Shore Excursion Details

Aerial Sky Explorer & Flying Dutchman

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Aerial Sky Explorer & Flying Dutchman

DETAILS

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As an adventure-seeker you will simply love this new thrill ride that takes you on the Aerial Sky Explorer with the landscape unfolding below to the top of one of St. Maarten’s highest mountains. You’ll go flying back down on the world’s steepest zip line.


Board your air-conditioned transportation at the dock for a 30-minute, air-conditioned ride to Rockland Estate.


You will be directed to the plantation house, built in the 1700s, to learn the powerful story of Trace Wilson, born into slavery on the estate in 1818 and his descendant Emilio Wilson who purchased the property to educate current and future generations about the conditions of plantation life as well as the customs, traditions and history of St. Maarten, “The Friendly Island.”


Embark the Sky Explorer for the approximately 25-minute ride to the top of Sentry Hill, one of St.Maarten’s highest elevations at 1,125 feet. The experience encompasses two chairlifts as well as a series of platforms that encircle the mountaintop showcasing 360-degree views of the island including vistas of neighboring islands Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Barts and Anguilla.


A brief orientation will prepare you to fly down the mountain on The Flying Dutchman; the world’s steepest zip line! You’ll be attached to a flight line in a secure harnessed chair, launching you on the 1050-foot drop in elevation over 2800 feet to experience the ride of a lifetime.


After your fun-filled adventure, souvenirs and attraction photos are available for purchase in the gift shop. Emilio’s Restaurant, nestled among authentic antique colonial walls offers a menu of classic favorites with a new twist. Food and beverages are available for purchase.


When you are ready to depart, after exploring the estate, board your air-conditioned transportation back to your ship.


Need to Know:

Note: Participants must be between 52 & 80 inches tall, weighing a minimum of 100 lbs. and not exceeding 275 lbs. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or people with back/neck injuries and heart problems. No flip flops or open shoes allowed. Wear closed-toe, securely fastened shoes. No photo taking allowed on the zipline.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Adventure

Activity Level:

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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.
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