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St. Maarten: Orient and Maho Beaches Half-Day Tour

4.3 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: Amigo Tours St. Maarten

St. Maarten: Orient and Maho Beaches Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Amigo Tours St. Maarten

From US$ 40 per person

Enjoy the sun, sea and sand of St. Maarten on a half-day trip to Orient Beach and Maho Beach. Experience the thrill of huge aircraft flying a few meters above your head as they come in to land at Princess Juliana International Airport.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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  • Discover 2 miles of powdered sand and the beach bars of Orient Beach
  • Watch as Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 fly a few meters above your head at Maho Beach
  • Listen to the live feed between the control tower and pilots
  • Enjoy a meal and drinks at the Sunset Bar and Grill (own expense)
  • Take advantage of water sports activities, such as jet skis and paragliding
Full description
Following pick-up from the cruise port at Philipsburg, transfer to Orient Beach to discover the longest beach in St. Maarten. Orient Beach boasts a wide range of beach bars and restaurants, all within easy reach of the sand. Take advantage of water sports facilities (own expense) such as jet skis, sailboats, paragliding and kids activities. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the pristine, clear blue waters. You will have 2 hours at Orient Beach before the transfer to Maho Beach. Arrive at Maho Beach at approximately midday, just in time to see the Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 come into land at nearby Princess Juliana International Airport. The huge planes will fly just a few meters over the beach for a thrilling spectacle. With 2 hours at Maho Beach, you will automatically become a guest of the Sunset Beach Bar and Grill. Here you can enjoy a cocktail or tasty lunch (own expense). Listen to the live feed of the control tower communicating with the approaching aircraft. Sit back and relax and feel the cool breeze of the Caribbean Sea. Stroll along the pure white sand and get lost in the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks.  Then transfer back to your hotel or the cruise port, having achieved the official status of a St. Maarten beach bum!
  • Pickup and drop-off at the port of Philipsburg
  • Refreshments on transit (water, beer, soft drink, rum punch)
  • Transportation by fully air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver
  • Meals
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

• At the EDC parking lot, to the north of the Philipsburg Cruise Port • Look for an Amigo Tours' representative under a white tent

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please dress to enjoy a day at the beach
  • Bring a towel, your camera and some sun screen
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

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Great time with Humphrey and Amigo Tours. The guide was very polite and knowledgeable about the places he took us to. The bus was very comfortable and spacious with unlimited beer, water, soda and his own rum punch. Definitely worth the money, especially when you consider cruise line tours of the same places were twice the price. My only complaint is Tito’s was a little difficult to find at first but a taxi driver pointed out the location within the port where they were.

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November 24, 2021

The excursion to the Orient and Mahobeach was well organized.

The excursion to the Orient and Mahobeach was carried out exactly as described. We were picked up at the cruise port as agreed. The Orient Beach is fantastic for swimming and the Mahobeach is of course very interesting with the landing approach of the aircraft, very impressive. We would book again at any time through Get your Guide.

April 1, 2019

Very good

The island collapsed in terms of traffic among 5 cruise ships and 17,000 visitors! Time was running out! Many would have to run to the ship. Some Americans didn't make it on time. That really ended the really great tour! Otherwise the tour is very, very, very recommendable! Bird - Honey was a great guide with lots of fun and engagement!

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April 21, 2017

Product ID: 56117