Philipsburg

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Philipsburg

17e-eeuwse sferen

Tijdens uw cruise op de Caribische Zee nadat u uw cruiseschip bent uitgestapt in de Nederlandse haven Philipsburg en het gerechtsgebouw, de kern van de stad (een wit met blauw gebouw uit 1793 dat nu een postkantoor is) heeft bezocht, kunt u op een excursie gaan naar het Franse deel van het eiland.

Marigot, de hoofdstad van Sint Maarten gelegen aan de westkust van het eiland en beschermd door de lagune van Simpson Bay. Het heeft nog steeds de sfeer van het einde van de 17e eeuw, toen het werd opgericht. Een bezoek aan het historische centrum is zeker de moeite waard, waar de vele houten huisjes nu leuke winkels hebben.


Ga vervolgens op een excursie naar Fort St. Louis, gebouwd op een heuvel in opdracht van Lodewijk XVI. Van hieruit kunt u het prachtige uitzicht over Marigot Bay bewonderen en de mooie jachtclub met de magnifieke gedokte jachten.


Maar u kunt een beter uitzicht krijgen vanuit Pic du Paradis, van waaruit u Anguilla, Saba, St. Eustatius en St. Barth kunt zien. Aangezien hier de zee het meest karakteristieke beeld is van het Caribische Gebied, moet u de stranden van St. Maarten zeker niet missen. U kunt beginnen bij Great Bay Beach, een stuk strand in de vorm van een halve maan van anderhalve kilometer lang, gelegen tegenover Philipsburg. Voorbij het erfgoed Fort Amsterdam (een Nederlandse vesting gebouwd in 1620 met prachtige historische overblijfselen) vindt u het intieme Little Bay Beach. Van hieruit bereikt u het begin van de Cay Bay, met een prachtige zeebodem ideaal om te snorkelen.


Vanuit de hoofdstad gaan surfers en golfers naar het westen. De surfers vertoeven graag in de wateren van Mullet Bay; de golfers bevinden zich graag op de golfbaan erachter. Niet ver hier vandaan vindt u Cupecoy, opgegraven uit de basis van een klif om kleine stranden te vormen. Verder naar het westelijke uiteinde van het eiland, komt u in Terre Basse, het Franse gedeelte. Het grootste strand van St. Maarten, Baie Longue, ligt op een steenworp afstand.

Niet te missen in Philipsburg

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Gidsen in een andere taal dan in het Engels zijn beperkt beschikbaar. Indien de gekozen taal niet beschikbaar is, dan zal de tour gegeven worden in het Engels.
  • AMERICA'S CUP 12MT YACHT

    ACTIEF & AVONTUUR
    • Beperkt aantal plaatsen

    • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie hellingen, trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of lange wachtmomenten voorkomen.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Gemiddeld

    • Duur
      2:30 u

    • Volwassenen85Prijs per persoon

    • Kinderen59Prijs per persoon

    SMT11

    Sign up this week to experience the thrill of racing multi-million dollar America’s Cup race boats in the warm blue waters and brisk trade winds of St. Maarten. Dennis Conner’s America’s Cup winning Stars & Stripes, Canada II and True North are yours for this once in a lifetime adventure. Our expert crew will show you exactly what to do in your crew members position. Then it’s off to the racecourse…grind a winch…trim a sail…punch a stopwatch, or just sit back, relax, and enjoy the complimentary refreshments. For this unique adventure…this highlight of your holiday, previous sailing experience…is NOT necessary! After the race enjoy the complimentary victory rum punch party, while you browse through our museum souvenir boutique. Please note: The minimum age to participate is twelve years old. A waiver is required for participation. As these boats are pure race boats, they have no toilet facilities aboard. All guests should be asked to wear soft-soled running shoes. T-shirts and shorts over a swimsuit are ideal. There is ample storage space below for beach bags, etc. and a small plastic bag to prevent a camera being splashed is a good idea.
  • DISCOVER ST. MAARTEN BY JEEP

    ACTIEF & AVONTUUR
    • Mogelijkheid tot zwemmen

    • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie hellingen, trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of lange wachtmomenten voorkomen.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Gemiddeld

