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.
Walk the charming streets of Marigot and Philipsburg
Sightsee and shop on the French and Dutch sides of St Maarten
Sip complimentary drinks
Led by an informative, friendly and professional guide
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.
Excellent tour...very informative. Edwin was the best tour guide!!!! We got to sample a little bit of everything....from sight seeing to shopping to the beach!!! Would definitely do this tour again or use this company for other tours on other islands.
This tour gave us great insight into the island's past, present post-hurricanes, and gave us hope for the future of St Maarten. The island was devastated by the hurricanes, but the spirit of the people was strong. Our guide was incredible - we ended up being the only two on the tour, and he made sure we enjoyed and learned as much as we could. We didn't just see statues - but Paul explained who the people were and why they are important. We saw all the typical tourist sights while getting more details about the island itself than expected. I definitely recommend - it was a great experience and allowed us to give back to an island in need, and definitely touched us in ways we will keep with us. I look forward to returning in a year and taking this tour again to see how the island has recovered further.
Thanks for the incredible experience.
Our tour guide Paul was great! A local who had first hand knowledge of the devastation from the recent Hurricanes that hit the island. Heartbreaking to see and hear of what they have gone through. He was very informative though. Great tour.
Great tour of St. Maarten. Exactly as advertised. Perfect for seeing the whole island in a short period of time. Plenty of time for souvenier shopping and having something to eat. Would absolutely recommend it.
Wish I had taken a ship tour. Our guide Paul was bias against the French, something he should have kept to himself. We were told shipping at the ship was much better and cheaper than other the French section of the Island. Trouble is, he didn't get us back to the ship area in enough time to shop. We had to rush to make our all aboard time.
One couple on the group of 6 was constantly late after stops. Had it been impressed on them to be on time, we may have had more free time at the dock shopping.
Before departing for the tour, Paul was told to have us back by 2 pm. all aboard was 2:30 We got back at 2:20. In total, 4 of us sat in the van for 20 minutes waiting for 2 other travelers who couldn't have cared less as their ship all aboard wasn't till 5 pm.
Great guide and tour. Were able to go to both sides. Would rather have more time at Maho beach and less time in Marigot or Philipsburg. Maho beach was the most fun. Ate lobster in Marigot and was ok but nothing special at Rosemary's. Would take a pass on that.
The tour was exactly as described. There were only 4 of us and the driver Roland gave us an experience we will never forget. We learned the history of the two nations and more. We loved the planes over Mahoney beach, the pastries at Sarahfinas apple tart is a must! Bring cash they don't take cards. and shopping in Philipsburg. Roland walked us a short distance into the heart of the town and gave us a time to meet back. We explored Philipsburg stopping at the Guavaberry Emporium where we sampled and bought this local liquor. We really got the flavor of this beautiful island thanx to this tour. We highly recommend this!