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St Maarten French and Dutch Sightseeing and Shopping Tour

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What to Expect
Whether coming from your hotel or cruise ship, the tour will begin with pickup at the Cruise Information Center. The first stop be at the Iguana Farm. During your visit at the Iguana you will have the opportunity to feed, touch and take pictures with the iguanas. 

We will take a brief stop at the French and Dutch border then onto Oyster Pond which overlooks the island of St Barths. Here you can take photos or simply take in the view!

After the oyster pond, the tour will continue on to Fraise Bay beach, There are plenty of activities for adults and children.. The following stop an open market in Marigot, the French Capital. You will have time to walk around the market, shop and get lunch or try some of the famous pastries and the local bakeries.

From Marigot the tour will stop at the iconic Maho Beach where you will get to see low flying planes land at the airport. This is a sight not to be missed! From there we will take a drive through Simpson Bay marina and stop at Harold Jack Hill. This spot provides views of Simpson Bay marina the airport and Anguilla. This is a perfect photo opportunity!

From Harold Jack Hill the tour will return to Philipsburg where all guests will be returned in time to meet their ship's sail time.

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 sight-see at your own leisure. Walking back to the ship takes between 12 and 15 minutes, or a taxi may take you for approximately $3.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Cruise Port, Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Sint Maarten
Departure Time
10:00 AM
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Free Drinks
  • Transfer drop-off to cruise ship
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch (can be purchased at Orient Beach or Marigot)
  • Beach chairs
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • It is recommended that you bring a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and sandals
  • Itinerary subject to change due to weather and traffic
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the highlight of our entire Cruise. “Princess” Dianne was our wonderful guide. We made numerous stops as listed in the tour info. Beverages were available as we toured the island in a clean, comfortable “Air Conditioned” van. Dianne offered to take our picture...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tammy6062
BERNARDSTOURS, Front Office Manager at Bernard's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Tammy Reviews like this is what we love to hear! Princess Dianne as you refer to her , also enjoyed giving you the best of time on our beautiful the island and we are looking forward to seeing you and your family next year!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide was 'princess" Dianne, she was wonderful, very imformative, friendly, we had a great time. We did the SXM tour 1, went all over the island, stopped many times for photo's, the van was very nice and clean. Drinks were provided along the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank laragaffney
BERNARDSTOURS, Guest Relations Manager at Bernard's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We aim to please our customers! We are glad to hear that your tour guide was super and we look forward to seeing on your next cruise. Thank you for your business we appreciate!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a cruise and didnt book any excursions until we got off the boat and Bernards tours was available. Air conditioned vehicle, unlimited rum punch :)))) and beautiful views. Our tour guide was DJ who was a wonderful tour guide. Very pleasant and knew...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

Great tour with DJ....took you to the must see places and provided drinks as we drove around the island. The air con on the bus was much appreciated. St Maarten its self has lots of history and he gave some great overviews and personal experiences...More

Thank Hannah K
BERNARDSTOURS, Front Office Manager at Bernard's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hannan K Thank you for promoting us! We are glad that the tour was great and on your next cruise hope it will be longer we will be able to give you a greater experience! "Because it has to be good"

Reviewed 9 August 2019 via mobile

I highly recommend using Bernard’s Tours when in St Martreen. We took the SXM Tour 1 and made numerous stops around the whole island and spent time on Maho beach (we were able to watch the planes come in over the beach). We also had...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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19 November 2018|
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Response from thumper1 | Reviewed this property |
The sightseeing and shopping tour is in Marigot where there really aren't any beaches. There is also not time to grab a meal -- but there are lots of good places to eat. The Grand Case stop is long enough to actually swim... More
11 October 2018|
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
We had seven in our group
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