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St Maarten Shore Excursion: Orient and Maho Beach Half-Day Tour

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    What to Expect
    Meet your friendly guide at the Philipsburg cruise port and board a comfortable, air-conditioned van for transport to your first beach stop. Onboard, enjoy complimentary refreshments like water, beer, soda and rum punch.

    Arrive at St Maarten's longest beach, Orient Bay Beach, where you'll stay for approximately 2 hours. Spread out your towel and relax in the sand, wade or swim in the calm aqua waters, or visit some of the nearby beach bars and restaurants. Sailboats, jet skis and paragliding excursions are all available, as well as some kids' activities (at your own expense.)

    Around midday, return to the vehicle for the trip to Maho Bay Beach. Famous for its proximity fo Princess Juliana International Airport, the beach is a great place to see jumbo jets fly in and out of the island. Stroll the white sand beach, lounge in the sand, or watch the waves crash on the rocky coast during your 2-hour stay here. Visit the Sunset Beach Bar and Grill for lunch (own expense) while listening to a live feed from the airport's control tower.

    After your half day of fun in the sun and sand, enjoy drop-off back at the cruise port.

    Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Philipsburg port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tour departs from the Philipsburg cruise ship port
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local guide
    • Beverages (water, beer, soda, guavaberry rum punch) while intransit
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned coach or van
    • Worry-free shore excursion guarantee
    • Gratuities
    • Food
    • Beverages at lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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
    • Note: tour departure time is based on local island time, not cruise ship time
    • During the winter season (November-March) there is an additional departure time of 11am. The 9am departure time is available year-round
    • Please Note: A portion of Orient Beach is clothing optional.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We visited the island on a cruise ship and enjoyed the tour to orient beach on the Atlantic side. Kakao is a beach restaurant which provided sun loungers and an umbrella and a three course meal as well as drinks and live music. The bus was a bit small and cranky but Carley our
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    Booked this excursion 2 weeks before our arrival. We got out of the ship and went straight to the parking place for the excursion. The operator was nowhere to be found, I was keep asking the other operators if they know where Amigo Tours operator is and keep getting the same
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    Very dependable! my sister and I really enjoyed the excursion. The guide is very knowledgeable and we learned a great deal about the island. Water, beer or rum punch were included during the tour.🤗
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    Good tour saw 2 different sides of the island. Learned history from driver name began with a K, passed around “Happy Juice” and had cold drinks on hand that we could help ourselves to. Gave us ample time at beaches. Let us stop at store to buy cheese on Dutch side. Excellent
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    The beach is crowded. location is very tight. The only thing about this experience is knowing and experiencing the power of the planes Jets. You would never think a plane can have so much power until you experience it. Not worth it for a whole day activity. By the way, the beach
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