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When your cruise to St. Maarten docks at Phillipsburg, you’ll quickly discover an island that’s a sandwich of French and Dutch cultures spiced up with a filling of warm Caribbean hospitality. St. Maarten shore excursions are geared to helping you relish it all.
If your wish is to simply bask in the warm Caribbean sun, you’re in luck—St. Maarten shore excursions offer unique opportunities for doing just that. The island is ringed with pristine, white-sand beaches. Whether you choose comfortable coach tours or sailing sojourns, single or multiple beach venues, or combo tours adding snorkeling, scuba, or SNUBA, you’re assured of a fabulous day in this Caribbean paradise.
Spend an exceptional day plying the calm, clear waters around the island on St. Maarten cruise excursions offering some of the best sailing anywhere in the Caribbean. Admire the breathtaking mountainous coastline, lush tropical landscapes, and small fishing villages as you enjoy on-deck drinks and lilting Caribbean tunes. Anchored at secluded coves, you can swim right off the boat, snorkel, or just enjoy the peaceful surroundings. This is a Caribbean cruise passenger’s dream.
For those who want an experience that’s literally above and beyond, book St. Maarten shore excursions to Maho Beach. Here, you’ll feel the rush as airplanes glide just feet above your head while you sip drinks under the shade of a beach umbrella. This is a completely unique experience as there is no other place in the world where jets safely take off and land so close to the public as you sunbathe or swim.
Enjoy another kind of rush as a passenger on an authentic America’s Cup racing yacht. Enjoy the thrill of racing alongside other competing yachts, and celebrate your adventure with a rum punch party after an exuberant run at sea.
For fun and pure indulgence, board a high-speed ferry for a trip to St. Barts, well known to be the most elite of the Caribbean islands. Swim and sun on one or several of its 22 unspoiled sugar-sand beaches. Enjoy the island’s French ambiance, as well as French and island-inspired cuisine served at the many beachfront bars and restaurants. Shop the upscale boutiques that some say rival New York’s Madison Avenue.