Things to do in
St Martin

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our activities follow local health guidelines so you can focus on enjoying your experience.

Our most recommended things to do in St Martin

Edge Ferry Day-Trip to St Barts

1. Edge Ferry Day-Trip to St Barts

St Barts is aptly called "The Jewel of the Caribbean". Just 45 minutes from Pelican Marina with the "Edge" ferries. Depart at 9 am from Simpson bay marina to arrive in Gustavia Harbour, the hub of activity. Sidewalk cafes offer crepes and croissants for breakfast, car rentals meet the boat, the taxi stand is a few feet away, and boutiques are open for business. This exceptional island has white sandy beaches, good snorkeling, great restaurants and a unique shell museum. A day guaranteed to entertain with sights and delights. The taxi tours offer island sightseeing and a stop at St Jean Beach for shopping, beaching and lunch, and then return to Gustavia with a short time to spare for shopping before the ferry departs. Check in for the boat is at 3:45pm, for departure at 4pm. Arrival at Pelican at approximately 4:45pm. St. Barts also has some great scuba diving. Little pinnacles, reefs and wrecks are abundant with marine life and local dive shops are available. Dive trips can be arranged with St. Barts Plongee or Plongee Caraibes

...
St. Martin Tango Dinner Cruise

2. St. Martin Tango Dinner Cruise

Ride along the waters of Simpson Bay on a 3-hour dinner cruise from St. Martin. At Pelican Marina, board Tango, a large, 63-foot catamaran, sister ship to Lambada. Then you will set sail on a Caribbean-style dinner cruise. Show up in informal dress and relax as Tango sets off. You will be served drinks and snacks and can enjoy a full open bar while sailing the coastline of the island. Just after sunset, the anchor is dropped and a buffet dinner is served on board the catamaran. Dine on a sumptuous choice of Creole chicken, succulent baby back ribs, salads, breads, rice and beans, and steamed veggies. Afterward, you will be treated to dessert. Then enjoy music and dancing until the evening comes to an end.

...
St. Martin: Private Speed Boat Day Charter

3. St. Martin: Private Speed Boat Day Charter

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience as you enjoy the sensations of a speed boat ride and select your own itinerary for the day. This private day charter is fully personalized to any of your needs, from the pick-up and drop off time, to the places that you visit and the activities that you participate in. That could be a family day full of activities such as snorkeling, cliff jumping and watching large planes few feet above you in Maho Bay, or a romantic cruise out from the crowd or even a beach party with your friends on an uninhabited island! No matter what activities you choose, you will enjoy an open bar and snorkeling gear. You can let your guide recommend some great restaurants for lunch time, or you can bring your own picnic lunch.

...
Discover Scuba Diving on St. Maarten

4. Discover Scuba Diving on St. Maarten

While vacationing in the sunny Caribbean, there is a quick and easy way to find out whether scuba is really something for you. It is called Discover Scuba Diving Instructors provide a briefing with a flip chart, then off to a coral reef for a shallow 30' dive. With the instructor's guidance, you can see the wonders of reef life and experience the tranquility of the underwater world. This course also makes for an excellent refresher for certified divers.

...
Sint Maarten: Plane Spotting & Beach Day at Maho Beach

5. Sint Maarten: Plane Spotting & Beach Day at Maho Beach

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. 

...
Full-Day Edge Ferry to Saba

6. Full-Day Edge Ferry to Saba

Named the Unspoiled Queen, Saba is an Eco-Paradise and quite the getaway for avid divers, hikers and nature enthusiasts. She is as beautiful on top as she is underneath. Edge ferries provide a regular schedule year round – Wed through to Sun each week. The journey is 75-90 minutes, and docks in Fort Bay, the only proper access to the sea on Saba. Taxis meet the passengers at the boat and tour up into the island. First stop is a village called The Bottom, on up to Windwardside, where the trails start for hiking and tours continue over through Hells Gate with a look down to the airport, precariously balanced out on a lava overflow. Taxi tours are the only way to get up and into the island as the walk up from Fort Bay to The Bottom is vertical and strenuous. The views are spectacular. The hiking in Saba's rain forest is not to be missed with the main trail, Mt. Scenery, being the most popular. Edge offers a convenient optional lunch and tour package for guests. US$35 pp includes the taxi tour, time for hiking and lunch at Tropics. Great for first time visitors and those looking for a way to spend time while their spouses dive. Saba is a day-trip with diving and packages for couples and families with different interests. Scuba Diving in Saba is world renowned. Many divers will ensure that a day trip to Saba is part of their dive vacation plan. All dive shops offer the highest standards of service and professionalism, and meet the divers as the ferry arrives. Saba is very unspoiled and a refreshing change from the cosmopolitan hustle and bustle that St. Maarten and St. Barts provide.

