• Location: Simpson Bay or Philipsburg, St Maarten
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 4.5-hour tour of Dutch St Maarten and French St-Martin -- two sides of the island of St Martin
  • Swim or sunbathe at pristine Grand Case Beach or Orient Beach
  • Try guavaberry rum punch in Grand Case, the island’s gourmet capital, and walk through the French village of Marigot
  • Visit Coralita Bay and Cole Bay Hill for picturesque views of nearby Caribbean islands, or watch planes land at Maho Beach
  • Hotel transport from Philipsburg included

What You Can Expect

St-Martin and St Maarten: Sightseeing Tour of the French and Dutch Sides of the Island

Watch planes fly overhead at Maho Beach!

After pickup at your Philipsburg hotel via comfortable shuttle, head out to see both the French and Dutch sides of the island on this St Maarten sightseeing tour.

Learn about how both the Dutch and French settled the island in the 17th century, then joined forces against the Spanish conquistadors to protect their home and divided it equally between themselves. The French side is St-Martin and the Dutch side is St Maarten.

Stop at Grand Case Beach, a gorgeous stretch of white sand on St Martin's coastline. Stroll along the beach, bask in the sun, or wade and swim in the calm tropical water before a visit to the town of Grand Case. In town, try some of the guavaberry rum punch or purchase a lunch of Johnny Cakes or chicken legs, local specialties.

Travel to Marigot, a charming village with European ambiance. Stroll the streets lined with original colonial buildings and make a few duty-free purchases at the shops or the open bazaar.

Maho Beach is your last stop on the tour. Well-known for its proximity to Princess Juliana International Airport, this beach is an excellent place to watch jumbo jets taking off and landing.

Drive through beautiful Simpson Bay on the way back to your hotel in Philipsburg for drop-off after your international 4.5-hour sightseeing tour.

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Customer Reviews

mark.johnson2

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

We had a great tour with Wellington! He was very helpful, catering the tour as he could to our interests and giving us lots of history of both sides of the island. It also helped that he spoke French and Spanish in addition to English. It was nice to have stops at beaches on both sides of the island too, and we had nice shopping in Marigot. We'd highly recommend this tour!!

maria d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Very good tour, it gives you an overall insight of the island visiting pristine beaches and ample of time to explore, pick up and drop off to the hotel is included

MICHELLE C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This tour was wonderful! Our tour guide No Stress was very informative, fun, respectful, and made our tour extremely unforgettable! We are already planning our next cruise... I would only change the bus, if it was an open bus, the views would be a lot more enjoyable. This is our 3rd tour through Trip Advisor and we will definitely continue booking through here, because it has been unforgettable experiences. Very organized, fun and extroverted guides, and right on point locations with useful information.

Justin D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Wellington our tour guide was Awesome!! My favorite part was feeding iguanas. We learned alot about the island in a very cool van. Highly recommended !!

Anne D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Our tour guide was David, he was great and lots of laughs. We heard more info from him than we had on any other tour. All the stops gave us lots of time to explore and shop. I would highly recommend David and this tour.

Jamie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Wellington was amazing! Fun and knowledgeable about the island and any questions we had! Made several stops for photo opportunities and chance to stretch our legs! Stopped for lunch and were given an excellent recommendation for lunch! Great day!

Kimberly B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

One of the first tours we took in order to orient ourselves to the Island. It was very informative and our guide was awesome.

joantoben3

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

We started our first trip to the island with this tour to get familiar with places. Our guide was very friendly and informative and we drove around the whole island. We stopped at Orient Beach, Marigot, Maho Beach and Phillipsburg amount others. Great tour!

Bernita S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This sight seeing tour was very good. We got to see both sides of the island. We even stopped on the French side for lunch. The food was very good. The tour guide as Wellington. He was excellent.

Randall B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Wellington made this tour so much fun! Great way to get an overall feel for the island. We did the tour early in week of our stay and it was helpful to see where we wanted to go back to visit later in t h e week. The rum punch was excellent as well! Be sure to ask for Wellington!

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