- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Free Cancellation
- Duration: 6 Hrs
Departure Time :
Flexible Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
Departure Details :
Philipsburg, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, St Martin / St Maarten
Traveler pickup is offered
For Locations apart from the Philipsburg Port of St. Maarten (via Cruise Ship), please email us for more.. read more
Return Details :
Returns to original departure point
Cancellation Policy : For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
OverviewThis private island tour is for 1 - 5 persons, any additional persons, please contact us via email for further instructions, This tour includes your choice of locations and attractions on the island that you would like to spend time at. This tour is customized to your choice, you choose where to go, what to see, what to do accordingly. The tour is 5-6 hours maximum and includes complimentary drinks on the house, which will be an open bar (you may help yourself), hope to see you soon!
- Excellent value for money
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Family friendly
- Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
- Get inside tips from a local
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Reserved tour van for your personal needs
Complimentary open bar
You get to design your own tour accordingly
Unfamiliar destination points and places.
Snorkeling equipment (if applicable)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Infant seats can be rented if need be but please let known at time of booking
Minimum drinking age 18 years old
Participants are solely responsible for their medical conditions (or conditions they are in) and choice of choosing to go on these tours (or conditions and expenses resulting from being on the tours) or any of our services provided.
Please note: any additional guest of 6 or more is $40 per person
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Visiting this Island from a Cruise Ship - wanted to maximize the time and not miss out seeing both the French and Dutch Sides.Ronald our excellent driver could not have been more accommodating, with a good knowledge of the areas and beaches to visit. You can determine your own time schedule at every stop,Would definitely recommend this option.Side note: although the passenger van was not the newest model on the market,The guide more than compensated .
I'm so glad we went with a private tour for our family of 5! Much better experience seeing the island the way we wanted to see it plus the added bonus of having the guide's complete attention when we had questions about things. We told our guide there were 2 things we HAD to do but after that we left it in his hands! He did such a great job showing us things we wouldn't have known about! I will definitely consider doing private tours again in the future since I felt I got my money's worth compared to cruise excursions we've done for about the same price but felt cheated.
Paul was amazing!!! We had a few ideas of things that we wanted to see on St. Martin, but left the rest of the day up to Paul to recommend. We toured the entire island, from the Dutch side, to the French side, and back to the Dutch side. The local knowledge that Paul shared was amazing, including details of the hurricane relief and recovery process and how it differed on both sides of the island. He took us to a great place for lunch on the French side Rosemary's, as well as ensuring that we had some time at Maho Beach to watch airplanes land, as well as swimming at Kim Sha Beach.
I was a little nervous at first because we were sent a disconnected phone number with our confirmation, and were unable to confirm our tour, but they were waiting for us at the cruise terminal when we arrived.
Thanks to Paul, this was easily our best shore excursion of our trip and we booked it through Viator, not Carnival.
We had a great time seeing the island from a residents perspective. It is sad to see such a beautiful island still trying to recover from two major hurricanes but the people who live there are determined to make it happen. Paul was great! If his van can be spruced up just a bit we would have given it a 5!
We toured the island plus got to spend a few hours on the beach. The guide was on time and had a planned out itinerary for the day. Although we changed it up some to allow for more beach time.
BOOK THIS TOUR!!! This was the best day of our entire cruise vacation! Paul, our driver and guide, was excellent! He was waiting with a clean van with a cooler filled with juice, snacks and water for our kids and a few drinks for the adults. He gave us detailed stories and history of the island throughout the drive. He specifically chose a beach for us that would be suitable for our young children and included stops to feed TONS of iguanas and one to hold live sea urchins and conchs.
Paul was very personable and sweet with out children. He drove slowly and carefully, always giving us a heads up for a good photo op. We learned so much about the differences between with the French and Dutch sides of the island and left with a better understanding of the culture and deepened appreciation for the beauty of the landscape. Learning about the people, economy, history of slavery and rice/salt export really made us feel like we know the island. We saw almost everything we had planned on only missed a couple things bc of time and never felt overtly touristy because we traveled on our own. The flexibility of being on our own allowed us to stay as long as we wanted at each place. Only caveat, if you're not into creole/heavily seasoned food, request a different restaurant. The one we went to that I think they have a deal with was a bit much for us and was more expensive than we'd prefer.
The best part of this tour was leaving with a feeling of contentment and relaxation. We felt like it was well worth the money spent and really appreciated how much individual attention our kids got from Paul. He helped us carry them, showed them cool things and made sure they felt safe and happy. Paul customized our tour to our preferences and made our day in St. Maarten/St. Martin unforgettable! It was a perfect family day. If we were a a group of adults looking to party, I know he would've brought us to the exciting beach and some great bars. We want to go back already!