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St Maarten Double Decker Bus Tour

From US$ 49.95
  • A 3.5-hour double decker bus tour of St Maarten from Philipsburg
  • See the island’s most beautiful sites while traveling in style
  • Stop for photos in the sand at Orient Bay
St Maarten Double Decker Bus Tour
From US$ 49.95
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Tour departures from Bus Loop, inside the harbor, close by the restrooms
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Tour departures from Bus Loop, inside the harbor, close by the restrooms
From US$ 49.95
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Ride through picturesque St. Maarten while seeing the best the island has to offer on this 3.5-hour double decker bus tour from Philipsburg. See the tandem rule of France and Holland at play from atop the island’s only open-air double decker bus and stop at numerous local tourist sites for a visit and a photo. Wander the beach at Orient Bay, marvel at the French architecture of Marigot and go plane-spotting on Maho Beach during this spectacular tour of the beautiful island. This family-friendly experience is the perfect way for first-time visitors to see the island and is great for travelers of every age.
What to Expect
As soon as you depart the harbor you’ll start to enjoy the charm and scenery of this dual personality island which has been flying the flags of both Holland and France since 1648. You will drive from Phillipsburg, the Dutch capital, past the Great Salt Pond and through the countryside. The sightseeing will continue across the north side of the island until the first stop at Orient Bay for pictures on the water or a drink at the beach.
Then you will hop-on the open-top double decker bus with sand in your feet to continue the sightseeing through several quaint towns and fishing villages, including Grand Case known for its lovely beaches and exquisite restaurants. The next stop will be at Marigot, the French capital, where you’ll observe a truly European atmosphere as you browse the waterside open-air markets, quaint shops, boutiques and sidewalk cafes. After your brief sojourn in Marigot you’ll return to the Dutch side and stop at Maho Beach where if you're lucky a plane will just pass over your head to land in the most spectacular airport in the Caribbean.
The tour continues across the south where you will have a spectacular view of the Mega Yachts in Simpson Bay lagoon. The tour ends back in Philipsburg, so you can stay for shopping, beaches and all that Philipsburg has to offer before you go back to ship, or hotel.
Reviews (16)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Commercial Sights !

The island tour is with a pre-recorded narrative. It was very sad to see the aftermath of the hurricane: houses and buildings whose roofs had been torn off; some structures completely destroyed; damaged vehicles; boats upside down littering the bay. As a first time visitor...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank global3adventure
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
It could've been a lot better

A completely average tour. Didn't see any historical sites and really just listened to a video about some history. The visit to the rum distillery and the famous Carousel were nice. But other than that nothing. And traffic was absolutely horrific. In all honesty, this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Regina D
Reviewed 3 December 2018
Terrible, did not see sights, went to their stores. Waste of time and money

Royal Caribbean Cruse Line advertises and promotes this as a double deck bus tour with photo opportunities along the way. We got to take photos of a rum distillery that was in an alley. Not a tour of it, just the gift shop where they...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank theoldbikers
Reviewed 11 October 2018
A rip-off

This tour in 2018 is a scam because in their brochure they advertise a tour around the whole island. However, they just do the Maho/Simpson-beach/Philipsburg-region which is not even half. The French part is left out. The bus driver explained that this was due to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank kuchri
Reviewed 29 July 2018
very interesting tour

We took this tour in July 2018 while on a cruise to St Maarten. Although some parts of ST Maarten are still not accessable due to hurricane damage we still enjoyed this 3.5 hr tour. The narrated trip took us through populated and remote areas....More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Bob499181
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Response from Haynest | Reviewed this property |
The island sightseeing tour is geared to tourists arriving by cruise ship. However, we travelled under our own 'steam'. Following our confirmation from Viator - our booking agent - we contacted the local tour firm by email... More