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Shore Excursion: St Maarten Beach, Sightseeing and Shopping Tour provided by Bernards Tours

Shore Excursion: St Maarten Beach, Sightseeing and Shopping Tour

Shore Excursion: St Maarten Beach, Sightseeing and Shopping Tour
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 240-270 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 240-270 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7117P1
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Free Drinks
  • Transfer drop-off to cruise ship
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch (can be purchased at Orient Beach or Marigot)
  • Beach chairs
Duration
240–270 minutes
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • None.
  • Philipsburg, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, St Martin / St Maarten
Additional information
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 23 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Free Drinks
  • Transfer drop-off to cruise ship
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch (can be purchased at Orient Beach or Marigot)
  • Beach chairs
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • None.
  • Philipsburg, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, St Martin / St Maarten
Duration
240–270 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 23 travellers
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4.5
53 reviews
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Paula D
Cape Coral, FL24 contributions
Amazing day with Benards
Nov 2019
We visited the island on Princess Thanksgiving day. This was my 4x through the years with this tour company. I have never had a bad guide. Thanksgiving was no different. I spotted Mailman and got a big hug ( he was our guide last Spring Break). DJ was assigned as our guide this trip. He was fabulous as well. The information and pride of both islands comes so easily for him. My son wrote an amazing report on the ship the same evening for school remembering everything DJ had said this day. I even got to ride in the front this time. Thank you DJ and everyone at Benards! We will be back! This is an amazing place and tour!
Written 2 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BERNARDSTOURS
Dear 266paul. We are glad that your 4th time touring with us was the same as your 1st. Thank you for being a loyal customer
Written 9 December 2019
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Debbie H
Madison Heights, MI3 contributions
A great way to spend the day!
Oct 2019
Mailman did a GREAT job driving us around the island and giving us lots of information about both sides! It was a great way to see the island! He makes sure you get back to the cruise ship on time. I highly recommend the tour, especially if this is your first time on the island!
Written 31 October 2019
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BERNARDSTOURS
Hi Debbie, Thank you very much for your review. Mailman does his best and loves doing his job. We are glad that you had a great time on the island with us and hope to see you again on your next cruise. Thank you !!
Written 1 November 2019
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Sue S
Livonia, MI11 contributions
Great day on St. Maarten
Oct 2019 • Friends
We chose this day trip while on a cruise to St. Maarten because it included so many of the “must see” spots. John, our guide was both knowledgeable and friendly. He pointed out all of the highlights of both the Dutch and French sides of the island. We got to experience shopping, sightseeing and the beach with plenty of time to return to our ship before the all aboard. John also offered cold drinks along the way. I would highly recommend this tour!
Written 23 October 2019
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BERNARDSTOURS
Hi SueS28, Thank you and we are glad that you had a great day on our beautiful island! Our island is small but we have a lot to see. John knows a lot and enjoys sharing our heritage and culture with others. Thank you for choosing us and we look forward to seeing you on your next tour!
Written 24 October 2019
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TimTx1
5 contributions
Don't pay in full, owner doesn't care
Aug 2019 • Family
Had booked with Bernards. Made the mistake of prepaying instead of just doing a deposit. My daughter got the flu and I had to cancel. He said if I had just done the $5 per person deposit then he would have let me cancel but I paid in full so he refused to do anything. Talked to his son first and then to him. Not a Bernards fan.
Written 29 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BERNARDSTOURS
Please note that we refund if the ship can't dock due to weather, or one week before arrival sorry we don't refund upon arrival.. Please read my FAQ..
Written 30 August 2019
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Patty
Palm Beach Gardens, FL12 contributions
Perfect Day with DJ
Jul 2019 • Friends
BEST day ever with DJ! We toured the Island on the Dutch and French side, fabulous stops for photos, lunch, shopping and the Beach. Highly recommend this tour and its great for everyone and every age. Thank you DJ for the fantastic memories.
Written 11 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Donna W
Houston, TX62 contributions
Best Excursion and Island of the Cruise
My husband amd I booked the SXM 2 tour of St. Martin during our Carnival Horizon 8 day cruise. I must admit that it started rocky for us. We had trouble finding the meeting point at the port with their directions, but a helpful port employee helped us. Then we had to sit for an hour under a tent as they called other tour groups to leave. When we finally boarded the clean air-conditioned bus to leave, we had to reverse the bus for a family that almost missed the bus. Our driver, The Mailman, was entertaining as he told us about his island. The free drinks were a nice touch. We stopped for photo ops. We had a great beach stop at Rainbow Cafe on Grand Case Beach that wasn't long enough. I had a dirty banana drink and a chicken skewer. Hubby enjoyed his burger and fries. Bring an extra $50-$100 for beach chairs, umbrellas, food, and drink. There was a stop to feed iguana that I stayed on the bus for. We ended the tour at Maho Beach to watch planes land at that dirty crowded beach. I was very glad that the beach and swimming part of our tour wasn't at that beach. Overall, this tour was a good mix of sightseeing and beach time. We will vacation in St. Martin/St. Marteen again in the future.
Written 10 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Teresa H
Acworth, GA16 contributions
Great island tour!
May 2019 • Friends
We were just in St Maarten on a stop with our cruise May 2nd. We booked the beach/sightseeing tour with friends. We walked to the location to check in. While we had to wait 10-15 minute(there was shade provided), the rest of the tour was great. The van we were in was comfortable and had a/c. Beer, soda, water, & rum punch was provided and cold. Our driver, The Mailman was great. He talked slow and clear about the history of both the Dutch and French side of the island and answered to any questions we had. We never felt rushed at any of the stops. While we did not go to Orient Beach, we did go to a very nice beach that we were able to stay at for 90 minutes. If it is your first time to St Maarten (or even your second), I would totally recommend this tour group.
Written 9 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Teresa D
Daytona Beach, FL14 contributions
St Maaarten tour with DJ
May 2019 • Couples
This was by far the best tour we took.
DJ our driver made sure our tour was fun and informative.
Right from the start he made sure we got the most of the island. We stopped several times during our six hour tour and got some great pictures. We went to two beaches, one was great for swimming and the other was to see the planes come and leave. This is a must do.
We would highly recommend this tour and DJ
Written 6 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

