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St-Martin and St Maarten: Sightseeing Tour of the French and Dutch Sides of the Island

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
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
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

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.
  • 4.5-hour tour of Dutch St Maarten and French St-Martin -- two sides of the island of St Martin
  • Swim or sunbathe at pristine Grand Case Beach or Orient Beach
  • Try guavaberry rum punch in Grand Case, the island’s gourmet capital, and walk through the French village of Marigot
  • Visit Coralita Bay and Cole Bay Hill for picturesque views of nearby Caribbean islands, or watch planes land at Maho Beach
  • Hotel transport from Philipsburg included
Professional guide
Beverage (water, soda, beer, guavaberry rum punch)
Hotel or port pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Beach chairs/umbrellas
Gratuities

Departure Point

1: John Craane Cruise Terminal, Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Sint Maarten
2: 22-26 Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel guest will be picked up at their hotel lobby.


Ports

  • Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise and Cargo Facilities, 79 Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Sint Maarten


Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After pickup at your Philipsburg hotel via comfortable shuttle, head out to see both the French and Dutch sides of the island on this St Maarten sightseeing tour.

Learn about how both the Dutch and French settled the island in the 17th century, then joined forces against the Spanish conquistadors to protect their home and divided it equally between themselves. The French side is St-Martin and the Dutch side is St Maarten.

Stop at Grand Case Beach, a gorgeous stretch of white sand on St Martin's coastline. Stroll along the beach, bask in the sun, or wade and swim in the calm tropical water before a visit to the town of Grand Case. In town, try some of the guavaberry rum punch or purchase a lunch of Johnny Cakes or chicken legs, local specialties.

Travel to Marigot, a charming village with European ambiance. Stroll the streets lined with original colonial buildings and make a few duty-free purchases at the shops or the open bazaar.

Maho Beach is your last stop on the tour. Well-known for its proximity to Princess Juliana International Airport, this beach is an excellent place to watch jumbo jets taking off and landing.

Drive through beautiful Simpson Bay on the way back to your hotel in Philipsburg for drop-off after your international 4.5-hour sightseeing tour.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Coralita Beach
A natural reserve overlooking Tintamarre and the French island of St. Barths. At this stop you can take in the natural beauty of this North-East coastal point for photos or climb the information tower for lovely panoramic views.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Orient Bay Beach
One of the most popular beaches on the island located on the French Side. Guest can take part in water sports activities or lounge on the beach chairs. Or hang out at the local beach bars and try the island's local mixed rums.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Grand Case
Grand Case is a small town on the French side of the island of Saint Martin in the Caribbean. It lies on the Anguilla Channel, on the west coast of the island. Grand Case has a long sandy beach. It is well known for its many restaurants and beach bars. It is the most populous place of the French Saint Martin.
Stop At:  
Marigot
The cosmopolitan capital of the French side, Here, boutiques and trendy restaurants sit side-by-side with traditional stalls. Do not miss the colors, smells and buzz of the local market. Fort Louis is just a hike away where you will enjoy a panoramic view of Marigot Bay and neighboring Anguilla.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Maho Beach
Maho Beach is located on the Dutch side of St. Maarten. It is famous for being adjacent to the Princess Juliana International Airport making it at attraction to visitors and locals alike and for plane-watchers enthusiast.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Philipsburg
On the way back to the port guest can opt to stop and end their tour in Philipsburg, the shopping mecca or the Caribbean...this duty free town is the capital of Dutch St. Maarten and consist of the Front Street and Back street for shopper. To the south of these street is the Great Bay beach and the Boardwalk that is lined with restaurants with local cuisines and fun bars. Philipsburg is just 1 mile away from the cruise port and guest can walk or take a water taxi back.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Amigo Tours

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  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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 face masks and attendee health during St-Martin and St Maarten: Sightseeing Tour of the French and Dutch Sides of the Island?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by St-Martin and St Maarten: Sightseeing Tour of the French and Dutch Sides of the Island.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during St-Martin and St Maarten: Sightseeing Tour of the French and Dutch Sides of the Island?
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 St-Martin and St Maarten: Sightseeing Tour of the French and Dutch Sides of the Island.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during St-Martin and St Maarten: Sightseeing Tour of the French and Dutch Sides of the Island?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by St-Martin and St Maarten: Sightseeing Tour of the French and Dutch Sides of the Island.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during St-Martin and St Maarten: Sightseeing Tour of the French and Dutch Sides of the Island?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by St-Martin and St Maarten: Sightseeing Tour of the French and Dutch Sides of the Island.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during St-Martin and St Maarten: Sightseeing Tour of the French and Dutch Sides of the Island?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by St-Martin and St Maarten: Sightseeing Tour of the French and Dutch Sides of the Island.

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Traveller Tips


  • "I highly recommend this tour with Bert as you will learn all about the island and it's history." See review
  • "Very good tour, it gives you an overall insight of the island visiting pristine beaches and ample of time to explore, pick up and drop off to the hotel is included" See review
  • "Good and varied selection of visits to french side and capital also famous beach with planes landing was Fab and well worth fighting the crowds at this popular spot." See review

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Excellent trip
Steven_H
, Mar 2020
Excellent trip with a real character of a driver (King David). Air conditioned bus, free beer/rum/water/coke etc. Loads of information - highly recommended!
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For those already visited
Dennis_B
, Mar 2020
Good & varied selection of visits to french side & capital also famous beach with planes landing was Fab & well worth fighting the crowds at this popular spot. Would have liked more than the 45 mins at Marigot to see the fort ideally but still great value and a lot of stops to see the sights.
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Mr. No Stress RULES
Len_Garrison
, Mar 2020
A great tour of the island. We enjoyed the hospitality of Mr. No Stress! We had a small group and we were able to spend the perfect time in each location. Pick up was easy! Drop off was perfect. He took us to a local eatery that was delicious. One thing we learned is to take cash! Lots of places on the island do not accept credit cards! Amigo Tours was great and we will use them again when we return. As travel writers, we know a good tour leader when we are in his presence. We've seen lots and Mr. No Stress is one of the best. Cheers.
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King David was very knowledgeable experienced guide
Kevin_S
, Feb 2020
King David was very knowledgeable and a very safe driver as well as funny. We enjoyed the 4 hour tour
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St. Martin in 4 Hours
lewiscrew
, Feb 2020
My wife & best friends (4) took the tour. Otis did an awesome job making everyone on the bus feel welcomed. I addition, he was very knowledgeable about the island and shared great details throughout the tour. In short, it was 4 plus hours of fun, site seeing and beach time. Highly recommended!
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Island tour
maryloumonahan
, Feb 2020
Everything was great driver very friendly and knowlegable we got to see entire island good eating and drinking stopa
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Good Insight
Sharon D
, Dec 2019
Get an overall history and see things you wouldn’t be able to do on your own. Learn a bit about the country you’re visiting
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A Glimpse of two coutries sharing one island
RGD1009
, Nov 2019
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.
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good overview of st martins
heygitt
, Nov 2019
tour guide was excellent and trip very worth while to get a good overview of st martins (both dutch and French sides) and a quick history of the island. some of the stops were a little to long with nothing to do but overall we would recommend the tour
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St Maarten Eventure
BillVB1
, Oct 2019
The itinerary was good. I enjoyed the swim at Orient Beach, the lunch at Grand Case Beach, and the airplane landings at Maho Beach. The driver was friendly and knowledgeable. The lunch was very good.

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