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$49 per person
5 hours

Adventure Island Tour 2

STARTING TIME
Between Nov 1 - Mar 31 tour departs at 10:00 AM. local time. Between Apr 1 - Oct 31 tour departs at 9:30 am local time. We pick up from the cruise ship port, your hotel lobby or any other location you designate
DURATION
5 hours
TRANSPORT OPTION
Port pickup and Drop-off or your designated location
Price
$49 per person

Tour OverView

Enjoy another adventurous tour under the beautiful blue skies of St. Maarten/St. Martin with Bernards Tours. This tour includes sightseeing, shopping , plane-spotting and a beach stop. Experience great views and options of shopping and culinary delights of the Dutch side of St. Maarten, in the heart of the town “Philipsburg”. Enjoy the breathtaking views at Simpson Bay, experience the wonderful view of the borders that separates the Dutch and the French side. 5

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Description

This tour promises an unforgettable experience in St. Martin. Your tour will take you on an adventure to places such as Oyster Pond, Orient Beach/Grand Case Beach, Marigot the French capital and of course Maho Beach to view extreme plane spotting.

This unique proximity of low flying airliners at Maho Beach is very popular with plane spotters and plane watchers. One of the few places in the world where you can actually watch planes land and take-off directly in their flight path. It is an unforgettable experience.

Experience the options of shopping, dining at the fine creole restaurants in Marigot in he French side of the island or simply browse through the array of French pastries and delicacies at the local market.

Enjoy the breathtaking views at Simpson Bay where you experience the wonderful view of the borders that separates the Dutch and the French side. Ultimately we all love a nice stop at Orient Beach, with a lot of fun under the sun for family and friends with enough beach bars and restaurant to choose from. Please see our tour details for tour itinerary for more info.

Important Info

PICK UP locatioN

Cruise Information Center, your hotel lobby, or any other location you designate.

Check-In time

Between Nov 1 - Mar 31 tour departs at 10:00 AM. local time. Between Apr 1 - Oct 31 tour departs at 9:30 am local time. We pick up from the cruise ship port, your hotel lobby or any other location you designate

Important Information

Children 0-10 years of age pay half price, children 10 and older pay full price. Parents with car/booster seats pay full price.

  • Tours depart from the Cruise Information Center. your hotel lobby or any other location you designate. If you have a different pickup location please let us know. We will pick you up at the location that you provide to us
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passengers will be dropped off at the top of Orient Beach, you can then walk down to the section of the beach you desire for some Sun, Sea and Surf.
  • Minimum age to consume alcohol is 18 years
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation. If there are not enough passengers to meet trip requirements, you will be offered an alternative tour or a full refund
  • Note: tour departure time is based on local island time, not cruise ship time

IMPORTANT: FOR CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: You will be assigned to one of our tours depending on your ship arrival time. A tour cannot be reserved for a later time that’s was assigned to you. If you entered your information incorrectly or show up for a later tour this will result in a missed/cancellation of the tour and a refund will not be issued. Please ensure that the correct arrival time of your ship is entered and not the time you would like to be picked up if you are reserving a group tour.

Upon return to Philipsburg, transport back to the ship will be provided free of charge, or you may choose to remain in Philipsburg to shop or sightsee at your own leisure. Walking back to the ship takes between 12 and 15 minutes, or local taxis are available to take you back to the ship.

*NOTE: Itinerary subject to change. Weather and traffic on the island are constantly changing, and sometimes, this requires itinerary changes.

What's Included

  • Beach Stop
  • Tour Guide
  • Bathrooms & Changing Rooms available at the beach
  • Beverages (Bottled water, rum punch) while on the tour
  • Cruise ship port, hotel lobby, or your designated pick up spot
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or van
  • Worry-free shore excursion guarantee

What's included

  • Beach Stop
  • Tour Guide
  • Bathrooms & Changing Rooms available at the beach
  • Beverages (Bottled water, rum punch) while on the tour
  • Cruise ship port, hotel lobby, or your designated pick up spot
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or van
  • Worry-free shore excursion guarantee

What's Excluded

  • Gratuities/Tip for tour guide
  • Food/Beverages at lunch (available at local beach restaurants)
  • Beach chairs and beds (these items are available for rental at the beach)

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothing & shoes
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit & Beach Towel
  • Sunscreen

Tour Itinerary

Pick up at your location

We welcome you at the Cruise Information Center, your hotel lobby, or any location you designate. We will provide you or your group with check in before you board one of our air-conditioned vehicles. We ask you to bring your credit card or cash to pay the remaining balance of the tour. Once all passengers have arrived, we will welcome you in one of our air-conditioned vehicles and show the beauty of St. Maarten!

Stop at the French and Dutch border

The island of Saint Martin consists of two parts. The Dutch side and the French side. From the Dutch side, we will drive to the French side. We will stop at the border between the Netherlands Antilles and France. When you pass this dividing line then you are actually in France! Bienvenue (Welcome). Upon request, there is a moment when we allow you the opportunity to stop and take pictures of the border crossing.

Stop to feed and hold the Iguanas

Our next stop will be at the Iguana Farm. During your visit to the farm, you will have the opportunity to feed, touch and take pictures with the iguanas.  This part of the tour is time restricted due to hurricane Irma. Time limit 10 – 20 Minutes

Brief stop at Oyster Pond

At Oyster Bay, you get a chance to see the island of St Barts in the distance. You have a beautiful view from the mountain. Time Limit 5 – 10 Minutes

Orient Beach

A major attraction of Orient Bay is, of course, the nude beach. A Nudist Paradise. Enjoy the sun and relax on the beach. Of course, clothing is optional, other parts of the beach have more clothing, but in fact, you may encounter nude sunbathers anywhere. You have the option of choosing to swim and sunbathe one of the most beautiful beaches on St Maarten / St Martin. On the spot you can make use of beach chairs and beds. for a small fee. This stop will last for about 90-120 minutes.

Marigot - Open Market (French Capital)

Do you like shopping? The Marigot Market is a major tourist attraction. Browse the market for it many variety of merchandise, from herbs to local freshly prepared cuisines, clothing, souvenirs etc. Enjoy a visit to the local French markets where you can purchase French & European pastries and delicacies. Limited time restriction due to Hurricane Irma Time Limit 45 Minutes

Maho Beach for Plane Spotting

Are you looking for excitement? Have you ever stood behind the engines of a plane while it is landing? Maho Beach has it all and is known as a true trendsetter! Aircraft flying so low that you can almost touch them. This is what St. Martin is known for. Get out and feel the blast., an experience of a lifetime. Time Limit - 45 minutes

Drive through Simpson Bay Marina

Drive through Simpson Bay Marina and enjoy the beautiful views of the Million dollar yachts docked or sailing on the blue crystal waters.  This area is known for its beauty.

Harold Jack Hill

We will pay a visit to Harold Jack Hill. From this viewpoint, you have a great view of Simpson Marina, the airport and the island of Anguilla.

Return to the Pick Up location

All good things must come to an end. We will bring you back to your pick up location. If you have come arrived via cruise ship then we make sure that we’re back on time at your ship. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you on one of our adventurous Bernards Tours.

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