Shore Excursion Details

Aerial Sky Explorer, Flying Dutchman, Schooner Ride & Zip

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Aerial Sky Explorer, Flying Dutchman, Schooner Ride & Zip


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This is the ultimate package which will allow you to experience all attractions the park has to offer. Experience both zip lines; The Sentry Hill which takes you across the mountain ridge and the steepest Zipline line in the world. The Flying Dutchman! Consisting of two lifts the Sky Explorer brings you to the top of one of St. Maarten’s highest peaks while the scenery unfolds below you, and the Schooner Ride sends you surfing down the mountain in an inner tube. Board your air-conditioned transportation at the dock for a 30-minute ride to Rockland Estate. Each adventure begins in this restored plantation house originally built in the 1700s. The Museum tells the powerful story Trace Wilson who was born into slavery on the property in 1818 and her direct descendant Emilio Wilson. You will see depictions of what life was like on a plantation and learn about the customs, traditions, lifestyle and stories that earned Sint Maarten the nickname ‘The Friendly Island.’ Embark on the Aerial 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 encircle the mountaintop showcasing 360-degree views of the island including vistas of neighboring islands Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Barts and Anguilla. After your orientation at the transfer station, you will put your safety equipment and harness system for your Sentry Hill Zip Line flight over the mountain ridge. Board Lift 2 to the top of Sentry Hill and a brief orientation will prepare you to fly down the mountain on the world’s steepest zip line, The Flying Dutchman. 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. To complete your top-to-bottom thrill ride, the Aerial Sky Explorer will take you to the Schooner Ride Station where you’ll surf down the mountain in an inner tube through the curves and straightaways of a specially designed track. 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.

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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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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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