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St Maarten Shore Excursion: Island Sightseeing Tour from Philipsburg

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    What to Expect
    Meet your local guide after your cruise ship docks at Philipsburg's port for this St Maarten shore excursion. This divided tropical island, only 37 square miles (60 square km) is shared by the French and the Dutch and has a fascinating colonial history.

    Head for the island's north end, to Grand Case Beach. Take a walk down the sugar-white sand shore and wade into the calm, warm water. After some time relaxing on one of the French side's most famous beaches, walk into the town of Grand Case, known as the Caribbean's gastronomic capital. Sample a Johnny Cake, a fried cornmeal pancake that's a local specialty (own expense,) or sip some guavaberry punch made from the island's berries (one drink is included in the tour.)

    Travel to the capital of St-Martin, Marigot, and stroll the colonial streets to the bazaar. Fevel in the Gallic atmosphere before heading for the Maho Beach on the Dutch side of the island. This beach is famous for its proximity to Princess Juliana International Airport. Hit the beach to watch as jumbo jets go roaring over your head.

    Drive past the white sand, blue water and bustling marina of Simpson Bay on your return trip to the cruise port. Request to be dropped off in Philipsburg town if you'd like to spend some more time shopping and exploring. If so, please note that Viator's worry-free shore excursion policy no longer applies. Please see Additional Information for details.
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    Departure Point
    Tour departs from the St Maarten cruise ship port in Philipsburg
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    4h 30m
    • Professional guide
    • Beverages (water, soda, beer, guavaberry rum punch)
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
    • Food and drinks at the beach
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This shore excursion is for cruise ship passengers only
    • Please note: If you opt to leave the tour in Philipsburg and make your own way back to the port, you are giving up your right to the Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee.
    • Note: departure time is based on local island time, not cruise ship time
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 September 2019

    I had booked my husband and I for the Shore Excursion Tour for Tuesday, August 27. I had made arrangements with Bert via email and told him where we were staying. He said they would pick us up at our hotel. We were there on...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    2  Thank MaryMary08016
    Reviewed 20 August 2019 via mobile

    I was hesitant about booking 3rd party on our stop in St. Maarten. Fear of getting back on time made me read reviews over and over!!! Amigo Tours was wonderful. They greeted us with Rum punch and sodas, water, and beer and made sure we...More

    1  Thank 141apriln
    Reviewed 14 May 2019

    This was by far the HIGHLIGHT of our cruise vacation!! We were extremely happy with our tour guide DJ Dave, who took us on a 6 hour tour of the entire island, both the Dutch and French sides. He gave us great information about everything...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    2  Thank Wander802840
    Reviewed 7 May 2019

    We loved everything about this day trip! Wellington was our driver/guide and he is wonderful! He has a great, humorous personality and is gave us lots of information of his homeland. The tour was well laid out, we made all of our stops and saw...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank Wanda W
    Reviewed 17 April 2019

    The tour operation was easy to find and well organized. They had a tent and chairs to sit and wait until your tour was ready to leave. Wellington was a fun, informative tour guide. We saw a lot of the island which was what we...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    2  Thank JMooney14
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    30 April 2019|
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    Response from Survey54 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, based on our experience. We were in St Martin from 9 am to 5 pm on a cruise ship and booked a very good "Amigo Tours" Island Sightseeing Tour (10 am to 3.15 pm) which gave us one hour at Maho Bay beach to see the... More
    Andrea K
    24 February 2019|
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    Response from Sampinhas | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, with this specific situation don't do that walking. Use the taxi. There is a big taxi stop with shadow just outside the cruise terminal. However there is a walking pathway direct from the terminal to the town (20 minutes... More
    10 February 2019|
    Response from Dayton H | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, I think they could fit that many in their vans
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