Jet Blast Beach Day
Thrill-seekers who love the beach are in for a treat thanks to this adrenaline-packed beach excursion. Experience a rush as jets arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport swoop over your head just a few feet away as you enjoy a refreshing beverage on the beach and capture spectacular aerial views along the way.
This exciting tour starts with a scenic ride from the St. Maarten cruise port along the Great Salt Pond, which was once a primary source of salt production for the island dating back to the 17th century. Your air-conditioned tour bus will continue down this picturesque route to Cole Bay Hill, where you can catch stunning views of St. Maarten and other nearby islands, including Anguilla, Saba and St. Eustatius. Use your camera or smartphone to capture the perfect aerial shot of the mountainous terrain, hillside homes, sparkling blue bay waters and statutes along with the roundabouts of Cole Bay Hill.
But this guided tour isn't complete without a stop to the main highlights: Maho Beach and the Sunset Beach Bar and Grill. Maho Beach is a must-visit destination for aviation enthusiasts and beachgoers alike as it sits next to the Princess Juliana International Airport, where jets have only a few thousand feet of a runway strip to land. That's part of why these jet-blasting planes come so close to the beach surface, making it one of the scariest runways to land on in the world.
Plan for plane watching by taking a quick look at the Sunset Beach Bar and Grill's surfboard roster of jet arrivals. You can even listen to air traffic control and arriving airplanes at the bar. Spend the rest of your time relaxing on the beach and enjoying the delectable food and refreshing drinks from the bar before your tour guide drops you back to your cruise port.
Enjoy your next adrenaline-rushing adventure and book this beach-day, jet-blasting excursion today!
Reviewer: Wayne and Jill Chitwood
My husband & friends were scheduled for Blast Beach at 9:30am. Noel looked at our paperwork & said we wouldn't see any planes that early, so went with him & 2 other couples. Noel took us on a complete tour around both sides of St Maarteen.We visited several different locations to give us some amazing views. He was so informative of the hurricans & history. We enjoyed feeding iguana's & learn about them. Shopped in one of the local markets. It stated that the big planes, wasnt coming in until after we would have left. Noel knew this is what we wanted to see. So he stayed & extra hour to allow us to see a couple large planes land & a couple take off. It was amazing & one we will never forget. It was on the guys bucket list & it had both of the guys so excited. We are travel agents & will definitely be recommending Noel & this tour to anyone heading to St Maarteen. He was a perfect guide & cant wait to come back again.