• Location: Philipsburg, St Maarten
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 45.00 View price calendar

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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
  • Visit the famous Maho and Orient Beaches
  • Round-trip port transportation provided

What You Can Expect

St Maarten Shore Excursion: Island Sightseeing with Shopping

Explore St Maarten!

Customer Reviews

Rebs J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

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.

Joseph D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

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.

Karan Chris P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Paul, our guide, was very accommodating. He showed us many interesting areas around the island.

Karan Chris P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Paul, our guide, was very accommodating. He showed us many interesting areas around the island.

Susan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

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.

Juliane H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

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!

Rachele A M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

My ship came in later than the rest of the ships so the Diederick and his wife took my husband and myself on a private tour. We had such a great time. They showed us everything on the island. This is highly recommended.

Steven A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Diederick SXM Tours did a great job of showing us both the Dutch and French sides of St Martin. Our driver Roland Lake took good care of us and made sure we had a full island experience.

Jessie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

We had a tour with tour guide Paul and he was very knowledgeable about the whole history of the island and he took us to local points of interest that gave a really good overview of the entire island. We were able to shop and eat among the locals which we really enjoyed. We would highly recommend this tour.
J. Cooper

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