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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
From US$50.00
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Shore Excursion: St Maarten Beach, Sightseeing and Shopping Tour
From US$50.00
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.
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Reviews (74)
1 - 5 of 33 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Poor communication, Guide didn't show up

We came into port on a smaller cruise ship. We reached out to the company twice to confirm that our ship was getting in at noon. We only received form letter responses back. We went to the designated meeting place and our guide was not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank David S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Cruise Ship Excursion with David Taylor

Had a thoroughly enjoyable morning/early afternoon on a cruise excursion with our tour guide, David Taylor (not to be confused with another tour guide, DJ Dave). From start to finish, David was very friendly and had a wealth of knowledge there is to know about...More

Thank Jo M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
From the cruise ship to the island

Took a boat across to the island and this was great the boat cost about 7 dollar return and one had to wear pink wrist band so you could catch the boat back. The People were friendly and the items were reasonably priced. You will...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank DayosTravel
Reviewed 1 November 2018
A great way to see St Maarten

DJ was a great guide and drove 11 of us all over the island, learning history, seeing the sights, the airport, lunching at a locals spot - everything we asked to see and do, and more. I couldn't recommend it more highly.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank grandcanyongal
Reviewed 14 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Angela C
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28 November 2018|
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Response from Angela C | Reviewed this property |
We had plenty of time and this was an AWESOME tour ! Just make sure your driver knows what time your ship leaves and they will make sure you are back in plenty of time ! ENJOY !
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.