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Shore Excursion: St Maarten Beach, Sightseeing and Shopping Tour

  • Sightsee, shop and enjoy St Maarten's famous beaches
  • Wade in the azure waves at Orient Beach and watch jumbo jets fly overhead at Maho Beach
  • Stoll through Marigot to visit the open market for lunch and shopping
Shore Excursion: St Maarten Beach, Sightseeing and Shopping Tour
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Shore Excursion: St Maarten Beach, Sightseeing and Shopping Tour
Once your cruise ship docks in St Maarten, sightsee, shop and spend time on the island's famous beaches. During this guided tour, explore a colorful local market to shop for souvenirs and taste some native pastries and cocktails. Visit Orient Beach for some fun in the sunshine and Maho Beach to watch jumbo jets fly close overhead and land at the nearby airport. Round-trip transportation from the cruise port is provided.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (70)
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Bernard's Tours was the perfect way to see the island ! WE stopped to hold and feed the iguanas, swam under the airplanes landing on Maho Beach, and the FREE Rum Punch was out of this world ! DJ was our tour guide and we...More

1  Thank Angela C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic tour with great guide and delicious rum punch!

We had DJ as our tour guide and he was so knowledgeable as a guide of St. Maarten and very nice (offering to take pictures for us and providing delicious rum punch). Our tour went through a ton of different stops: scenic views, feeding/seeing iguanas,...More

1  Thank Niña K
Reviewed 21 August 2018
Great time!!!

We have a great time with DJ. He was very accommodating and informative. The rum juice was potent!!!

Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 9 August 2018
The Best Shore Excursion of our Cruise! DJ Rocks!!!

Bernard's Tours was recommended to us by a coworker and I am so glad that they were. DJ was our tour guide and he was terrific! The most informative tour I have ever been on. We were able to stop for photos for every significant...More

3  Thank Micah C
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This was the first time we did an excursion with a private group - we had heard bad stories and didn't trust it before … WE ARE SOLD if they are all like Bernard's Tours! Very professional organization! We did Tour 2 and had the...More

5  Thank dbmerri
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6 October 2018|
Response from chrron | Reviewed this property |
Our tour went to Grand Case Beach for about 1.5 hours and Maho Beach for about an hour.
28 April 2018|
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Response from Stacy H | Reviewed this property |
The tour took us about 5 hours.
18 April 2018|
Response from Cindy C | Reviewed this property |