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Maho Beach
Maho Beach can't boast that it's one of the most peaceful beaches in the world, but it certainly has a unique claim to fame, particularly if you're an aviation lover. This is because Maho Beach is located right next to an airport and the planes fly directly over the beach so low that you feel they might land on you. 

Kids especially love watching the planes soar overhead multiple times throughout the day at Maho Beach, but even adults quickly get caught up in the wonder of seeing a large inflight plane so close up. Hang out by the fence on the edge of the beach closest to the airport and you'll even be able to feel the blast of the jets as a plane takes off – and probably some sand particles being swirled up around you. In addition to plane watching, Maho Beach is a fun place to swim and snorkel. 

To make sure you don't miss out on seeing the big commercial planes land or take-off head over to Sunset Bar, which is located on Maho Beach and posts the flight schedule each day. You can also watch the planes from Sunset Bar while enjoying a drink and bite to eat. 

Practical Info

If arriving to St Maarten via cruise, there are shuttles from the cruise terminal in Phillipsburg that take you to Maho Beach or you can hire private transportation. If you hail a taxi once you arrive (not hard to do at the cruise terminal) make sure you arrange a pick up time with your driver for ample time to get back to your cruise ship before it departs. If staying on land, check with your hotel if they have a shuttle to Maho Beach or rent a car or hire a taxi to take you there.
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Bernard's Tours Maho Beach Blast

At Maho Beach on St. Maarten, visitors witness planes descend directly above them into Princess Juliana Airport. Visit Maho Beach without the hassle of navigating on a day trip with pick-up and drop-off from the Philipsburg cruise terminal. With your guide’s inside tips and free time to relax, swim, and dine (own expense), this day trip is a popular choice for visitors traveling via cruise ship.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$25.00
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4-Hour Quad ATV Adventure from Philipsburg

Navigate St. Maarten's most popular beaches & highlights on an ATV during this half-day adventure from Phillipsburg. Stops include Airport Beach, Mullet Bay, Marigot, and much more. This tour is mainly on-road with a portion off-road. Upon return in Great Bay, Philipsburg, you can take a refreshing swim. Bottled water, and use of ATV and helmet is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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St Maarten Shore Excursion: Orient and Maho Beach Half-Day Tour

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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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US$40.00
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St-Martin and St Maarten: Sightseeing Tour of the French and Dutch Sides of the Island

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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US$44.00
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The Original Eco Tour - Full day around the Island of Sint Maarten / St Martin

Cruise around St Maarten with stops at Tintamarre, Creole Rock and Grand Case on this full-day sailing excursion. Explore the lovely natural beauty of Tintamarre, then head to Creole Rock for some of the island's best snorkeling. Go ashore in Grand Case, the St Maarten's culinary capital, for a gourmet lunch including wine. Cruise down the coast after lunch past Marigot Bay and Sunset Beach while enjoying an open bar. Round-trip transportation from St Maarten hotels is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Tropical Catamaran Snorkeling, Sailing And Beach Experience

Join Too Rhum Punch for a 6 Hours yachting, sailing, and snorkeling experience. Your comfort and safety are our main concern, depending on the weather update we will take you sailing to the French Nature Reserve (Tintamarre and Pinel) well known for the turtles, iguanas.OR  we will do an easy South side Coastal sailing French Side, Dutch Side with 2 or more stops for snorkeling, beach time and even spotting the planes as they land on our famous  Maho Beach.French Style Buffet Lunch, Open bar all day with Top Shelve liquor, Snorkeling instruction and equipment, Attentive freindly and professional crew are all the ingredients for a successful day in Sint Maarten 
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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St Maarten Shore Excursion: Beaches and Shopping in Marigot

Explore Oyster Bay, Orient Beach and Maho Beach on during this 6-hour tour from St Maarten. With a local guide, sightsee on both the French and Dutch sides of the island. Stroll through the town of Marigot, the capital of the French side of the island, visiting the boutiques and galleries that line the streets. A complimentary drink and round-trip transportation from the cruise port is included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Shore Excursion: St Maarten Beach, Sightseeing and Shopping Tour

Once your cruise ship docks in St Maarten, sightsee, shop and spend time on the island's famous beaches. During this guided tour, explore a colorful local market to shop for souvenirs and taste some native pastries and cocktails. Visit Orient Beach for some fun in the sunshine and Maho Beach to watch jumbo jets fly close overhead and land at the nearby airport. Round-trip transportation from the cruise port is provided.
  • Duration: 240 to 270 minutes
  • Duration: 240 to 270 minutes
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Private Customizable Island Sightseeing Tour in St Maarten

