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St Maarten French and Dutch Sightseeing and Shopping Tour


  • People snorkeling
  • People kayaking
  • Kimsha beach
  • Pelican Rock
Get the most adventurous and fascinating look of St Maarten on this sightseeing tour with shopping and beach time. This tour will allow you to explore all aspects of island life in a fun-filled and exciting atmosphere from the white sandy coastal beaches at Orient Bay to an interactive market of your favorite island pastries and cocktails to watching pilots land planes at the Princess Juliana Airport near the Capital.

Tour itinerary:

The art of landing planes on the beach 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!

After the pond, 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.


  • Professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Free Drinks
  • Transfer drop-off to cruise ship
  • Gratuities
  • (recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off Lunch (can be purchased at Orient Beach or Marigot)
  • Beach chairs
Additional info:

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
It is recommended that you bring a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and sandals
Itinerary subject to change due to weather and traffic

Please note: any additional guest of 6 or more is $40 per person

Departure point

Cruise Information Center

Departure time

Tour times are varied:
If you ship arrives between 6:00am and 8:30am, you will be assigned to the 9:00am tour

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


4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Return details

Returns to original departure point.

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