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St Maarten Shore Excursion: Maho Beach and Lucas Bay Sightseeing

Highlights
  • A 5-hour guided tour through the Dutch and French parts of St Maarten
  • Cross over to the French side of the island and explore Lucas Bay
  • Watch jumbo jets land from Maho Beach
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St Maarten Shore Excursion: Maho Beach and Lucas Bay Sightseeing
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St Maarten Shore Excursion: Maho Beach and Lucas Bay Sightseeing
From US$ 35.19
Overview
Experience the highlights of St Maarten on this 5-hour shore excursion leaving from the cruise port. Ride in an air-conditioned van to Maho Beach on the Dutch side of this Caribbean island and Lucas Bay on the French side. Learn about the culture and history of the island from your guide while enjoying complimentary beer, water and soda. Visit the villages of Grand Case and Marigot before being returned on-time for your cruise ship's departure.
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.
Reviews (33)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Two in one

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 2 weeks ago
Great Tour - Laid Back and Informative

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
Thank antonette w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Trustworthy Company!

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 14 March 2019 via mobile
Good fun with Rick!

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 5 February 2019
Nice tour for Post Hurricane Irma

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
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Response from InfrquentTravlr | Reviewed this property |
Met just outside the gates of the cruise terminal. 9am would be fine.
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