Maarten. With your local, food-loving guide, travel through both the Dutch and French sides of the island, stopping at hidden, locals-only spots to sample the island's best Dutch, French and Creole cuisine. Ride on a comfortable, air-conditioned coach and listen as your guide highlights important landmarks and points of interest as you travel. All drinks and food tastings are included.
St Maarten Shore Excursion: Maho Beach and Lucas Bay Sightseeing
St Martin Guided Tour
, Feb 2020
Tour itself was excellent but started nearly an hour late waiting for customers from other ships
Surprised how picturesque the island is and well worth exploring. Maho beach is a manic place but worth experiencing. The French capital Marigot is very impressive
Clive Bass was the worst guide ever. We didn't get any history of the island. He would to top a house and say "this is a nice house", "thus is a funeral home", "this is horses next to water". Just no perzonality
Experience the highlights of St Maarten on this 5-hour shore excursion leaving from the cruise port. Ride in an air-conditioned van to Maho Beach on the Dutch side of this Caribbean island and Lucas Bay on the French side. Learn about the culture and history of the island from your guide while enjoying complimentary beer, water and soda. Visit the villages of Grand Case and Marigot before being returned on-time for your cruise ship's departure.
Sxm Luxury Catamaran Group Tour(cruise ship or sxm customers)
Best day of our vacation!
, Dec 2019
Capt. Michelle, Sylvia, & Benjamin provided outstanding service on a beautiful, well appointed boat. The highlight of the trip was the four course lunch accompanied by French wines. Highly recommend this private charter which limits guests to a total of 15 on this 48 foot catamaran.
Spend the day cruising along St. Maarten’s shores on a luxury catamaran. Booking this tour in advance means you’re guaranteed some time out on the water, taking in the coastal sights, swimming, and snorkeling at your leisure. You’ll post up off of Maho Beach to see the planes take off and land, go fishing or kayaking, and enjoy lunch on board midday.
Everything about this tour was fantastic. We stopped at multiple places, had full meals at two, and learned so much about Philipsburg and the island from our guide, Ankie.
Ankie is very knowledgeable, interesting, and entertaining. She seems to know everyone in Philipsburg and introduced us to some great places for food and drinks: The Coffee Lounge for croissants and homemade lasagna, Antoine's on the Boardwalk for a local chicken dish, Juggie's Place for rum tasting, and Up & Pop In Lounge for a fantastic dessert!
I highly recommend this tour!
Discover St. Maarten’s delicious local cuisine during this 3-hour tasting tour. Walk around Philipsburg and sample some of the area’s cuisine that is heavily influenced by Dutch, French, and Creole food at up to five places. Learn about the island’s rich history from your informative guide as you walk around town and meet local entrepreneurs, chefs, and artisans.
St Maarten Shore Excursion: Island Sightseeing with Shopping
From $96.00 (Price varies by group size )
Fantastic St.Maarten Trip
, Oct 2019
We visited St.Maarten on 9-14-19 and booked a private tour through Diederick SXM tours. After some confusion caused by the cruise port terminal personnel on where to actually meet our tour guide, once we found the correct meeting spot, things went great from there..
Our driver had a cooler full of local beers as well as some great rum punch. Our driver did an excellent job and gave us a fantastic complete tour of the island. At the end of the tour the driver took us right back to the cruise terminal in plenty of time to get back on the ship.
After your ship docks in St Maarten's cruise port, see the sights on both the French and Dutch sides of the island during this 4-5 hour tour led by a local guide. Enjoy beautiful views of the island and its shorelines at several lookout points, then pass through the legendary Maho Beach and Orient Beach. Spend some time walking and shopping in the town of Marigot, and enjoy a shopping stop in Philipsburg as well. Round-trip transportation from the cruise port is provided.
Have some four-wheeling fun on the back roads of St. Maarten on an easy-to-handle, all-terrain quad bike that will take you up mountain trails and down to the beach. After a short safety class, strap on your helmet and rev up your 350cc ATV—easy to operate and safe for beginners ad are fully automatic. Enjoy panoramic views as you head to the mountains with picturesque photo opportunities along the way. Stop at Friar's Bay Beach before returning. On return ride enjoy aome.off beaten paths and Offroading. (Please note: Guests must be licensed drivers, 18 years of age or older once driving)
Swim and lounge at Orient Beach and Maho Beach on this half-day excursion from St Maarten. 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 your St Maarten hotel are included on this excursion.
