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St Maarten Shore Excursion: Orient and Maho Beach Half-Day Tour

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    What to Expect
    Meet your friendly guide at the Philipsburg cruise port and board a comfortable, air-conditioned van for transport to your first beach stop. Onboard, enjoy complimentary refreshments like water, beer, soda and rum punch.
    Arrive at St Maarten's longest beach, Orient Bay Beach, where you'll stay for approximately 2 hours. Spread out your towel and relax in the sand, wade or swim in the calm aqua waters, or visit some of the nearby beach bars and restaurants. Sailboats, jet skis and paragliding excursions are all available, as well as some kids' activities (at your own expense.)
    Around midday, return to the vehicle for the trip to Maho Bay Beach. Famous for its proximity fo Princess Juliana International Airport, the beach is a great place to see jumbo jets fly in and out of the island. Stroll the white sand beach, lounge in the sand, or watch the waves crash on the rocky coast during your 2-hour stay here. Visit the Sunset Beach Bar and Grill for lunch (own expense) while listening to a live feed from the airport's control tower.
    After your half day of fun in the sun and sand, enjoy drop-off back at the cruise port.
    Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Philipsburg port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Good tour saw 2 different sides of the island. Learned history from driver name began with a K, passed around “Happy Juice” and had cold drinks on hand that we could help ourselves to. Gave us ample time at beaches. Let us stop at store...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Shellee S
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The beach is crowded. location is very tight. The only thing about this experience is knowing and experiencing the power of the planes Jets. You would never think a plane can have so much power until you experience it. Not worth it for a whole...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank my_name_is_Eli
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    This company cancelled our excursion after we checked in with them the morning of! We were so disappointed. We ended up on another random one that left us at one of the beaches!! They also told us they had told the booking company the day...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank mcresap1
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Our driver was excellent, Orient Beach is a great beach, and Maho Beach is a unique experience. Get to see much of the island traversing between sites. We relaxed in rental beach chairs at Orient. If I was to do this again, I'd prefer a...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank jmahan22
    Reviewed 16 June 2019

    We rented a car for the afternoon and made this our first stop. Fun time in the water watching the planes overhead. The beach was not too crouded but the roadway in and out are narrow. Plenty of food and dring options nearby.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Jamie R
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    12 July 2019|
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    Response from Rita R | Reviewed this property |
    tour started in St. maarteen philipsburg. tour bus went to maho beach .we stay 1.hour their and tour bus came any body who wants to drop off in philipsburg can.to some shopping and see beach towen . rita
    22 June 2019|
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    Response from Jamie R | Reviewed this property |
    check with RC excursion...our ship arrived earlier at 7:00 and left at 4:00. our excursion was about 4 hours, ride there and back and the time with the ATV's
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