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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in St Maarten and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some St Maarten activities? We have 30 tour ideas.


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Catamaran Cruises

St Maarten Catamaran Snorkel Sail

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 129.00


Set sail for a full day at sea in St Maarten You'll spend a leisurely day in true Caribbean style, relaxing on a deserted island, going for a snorkel and enjoying lunch with wine at the island's gourmet capital, Grand Case.

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Day Cruises

Anguilla Day Trip from St Maarten: Catamaran Sail with Snorkeling at Shoal Bay

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 135.00


Enjoy a full day of sand and sea in Anguilla, sailing aboard a spacious catamaran from St Maarten. You'll cruise with a fun and friendly crew to Cove Bay and take a scenic drive to Shoal Bay – rated one of the world's 10 best beaches – where beach chairs and umbrellas await you on... Read More

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Day Cruises

Self-Drive Boat Tour and Snorkel from Simpson Bay

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 69.99


Explore the western coast of St Martin island — from Simpson Bay in Dutch St Maarten to Creole Rock on the French side, St-Martin — on this self-drive boat tour, led by an experienced guide. On board your own 3-person Rhino, an inflatable personal watercraft, you'll cruise past beautiful beaches as you make your way to the top of the island to snorkel with tropical fish, turtles and other marine... Read More

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Day Trips

Prickly Pear Day Sail and Snorkel from St Maarten

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 129.00


Enjoy a sailing, snorkeling and sightseeing adventure to the Caribbean islands of Prickly Pear and Anguilla on this 8-hour tour from St Maarten. Starting at Simpson Bay, cruise by catamaran to the Prickly Pear Cays and Anguilla to swim and snorkel in the crystal-clear Caribbean waters. Enjoy snacks and unlimited drinks on board, and savor an island-style BBQ lunch at a seaside Caribbean restaurant. Sip Champagne and take in... Read More

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Day Trips

Saba Day Trip from St Maarten

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 100.00


Named the 'Unspoiled Queen', Saba is an eco paradise and quite the getaway for avid divers, hikers and nature enthusiasts. She is as beautiful on top as she is underneath. The journey is 75-90 minutes, and docks in Fort Bay, the only proper access to the sea on Saba. Saba is sheer cliffs on all sides, and even the old slave path still remains where goods were offloaded for transport to the villages by... Read More

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Dinner Cruises

Tango Caribbean Dinner Cruise

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 80.00


Experience the true Caribbean way on this evening dinner cruise! Guests are treated to an open bar and snacks as the catamaran sails along the coast of St. Martin, capturing the captivating colors of a Caribbean sunset. A Creole buffet style dinner is then served and guests are invited to dance the evening away. A truly Caribbean experience!

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Ferry Services

St Barts Ferry Transfer from St Maarten

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 100.00


Spend a day experiencing the beauty of the untouched white sandy beaches and stunning snorkeling areas that St Barts has to offer! Explore the island at your own leisure, enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and gorgeous surroundings. Although small, this island has a lot to offer!

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Full-day Tours

St Maarten Sailing and Snorkeling Tour: Tintamarre Island, Creole Rock and Lunch in Grand Case

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 134.00


Sail around the island of St Maarten on a full-day cruise with lunch included. On a spacious catamaran, you'll sail to the neighboring island of Tintamarre, snorkel off Creole Rock, have lunch at Grand Case and enjoy scenic views of St Maarten's beautiful coast. Passengers are limited to 28 on this... Read More

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Half-day Tours

St-Martin and St Maarten: Sightseeing Tour of the French and Dutch Sides of the Island

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 44.00


Explore both sides of the island of St Martin – Dutch (St Maarten) and French (St-Martin) – on a scenic 4.5-hour sightseeing tour! Bask in the sun on Orient Beach or Grand Case Beach; soak up the foodie atmosphere in Grand Case; explore the village of Marigot; and enjoy the breathtaking... Read More

