Shore Excursion Details

Historical Philipsburg by Bicycle

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Historical Philipsburg by Bicycle


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Visit Philipsburg’s historic locations and take in spectacular views as you learn about St. Maarten’s rich history while on the saddle of your bike. Start your tour with a leisurely ride to the southern part of town where your guide will point out the island of St. Bart’s, best known for its popularity amongst jet setters and celebrities. Your guide will tell you some of St. Barth's colorful history before leading you back into town along the busting Boardwalk, loved for its pristine waters, lively cafes, and abundant shopping. You will then head into the heart of town, where you will have the chance to stop at various points of interest to learn about the island’s past and rich culture.

1st Stop - Passangrahan Hotel: Your guide will tell you about the history and importance of this quaint little hotel on the Boardwalk.

2nd Stop - Freedom Fighter's Monument: You will learn about St. Maarten’s earlier salt trade, the importance of the Great Salt Pond, and how the slave trade was affected by the island’s political division.

3rd Stop - Carnival Village: Learn why St. Maartener’s love carnival so much and why the Carnival Village is important to their culture.

4th Stop – Learn about the historical importance of the town’s Old Courthouse, who lived there, and why it has a pineapple on the top.

5th Stop – Local Market: You will have a chance for some brief souvenir shopping and photo opportunity.

6th Stop – Walter Plantz Plaza: By now you are more than ready for a refreshing dip in the clear waters of Great Bay. Walter Plantz Plaza is located at the end of the Boardwalk and offers fresh water showers, souvenir shopping, and a cold beverage to enjoy under an umbrella or laying out in the afternoon sun. Finally, you will head back to your ship via the Boardwalk, with fun memories and some added wisdom about our beautiful island.

Need to Know:

Note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, hat and sunscreen, and a towel if you plan to swim. Guests must be at least 12 years of age and 153 cm/5 ft. in height to take part. Guests must wear closed-toed sports shoes to take part in the tour.

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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.
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