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St Maarten French and Dutch Sightseeing and Shopping Tour


  • People snorkeling
  • People kayaking
  • Kimsha beach
  • Pelican Rock


Have you ever seen a commercial jet plane fly mere meters over a beautiful Caribbean beach as it comes into land? This tour allows you to enjoy many of the exciting activities St Maarten has to offer all while taking in the breathtaking coastlines and beauty that you would expect from the Caribbean. Explore the white sandy beaches of Orient bay to enjoying the number of open markets and Caribbean flavors of Marigot to seeing Jet planes landing and taking off meters away from the beautiful white sand of the iconic Maho Beach.

Main Points:

  • Explore and discover many of the beautiful beaches and coastlines that surround this island.
  • Spend time shopping open markets/shops in Marigot
  • Watch planes land/take off from Princess Juliana International Airport located next to the iconic Maho Beach


The tour begins with pick up at the Cruise Information Center. First stop will be a short stop at the French/Dutch Border before heading to Oyster pond where you can overlook the French island of St Barths. This will be a great opportunity to take photos or simply take in the breath taking views.

The tour continues on to an open market in Marigot, the French capital where you will have time to shop, grab some delicious French style pastries and baguettes from local bakeries or simply walk around and enjoy the fun-filled atmosphere.

The tour continues on to the legendary Maho beach where you can watch low flying planes landing into Princess Juliana Airport. This stop has become world famous over the past few years and is a sight not to be missed. From there, we continue our tour to Simpson Bay Marina and stop at Harold Jack Hill where you can overlook the Simpson Bay Marina, Princess Juliana Airport and the English colonized island of Anguilla.

From there, we begin our drive back to Philipsburg where all guests will return in time to meet their ships sail time. Free transfers will be provided back to your ship or you may also have the option to remain in Philipsburg to shop and sightsee at your own leisure. Walking back to the cruise port takes approximately 12-15 minutes or you may choose to take a taxi ride back which will cost around $3.

Important Information:

  • Experienced tour guide
  • Free Refreshments
  • Transfer drop off to cruise terminal
  • Small-group tour
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Beach chairs/tables
  • Lunch (which can be purchased at Orient beach or Marigot)
Extra Information:
  • Confirmation will be received upon booking
  • Children must be supervised by an adult
  • Recommended you bring swimsuit, beach towel, sunscreen and sandals
  • Itinerary subject to change due to weather and traffic
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:

Cruise Information Center

Departure time:

Tour times are varied: If your cruise arrival time is between 6:00AM and 8:30AM, then you will be directed to the 9:00AM tour

All other tours begin 30 minutes after your ship's arrival time. For example, if your ship arrives at 9:00AM then you will be assigned to the 9:30AM tour. If your cruise arrives at 10:00AM then you will assigned to the 10:30AM tour. If you have any additional questions on tour times, please call 1-721-586-0788 (local number) or 1-954-376-6582 (US number)

Tour duration:

Approximately 4 hours 30 minutes

Return details:

Cruise Information Center

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