St Maarten Shore Excursion: Orient and Maho Beach Half-Day Tour

Philipsburg, St Maarten

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5 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 2 more


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.
  • Half-day shore excursion to St Maarten beaches
  • Find water sports equipment for hire at Orient Bay Beach
  • At Maho Beach, watch planes fly close overhead from Princess Juliana International Airport
  • Enjoy complimentary refreshments (water, beer, soda or guavaberry rum punch)
  • Hear entertaining commentary from your local guide
  • Round-trip transport from cruise port included
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
Meet your friendly guide at the Philipsburg cruise port and board a comfortable, air-conditioned van for transport to your first beach stop. Onboard, enjoy complimentary refreshments like water, beer, soda and rum punch.
Arrive at St Maarten's longest beach, Orient Bay Beach, where you'll stay for approximately 2 hours. Spread out your towel and relax in the sand, wade or swim in the calm aqua waters, or visit some of the nearby beach bars and restaurants. Sailboats, jet skis and paragliding excursions are all available, as well as some kids' activities (at your own expense.)
Around midday, return to the vehicle for the trip to Maho Bay Beach. Famous for its proximity fo Princess Juliana International Airport, the beach is a great place to see jumbo jets fly in and out of the island. Stroll the white sand beach, lounge in the sand, or watch the waves crash on the rocky coast during your 2-hour stay here. Visit the Sunset Beach Bar and Grill for lunch (own expense) while listening to a live feed from the airport's control tower.
After your half day of fun in the sun and sand, enjoy drop-off back at the cruise port.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Philipsburg port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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Amanda B
, Sep 2018

We stopped at St. Maarten on a cruise stop and I only wish we had more time to visit. We went to Orient Beach first- it was a beautiful beach. There was a lot of seaweed on the beach, as well as some floating in the water, but the atmosphere was calm and peaceful. I highly recommend supporting their re-building by renting chairs/umbrellas and/or water sports equipment, or buying from the locals. We then headed to Maho Beach, where we got to see several planes arrive and depart. What a cool experience! I definitely recommend this half-day tour, which also provides drinks and transportation believe it or not, there is a lot of traffic!.

Kristen Hepburn
, Jun 2018

Way too much driving. They don't go by ship time. Make sure to check the timing in your notes to be on time.

Steven R
, May 2018

Wellington was the best tour guide ever! He put up with some very drunk people and made the trip fun. Trip was switched from Orient Beach to 2 beaches on the Dutch side due to the Hurricane. Can't understand the reviews of a few who say they were at Orient in January as we still were cancelled in May?? Maho was just ok....Food at the Sunset bar sucked but it was fun to see the planes fly over. Overall we had fun though....thanks to Wellington! Good luck getting that roof on your house!

adriana g
, Apr 2018

Awesome excursion, great service and great guide. Traveled with my mom and two boys. All enjoyed it, especially Maho Beach. Couldn't go to Orient Beach due to the hurricane damage, but we were taken to another beautiful beach. Would definitely do this excursion again.

, Mar 2018

Both beaches were amazing. I wish there would have been more time at each beach because we didn't want to leave. Maho beach was thrilling and made great memories.

, Mar 2018

We had booked 10 people on this tour and we all had a great time as the guide was fantastic.. Gave us all kinds of unique and interesting information about St Maarten and the recent destruction from the hurricanes.. I've rated it 4 stars only because Orient beach was destroyed by hurricane last September, and Viator never updated us that our trip would not include this beach now 6 months later. We did go to a substitute beach which was excellent but on the Dutch side. Maho Beach and the airplanes were great, but not many planes as very few tourists are flying into St Maarten at this time. On Orient beach, 85 restaurants and bars were destroyed, and because all building approvals have to come from Paris, it was last week before 3 building permits could be approved. Our guide also told us that all the sand was blown off the beach and has just now started to be washed back, but its mostly rocks. I feel so bad for the people of St Maarten because this storm was a category 5 plus no higher rating, but consisted of 185 mph sustained winds and gusts to 240mph. There is destruction everywhere. They are projecting that it will be 5 years before everything will be back to normal. At the airport, they are running arrivals and departures out of tents as the main terminal is still being rebuilt. In any case, if your cruise ship is coming here, I would certainly recommend this tour as it did go all around the island and was very interesting.

, Mar 2018

Anthony from Amigo Tours was an amazing tour guide. He shared his beautiful island home with us. Despite the devastation from Hurricane Irma, he was so upbeat and made the bus ride fun even when we were stuck in traffic. We hope to come back to St. Maarten again someday.

Carl B
, Mar 2018

We had a great tour of St Martin. Our shuttle driver was funny and informative. We first stopped at Fryers beach because Orient beach is closed because of the hurricane. It's a beautiful beach. After a few hours he picked us up to head to Baho Beach. It was so much fun swimming in the ocean here.

, Feb 2018

Awesome time. Thank you!

, Jan 2018

We had so much fun, Orient Beach was clean and beautiful, also Maho Beach and Airport were thrilling.

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