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St Maarten Shore Excursion: Island Sightseeing and Beach and Shopping provided by Diederick SXM Tours

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Departure Point
EDC Parking Lot, Sint Maarten EDC Parking Lot, Sint Maarten
Duration
6h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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
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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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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GaynorH123 wrote a review Mar 2020
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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
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from DIEDERICKH4, Guest Relations Manager at St Maarten Shore Excursion: Island Sightseeing and Beach and Shopping
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Hello thank you for choosing us and for giving us the opportunity to show you our beautiful Island, we do hope to see you again.............DIEDERICK SXM TOURS
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carole h wrote a review Mar 2020
Durham, United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from DIEDERICKH4, Guest Relations Manager at St Maarten Shore Excursion: Island Sightseeing and Beach and Shopping
Responded 3 Mar 2020
Hello and thank you for choosing us, we do hope to see you again......................DIEDERICK SXM TOURS
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Angela D wrote a review Feb 2020
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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
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from DIEDERICKH4, Guest Relations Manager at St Maarten Shore Excursion: Island Sightseeing and Beach and Shopping
Responded 1 Mar 2020
Hello thank you for choosing us, we remember you very well as you were the one who led all the 7 others with you to ask back for $10.00 from $38.00 per person which you paid for a 5 to 6 hours tour with us plus complimentary drinks on the house (Guest do not pay for these). No tour is over-booked, we are a Company which cater for all, we have different size vehicles to cater to different sizes in Groups. The van this lady was on with only 8 persons could cater to 15 persons, so she was well comfortable. The meeting time for all group tour (not starting time) is 9:00 am Island time, so she thought 9:00 am was the starting time (even though the meeting time and place is on her receipt). We received 9 more guest from our supplier without notice and we called one of our tour vehicles to cater to them with a tour guide last minute, which is not an easy task. Our Company is DIEDERICK SXM TOURS AND TAXI SERVICES, so we do have three difference license plates using or more, DIEDERICK (Native of this Island) HIMSELF ALSO OPERATES UNDER TAXI 2 (his close guest and friends will know this), he started as a Taxi Services and expanded into Tours and Taxi services, so if any guest or any one does not know about license plates operations in this island, please ask before just suggesting anything, the license plate is not doing the tour, the Guide/ Driver is the one doing the tour. Our Tour Vans can have any license plates from G-Plates, Taxi-Plates and T-plates, etc. This guest above choose the tour MAHO HIGHLIGHT (place description at bottom) which stays for two hours at Maho, so do not understand her comment above, please read the tours you are booking before booking so as to know what you are booking. From the moment we started the tour, she was very disturbing on the tour, in fact this is CAN & Diederick wife speaking here, we were not on the tour, due to the guest calling me complaining that this same lady in pink speaking here is going to all our tour vans (even to another that was doing Beach Hopping with a Family of 12) and another Tour van which had 25 persons who was doing the same tour as she (who also told Diederick, in other words, to send her back to the port and even said in front of her, this is the cheapest tour we have found on the internet for a 5 to 6 hours tour plus complimentary drinks on the house), telling them to ask for a refund, oh this is just a taxi van and not a tour van, oh they thought that lunch was included (how can you possible pay $38.00 for a 5 to 6 hours tour plus complimentary drinks on the house and still expect lunch?), etc. This same lady above complaining, began complaining from the EDC Parking lot, oh how this is a Taxi, we explain Madam this is just a license plates under which we also operate. We also ask her would you like to change vehicles (that time it was just she and her husband), she said no the Driver/ Guide is good. We asked her three times to join another van or would she like to go back to the ship, she said no, yet she still continued her confusion. CAN & Wife had to leave what they were doing and head down to Marigot then Maho to meet up with this guest (and other 7 on her van) who she had convince to ask for refund and to complain. When we arrived (went to all other buses first ask if all is well), I told her Madam you cannot continue to do the complete tour and ask for refund, so please the eight of you come with me (they were disturbing all the tour vans and the tours) and we will return to the Port where we will discuss a refund. She speaking for all told me no they want to do the whole tour. Because I was thinking of all the other guest and to kill this confusion, we told them you know something, take the two hour as the tour describe, and we will still refund you. They told us no they do not want all this time, but they still stayed all this time and we also told them we will give them back $10.00 each (we refunded them $80.00), therefore she and the other 7 persons only paid us $28.00 for a 5 to 6 hours tour which included drinks on the house. They left and went to the Maho bar and grill, spend 2 hours and when they saw how expensive the drinks are at the bar, did not buy any, but as soon as they return to the tour van, CAN was there, they asked for more complimentary drinks on the house, beer and soda, we still gave it to them (they even enjoyed the water and rum punch on the house). CAN left what she was doing, went allow with this same group of eight which this lady speaking above who was causing the confusion was on. They never mis-behaved again, in fact CAN continue and did the rest of the tour, they ask questions and was well behaved, they miss behaved with our driver/ guide because they thought a taxi license plate on a van makes the van a taxi ride, do not understand this one, please the Taxi license plate or a T-plate or a G-plate is not doing the tour, the person Guide/ Driver is the one