St Maarten Excursion: Island Sightseeing And/or Beach And Shopping, You Choose - Philipsburg

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Key Details

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  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    1: EDC Parking Lot, 2X74+XP2, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
    2: EDC Parking Lot, 2X74+XP2, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
    Traveler pickup is offered
    If your group consist of more than 5 people, please .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Whether your choice is Island Sightseeing Beach and Shopping OR Island Sightseeing Beach and no Shopping or Island Sightseeing Shopping and no beach, our Island Tour starts from the EDC Parking Lot. First stop a location overlooking Oyster Bay; then a stop at Locus Bay View Point for some panoramic photos. Off to visit one of our tropical friendly inhabitants, the Soualiga Iguanas. To Orient Beach we go for 2 hours of sunshine, sand, and sea; the French capital Marigot for a hour of shopping, then to Sunset Beach Bar and Grill to see some of the largest commercial aircraft come in for a landing, the planes will be just feet over your head!. Excited, off to Cole Bay Hill overlooking Simpson Beach and Indigo Bay we head, an opportunity for a beautiful family photo; then to The Hill where you will find great views of Phillipsburg. With a wonderful day on the Island behind, you have a final choice to be dropped off in Phillipsburg or on to the cruise dock for departure, thank you.

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Popular choice with kids
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included

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Your first stop of the day will be at a location overlooking Oyster Bay. Next you will get to meet Calvin the Sea Urchin Man and some of his watery friends. On to Orient Beach for 2 hours of sunshine, sand, and sea. Sit back and enjoy the sun and ocean breeze or take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters.

After Orient Beach, head to the town of Marigot for an hour of shopping. While in Marigot, do not forget to visit the different bars, restaurants, shops, local flea market and Sarafina's! for those fabulous French Pastries.

Next up is the world famous Maho Beach. Stand on the beach as some of the largest commercial aircraft come in for a landing just feet away right over your head! Plus, hang on for a jet blast as they take off.

With the excitement of Maho Beach behind you, your next stop will be Cole Bay Hill overlooking Simpson Beach and Indigo Bay, an opportunity for a beautiful photo. Then up to 'The Hill', where you will find great views of Phillipsburg. With a wonderful day on the island behind, you have a final choice, to be dropped off in Phillipsburg or continue on to the cruise dock for departure. And remember a complimentary drink will be offered to you on stops!

Inclusions

Narrated sightseeing tour

Air-conditioned vans

Welcome drink

Professional Driver/Tour Guide

Port pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Minimum drinking age is 18 years old

Please provide cruise ship details at the time of booking, use Special Requirements field for ship's name and disembarkation time

Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication with intent of disturbing the tour operator with regards to services provided to all guest involved. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.

Not wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

Participants are solely responsible for their medical conditions (or conditions they are in) and choice of choosing this tour (or conditions and expenses resulting from being on this tour) or any of our services provided. please use wisdom according to your situation (medical condition or condition you are in) as you best know what you can or cannot do.

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

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  • 10-Aug-2022

    My wife and I went to St.Maarten on a cruise. We booked a private tour through Diedrick SXM Tours and we’re blessed to have Ricky as our guide. He told history of the island and memories of growing up there, took us to places we wanted to see plus some off the beaten path we didn’t know about, gave us ample time to do what we wanted and was very friendly. I would highly recommend Diedrick SXM Tours and especially Ricky. It was a great day and at the end we felt as if we had made a new friend. Thank you for a great experience!

  • 10-Dec-2021

    Family of four, two young adult sons with us, cruising for the first time. Sint Maarten is absolutely beautiful! Our driver Glenn was wonderful, very knowledgeable, accomodating what we wanted to see and always willing to make an extra stop for pictures. We felt very safe with his driving and his recommendations for shopping and a lunch spot. It was easy to see how much he loves his country and welcomes tourists to the area. I would ask for Glenn again if I returned.

  • 02-Mar-2020

    WOW!!! What a great tour and brilliant value for money! Diederick was knowledgeable and so friendly, he couldn't do enough for us, he included my 13yr old who was the only child on our bus be he wasn't excluded at all, I would highly recommend this company, there was unfortunately a woman who complained I've read her review and totally disagree with everything shes wrote, sadly you will always get one that you can't please no matter what is offered to her which was above and beyond, Diederick did not deserve to be treated with her attitude whatsoever. Me my husband and son and everyone on our bus had the loveliest day with lots of laughs and that was down to a well organised tour at amazing value! I wouldn't hesitate to book on our return, thanks for a great day Diederick and Co x

