Private Two Islands Tour

Phillipsburg & Marigot St. Maarten Two Islands Cruise Trip
Excursion Highlights:
  • Explore two countries on one incredible island during our Private Two Islands Tour and experience a unique blend of Dutch and French cultures
  • Journey in comfort through Philipsburg, the Dutch capital, marveling at 18th-century architecture and the bustling shopping district
  • Capture breathtaking views from the Cole Bay Lookout
  • Enjoy Marigot, the French capital, with its European flair and Creole touch, open-air markets, and the "gourmet capital of the Caribbean," Grand Case
  • Secure your spot now on this unforgettable dual-nation tour and don't miss the chance to fully experience the charm of St. Maarten
From $31.00/person to $370.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your group
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Shore Excursion Size ? Private
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
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 Beverages are included.
Recommended Dress Comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes are recommended. Sun glasses and sun screen are also suggested.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk approximately 200 yards from cruise ship to transportation. Surfaces at lookouts are paved and packed dirt. Please note, infants are free; however, if the parents require the infant to have a seat of their own then they would need to pay for that seat.

St. Maarten Two Islands Private Day Tour

Two countries on one island for almost 400 years. Wouldn't you love to know how they do it?

Begin your private St. Maarten tour of two countries on one island by departing from the cruise pier and traveling in your air-conditioned vehicle through the Dutch capital of Philipsburg, founded in 1763 by John Phillips, a Scottish captain in the Dutch Navy. Along the way, you'll see the restored courthouse, originally built in 1793, and the shopping district that you may want to visit later. Drive past the Great Salt Pond and through the rolling countryside to the French side of the island.

Along the way, a stop will be made at Cole Bay Lookout for a photo opportunity of the beautiful Simpson Bay, where you'll see the incredible development that has made this sleepy island a major destination. You will continue on through several quaint towns and fishing villages along the north side of the island.

Arriving in Marigot, the French capital which originated as a fishing village, you will observe a truly European ambiance with a touch of Creole. Browse the open-air markets, quaint shops, boutiques, and sidewalk cafes during a brief stop for free time. Continue on with a drive through Grand Case, a seaside town known as the "gourmet capital of the Caribbean," with its gingerbread houses and sidewalk bistros.

A photo stop will be made to look out over the ever-popular Orient Beach area. Returning to Philipsburg via a different route, you will have the option of being dropped off downtown for shopping or being taken back to the pier.

Guests departing downtown will need to arrange their own transportation back to the cruise pier at their own expense via taxi, water taxi, or walking. Dress in comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. Sunscreen and sunglasses are suggested.

Please Note: This St. Maarten cruise tour does not visit the beach at Orient. This excursion may operate in reverse due to traffic conditions or crowds at the venues. On Sundays, most shops and restaurants on the French side are closed. All stores are closed on the following national holidays: Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Kings Day, Carnival Day, Labor Day, Ascension Day, Whit Sunday, Emancipation Day, Constitution Day, St. Maarten's Day, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day.