    • Duur
      4 u

    • Volwassenen89Prijs per persoon

    • Kinderen65Prijs per persoon

    SMT35

    This tour gives a chance to the adventuresome to get away from the crowds and share with fellow guests a 4x4 experience on off trails and some regular island roads to enjoy wonderful views of incredible St. Maarten. The convoy will explore several rustic areas with special emphasis on popular island attractions including the famous gourmet mecca at Grand Case and the scenic lookout at Cole Bay Hill offering a view of the famous Simpson Bay Lagoon and neighbouring islands….Enjoy a scenic drive past Oyster Pond and Dawn Beach. There will be a time to explore the shops, markets and restaurants at the French capital, Marigot after spending an hour on world famous Orient Beach, where guests may enjoy a walk on the beach or sit back and relax! You will then head back towards the cruise ship pier via Cole Bay Hill Look-Out Point. Please note: Driving responsibilities can be rotated and guests planning to drive must be 23 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license. All vehicles must remain with the group throughout the tour. Minimum age is six. Optional food & beverage services, along with beach chairs and umbrellas are available at an additional charge. Jeeps have automatic transmission. All participating guests will be required to sign a waiver which may only be available in English.
  • GOLDEN EAGLE CATAMARAN

    ACTIEF & AVONTUUR
    • Drankje inbegrepen

    • Snack inbegrepen

    • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van wachten voorkomen.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Makkelijk

    • Duur
      4 u

    • Volwassenen79Prijs per persoon

    • Kinderen59Prijs per persoon

    SMT09

    Go First Class, enjoy great snacks and an open bar while sailing in the sparkling waters. Sail aboard the Golden Eagle! An unforgettable experience while our crew pampers you, as you laze in the shade of Golden Eagle’s hand painted sails or lie in the nets. Maybe spot a dolphin, flying fish or the enormous whales in season. Golden Eagle will anchor off the fabulous golden sand beach, explore the island, look for shells or snorkel in the crystal clear waters. Our friendly crew will provide you with free flotation and snorkel equipment, together with any help you may need. Enjoy fresh sandwiches and a glass of champagne, with onboard music, sailing back in the azure waters of St. Maarten. Please note: An alternate venue may be visited depending on sea conditions at the time. All participating guests will be required to sign a waiver which may only be available in English.
  • HARLEY IN PARADISE

    ACTIEF & AVONTUUR
      • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie hellingen, trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of lange wachtmomenten voorkomen.

        Moeilijkheidsgraad
        Gemiddeld

      • Duur
        3 u

      • Volwassenen202Prijs per persoon

      • Kinderen0Prijs per persoon

      SMT05

      You will be in Hog Heaven for this ride through both the Dutch and French sides of St Maarten. After a short bus ride through the capital of Philipsburg arrive to the staging area where you’ll pick up your Harley Davidson motorcycle and complete the necessary paperwork. Once briefed and issued a helmet your guide escorts you for a bike ride through the island. The convoy arrives in French capital Marigot, home to Fort Louis, built in 1767 to protect the town from the English. The ride continues through the island and the local countryside. Eventually, arriving back to the staging area, transfer to the bus which will take you back to the ship. A unique way to see this fascinating island, shared by two countries. Please Note: There will be a guide in front. Make sure to bring your credit card and valid current motorcycle license to complete the rental contract. Driver must be 25 years and no person under 18 can participate. All participating guests will be required to sign a waiver which may only be available in English. The tour price includes CDW insurance with a $3000.00 deductible. The deductible is fully or partially charged to the driver’s credit card in the event the motorcycle is returned damaged. Participants should wear long pants and closed shoes for their protection. Tour price is based on a per vehicle rate (vehicle can accommodate up to 2 persons including driver, you can go as a single or take a companion along for free). The tour should only be reserved by one person per vehicle and the rate will be charged to that person’s credit card. The tour payment cannot be divided amongst multiple participants , it can only be charged to one account. If you are taking a companion it is only necessary that you register their name with the ship’s shore excursion office upon embarkation.
    • HISTORICAL PHILIPSBURG BY BICYCLE

      ACTIEF & AVONTUUR
      • Beperkt aantal plaatsen

      • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie hellingen, trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of lange wachtmomenten voorkomen.

