US and Canada: 1-800-780-5733 Europe: 00-800-11-20-11-40

Orient and Maho beach half day tour



If Port of St Maarten is on your cruise itinerary and you are looking for a real beach experience, why not choose to visit the two most popular beaches on St Maarten/ St Martin in a half-day excursion with a local guide.

Lounge and swim by the stunning turquoise waters of Orient Beach or choose to add some adrenaline and take part in one of many watersport activities offered. Next, head towards the YouTube famous, Maho beach and watch the giant airplanes fly just overhead onto Princess Juliana Airport runway, or enjoy a beverage and snack at one of the nearby beach restaurants. Included in this tour is the round trip transportation to and from the cruise ship terminal, and also complimentary refreshments offered on board.

Main points:

  • Visit St Maarten/ St Martin’s two most famous beaches in a Half-day excursion
  • Have the option to take part in water sport activities by renting gear at the watersport vendors on Orient (Jet Skis, Paraglide, body board, Fly board etc.)
  • Decide to snack or lounge at one of the many beach restaurants or bars
  • Hear informative and entertaining commentary from your local guide
  • Enjoy complimentary refreshments (water, beer, soda or guava berry rum punch)
  • Round-trip transport in air-conditioned vehicle to and from cruise ship terminal is included


Walking distance from your cruise ship gangway, meet with your friendly guide on St Maarten’s cruise terminal and board a comfortable, air-conditioned van. Enjoy a narrated tour by your driver/guide via the East side of the island to your first beach stop, Orient Bay Beach.

Arrive at St Martins longest beach, where you will approximately stay for 2 hours. Relax on the pristine white sand beach, take a swim in the warm turquoise waters or visit some nearby beach restaurants and bars. Watersport activities such as Jet Skis, paragliding, fly board excursions are all available, and some children activities are also offered. (At your own expense)

Around midday, return back to your awaiting vehicle and enjoy the scenic route to the other side of the island, Maho Beach. On the journey make use of the complimentary drinks offered like soda, beer, rum punch and water. When arrived at the famous airport beach you will stay approximately another 2 hours. Encounter in almost touching distance, the approach of a giant Boeing plane making its final decent into Princess Juliana international airport. You can choose to watch from Sunset Beach Bar and Grill while listening to live feed from the airports control tower, while possibly enjoying a nice tasteful beverage or lunch. If you fancy doing some shopping, Maho village is walking distance from the beach and has many jewelry or boutique shops to choose from. (At your own expense.)

After your half day of exploring St. Maarten/ St Martin’s most popular beaches, you will make the journey back to the cruise terminal, and would have done a full trip around the island.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

For this activity, we will ensure timely return to your cruise terminal. Transportation will be arranged to next port of call in the unusual event your ship has departed. If your ship arrives late and you are unable to attend this tour, your money will be refunded. For full details, see our terms and conditions.

Important Information:

  • Local guide
  • Beverages (water, beer, soda, guava berry rum punch) while in transit
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport in an air-conditioned shuttle or van
  • Worry-free shore excursion guarantee
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food/Beverages at lunch
  • Water sport activities
Extra information:
  • This tour is for cruise ship passengers only
  • Confirmation will be received upon booking
  • It is recommended that you bring a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen
  • Legal alcohol consumption age is 18 years old
  • Minimum numbers apply.
  • Please note:
  • A portion of Orient Beach is clothing optional.
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet minimum. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Our 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
  • Voucher Details:

    You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

    Local operator information:

    All tour operator details, including local telephone numbers are included on your Confirmation Voucher. For peace of mind, we have selected only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination.

    Cancellation Policy:

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience

    Departure Location:

    Philipsburg cruise terminal

    Departure Location:

    Philipsburg cruise terminal

    Departure time:

    April-October: 9am
    November-March: 9am and 11am

    Tour Duration:

    Approximately 5 hours

    Return details:

    You will return to the original departure point

    • Orient Beach
    • Maho Beach

    © 2018 St. Maarten & St. Martin Tours & Activities Guide. All rights reserved.

    Part of Ecommerce Group LTD.