St Maarten Shore Excursion: Orient And Maho Beach Half-Day Tour - Philipsburg

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While in port in St Maarten, enjoy fun in the sun at two of St Maartens renowned beaches Orient Beach and Maho Beach. Your friendly guide will deliver you to Orient Bay Beach where jet skiing, sailing and paragliding are among the water activities on offer (own expense). Youll have plenty of beach bars and restaurants to choose from before watching aircraft fly overhead at Maho Beach. With your proximity to Princess Juliana International Airport, you'll be a jet setter on this half-day shore excursion that includes complimentary refreshments and round-trip transport.


  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Free drinks included
  • Get inside tips from a local

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When your cruise ship docks at the Philipsburg cruise port on St Maarten, meet your friendly guide for your half-day shore excursion to the islands best beaches. Enjoy complimentary refreshments aboard your air-conditioned van or coach as you head to Orient Bay Beach. At St Maartens longest beach, equipped with complete tourist amenities, youll find a wide selection of beach bars and restaurants within easy reach.

Take a dip into the clear waters of the Caribbean or consider more active water sports, such as jet skiing, sailing, paragliding or kids activities available (own expense). After two hours at beautiful Orient Bay Beach, your guide will transport your group to Maho Beach, known for its proximity to Princess Juliana International Airport and the planes that fly close overhead.

Settle in at Maho Beach around midday, just in time to see large aircraft arriving at the nearby airport. Enjoy lunch at Sunset Beach Bar and Grill (own expense) while you listen to the live feed from the control tower. Then, watch airplanes loom overhead as they approach the runway, and feel the tremble of the jet blasts from departing flights.

With approximately two hours to spend at Maho Beach, relax in the cool Caribbean breeze or stroll along the pure white sand and get lost in the rhythm of crashing waves on the rocks that rise off the coast. Your guide will transfer you back to the cruise terminal when youve achieved official status as a St Maarten beach bum!

Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Philipsburg port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Inclusions for St Maarten Shore Excursion: Orient And Maho Beach Half-Day Tour

  • Local guide
  • Beverages (water, beer, soda, guavaberry rum punch) while intransit
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or van
  • Worry-free shore excursion guarantee

Exclusions for St Maarten Shore Excursion: Orient And Maho Beach Half-Day Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food
  • Beverages at lunch

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Note: this tour is for cruise ship passengers only

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

Minimum age to consume alcohol is 18 years

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Note: tour departure time is based on local island time, not cruise ship time

During the winter season (November-March) there is an additional departure time of 11am. The 9am departure time is available year-round

Please Note: A portion of Orient Beach is clothing optional.

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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  • This was a perfect tour, we all loved Orient Beach and Maho Beach not only had those exciting planes but also a very cool bar to hang out and listen to music if you needed to get out of the sun for a bit.
    Loved it!

  • We had so much fun, Orient Beach was clean and beautiful, also Maho Beach and Airport were thrilling.

  • The tour was great! The staff was nice and friendly. Beware it is difficult to find the departure location. We were scheduled to leave at 9 am. The biggest frustration was that we arrived by 8:45 am as communicated only to wait until 10:00 am for three very late people.

  • We were very excited for this excursion. The only thing that was a disappointment was Orient beach there was so much seaweed that you could not even walk along the beach it was over whelming. You would think that the owners of the bars and restaurants would clean this up so the tourist could enjoy the beach. We absolutely LOVED Maho beach, definitely think this part of the excursion should be longer. Highly reccoment going to Sunset Bar it was amazing seeing all the jets flying in. Would definitely do this again.

  • We visited both beaches. We were there for 2 hours so it gave us plenty of time to do what we wanted. The tour was exactly as described on the website, there were no surprises. Our driver Anthony was excellent and very knowledgeable when answering any questions we had about the island. At orient beach we rented beach chairs for a discounted fee of only 5 a chair. The driver also genorously offered us refreshments on the bus ride between the beaches and the port. We were driven back to the port with plenty of time left to visit some local shops before boarding. The tour was well organized and I highly recommend it.

  • Very informative tour. Had a great day stopping at several beaches, watch the planes fly overhead at macho beach, ate great food.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • This tour was amazing.Our tour guide Bert was so informative and entertaining.This was one of the top excursions that I have been on. I highly recommend this tour for St Maarten.

  • The tour and stays at the beaches were relaxing and fun. The food was excellent. In addition, the trip to the airport to watch the planes fly right over our heads was awesome. I did not experience the thrill of being blown around by the airplanes when they took off. But, my husband and our friends did and I am glad they survived.

  • This tour was awesome! I read that it was highly recommended to rent a car but then changed my mind when I found this tour and it paid off! There's no way we would have been able to navigate through the terrain and truly enjoy the island! The only thing I wish the tour had more of was time! Lol : )

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