If you are looking for the ultimate Island Tour of St Maarten from a highly knowledgeable and friendly local guide, this is your trip. Our guide for this tour is the best available and will ensure you have a tremendous day excursion with memories to treasure from your visit to St Maarten.
The tour leaves the cruise terminal, traveling northwest through Cole Bay and Belle Vue. We make a stop at the Mountainside Harold Jack lookout point, where there are wonderful views from the hillside of the neighboring islands of Saba & St Eustatius to the south, & the British island of Anguilla to the north (atmospheric conditions permitting). You will also get great views of the Simpson Bay lagoon and its Mega Yacht marinas.
From here, you will head off directly into Marigot, the French Capital. Marigot is a quaint French village and port. It has Pavement cafes, sophisticated marinas, yachts, French cuisine from 5 restaurants and a 17th Century Fort. Its extensive local crafts market, plus of course, chic designer shopping malls, ensure this place is not to be missed. Wander the streets and take in the flavor of the West Indies.
Once you leave Marigot, you will travel along the northwest coastline towards the French village of Grand Case, another quaint seaside village with a superb calm and sheltered beach with pleasant views of Creole Rock Marine Reserve, a mile or so offshore.
Your next destination will be the world-class Orient Beach. Again, wonderful panoramic views along the way to this clothing-optional, five-mile-long beach with aqua blue waters and a range of water sports activities. Here, you will have the opportunity to swim and sunbathe, as well as plenty of bars and beach restaurants, with great food and a choice of drinks.
From Orient Beach, you will head back to Philipsburg for some last-minute shopping and a look at this tax-free Mecca for duty-free electronics and gifts.
Our St Maarten Island Tour offers the option of a stop at the Parrot Sanctuary instead of the beach, where you can view and interact with a variety of friendly parrots and feed them if you so choose. It’s a fun stop for bird lovers and anyone who enjoys interacting with wildlife.
Your driver and guide are highly flexible, and if you have any special requests or preferences, please let him know, and he will do his utmost to accommodate your requests.