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St-Martin and St Maarten: Sightseeing Tour of the French and Dutch Sides of the Island

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    What to Expect
    After pickup at your Philipsburg hotel via comfortable shuttle, head out to see both the French and Dutch sides of the island on this St Maarten sightseeing tour.

    Learn about how both the Dutch and French settled the island in the 17th century, then joined forces against the Spanish conquistadors to protect their home and divided it equally between themselves. The French side is St-Martin and the Dutch side is St Maarten.

    Stop at Grand Case Beach, a gorgeous stretch of white sand on St Martin's coastline. Stroll along the beach, bask in the sun, or wade and swim in the calm tropical water before a visit to the town of Grand Case. In town, try some of the guavaberry rum punch or purchase a lunch of Johnny Cakes or chicken legs, local specialties.

    Travel to Marigot, a charming village with European ambiance. Stroll the streets lined with original colonial buildings and make a few duty-free purchases at the shops or the open bazaar.

    Maho Beach is your last stop on the tour. Well-known for its proximity to Princess Juliana International Airport, this beach is an excellent place to watch jumbo jets taking off and landing.

    Drive through beautiful Simpson Bay on the way back to your hotel in Philipsburg for drop-off after your international 4.5-hour sightseeing tour.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tour departs from most St Maarten hotels or the cruise ship port
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    4h 30m
    • Professional guide
    • Beverage (water, soda, beer, guavaberry rum punch)
    • Hotel or port pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Beach chairs/umbrellas
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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 2 days ago via mobile

    Jamai and his colleague Zekie were FANTASTIC! They catered to us four ladies with excellence, respect, and lots of patience. We used them for all five days in the island and not once were we rushed, or felt anything other than warm hospitality. This included...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Queenbz50ish
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The tour was exactly what you would expect: great sightseeing, learning the history and current state of the country. We visited the French side which wasn’t much to see since recovery from the 2017 hurricanes and earthquake is...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank traveler1981535
    Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

    Not the most exciting island to experience. The tour company has passengers wait under a large tent which was quite warm. There was a loose chicken walking around that was cute. The bus that we toured on was comfortable and had good working A/C which...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank sgtrick
    Reviewed 4 August 2019

    This was our first time spending an extended period of time on St. Maarten, we really enjoyed the tour. Mr. Jones did a great job explaining the islands two countries similarities and differences. We were there 10 days.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank virgil802015
    Reviewed 28 July 2019 via mobile

    Our guide Tony has lived on both sides and told us about the history and local color of the island.He speaks 7 languages. He was delightful, knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. He provided drinks and the rum punch was better than the...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Traveler285696
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    26 August 2019|
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    Response from Stay401543 |
    Do you .recommend booking a tour before the cruise ?
    9 June 2019|
    Response from b2pnyc | Reviewed this property |
    I would save your money. The Amigos tour group never showed up. When we tried to call them, the phone line was disconnected.
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