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Historical Philipsburg Bike Tour in St Maarten

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Sint Maarten, Sint Maarten
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Explore Philipsburg during this 3-hour guided cycling tour. Leave the casinos and jewelry stores of St Maarten's capital behind to learn about the city's history as a strip of sand between the Great Salt Pond and the Great Bay. Visit historical sites like the Philipsburg Courthouse and St Maarten's oldest inn. Pedal up to Fort Amsterdam for spectacular hilltop views of the Great Bay. Use of bicycle and safety gear is included on this tour.
  • 3-hour tour of Philipsburg by bicycle
  • See the historic highlights of St Maarten’s capital, including the Philipsburg Courthouse, Passangrahn Hotel and Fort Amsterdam
  • Learn about the city’s rich history from an informative guide
  • Choose from several departure times to suit your schedule
  • Riders of all skill levels will enjoy this tour
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Professional guide
Use of bicycle
Use of helmet
Bottled water
One cold beverage (water, soda, beer or rum punch)
Gratuities
Food
Hotel pick up and drop off

Departure Point

Sint Maarten Cruise Terminal, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your way to the Philipsburg cruise terminal to meet your group and cycling guide. After a brief safety orientation, get fitted for a bicycle and safety gear. After you practice a little bit go get comfortable, follow your guide into the streets of Philipsburg.

Visit the Passangrahn Hotel, the oldest inn in St Maarten, and learn about its colorful history and West Indian architecture. In the center of town, see the Philipsburg Courthouse on Front Street and Captain Hodge's Wharf.

Leaving downtown, pedal up Little Bay Hill, which affords views of Great Bay, Little Bay and the whole of Philipsburg from the top. Feel free to hop off and walk your bike up the challenging hill. 

Pedal through the Divi Little Bay Beach Resort to reach Fort Amsterdam, perched out on a peninsula. Built in the 17th century, this fort was the first belonging to the Dutch in the whole Caribbean. Learn about the many battles between the Spanish and Dutch fleets that took place here in the 1600s. The site offers panoramic views of the city and Great Bay. 

Cycle along a pleasant boardwalk back to the Philipsburg cruise port, where your tour will end after 3 hours.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
St. Maarten Bike Tours - TriSport
You will start your tour inside the Cruise Ship Terminal, familiarizing yourself withe the bike before heading out.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pointe Blanche
You will follow your guide towards Pointe Blanche, stopping to view the distant island of St. Barths and learning some of its history.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Philipsburg
Head along the oceanfront Boardwalk of Philipsburg with its bustling shops and cafes, and its scenic views of Great Bay. Your first stop will be at the Old Court House to learn about St. Maarten's political divide.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Philipsburg
Next head to the Freedom Fighter's monument, Carnival Village, Back Street's market place, and finally back to the Boardwalk for a refreshing drink and dip on the ocean.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Tri-Sport

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Historical Philipsburg Bike Tour in St Maarten?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Historical Philipsburg Bike Tour in St Maarten.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Historical Philipsburg Bike Tour in St Maarten?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Historical Philipsburg Bike Tour in St Maarten.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Historical Philipsburg Bike Tour in St Maarten?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Historical Philipsburg Bike Tour in St Maarten.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Historical Philipsburg Bike Tour in St Maarten?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Historical Philipsburg Bike Tour in St Maarten.

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Biking with Stories
Peter
, Feb 2020
This is a great tour. Easy for novice bikers, lots to see, and Jenel, our very friendly tour guide, was a wealth of amazing stories about the Friendly Island. We’ve been coming here for years but it took another bike-riding family members not find this and suggest we do it. We’re so please it happened!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hi Peter, Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I will certainly pass on your positive review to Jenel, who loves sharing his knowledge of St. Maarten
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Bike tour of Philipsburg
kftruckee
, Jan 2020
Had a great bike ride with Benson. Lots of info on the island and history. Very enjoyable and Benson was a great host.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Many thanks for the time to write the review, will make sure Benson gets the kudos.
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Great Bike tour in and around Philipsburg
jvblum
, Dec 2019
I had planned this tour via internet a couple of weeks before we reached St. Maarten. We arrived at the agreed time close to the main pier and our guide Jenel was already expecting us. The bikes were bigger then usual which is exactly what I ordered as we are both 2m tall. Our guide Jenel proved to be very knowledgable and funny. He showed us nice spots on the Island and gave us many background information in an interesting and entertaining way. The three hours tour was time well spend and we particularly wanted to thank Jenel for showing us the city.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thank you for your great review, which I have shared it with Jenel. And we are all very happy you enjoyed your tour :)
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Really Great ride around Sint Maarten
RickEgitto
, Jan 2019
Benson and his associate were super! Very knowledgeable about the island, they showed us a lot of great spots. Not a difficult ride.....They kept the bikers safe since cars, trucks and bikes all share the road, but we never felt uncomfortable. Good amount of time spent near beaches, and the drink at the end was a nice topper!
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This was a nice way to see...
karnofsky
, Nov 2017
This was a nice way to see Philipsburg and learn about its history. Guide was very friendly, well organized, and kept the small group safe and together. There's one very steep heart-pumping hill on a busy street. We made it up, but you can walk it if need be. My wife and I try to take bike tours wherever we go. Its a good way to see the highlites and meet some locals. You don't have much time to enter museums or shops, but once you see something interesting, you can always go back on your own on another day. Much better than a bus tour or walking in a large crowd listening through headphones. This tour was a perfect way to enjoy a nice day.
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The tour guides were nice, but the...
Dorene T
, Jun 2017
The tour guides were nice, but the ride is limited. Excellent historical information, but if you like to ride, you might be disappointed
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Really well thought out, easy and very...
Linda W
, Feb 2017
Really well thought out, easy and very informative trip. Would recommend to anyone.
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Our tour guide JP was a wealth of...
Erin W
, Feb 2017
Our tour guide JP was a wealth of knowledge about the history of St. Maarten and made the tour very fun and interactive. We stopped often, got to see many different points of interest and the views were absolutely breathtaking! I am not an avid bike rider but JP was accommodating to my athletic ability and made sure I was always comfortable. I would highly recommend any tours by Tri Sport.
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Tour was very informative. Our...
Adeyemi F
, Sep 2016
Tour was very informative. Our guide Joost is very knowledgeable of the Island history. Ride was mostly on flat surface except going up the hill to the fort which was very challenging. Islanders are very friendly. Overall, this was a great tour.
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Great day Good information A little...
Fran L
, Aug 2016
Great day Good information A little hard on legs up inclines Great bikes To short
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