St. Martin
5 hours
jan – dec
any age


Another tour that promises an unforgettable experience in Saint. Martin. Your tour guide will take you on an exploration adventure to places such as Oyster Pond, Orient Beach Marigot the French capital and of course Maho Beach to view for 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. Experience options of shopping, dining at the fine creole restaurant in Marigot, the French side of the island or simply browsing through the array of French pastries and delicatessens at the local market. Enjoy the breath taking views at Simpson Bay, 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.


DEPARTURE TIME Ships that arrive at the port between 6-8:30am departs at 9:30am.
Ships that arrive from 9am onwards, tours leave half hour after.
RETURN TIME Prior to ship departure
WEAR Comfortable clothing, hiking boots, sandals, hat, bathing suite and sunscreen.
Tour Guide Bottled water, soda and Rum punch.
Transportation in mini-coach
Beach stop
Transportation back to Ship
Guide gratuity
Beach chairs and beds
CHILDREN Children 0-10 years of age pay half price, children 10 and older pay full price. Parents with car-seats pay full prices.



09:30 AM - pick up at your location

We welcome you on the Cruise Information Center. We will provide you or your members to check before you board on one of our air-conditioned vehicles. We ask you to bring your credit card or cash to pay the remaining amount. Once all passengers have arrived, we will welcome you in one of our air-conditioned vehicles and show the beauty of Sint 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 border between the Netherlands and France. When you pass this limit then you are actually in France! On request, there is a moment when we allow you the opportunity to stop and take pictures of this border crossing.

Stop to feed and hold the Iguanas

The First stop will be at the Iguana Farm. During your visit to the Iguana, you will have the opportunity to feed, touch and take pictures with the iguanas.  This part of the tour is limited due to hurricane Irma. 10 – 20 Minutes

Brief stop at Oyster Pond

From here we take a look over another island called St Barts. You have a beautiful view from the mountain. 5 – 10 Minutes

Grandcase beachor Orient beach

Grandcase beach or Orient Bay beach. Grand Case – is a quiet, relaxing pristine beach on the French side with beautiful calm water.
A major attraction of Orient Bay is, of course, the nude beach. Enjoy the sun and relaxation. Of course, clothing is optional, the other parts of the beach have more clothing, but in fact, you may encounter nude sunbathers anywhere. You have the option of choosing one of the two most beautiful beaches on St Maarten / St Martin. This beach offers a very clean area next to
which you also can enjoy another of white beaches and blue sea. On the spot you can make use of beach chairs and beds. There are plenty of activities for children on the beach. This stop will last for about 90-120 minutes.

Marigot - open market (French capital)

Do you like shopping? The Marigot Market offers you a current article. From herbs to local fresh food prepared. Also, you can, of course, buy clothes. The Marigot market is very popular among tourists. We will make a stop in order to enjoy the surroundings and of course shopping calm you. Limited option due to hurricane Irma 45 Minutes

Maho Beach

Are you looking for excitement? Never stood behind the engines of a plane? Maho Beach has it all and is known as a true trendsetter! Aircraft flying so low that you can almost touch. This is where St. Martin is known for. Get out and let you blow by a Boeing 747! This stop will last for about 45 minutes.

Drive through Simpson Bay marina

Drive through Simpson Bay Marina and enjoy the beautiful view that the island has to offer. This area is known for its beauty and its rich appearance.

Harold Jack Hill

During the ride Jack Harold climb the mountain up. From this point, you have a great view of Simpson Marina, the airport and the island of Anguilla.

Return to the pick up location

Each tour comes to an end. We will bring you back to your location ahead of time where you are picked up. If you have come up with a cruise ship than we make sure that we’re back on time at your ship.


  • Local guide Beverages (water, soda, guavaberry rum punch) while intransit
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or van
  • Worry-free shore excursion guarantee


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food
  • Beverages at lunch
  • Beach chairs and beds, this must be rented upon arrival

Additional info

  • All tours depart from the Cruise Information Center. 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
  • If you are traveling with children (Please be advised) Orient Beach has full nudity on the Club Orient part of the beach. Partial nudity MAY occur on the rest of the beach
  • Note: this tour is for cruise ship passengers only It is recommended that you bring a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen
  • 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 requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Note: tour departure time is based on local island time, not cruise ship time 

IMPORTANT: 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, 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.

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

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St maarten snorkling on the beach
St maarten tour Orient beach
St Maarten tours by night

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 5 reviews
July 16, 2018

This was an excellent way to see all of the major attractions in St. Martin in one day. Our tour guide, DJ, was very professional and knowledgeable about all of the places we passed through; he was able to answer any questions we had. He was a pleasure to travel with and was very accommodating which was very important to us as we were traveling with a 90 year old! I would definitely recommend this tour and, if you can, request DJ as your guide.

October 21, 2018

This was our 3rd trip with Bernard’s Tours and we were not disappointed at all! Action Jackson was our guide and due to bad weather, we missed seeing the Iguanas since it was very overcast and cooler. We went to Bikini Beach and LOVED the new bar/restaurant. We were there about 45 minutes. We then went to the Bakery on the French side for pastries (OMG so GOOD!) then shopping for about an hour. The skies let loose and we have never had the rain we did there before. Streets flooded but didn’t stop us from our tour. We went to Mojo and still saw 3 planes land in the rain before heading back to our ship. We enjoyed his fantastic Rum Punch as usual and will be coming back again real soon and hope those Iguanas will show up this that trip!

February 16, 2019

We have enjoyed Bernard’s Tours on 3 previous occasions. Best tour ever to see the highlights of this wonderful island! Different guides each time and a great time was had by all!

March 10, 2019

This tour was amazing ($50/person). Over FIVE hours of touring and stops, drinks included even RUM punch and beer. Our guide the MAILMAN (yes, mailman because he says no one can say his name right lol). He answered questioned, funny, and very friendly. We spend time taking pictures at beautiful places (seen huge Iguanas, the place Speed 2 was filmed, the airport where planes flying right over your head at the beach (we saw 2 take off about 6 land) this is truly amazing and it was packed at this beach. We hit another beach for 1 1/2, and shopping 45 min which had French bread and lots of shops. Beach chairs and umbrella was $15 where we stopped. Best pics are on the passenger side of the van. Very comfortable drive with lots of room for bags and legs. If you want to learn about the devastation Urma did and about the French and Dutch sides of the island, this IS the tour for you. You will have lots of fun and see lots of gorgeous places with photo opportunities. The Plane/beach site was fantastic. Highly recommend.

April 12, 2019

We took this tour on March 28th. We decided to book outside of the cruise line and we were not disappointed. The tour was great. We had the Mailman as our guide. He was extremely informative, interesting, funny and made sure everyone had a good time while learning about and seeing the island. We especially loved stopping in Grand Case for the beach. It is a very nice little French beach town with a great view. We also enjoyed stopping in Marigot – getting some French pastries and climbing the stairs to Fort Louis. Our last major stop was Maho Beach and it was as awesome as you’d expect it to be. The Mailman had drinks for everyone. I cannot stress enough that he made sure everyone had a good time and saw the best of the island. We had two 7 year old boys with us and they enjoyed the tour as much as we did. The tour made us want to come back to St Maartin and stay for an entire week! Highly recommend this tour.

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