• Location: Philipsburg, St Maarten
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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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.


  • A 5-hour guided tour through the Dutch and French parts of St Maarten
  • Cross over to the French side of the island and explore Lucas Bay
  • Watch jumbo jets land from Maho Beach
  • Receive free beer, water and soda during the entire tour
  • Includes pickup and drop-off at the cruise terminal
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

St Maarten Shore Excursion: Maho Beach and Lucas Bay Sightseeing

Enjoy panoramic views of St Maarten on this island tour!

Meet your local guide at the cruise port in Philipsburg and climb aboard your comfortable van for a half-day exploration of St Maarten. Along the way, enjoy complimentary beer, soda and water, and listen to your guide detail the rich culture and history of this divided Caribbean Island.

Visit Grand Case, an adorable village containing streets lined with colonial-style houses and shops. Stop at any of the fantastic restaurants in this food-centric town for lunch, or sidle up to a street vendor and purchase a Caribbean snack. Walk down to stunning Grand Case Beach to check out the sand and surf.
Visit Lucas Bay, a less-visited beach on the Atlantic side of the ocean. This beach, the last French beach on the East side of the island, is a popular site for amateur divers.
Continue to Marigot on the French side of this Caribbean island. Enjoy 45 minutes of free time to walk the charming streets of the city, grabbing a drink or a croissant at one of the cafes. Visit the outdoor market to experience the abundance of produce and spices the island offers.

Stop at Maho Beach, famous for its location close to the flight path of aircraft taking off and landing at nearby Princess Juliana International Airport. Hang out on the beach while jumbo jets roar directly overhead. 

When your 5-hour shore excursion is over, the tour guide will drop you off back at the cruise terminal in Philipsburg. 

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the cruise port. In the unlikely event that your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to your next port. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See Viator's terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

Sonia D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Comprehensive tour of St. Maarten! Our guide was Deuce, and everyone seemed to know and love him. We enjoyed holding a variety of sea creatures and feeding and petting iguanas. We had about an hour to swim and relax at Orient Beach. Standing under the approaching planes at Maho Beach was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our guide was Nell. Nell was awesome!! Very nice and welcoming. Did a great job of explaining the entire island and gave us flexibility as far as where and how long we stopped at places since there were only 4 of us on the tour. Highly recommend Twin Island Excursions through Viator and ask for Nell!

Velanne G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our day on this sightseeing excursion! Our guide, Rick, was personable and entertaining! He took us to several beaches, stopped so we could see iguanas, stopped at a couple of historical sights and amazing photo views and also in a couple shopping areas. We never would have seen as much of the island in such a short time otherwise. Maho Beach was fantastic!!

Diane C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a very good learning experience with the history of the island. We also enjoyed the
beach. It was relaxing and our driver was great and very informative.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was a great tour. We were shown the major parts of the island with stops on the French side and it was very informative.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We had a great time with Jose. He went out of his way to make sure all of us on the tour had a great time. His knowledge about St Martin and his enthusiasm about living there was really impressive. Highly recommend this tour.

M Nantz


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was the best tour I've ever done! Spending time on both Orient beach and Maho beach were amazing. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and stopped whenever we wanted to take a pic or see something. He even let us stop at McDonald's to see the difference between St. Maarten and U.S.

Richard G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A little confusion at first over where the tour guides would meet us but once that was figured out we were on our way with guide Jose. This tour ended up being the favorite of our vacation. Jose was very personable and had a seemingly bottomless wealth of information about the island, history and culture. We couldn't recommend this tour any higher.

Steven L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Liston was a great guide and the tour was fun as hell better than the ship offered tour the shopping the tour and the beach were all a great time and don't forget to get a banana daiquiri at the top of the mountain

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