Rhum Distillery, Kimsha Beach and Lunch

Rhum Distillery, Kimsha Beach and Lunch
Price: $99.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 5 to 15 minute walk from the cruise ship pier, or from the cruise ship tender pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Lunch is included.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothes over your bathing suit, bring sunglasses, sunscreen, hat and beach towel from your ship.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Rhum Distillery, Kimsha Beach and Lunch

Here's a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes of a popular, 6,000 square foot rum factory for an up-close look at how the handmade rums are created and processed.

The fun of your St. Maarten excursion begins as you leave the pier for a scenic drive to Topper's Rhum. This family owned and operated distillery that grew out of a complimentary after dinner drink the Topper restaurant patrons fell in love with. Your guide will lead you through a hands-on tour where you will learn about the history of rum making and observe the fermentation, distilling, filtering, blending and bottling processes. Head to the lab to learn about quality control measures and taste one of the more than 50 flavored rums in development. Over at the tasting bar you can sample rum-infused cake and artisanal products. While here, pop into the boutique shop for unique St. Maarten gifts and pick up a bottle or two of limited edition flavored rums that are only available on site.

Continue on to Kimsha Beach and be greeted with a welcome drink and enjoy a delicious lunch of traditional Caribbean BBQ. Sink your teeth into succulent chicken, rice and peas, fried plantains and West Indian sauteed vegetables, as you sip on rum or a fruit punch. Afterward you can relax on the warm sand and soak in the sun or take a refreshing swim. Enjoy a little snorkeling or other water sport, at an additional fee.

Your 4-hour St. Maarten tour concludes with a leisurely ride back to port. Reserve your spot now for some rum and fun under the beautiful St. Maarten sun.

5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  9 ReviewsReview This Tour
Great tour
February 07, 2023
Didn’t know what to expect just thought we would see rum factory but so much more. We tasted rum flavors we never knew existed. Not just a few but a lot. Also had a rum and chicken cooking lesson and sampled the results. Our guide was funny and very knowledgeable. Skipped the beach as the weather was rainy. Take the tour.
Reviewer: Ken Frank
5 Stars
January 04, 2023
We had a wonderful time at the Rhum Distillery! We were 15min late to the distillery because the driver stopped at an over-look going into town. Once there, the guide for the distillery started over! So we didn't miss anything. The guide was very energetic and the tour was fun. Lunch was at the location (not the beach) but it was a beautiful restaurant looking over the marina and we had a chance to shop and visit with the staff. The driver picked us up and took us to Maho Beach (where the planes fly over). It was Great! No problems with pickup and drop off at the Princess port.
Reviewer: Beryl Lucero
5 Stars
Not your Average Distillery Tour
November 20, 2022
Probably the best distillery tour I have ever taken. We started the tour with a delicious rum punch at their beautiful restaurant which juts out into the harbor. After that, we started our tour. The guide was funny, informative and energetic. And the rum and food samples flowed. We started in the classroom where she told us about the many types of rum they make. Sample, sample, sample. Then we went into the kitchen to watch the staff bake rum cake. Sample. Then there was a cooking demonstration. Sample, Then onto the distillery and gift shop. Sample, sample, sample. Our tour included lunch in the restaurant, which was delicious, and included (you guessed it!) another rum punch drink! After, we were taken to Kimsha Beach for an hour or so. The (public) beach was okay, and the bar at the beach was pretty good. You could rent lounge chairs if you want, but we were happy just walking around the area doing a little shopping and then sitting in the bar area.
Reviewer: Francine Doyle
5 Stars
Incredible Experience
February 02, 2022
I had a little trouble finding the meet-up spot, but once we found it, our driver took us to the distillery with a quick stop along the way. The tour was very informative and entertaining. Our guide was from Canada originally and very entertaining, really knew her stuff! The distillery specializes in lower-proof, unique, flavor-infused rum. The building used to be an Italian gelato place, so now they do rum AND gelato! My personal favorite of the flavored rum was the buttered popcorn but there were lots of unique flavors. We finished up with lunch overlooking the marina that is also part of their complex. The tour was one of the best I've had during a cruise. We had a little beach time following the tour and then back to the ship (although the driver offered to drop us in the shopping district in Philipsburg).
Reviewer: Steven V Potter
5 Stars
Very good fun
February 29, 2020
Met by guide,joined up with a New York couple at distillery and had a great hour with a knowledgeable guide with lots of tasting,taken to toppers bar for nice lunch and very good drink,then off to beach which was very busy but with good entertainment and some dancing,well worth booking.
Reviewer: C minty
4 Stars
Best excursion!
September 02, 2019
This was a great trip. Personal ride through town with driver telling us about everything we saw. Rhum distillery was absolutely intriguing! Great presentation and history. Got to help bottle it and tasted so many flavors. There was a huge group booked through ship coming in afternoon, but our morning tour ended up with 4 people and she was fantastic. Lunch at Toppers was great and talking with Mr Topper was so cool.
Reviewer: David Barlow
5 Stars