We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

St Maarten Shore Excursion: Maho Beach and Lucas Bay Sightseeing

Select Date and Travellers
2 travellers
    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.
    Show More
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tour departs from the St Maarten cruise ship terminal
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 2:15pm
    • Local guide
    • Beer, soda and water
    • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
    • Gratuities
    Show More
    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
    Reviews (38)
    There are newer reviews for St Maarten Shore Excursion: Maho Beach and Lucas Bay Sightseeing
    See the most recent reviews
    Filter reviews
    19 results
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Traveller rating
    Show reviews that mention
    All reviews twin island great personality planes landing island tour maho beach great tour st maarten rick deuce tent cooler irma sides van dutch shopping hurricane
    Selected filters
    Updating list...
    6 - 10 of 19 reviews
    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
    Reviewed April 5, 2019

    This was a tour we booked on our own (through Viator) prior to our Cruise. It was wonderful and for the time allotted the price was amazing! I would recommend to better advertise or include on your Viator receipt better instructions for where to find...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank antonette w
    Reviewed March 31, 2019

    We showed up late and this company accommodated us without any problems. Tour guide Rick was really nice and gave us lots of history on the island. I highly recommend them!!

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank yadiperez
    Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

    Rick I had an excellent day. Although i contacten you late you were able to work something out. Thanks a lot. Regards max.

    Thank simonjaeqx
    Reviewed February 5, 2019

    The description of the tour should be tweaked to what it actually is. The main street in Grand Case is still not open to tourists (buses?) until roughly late 2019. Lucas Bay was replaced by Orient Bay. St Martin is still recovering from Irma so...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank kenmWI
    View more reviews
    Questions & Answers
    Ask a question
    Bridget A
    May 26, 2019|
    AnswerShow all 3 answers
    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.
    Key Details
    Why Book on TripAdvisor?
    • Low Price Guarantee
    • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
    • Secure Payments
    • 24/7 SupportCall: