Best of St. Maarten Scenic Drive & Beach Shore Excursion Detail
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Port: Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Approx. Duration: 3 hours
Adult Pricing: $39*
Child Pricing: $29*
*Prices vary by sail date.
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  • 2.0/5
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Historical:
  • 2.3333/5
This tour provides an excellent overview of the Caribbean's smallest island shared by two nations. Travel from one country to the other and see the both the Dutch and French influences dating back to 1648.
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Best of St. Maarten Scenic Drive & Beach

This tour provides an excellent overview of the smallest island in the Caribbean that's shared by two nations. Travel from one country to the other and see the both the Dutch and French influences dating back to 1648. The Dutch arrived first in 1631 looking for wood to make repairs. You'll drive from today's modern Dutch capital of Philipsburg past the Great Salt Pond, which served to make the island 'worth its salt' attracting the French.


On the way to the French side, you’ll pass the Border Monument. Between 1948 and 1816, this border changed 16 times. You'll drive through the French capital of Marigot with its quaint charm, before stopping at one of the islands popular beaches on Orient Bay. Here you'll have approximately 1 1/2 hours to enjoy the sun and sand. You are on your own to do as you please.


Note: Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel. Please do not leave personal belongings unattended. Beaches in St. Maarten are European-style, clothing-optional beaches.
Activity Level
  • 2.6667/5 Stars.
(3 Reviews)
Write a Review
Port: Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Approx. Duration: 3 hours
Adult Pricing: $39*
Child Pricing: $29*
*Prices vary by sail date.
rollover for activity details:
Cultural/Educational:
  • 2.0/5
Cultural:
  • 2.6667/5
Entertaining:
  • 2.0/5
Historical:
  • 2.3333/5

  1. Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  2. Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
  3. Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.