Step into the world of the Star Wars movie franchise and visit the ‘Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit’ in St. Maarten. This is a private collection from Nick Maley, the creator of Yoda, which contains many replicas, figurines, props, and holograms from the Star Wars movies and other movies he’s worked on. This non-profit exhibit is a must-visit for Star Wars fans and those interested in the film industry.
Thank you Noel for hosting us around the Island and showing us the highlights! It was an amazing day that we talked about how much we enjoyed for days after the event. Even though we missed a couple of things (the climb to the fort and Maho beach), it was more than compensated for with the lunch stop at Sandy's, the visit with fisherman, and the stop at the French perfumerie. We also very much appreciated the introduction to Denis for an equally enjoyable day in Anguilla. Thankfully we missed all of the action on the French side!!! GREAT, GREAT DAY!!
We will await for you at the Cruise Port Main Gate, shuttle you to company, explain you the island map, quick run down on the ATV usage, and set you off into the island. Pricing includes taxes, and rental insurance.
Take a break from your typical beach vacation and experience this one-of-a-kind Maho Beach tour. Sip cocktail (own expense) while viewing low-flying planes land at the nearby Princess Juliana International Airport. Listen to a live feed of communication between the arriving aircraft and the control tower or go “fence surfing.” Along with convenient departure/drop-off points and air-conditioned coach, a driver-guide makes for a more personalized tour.
St-Martin and St Maarten Island Sights, Shopping and Maho Beach Tour
Great Island Tour!
, Jan 2020
Excellent tour, super tour guide (named Wellington). The tour was on time, interesting and informative. Our guide welcomed questions,and made the tour personal for everyone to enjoy. We felt we got a good feel for both sides of the island. No additional selling, and in fact, a warm thank-you for our offered gratuity which did not appear to be expected. Maybe the best guide we have had for any tour. Note: if you are on a cruise, the pick up point is not well described, go to the tour pick up area (quite big) and look for two white tents.
The tour itself is excellently organized, guide is knowledgeable and friendly. The only problem - there is nothing to see in the island! If I’d do it for second time - the best is to take a taxi to Maho for airport experience and then - to some quiet beach. That way you spend less money and time for more.
See the sights on both the French and Dutch sides of the St Maarten during this 5-hour tour led by a local guide. After a historical overview of Philipsburg, enjoy beautiful views of the island and its shorelines at several lookout points, including Simpson Bay and Cole Bay Hill. Head to the legendary Maho Beach and Orient Beach. Feed the iguanas in Coralita Bay, a nature reserve overlooking St Barths. Spend some time walking and shopping in the town of Marigot, and explore the restaurant-lined streets of Grand Case. Refreshments and round-trip transportation from St Maarten hotels are included.
When your cruise ship docks in St Maarten, spend time on the legendary local shorelines of Orient Beach and Maho Beach. During this 5-hour shore excursion, spend 2 hours at Orient Beach where you can rent a lounge chair and sip on a tropical cocktail (own expense). Head over to Maho Beach to watch the jumbo jets fly overhead and land at the nearby airport for 2 hours. Round-trip transportation from the cruise port is included.
Discover the best of St. Maarten as your cruise around the island on a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Visit some of the island’s best viewpoints, feed local iguanas, explore the famous Maho Beach, and stop at an authentic Creole restaurant for lunch—at an additional cost. Feel the wind in your hair and discover the hidden gems of the island during this exhilarating half-day tour.
Immerse yourself in the history and natural landscape of St. Maarten on a day trip to the island’s highest mountain, with convenient pick-up and drop-off from the Philipsburg port. The day starts with admission to an historic plantation museum that educates visitors about the island’s legacy of slavery. Afterwards, take in sweeping views of the island and ocean rarely seen by visitors from a chair lift ride.