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Half-day Tours

St Maarten Half-Day Trip to Orient and Maho Beach

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 40.00


Enjoy a sensational day of sun and sea as you bask at two of St Maarten's most popular beaches – Orient Beach and Maho Beach. First, head to Orient Bay Beach where you'll find an abundance of water sports on offer, including jet skiing, sailing and paragliding, as well as plenty of beach bars and restaurants. At Maho Beach, watch aircraft fly close overhead from the nearby airport. You'll feel like a jet-setter on this... Read More

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Jet Boats & Speed Boats

St Maarten Speed Boat and Snorkeling Tour

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 119.00


Take to the water on a comprehensive speedboat tour of St Maarten, with several snorkeling stops included in your 6-hour excursion. Snorkel at Creole Rock, swim among sea turtles around the uninhabited island of Tintamarre and enjoy a beachside lunch amid the shallow turquoise waters of Pinel Island. Your captain will share knowledge of the numerous bays surrounding St Maarten while you relax and enjoy soda and beer from the... Read More

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Night Cruises

Calypso Dinner Cruise to Marigot

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 80.00


Relax as you cruise aboard the Calypso on the calm waters of the Simpson Lagoon towards Marina Royale, where you will be dropped for dinner at La Petite Auberge. A much nicer alternative route to Marigot, rather than the hassle of traffic lights and parking!

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Night Cruises

St. Martin Sunset Sail

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 40.00


Nothing compares to the exquisite colors of a Caribbean sunset. Enjoy the romantic mood that is automatically set as the sun disappears into the waters off the coast of St. Martin. Sail along and let go of your inhibitions! A perfect way to end a beautiful day in paradise!

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Other Water Sports

Seaworld Explorer St Martin

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 44.00


View the stunning sea life and tropical fish of St. Martin's marine world, in the cool comfort of the cruising, underwater observatory, the Seaworld Explorer!

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St Maarten Shore Excursion: Island Sightseeing Tour from Philipsburg

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 44.00


While in port in Philipsburg, discover the enchanting towns, stunning beaches and local cuisine of the island of St Martin on this 4.5-hour shore excursion. Explore both the Dutch (St Maarten) and French (St-Martin) sides of this Caribbean island with your guide, and let the sun-drenched views... Read More

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St Maarten Shore Excursion: Sand Dollar Half Day Snorkel Trip

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 44.99


From St. Maarten, take this half day snorkeling excursion to the rock formation, Creole Rock. Here, in the calm, crystal clear waters, you'll snorkel amongst the many varieties of fish and may even catch a glimpse of the rare frogfish. Ice cold beverages are included on board, as well as a... Read More

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St Maarten Shore Excursion: Rock ’n Roll Snorkel and Sightseeing Safari of St Maarten

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 97.99


Your time in port in St Maarten can be a boating adventure on the Caribbean with this snorkeling and sightseeing shore excursion. You are your own captain as you drive your own two-person inflatable watercraft to snorkeling spots Baie Rouge and Happy Bay. The island's amazing scenery and beautiful... Read More

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St Maarten Shore Excursion: Maho Beach Round-Trip Transfer

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 25.00


Check out Maho Beach, one of St Maarten's liveliest and most popular beaches, on this shore excursion from the Philipsburg port. During your free time on the beach, watch in awe as jets fly right over your head while you swim and relax on the sand. Hit Sunset Beach Bar when you get hungry or... Read More

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

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 40.00


While in port in St Maarten, enjoy fun in the sun at two of St Maarten's renowned beaches – Orient Beach and Maho Beach. Your friendly guide will deliver you to Orient Bay Beach where jet skiing, sailing and paragliding are among the water activities on offer (own expense). You'll have plenty... Read More

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St Maarten Shore Excursion: Snorkeling and Speed Boat Tour

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 119.00


When your cruise ship docks in St Maarten, spend your time exploring its top snorkel sites. Your 6-hour shore excursion takes you by speedboat on a sightseeing tour around this island paradise. Snorkel in the marine reserves of Creole Rock, located in Grand Case Bay, and uninhabited Tintamarre... Read More

