Rhum Distillery, Maho Beach and Lunch

Rhum Distillery, Maho Beach and Lunch
Price: $98.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 6 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.

St. Maarten Rum Tour, Maho Beach and Lunch

Rum and sun, what could be better? During this 6-hour St. Maarten tour you will have a rare opportunity to visit the back scenes of a popular, 6,000 square foot rum factory, dine on delicious food and hang out on one of St. Maarten's most popular beaches.

Your St. Maarten excursion starts as you leave the pier for a scenic drive to Topper's Rhum distillery, a family-owned and operated distillery that grew out of a complimentary after-dinner drink the Topper's Rhum distillery 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 in the Caribbean and observe the fermentation, distilling, filtering, blending and bottling process. Head to the lab to learn about the 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 flavors that are only available on site.

From there you will head across to Topper's Restaurant on Kimsha Beach where you will be greeted with a welcome drink and then enjoy an appetizing lunch of traditional Caribbean BBQ. Dine on chicken, rice and peas, fried plantains and West Indian sauteed vegetables as you sip on rum or a fruit punch.

After lunch, make your way to Maho Beach where you can take a refreshing swim or relax on the warm sand and work on your vacation-envy tan. This beach lies directly under the flight path of a neighboring airport, making it a popular destination for aviation fans and those who want to feel the vibration of jumbo jets as they literally soar right above you for a landing.

Your tour concludes with a leisurely ride back to port. Skip the typical city tours and experience St. Maarten like a local.

Please Note: Guests should use caution while on Maho Beach, as planes departing and arriving are low-flying and can be very loud.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  24 ReviewsReview This Tour
Best Excursion
February 22, 2023
A great excursion. Fun at Toppers tasting all the flavoured rums, excellent presentation and tour. Lunch was a choice of barbecue chicken leg or ribs. Both were excellent. Nice eating area overlooking a marina. Maho Beach watching the planes come in is something everyone should do. Everything was perfect about this excursion.
Reviewer: L J Ross
5 Stars
Great tour in St. Maarten
February 15, 2023
The tour was excellent! The driver was friendly and knowledgeable, and the Rhum Distillery tour was fantastic! We were engaged throughout and were given a good amount of time to browse and shop for liquid souvenirs. The lunch and drinks were delicious and we all loved the stop at Maho Beach for the Close Encounters! Bravo!
Reviewer: Patrick Vitacco
5 Stars
Topper's Rhum Distriller
January 18, 2023
This was a fun excursion, the people were all very nice, food was great!!
Reviewer: Nancy Cetin
5 Stars
Enjoyable and memorable tour
January 06, 2023
Your St Maarten tour was one of the best excursions I’ve taken on any cruise. All the guides and drivers were great. Our first driver took us on a guided tour of sights around the island, then dropped us off at the Toppers Rhum distillery, which was a blast. The young lady who was our guide at the distillery was very informative and fun. We tasted lots of their varied rum products, participated in a cooking demonstration using their rums, and learned about the history of rum in the Caribbean. And the lunch was really tasty, featuring local cuisine. Next stop was Maho Beach where we spent a couple of hours watching the jet planes swoop in low over the beach to land at the adjacent airport runway. There were plenty of beach chairs at Maho and a bar so you could have a drink delivered to your chair. When it was time to go, our driver met us promptly in front of the beach to take us back to the ship. If you’re visiting St Maarten on a cruise, this is the excursion for you.
Reviewer: Stephen M
5 Stars
Great stops
October 05, 2022
Toppers was 11/10 great tour and great tastings! Facility was very nice and the flavours were amazing. Personally met the owner Mr topper who was very nice and personable will definitely be going back in the future!
Reviewer: Erika Switzer
5 Stars
Perfect day
September 16, 2022
Our tour guide at the Rhum Distillery was so friendly and very informative and the lunch was delicious. Maho Beach made it a perfect day. Would definitely book this excursion again.
Reviewer: Joy Smith
5 Stars