...
Sand Dollar Half Day Snorkel Cruise St. Martin

7. Sand Dollar Half Day Snorkel Cruise St. Martin

Sand Dollar is a great half day trip offering sightseeing, snorkeling and swimming. Captain Nevison Jr. is one of our most complimented staff members. The cruise takes guests through the lagoon, along our beautiful coastline and up to Creole Rock, off Grand Case. Creole Rock is a large rock formation with a reef extending out towards to the mainland, about a mile offshore. Waters are shallow and calm and provide excellent snorkeling. The boat picks up a mooring in a large sandy patch, in about 8' of water. A large cooler provides beers and sodas, and French baguette and Gouda cheese are served to hungry snorkelers. Guests should bring towels, hats and sun block, and have bathing suits on. Underwater cameras are sold in our boutique. Non swimmers are always welcome. The boat ride is enjoyable with great views of Anguilla from Creole Rock, and refreshments included on board. This trip is very popular in the afternoon at 2 pm for combo divers and snorkelers. Often a family member would like to accompany a diver and snorkel, Sand Dollar offers this opportunity. The site is a shallow one for divers, but the reef life is great with chances of seeing the rare frog fish, puffer fish, occasional barracuda and many different varieties of reef fish.

...
St. Maarten: Private Island Sightseeing Tour

8. St. Maarten: Private Island Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a private half-day tour that caters to your group only. You will get a private vehicle and have the flexibility of choosing your own itinerary for the day. Choose where you want to go and how long you want to stay at each location. It's all up to you and your guide will cater to all of your needs for the day. Cover the island's top attractions on both the Dutch and French sides. If you wish, check out the beaches and locations like Great Bay, Cole Bay Hill, Orient Beach and Marigot. Visit Sunset Beach to see planes flying in close range. Enjoy the personal attention of a private guide who can tailor the itinerary to suit your preferences.

...
Half-Day Tour Dive Adventures Double Tank Dive

9. Half-Day Tour Dive Adventures Double Tank Dive

St. Maarten is a great dive destination. The outlying wreck and reef sites offer fantastic dives and excellent photo opportunities. For the average diver whose partner or family does not dive, here is where St. Maarten excels. Plenty of beaches, snorkeling, activities, shopping and day trips to keep everyone entertained while the divers go about the pleasure of diving. Waters are warm and inviting, and the marine life is abundant. Moray eels, turtle and southern stingray are common sightings - and frog fish and jaw fish are a treat to find. Our dive staff chooses dive sites the morning of the dive to ensure the best decision is made for that day’s weather and sea conditions. Divers are always encouraged to take a shallow dive as a refresher, if their last dive was a year ago. Three custom dive boats provide comfortable rides. The platforms provide giant stride entry and ladders allow easy exit from the water. Dive groups are kept to around 12 per boat, with 2 to 3 dive staff accompanying. Dive Adventures offers discounted dive package rates, all the latest courses to update your current certification rating, fun specialty courses and one day wonders to introduce your family or partner to Scuba this vacation

...
Saint Martin: Sightseeing, Shopping and Orient Beach Tour

10. Saint Martin: Sightseeing, Shopping and Orient Beach Tour

Explore the island of Saint Martin on a private 4-hour tour. The first stop will be Philipsburg, the capital of the Dutch part of the island. Here you can visit Front Street, which is great for shopping. Or simply stroll through town at your own leisure. You can also visit the boardwalk, a lively area within sight of the cruise ship dock. The second stop will be on cole bay hill.This stop permits your group a panoramic view of simpson bay lagoon. The third stop will be at Marigot, the capital of the French side of the island. Great shopping and delicious cuisine are available here. Find amazing souvenirs, or stop at a local restaurant for some lunch. The final stop is the popular Orient Beach, in the French territory. Numerous water sports are available for purchase here, to suit all ages. You can relax on the beautiful white sand beach or swim in the crystal clear water.

...

Frequently asked questions about St Martin

What are the top things to do in St Martin this week?

Which tours in St Martin are taking additional COVID-19 precautions?

These experiences in St Martin are taking additional COVID-19 precautions:

See all St Martin tours on GetYourGuide

Other Sightseeing Options in St Martin

Want to discover all there is to do in St Martin? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about St Martin

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 35 reviews

This was a perfect excursion from the booking to the full day experience. Sam and his brother were great and gave us a day we will forever remember. Every detail was met from great snorkeling, swimming to lunch reservations at ile Pinel. They did not miss a beat and showed us a day of wonderful sights and activities. I highly recommend that if you are in Sint Maarten you give them a call and enjoy their fun filled day.

I strongly recommend this activity. It was very relaxing and food was delicious! The crew was very attentive making sure all the guests were enjoying the evening. They were like kittle bees, paying attention to every detail and cleaned in a "New York minute" after dinner. Guys kept up!!!

We had an amazing time learning to dive with dive master Brett. He was very patient and fun. Also, Captain Swanny was an awesome caption. We had a blast and are looking forward to doing it againt the next time we're there.

I really recommend this activity. The crew makes us feel comfortable and the buffet is excellent. The whole team makes sure that we eat and drink until we are full.

It was a wonderfully romantic evening. It even rained pretty hard, and we still had a great time.