With Bernards Tours sightseeing will be like never before, because of the unique proximity of low flying airliner. A visit to 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.
Feel the blast with Bernards Tours. Famous for having its international airport right next to the beach, the planes get so close to the sand you can almost touch them.
Due to the unique proximity of low flying airliners, the location is very popular with plane spotters. This is one of the few places in the world where aircraft can be viewed in their flight path just outside the end of the runway. Watching airlines pass over the beach is such a popular activity that daily arrivals and departures is displayed on a board on the beach.
Maho Beach is unusually close to the threshold of a runway, and is directly under the flight path, resulting in aircraft on their final approach flying over the beach at altitudes of less than 100 feet above ground level.
This tour gives you the option to either relax on the beach soaking in the beautiful rays of the sun or swim in the fresh water pool while enjoying some local music. However, if these activities seem too routine for you, you may want to indulge in some of the more popular events at the Beach such as windsurfing and skim boarding. Occasional high waves will certainly give you the extra adrenalin shot needed to show off your skim boarding skills to envious friends and family. Be prepared to swallow a little extra salt seawater.
Cruise Information Center, your hotel lobby or any location you designate
Pick Time 10:00 am from your location - Cruise Information Center, hotel lobby or location you designate
Children 0-4 years of age pay half price, children 5 and older pay full price. Parents with car/booster seat pay full price.
IMPORTANT FOR CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: You are required to go on the tour assigned to your ship based on its arrival time. You CANNOT reserve a tour that departs at a later time than the one assigned to you. If you enter information incorrectly or show for a later tour this will result in a missed tour and cancellation and a refund will not be issued. Please ensure you enter the arrival time FOR YOUR SHIP and not the time you would like to be picked up if you are reserving a group tour.
Upon return to Philipsburg, transfer 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 a taxi may take you for approximately $3. Guaranteed returned on time for boarding of ship or back to hotel
On island guests will be dropped off at pick up location.
*NOTE: Itinerary subject to change. Weather and traffic on the island are constantly changing, and sometimes, this requires itinerary changes.
Our pick up location is at the Cruise Information Center, your hotel lobby, or any location you designate. We will welcome you to the beautiful island of St Maarten/ St Martin. We will provide you or your members to check in before you board on one of our air-conditioned vehicles. We ask that you bring your credit card or cash (US or Euros) to pay the remaining amount. Once all passengers have arrived, we will welcome you in one of our vehicles and start your wonderful adventure on the beautiful island of Sint Maarten!
Get the most outstanding and fascinating look of St Maarten’s Maho beach through the eyes of Bernards Tours. You can sunbathe, swim in the ocean, participate in the water sports activities. Experience a breathtaking time viewing low landing airplanes. Maho Beach is unusually close to the threshold of a runway, and is directly under the flight path, resulting in aircraft on their final approach flying over the beach at altitudes of less than 100 feet above ground level.
Each tour comes to an end. We will bring you safely back to your pick up location.
$28 per person
Port pickup and drop-off
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