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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

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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.


Customer Reviews

Elizabeth V United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Enjoyed this tour and the guide that did it. The guide was on time getting us at our hotel, had great knowledge and told of the history between the Dutch and French sides of the island. Nice complementary beverages including the rum punch gotta to try it. Stopped for photo taking and shopping in Marigot as well as grabbed a nice lunch at one of the many French restaurants. The tour takes about 3-4 hours. Loved it.

Ernest L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We took this trip on the first day of our vacation to learn the layout of the island and perhaps find some interesting sights to go back and visit later in our trip.It worked out perfectly. It was very comprehensive and toured all the major sights on both sides of the island. The tour guide was excellent. Very outgoing and knowledgeable. We learned so much about the history of St. Martin and had a wonderful time.

Wanda B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Wellington was the best!! I had a wonderful tour with my daughter and myself enjoy the tour. It was so much fun and interesting. This is the my second time in St Martin and this is the best tour because of Mr Wellington.

Suzana C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

What a great way to find out about St. Marteen! We loved this tour that took us all over Dutch side and French side. Wellington was fun, wealth of information and made sure we all were paying attention. I would highly recommend this tour with Wellington and the guavaberry rum punch!

Roselle Monica D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

I highly recommend this tour. When on the tour with 5 of my girl friends for a bachelorette party and we all enjoyed this tour. The highlight was seeing the plane land and take off at Maho. Also shout out to our tour guide Wellington AKA Chico for being the best tour guide, very knowledgable and fun.

Chrisy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We loved this tour. The driver was informative and friendly. We enjoyed the stops we made. We had enough time at each stop and did not feel rushed. He did run out of water as our group was not into the rum or sodas, I'm sure that was unusual. We were a very happy and satisfied group.

Annmarie A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour was well worth the money. Our guide was the humorous and entertaining Wellington, who taught us a great deal about the history of the island and the conflict between the French and Dutch settlers. We were traveling as a family of 5 and my three adult children enjoyed the frequent offerings of local beer and rum punch. Highlights were swimming in the crystal clear waters at Maho Bay while huge planes took off/landed directly overhead. We also got to feed iguanas and handle live sea urchins. Overall, a very fun day and next time, Wellington, we hope to actually enjoy more of ---SIMPSON BAY!!!

akhlystun

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour for money! I would highly recommend for someone who needs a quick introduction to the island.

Johann H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent tour, I would recommend to everyone. The rum punch was the bomb. So too was Wellington aka Chico. He was an excellent host for the day. Great job!

Sandra D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The tour of the French and Dutch sides were absolutely marvelous. The tour guide, Wellington was very knowledgeable about both sides of the island and its history. We could not have asked for a better tour not to mention the beautiful weather.

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