travelingfamof6
Katy, TX63 contributions
Great Day
We took the Island Tour II and it was a great choice. You get to see both sides of the island, brief stop in Marigot, several stops for scenic views and 2 hours on Grand Case beach. This beach is small yet beautiful and has great views. We rented chairs and umbrella for 20$ and ordered drinks and lunch. There are bathroom facilities. Next we went to Maho Beach and watched the planes landing and taking off. There is a restaurant and bar at this location, so you could have a quick lunch here. Our guide, Milkman was awesome. He is professional and knowledgeable and makes great rum punch.
He would let us know the details and timing of each stop which was very helpful.
Written 8 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

hockeyfan5
Labadie, MO298 contributions
Interesting
Bernard’s Tours was very accommodating, as our ship arrived later than typical (10am), yet they took our booking & drove us across the island to catch the rest of the tour. The man who drove us over was very interesting, telling us about the damage & ongoing repairs after the hurricane last fall.
Our tour continued with Mailman, who was also knowledgeable & entertaining. He had beer, water & soda available (but sadly, ran out of diet). I wish we would have had more time in Marigot, where there was a small open air market, lots of restaurants & a fort to explore. Unfortunately, our stop there was too short to do much but wander around the market.
The beach stops were nice, but I was disappointed that there was no snorkeling close in. (Although changing facilities were available, I’d advise wearing your suit, as the bathrooms were only one person, so it took awhile for everyone to change). Maho Beach was quite different from your typical Caribbean beach-it was fun to watch the planes land. Wish we could have seen a big jet-I can’t imagine what that would have been like!
Everyone associated with Bernard’s Tours was professional & courteous. They were great about replying to emails. It was a nice way to spend a few hours.
Written 6 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Bernards Tours
doral976
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Ask for mailman
Mailman was an amazing tour guide. We asked a lot of questions about the island and he was able to answer them all.
williamcN3900WE
williamcN3900WE
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refund
St Maarten did not permit us to dock so our shore excursion never took place. We hope our $76.94 is returned.
Travelingfoejoy
Travelingfoejoy
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Great way to know Saint Marteen
Wife and I were in Royal Caribbean cruise, took Bernard’s tours because offered a lot of sightseeing for less money
jonnas786
jonnas786
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Orient beach and maho beach visit
Great excursion, very knowledgeable tour guide. Be aware of local time and ship time if you come by Cruise, we almo
teresaswiss
teresaswiss
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Pity passengers were not allowed to leave ship???
Unfortunately, our cruise ship Aidadiva was not allowed to let the passengers disembark in St Maarten, therefore we
johndB684XZ
johndB684XZ
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John
DJ did a great job of introducing us to St Maarten. He is very knowledgeable and perceptive about what visitors l
Graham4384
Graham4384
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Excellent Day with Action Jackson
Easy to find at the cruise terminal and well organised. Our small group (9) had a comfortable minibus driven by the
Navigator13898693731
Navigator13898693731
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Really good excursion
Easy to book, easy to find when arriving in port, good transport & good rum punch. Had a couple of hours on Orient
hdilly
hdilly
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Nice Tour
It was easy to follow the directions to the pickup point outside the cruise terminal. I was pleasantly surprised to
kelleyc315
kelleyc315
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Fun Fun But.....
This tour was so much fun. To experience these 2 island beaches was a highlight. Orient Beach was so beautiful, war
Merma1ds
Merma1ds
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2 Beach Break
Great Beaches, great guide. The drinks, the beaches and guide- all did not disappoint! Orient Beach was beautiful,
ashmatt521
ashmatt521
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Mixed tours together
I am hoping that this was just something that does not happen often and we were just an unlucky bunch. I had emaile
ROSE M
ROSE M
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Despite not seeing an Iguana farm, our tour gruide made the trip worthwhile.
I picked this tour mainly becuase I thought I would see the iguana farm which was mentioned on the website.I now l
KathleenBrett
KathleenBrett
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Beach tour
We went to a beautiful beach namely Orient beach and sun beds were luxurious. The beach is what you imagine when th
janicefI4122VS
janicefI4122VS
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Bernards tours
We had a great time with these guys Action Jackson was our driver and he was very informative We spent some tim
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