Shore Excursion: St Maarten Beach, Sightseeing And Shopping Tour - Philipsburg

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Overview

Get the most adventurous and fascinating look of St Maarten on this sightseeing tour with shopping and beach time. This tour will allow you to explore all aspects of island life in a fun-filled and exciting atmosphere from the white sandy coastal beaches at Orient Bay to an interactive market of your favorite island pastries and cocktails to watching pilots land planes at the Princess Juliana Airport near the Capital.

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Whether coming from your hotel or cruise ship, the tour will begin with pickup at the Cruise Information Center. The first stop will be a brief stop at the French and Dutch border then onto Oyster Pond which overlooks the island of St Barths. Here you can take photos or simply take in the view!
The next stop will be at Orient Beach where you'll be able to swim and have lunch (additional cost). After the beach, the tour will continue on to an open market in Marigot, the French Capital. You will have time to walk around the market, shop and get lunch or try some of the famous pastries and the local bakeries.
From Marigot the tour will stop at the iconic Maho Beach where you will get to see low flying planes land at the airport. This is a sight not to be missed! From there we will take a drive through Simpson Bay marina and stop at Harold Jack Hill. This spot provides views of Simpson Bay marina the airport and Anguilla. This is a perfect photo opportunity!
From Harold Jack Hill the tour will return to Philipsburg where all guests will be returned in time to meet their ship's sail time.
Upon return to Philipsburg, transfer back to the ship will be provided free of charge, or you may choose to remain in Philipsburg to shop or sight-see at your own leisure. Walking back to the ship takes between 12 and 15 minutes, or a taxi may take you for approximately $3.

Inclusions for Shore Excursion: St Maarten Beach, Sightseeing And Shopping Tour

  • Professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Free Drinks
  • Transfer drop-off to cruise ship

Exclusions for Shore Excursion: St Maarten Beach, Sightseeing And Shopping Tour

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch (can be purchased at Orient Beach or Marigot)
  • Beach chairs

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

It is recommended that you bring a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and sandals

Itinerary subject to change due to weather and traffic

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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41 reviews by the users

  • This tour was amazing!

  • Melanius the Mailman was great! We had an awesome time touring the island with a great mix of fun in the sand and sun, history of the island and shopping. Would definitely recommend to friends!

  • This tour was amazing! Our guide DJ did a great job teaching us about the island while showing us the sights. He took us to a local restaurant where the food was delicious. He treated us like celebrities. We were relaxed and comfortable the entire time.

  • This was an excellent tour, covering both the Dutch and French sides. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the day, and learned a great deal.

  • My husband and two adult daughters enjoyed this tour very much. The tour guide, the Mailman, was excellent and provided information and history of the island the entire time we were driving. He allowed us to have several photo stops along the way, including an opportunity to hold/pet iguanas by the roadside a gentleman had a slew of them ready for us to photograph and allowed volunteers to hold one - my daughter took advantage of that. The beach stop was very comfortable though we did have to pay an additional fee 20for two chairs and an umbrella. My printout said chairs were included but I didn't pursue that. We were a little disappointed that we did not see a plane take off at the last beach stop but we did see one land and were entertained by the spectacle of everyone gathering to experience being blown away by the jet exhaust. The Mailman had plenty of ice cold water, beer Caribe- very good local beer and rum punch. As much as you would want! Overall, the tour was a very good value for the money and we all highly recommend it!

  • We had read reviews about this tour prior to booking and were so very happy to have gotten The Mailman as our tour guide! Everything good thing everyone before us said about him was true! He was absolutely fabulous! He was so informative and knowledgeable about the island, and took us to the perfect spots for photos and fun! The bus was comfortable and air conditioned, he was easy to hear, and answered everyone's questions. His refreshments were perfect for everyone. We highly recommend this tour, and if you're lucky, you will get The Mailman as your tour guide, too!!

  • Great tour of the island. DJ Dan was an excellent tour guide and we would highly recommend him. We stopped several places and enjoyed every stop from beaches to shopping.

  • Would love to give this tour a 5 star, however, at the end of our trip we experienced an overwhelming amount of traffic which led to some rising stress levels that we would not make it back to our ship on time. Luckily, we did. There were 5 ships in port that day, so they need to allow extra time on the return portion of the trip. That being said, the trip itself was so fun. Our adults and teens loved it. Would recommend this to others!!! DJ ROCKS!!!

  • The Mailman was very informative and personable and helpful. Really good
    outing and beautiful beach and scenery!

  • Our guide was named The Mailman, and he was fantastic. He was funny, insightful, and gave us a ton of interesting facts about the island. He had a cooler full of drinks for us and even had his own homemade rum punch. After the tour, he drove us to a building where we could get our passports stamped. Go on this tour and ask for The Mailman.

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USD 46.97