Guided tour

Sint Maarten: Plane Spotting & Beach Day at Maho Beach

3.3 / 5

3 reviews

Activity provider: Noel Tours & VIP Services

Sint Maarten: Plane Spotting & Beach Day at Maho Beach

Activity provider: Noel Tours & VIP Services

From US$ 47.42 per person

Spend 4 hours at Maho beach while actually feeling the vibrations of incoming and outgoing planes. Experience the unique Maho Beach, where airplanes fly just meters above the sand, and stop at a viewpoint to take in the breathtaking views of Cole Bay.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Pickup included
Your hotel in Philipsburg, or the EDC parking lot at the cruise ship port.


  • Experience the famous Maho beach where planes fly just meters above the sand
  • Marvel at the stunning views Cole bay from the Harold Jack Monument
  • Enjoy complimentary water, soft drinks, beer and guava berry rum punch
Full description
Feel the jet blast from aeroplanes just meters above your head with this trip to the iconic Maho Beach. The tour starts at 9:00 AM with pickup from the cruise ship port or your hotel, where you’ll be greeted by your welcoming guide. The first stop will be at Maho Beach, famous for its position right next to the airport runway. This is a rare opportunity to see aircraft flying just a few meters above the sand. Continue to the stunning Harold Jack monument, the perfect spot to take in breathtaking views over Cole Bay. Throughout the tour, you’ll be provided with refreshments of beer, soda, water, or guava berry rum punch (a local favorite) so you can keep hydrated as you take in the unique sights. At approximately 1:00PM you’ll be dropped off back at the port or at your hotel in Philipsburg. 
  • Half-day sightseeing tour
  • Bottled water, rum punch, beer, and soda
  • Driver and transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Informative tour guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from the cruise port or your hotel
  • Lunch
  • Beach chairs and umbrellas (available at the beach at additional cost)
  • Souvenir shirts (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • This is a child-friendly tour
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a hat, bathing suit, towel, sunblock and some extra cash in case you wish to buy lunch or souvenirs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.3 /5

based on 3 reviews

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Our guide tried hard, but it takes a greater fluency in Spanish to have more communication.

May 8, 2019

The advertised drinks were missing.

November 19, 2021

Leider wurde die Tour von 9 auf 10 Uhr verschoben, wir wurden aber erst am Treffpunkt informiert, dann hieß es kein Strandtag am Maho Beach da der Strand überflutet war. Ist im Grunde genommen auch nicht schlimm, wir bekammen eine Inseltour, wäre allerdings besser gewesen erst zum Flughafen zu fahren, da wir fast 2 Stunden im Stau standen, und gerade mal die Promenade hoch und runter fahren konnten, die versprochenen Getränke gab es auch nicht, der Fahrer tat aber sein möglichstes um uns pünktlich zurück zu bringen, die Tour dauerte auch nur ca 3 Stunden

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November 24, 2022


Product ID: 197695