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St Maarten Shore Excursion: Maho Beach and Lucas Bay Sightseeing

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    What to Expect
    Meet your local guide at the cruise port in Philipsburg and climb aboard your comfortable van for a half-day exploration of St Maarten. Along the way, enjoy complimentary beer, soda and water, and listen to your guide detail the rich culture and history of this divided Caribbean Island.
    Visit Grand Case, an adorable village containing streets lined with colonial-style houses and shops. Stop at any of the fantastic restaurants in this food-centric town for lunch, or sidle up to a street vendor and purchase a Caribbean snack. Walk down to stunning Grand Case Beach to check out the sand and surf.
    Visit Lucas Bay, a less-visited beach on the Atlantic side of the ocean. This beach, the last French beach on the East side of the island, is a popular site for amateur divers.
    Continue to Marigot on the French side of this Caribbean island. Enjoy 45 minutes of free time to walk the charming streets of the city, grabbing a drink or a croissant at one of the cafes. Visit the outdoor market to experience the abundance of produce and spices the island offers.
    Stop at Maho Beach, famous for its location close to the flight path of aircraft taking off and landing at nearby Princess Juliana International Airport. Hang out on the beach while jumbo jets roar directly overhead. 
    When your 5-hour shore excursion is over, the tour guide will drop you off back at the cruise terminal in Philipsburg. 
    Worry-free Shore Excursion:
    We will ensure your timely return to the cruise port. In the unlikely event that your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to your next port. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See Viator's terms and conditions for full details.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    The tour of the island was just “okay.” The bus driver was cordial and informative, though not quite at the expert level. We had to wait in an un-air conditioned tent until the bus/van was ready. The island (both Dutch and French side) was not...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank sgtrick
    Reviewed July 18, 2019

    Duece was a dream! He was waiting for us when we got off the ship. He was entertaining and informative. The 5 hours flew by and I cannot say enough good things about this excursion. Both beach stops were beautiful!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Julie H
    Reviewed July 8, 2019

    Lucius was our guide and was amazing. We got to see a lot of the island - both the Dutch side and the French side. Stopped at Orient Beach to swim. Had lunch on the French side. Stopped at Maho Beach for the airplanes. The...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Brian B
    Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

    Nel was our guide and we had a super informative tour through the island (both Dutch and French sides). He was so friendly and he’s super knowledgeable. He gave us plenty of time to see things and enjoy the local beaches and shops. He was...More

    Thank annabV1559IZ
    Reviewed April 15, 2019

    A small island in the Caribbean split into two.The southern part where the ships dock is Dutch and the northern prittier side is French.They say that a Dutch man and a French man both claimed the island so to resolve the issue they met in...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Rosa162014
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    Bridget A
    May 26, 2019|
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    Response from annabV1559IZ | Reviewed this property |
    About 30 minutes. But it was a holiday and they were having a carnival so he didn’t want us to be late for our ship departure.
    Janet P
    January 10, 2019|
    Response from InfrquentTravlr | Reviewed this property |
    Met just outside the gates of the cruise terminal. 9am would be fine.
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