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St Maarten Shore Excursion: Maho Beach and Lucas Bay Sightseeing

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 35.19


After your ship docks, prepare to be wowed by St Maarten on this 5-hour tour that shows off the best of the best of this Caribbean island. Hop in the air-conditioned van at the cruise terminal and proceed to Dutch-accented Maho Beach and then the Gallic-tinged Lucas Bay. Visit a beach where you can... Read More

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Sailing Trips

Anguilla Day Trip from St Maarten Including Lunch

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 120.00


Discover the paradise beaches of Anguilla on this full-day trip from St Maarten. Sail aboard a catamaran and stop at Prickly Pear Island, one of Anguilla's offshore cays, where you'll snorkel in clear turquoise waters and swim with colorful fish teeming around a coral reef. Or laze around in the warm shallow waters along the shoreline. Enjoy a satisfying lunch at Roy's Bayside Grill on rollicking Road Bay Beach and explore... Read More

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Sailing Trips

Day Trip to the Island of Prickly Pear from St Maarten

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 120.00


Any trip to St Maarten would not be complete without a day trip to the gorgeous and unspoiled island of sun and sand - 'Prickly Pear Cay', and a swim stop on a beach at her unparalleled sister - 'Anguilla'. Lambada's 10 year history of party boat fun, family gatherings and outstanding crew have... Read More

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Scuba Diving

St Maarten Scuba Diving for Certified Divers

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 113.99


St Maarten has a wealth of dive sites to explore with many wrecks and reefs for PADI certified scuba divers to enjoy. Dive into the warm and inviting waters where you'll find an abundance of marine life at your fingertips. Whether you are new to scuba diving or have plenty of dives tucked under your weight belt, you'll be mesmerized by the undersea wonders of the calm Caribbean. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people,... Read More

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Scuba Diving

Discover Scuba in St Maarten

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 80.00


Take the plunge into the underwater world of St Maarten on this scuba diving adventure for beginners -- a perfect introduction! Ease into the calm and clear waters of the Caribbean, and explore shallow dive sites with a trained PADI instructor. Choose from a morning or afternoon dive off the shore at Divi Little Bay or Simpson Bay, and discover reefs and wrecks teeming with marine life! This small-group tour is limited to 12... Read More

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Snorkeling

Rock ’n Roll Snorkel and Sightseeing Safari of St. Martin

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 95.00


Be a part of the first snorkeling tour to hit St. Martin where you are your own captain! Drive one of the special inflatable crafts to snorkeling spots Baie Rouge and Happy Bay while enjoying the stunning scenery and beautiful beaches you will see along the way!

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Snorkeling

Sand Dollar Half Day Snorkel Trip

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 45.00


From St. Martin, take this half day snorkeling excursion to the rock formation, Creole Rock. Here, in the calm, crystal clear waters, you'll snorkel amongst the many varieties of fish and may even catch a glimpse of the rare frogfish. Ice cold beverages are included on board, as well as a fresh French baguette for all the hungry snorkelers!

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Sunset Cruises

Champagne Sunset Cruise in St Maarten

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 49.00


Experience the romance of a Caribbean sunset on a Champagne cruise in St Maarten. While you sail along the coast on a luxury catamaran, enjoy Champagne and snacks and say farewell to the sun as it slowly sinks behind the horizon.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Shared Arrival Transfer: St Maarten Airport to Hotel

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 9.00


Pre-book your transfers from the Princess Juliana International Airport to your hotel and enjoy a hassle free vacation. Get to your St Maarten/St Martin hotel with little stress or worry. Skip those long airport lines and spend more time enjoying your vacation!

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Shared Departure Transfer: Hotel to St Maarten Airport

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 9.00


Enjoy a hassle free departure with a St Maarten/St Martin to Princess Juliana International Airport shared departure transfer. Avoid the stress that comes with trying to get from A to B when in a foreign country. With a pre-paid voucher, there's no need to worry about making it to the airport on... Read More

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