doing the tour.. Upon reaching the Port CAN refunded them. This was by far the most confusion CAN saw one person did to and even try to do, to an entire tour which consisted of 43 persons. No person from this Company or on this tour was rude or abrasive, in fact by just read this truth above, one can tell where all the rudeness and abrasiveness was coming from. Thank you, the tour description: Our MAHO/ SUNSET HIGHLIGHT ADVENTURE starts from the EDC Parking Lot, **see below for location and directions. Your first stop of the day will be at a location overlooking Oyster Bay. Next we head on to Locus bay for a panoramic view, make sure to bring along your cameras. Off we go to visit our friendly inhabitants the Iguana's, where you get the opportunity to feed the friendly Iguanas and even take some photo's with them. On to Orient Beach for a half an hours stop for sightseeing. Your next stop will then be in Marigot (the French Capital) for half an hour of shopping, while in Marigot do not forget those fabulous French Pastries! Next stop will be the Highlight of the day, MAHO/ SUNSET BEACH, where you have TWO HOURS of fun time. Maho (also known as Sunset) Beach ends where the runway of St. Maarten’s International Airport begins. This is where some of the largest commercial aircraft come in for a landing, the planes will be just feet over your head! And if that is not enough excitement, this is also where you may see some of the largest aircraft taking off. While there enjoy the sunshine, breeze, music and just chill. There you also have an opportunity to sit back while enjoying a drink their bar (try our drink of the Island Guavaberry/ pina colada) or a meal, at your own expense. 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 family photo. Then up to The Hill where you will find great views of Phillipsburg. With a wonderful day on the Island behind, we head back to the ship. Remember a complimentary drink will be offered to you on the house! Thank you for choosing us and we do hope to see you again.
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Steve C wrote a review Feb 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania3 contributions
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
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from DIEDERICKH4, Guest Relations Manager at St Maarten Shore Excursion: Island Sightseeing and Beach and Shopping
Responded 1 Mar 2020
Hello thank you for choosing us and we do hope to see you again.........DIEDERICK SXM TOURS
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MariTakeshita wrote a review Jun 2019
Denver34 contributions13 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from DIEDERICKH4, Guest Relations Manager at St Maarten Shore Excursion: Island Sightseeing and Beach and Shopping
Responded 6 Jun 2019
Hello thank you for choosing us and hope to see you again.
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By: Diederick SXM Tours
patrickscan
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from azura
great guy. love the team so much passion for where they live. do think they miss much. you learn so much about the
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kteej
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They pulled a NO SHOW!
Diederick the tour company never showed up. Talking with the supervisor there they never showed up the day before e
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RobLks
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Great tour
We got to see everything we wanted to see on this customizable tour. There was plenty of time to see sites, learn a
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Bob62019
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Excellent
Our tour was excellent, informative and full of detail regarding both the Dutch and French sides of the Island. Bot
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esing72018
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Great trip!
I went to the island with a friend and we were so glad we came across this tour. Fantastic, informative and fun. Wh
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Anita C
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Wonderful time!
Had a great day with Paul. Very informative and fun!!! Took us everywhere we wanted to go and more! Very patient an
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rfg_nyc
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OMG Amazing!!!!
Was pretty fed up with the hotel and their bungling of our tour requests so I decided to directly contact one of th
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44douglasp
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Thank you Diederick for a great tour!!!
We found this tour browsing Expedia but decided to book it directly through Diederick’s website. The whole process
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B9383XHsusans
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Dierderick tours
Paul the tour guide was excellent. The tour was informative and comfortable . Cool in the van and Paul went out of
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team_chrabbs
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Sightseeing tour
Our driver took us throughout the entire island. And stopped at the greatest lookouts. He was very knowledgeable ab
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Wise2u
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scam artists
bought discounted island tour from expedia for $15 for myself and my stepdad, I e-mailed after purchase to confirm
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nnl2869
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Awesome tour!
This was a fantastic tour to see both Orient and Maho beach and both sides of the Island. Our driver, Clive, was s
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Ramblinclam
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Interesting
We booked this through the cruise line. The area is still reeling from the hurricane, but our driver was funny and
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JMW9614
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Enjoyable
Throughly enjoyed this island tour around St. Maarten. Learned a lot about the island and the culture here. Our dri
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Jossy K
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Once around the island of St. Maarten
Our tour guide Paul showed us various beaches and hot spots of St. Maarten, in the french and the dutch side. He wa
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Key Details
  • Maho Beach, Orient Bay Beach, and 1 more
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
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