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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.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
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 1 week ago

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

3  Thank dbmerri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Highly Recommend

We have done two tours with Bernards. The first one six years ago and the second one a few weeks ago. Both times we did the island tour 2. Mailman was an excellent guide and was constantly keeping us informed on what we were seeing....More

4  Thank shakenbake792
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We visited St Maarten a couple of weeks ago while on a cruise. Melanius (Mailman) was our tour guide and was great. He’s very knowledgeable and engaging. Try the rum punch! The island was badly damaged by Hurricane Irma, and the resorts are mostly not...More

2  Thank Hugh C
Reviewed 17 June 2018
Great way to see the island

My family of 4 (husband, 14 yo, 12 yo and myself) were on the island for the day with our cruise. Nothing on the cruise excursion list stuck out, and after research I decided on Bernards. I am so glad we did. I reserved online,...More

3  Thank Lilysfriend98
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28 April 2018|
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Response from Stacy H | Reviewed this property |
The tour took us about 5 hours.
18 April 2018|
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4 April 2018|
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Response from maxturner65 | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall if there was a minimum for a deposit.