  • 01-Mar-2020

    What can i say. An absolutely fantastic day, Diederick was amazing. His knowledge about the island is second to none. Rounded off with a 2 hour stop at Maho Beach.. A definate must, alsi chance to shop at the market. Rum Punch, beer and water a plenty on board. Will most definately use Diederick again, Thank you so much

  • 29-Feb-2020

    45 minutes late starting off on our tour. It was over booked so they put 8 of us in a taxi and consequently we had absolutely no information about the island. A taxi ride as opposed to a tour. The itinerary had changed so we had only 30minutes at a beautiful sandy beach and they left us for 2 hours on the airport beach which was quite frankly, hell on earth. Dierdrick and his wife were a very abrasive couple, very rude and not in the least helpful. After much discussion and I’ll feelings, we did get a small refund. I would not recommend them at all.

  • 25-Feb-2020

    My wife and I just spent a wonderful day with Ricky, our guide. We we're lucky enough to have him all to ourselves. He took us all over the island and showed us places "off the beaten path". It was absolutely amazing. We fell in love with Saint Martin and he was a big part of that. The secret stash of rum punch was an added bonus! Thanks Ricky. We'll be back to your beautiful home.

  • 04-Jun-2019

    I loved the location and would go again. The food and drinks were typical bar service. The servers did not come out to the beach, so you do have to go to the bar yourself.. but no big deal.

  • 09-Apr-2019

    The tour company was late to pick up. This tour is ALOT of driving! I wish we would have done something that allowed time to other stuff. We did not get to do things listed in the tour description. We didn't see Calvin the Sea urchin man but instead saw the iguana location. Orient Beach is not running with all the shops closed and only one restaurant it felt disappointing. We spent 1.5 hours here, the water is gorgeous but restaurant didn't open unitl 12 so there wasn't much else to do. You make several Photo Stops, while cool, I wouldn't do that again. The shops in Marigot were nothing special, or at least the part our guide took us. They had all the same stuff in the Terminal . Maho beach we didn't have a lot of time there we did see a few planes but it really isn't a beach for swimming. While we did get to see a lot of things It would have been better I think to invest more time at a few things instead of like 10. It was a lot of time spent in the car. The fook marigot was very expensive as well, don't let them offer you the rice as that adds $10 to your bill. We ordered the BBQ chicken that was $6 but then when we got our bill it was $16. The rice was not included and that isn't mentioned on the menu.

  • 08-Apr-2019

    The tour company was late to pick up. This tour is ALOT of driving! I wish we would have done something that allowed time to other stuff. We did not get to do things listed in the tour description. We didn't see Calvin the Sea urchin man but instead saw the iguana location. Orient Beach is not running with all the shops closed and only one restaurant it felt disappointing. We spent 1.5 hours here, the water is gorgeous but restaurant didn't open unitl 12 so there wasn't much else to do. You make several Photo Stops, while cool, I wouldn't do that again. The shops in Marigot were nothing special, or at least the part our guide took us. They had all the same stuff in the Terminal . Maho beach we didn't have a lot of time there we did see a few planes but it really isn't a beach for swimming. While we did get to see a lot of things It would have been better I think to invest more time at a few things instead of like 10. It was a lot of time spent in the car. The fook marigot was very expensive as well, don't let them offer you the rice as that adds $10 to your bill. We ordered the BBQ chicken that was $6 but then when we got our bill it was $16. The rice was not included and that isn't mentioned on the menu.

  • 11-Feb-2019

    I have reached out to the company with my concerns and would like to establish that our guide, Edwin, was phenomenal! However, I looked at many different tours before booking this one. I felt this gave us what we wanted- beach time (particularly at Maho) and a little bit of shopping. It was a bit pricey at $90/person. When we arrived, the woman who met us was grateful we were on time as the tour was to start at 9. We didn’t leave until 9:45, after we had waited an hour. The other party had just arrived. The tour was informative, with brief stops for photos at scenic overlooks. However, some of the other guests didn’t want to get out for these. Not a big deal. The first beach was gorgeous. We stayed for 1.5 hours. The plan was to shop in Marigot but this was not possible as there were labor riots. In addition, there was no running water due to the riots as well. We then went on to Maho Beach. The guests with us wanted to stay for 30 minutes as opposed to the up to 2 hours proposed by our guide. We compromised and stayed 1 hour. All told, our 6 hour tour lasted less than 5 and we waited around almost an hour just for it to start. We learned a lot and saw some beautiful sights but if you are booked with others who may not want to enjoy the island as the tour is layed out, you may be disappointed. When I contacted the company about this I was accused of not caring about the elderly and not being patient enough to wait 5 minutes for others (again, it was 45).

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