Choose your own itinerary during this private sightseeing tour in St Maarten. Spend 5 to 6 hours with a local guide visiting the attractions that pique your interest in a climate-controlled private tour van. Choose to hit the beach at the legendary shorelines of Maho Beach or Orient Beach, shop and gallery-hop in Marigot or Philipsburg, or explore the gourmet mecca of Grand Case. A complimentary open bar is included on this tour.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Airport Buggy Adventure

Visit the island's hot spots and feel the Caribbean breeze in our stylish buggies and experience the Ultimate Island Adventure!
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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ATV Tour : 1hr Airport Beach, 2hr Island Tour from Philipsburg, 1hr Great Bay

This tour offers the absolute best of Sint Maarten/Saint-Martin. You visit both capitals, plus the highlights on both sides. The most popular point of interest is on the itinerary : Maho or better known as Airport Beach. There's also opportunity for beach time and shopping.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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St-Martin and St Maarten Island Sights, Shopping and Maho Beach Tour

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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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US$42.00
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Super Island Tour through St Martin

Hurricane Irma did what? Re-explore St Martin, St Maarten like you never visited before. On this 5 hours tour, you will rediscover why we are resilient and still have a smile on our faces.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Electric Adventures Buggy Rental

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!
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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St Maarten Half-Day Trip to Orient and Maho Beach

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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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US$40.00
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St Maarten Shore Excursion: Maho Beach and Lucas Bay Sightseeing

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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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See the Planes Adventure to Orient Beach

Combine visits to Orient Beach and Maho Beach, with transportation in between, on this 5-hour tour in St Maarten. Spend two hours at each beach relaxing, watching the jet liners land, or participating in water activities (own expense).
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Maho Airport Beach Day

Enjoy great views of St Maarten, St Martin, all on your way to the FAMOUS MAHO BAY Beach at the Princess Juliana International Airport.  With comfortable seats guaranteed, this tour features informative history from your guide as you drive to Maho Beach.Due to the unique proximity of low flying airliners, the location is very popular with plane spotters. This is one of the few places in the world where aircraft can be viewed in their flight path just outside the end of the runway. Also included is a brief stop on Cole Bay hill for photo opportunity and a little history of the famous man called Harold Jack. Your tour also includes a free WiFi, free refreshments and AC vehicle.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Amazing Plane Spotting at Maho Beach

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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The Ultimate Eco Tour - Snorkeling, sightseeing - Around the island

Take a catamaran around the island of St. Maarten for a day of swimming, snorkeling, and sightseeing. Traverse the crystal clear waters by boat and drop anchor at some of the best snorkel spots including Grand Case Creole Rock, Tintamarre, and Pinel in the French Nature Reserve. Discover the island’s diverse marine life, sunbathe on pristine beaches, and enjoy a delicious lunch and an open bar on board.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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US$119.00
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Bernard's Tours Orient & Maho Beach Break

Explore two of St. Maarten’s top beaches—Orient Bay and Maho Beach—on a stress-free day trip with round-trip transport from the Philipsburg cruise terminal. With your guide’s inside tips, free drinks while in transit, and free time to explore the beaches at your own pace, this tour is a popular choice for visitors traveling via cruise ship.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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4x4 Jeep "Island Loop & Beach" Safari : the Absolute Best of St Maarten

Navigate St. Maarten's most popular beaches & highlights in a 4x4 Jeep Wrangler during this half-day adventure from Phillipsburg. Stops include Airport Beach, Mullet Bay, Marigot, and much more. This tour is mainly on-road with a portion off-road. Upon return in Great Bay, Philipsburg, you can enjoy a refreshing swim. All Jeeps have automatic transmission and are equipped with VHF radio to communicate with the tour guide. Bottled water and use of Jeep is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$75.00
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St Maarten Double Decker Bus Tour

Ride through picturesque St. Maarten while seeing the best the island has to offer on this 3.5-hour double decker bus tour from Philipsburg. See the tandem rule of France and Holland at play from atop the island’s only open-air double decker bus and stop at numerous local tourist sites for a visit and a photo. Wander the beach at Orient Bay, marvel at the French architecture of Marigot and go plane-spotting on Maho Beach during this spectacular tour of the beautiful island. This family-friendly experience is the perfect way for first-time visitors to see the island and is great for travelers of every age.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Speed Boat Charter in St Maarten

Charter your own speedboat for the day and explore St. Maarten at your own pace. Choose the destinations you would like to visit with your captain based on your needs and the weather conditions. Spend the day swimming and snorkeling in pristine waters and soaking up the sun onboard or on secluded beaches. Enjoy complimentary drinks on board and spend your time in St. Maarten how you would like.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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