        Moeilijkheidsgraad
        Gemiddeld

      • Duur
        3 u

      • Volwassenen55Prijs per persoon

      • Kinderen39Prijs per persoon

      SMT32

      Your guide will meet you at the entrance to the cruise ship terminal and give you a short lesson on the operation of your Trek bicycle. You will start riding along the Point Blanche road to the start of the Boardwalk in the capital, Philipsburg. Your first historical stop will be at the Passangrahan Hotel, St. Maarten’s oldest inn, which was originally the Governor’s House and then the Royal Residence when St. Maarten’s Queen Beatrix would visit. Continue along the Boardwalk for your next stop at the Captain Hodge’s Wharf which is the center of this bustling & colorful town and was the original fishing and shipping venue in the early 1900’s. Walk over to the Philipsburg Courthouse which was built in 1793 and see the lawyers and judges congregating every Wednesday for cases as they have been doing for hundreds of years. Get back onto your bicycle and continue pedaling along the Boardwalk until you come to the end of the beach and cross over to Back Street, one of the three one-way streets which make up the routes through Philipsburg. Pass the oldest traditional West Indian (Gingerbread) cottages, and start your first climb up the Little Bay Hill where you can stop and rest at the Look Out Point which offers an incredible view of the town. Enter the beautifully located Divi Little Bay Resort and begin your second short incline to the historical Fort Amsterdam. Built in 1631, this strategic point was the place of many battles between the Spanish and Dutch fleets in the 17th century. The remaining walls and cannons offer a glimpse into St. Maarten’s rich history as well as a sense of tranquillity while you view Philipsburg and the Cruise Ship Terminal from this spectacular vantage point. Please note: Please bring walking shoes, sunglasses, hat and sunscreen. 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.
    • KAYAK SNORKEL ADVENTURE

      ACTIEF & AVONTUUR
      • Mogelijkheid tot zwemmen

      • Beperkt aantal plaatsen

      • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie hellingen, trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of lange wachtmomenten voorkomen.

        Moeilijkheidsgraad
        Gemiddeld

      • Duur
        3:30 u

      • Volwassenen65Prijs per persoon

      • Kinderen45Prijs per persoon

      SMT33

      The tour leaves from the clean sandy Kim Sha beach after a short paddling technique demonstration by the guide. You will paddle through the beautiful Simpson bay and you will reach a small beach at the Pelican Resort where you will pull up your kayak and have a snorkeling instruction by your guide. You will then swim along with your guide to the shallow reef at Pelican Rock, where you will spend some time looking at the beautiful world undersea. Elegant Angel Fish, brightly colored Parrot Fish and hundreds of reef fish are just a few of the amazing creatures you will glimpse in this serene location. There is a beautiful sandy beach where you can rest if you feel the need to as well as an accompanying guide on a kayak who can assist you while snorkeling. On the way back along the Pelican coast, the guide will point out the neighboring islands of Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Kitts that can be seen clearly from this southern side of St. Maarten. Please note: Guests wishing to take part in the tour should be in good physical health. Guests must be at least 10 years of age to take part; a maximum weight restriction of 113 kg/250 lbs per person applies. The tour is considered to be unsuitable for guests with cardiac disease or back/neck injury. Pregnant women are not allowed to participate in this tour. Sightings of marine wildlife are common, but cannot be guaranteed.
    • POWER RAFTING ADVENTURE SNORKEL, SHOP
      & BEACH

      ACTIEF & AVONTUUR
      • Drankje inbegrepen

      • Mogelijkheid tot zwemmen

      • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van wachten voorkomen.

        Moeilijkheidsgraad
        Makkelijk

      • Duur
        4 u

      • Volwassenen72Prijs per persoon

      • Kinderen52Prijs per persoon

      SMT14

      This great combo tour offers a snorkel experience at a calm south coast location, followed by one hour of shopping and finished off with time at a great beach!!! The comfortable high speed vessel gives you the best snorkel of the day. No traffic, just cool breezes as you whisk across Simpson Bay Lagoon with great photo opportunities, and exploring/shopping time at Marina Royale in Marigot. Then, it is time to cool off, find a calm beach with crystal clear waters and crisp white sand for an hour of sunbathing and relaxing before returning to the ships pier. Do all, in this 4 hour combo tour. Please note: All snorkel gear included mask, snorkel, buoyancy vest and fins. All participating guests will be required to sign a waiver which may only be available in English.
    • RHINO RIDERS

      ACTIEF & AVONTUUR
      • Mogelijkheid tot zwemmen

      • Beperkt aantal plaatsen

      • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie hellingen, trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of lange wachtmomenten voorkomen.

        Moeilijkheidsgraad
        Gemiddeld

      • Duur
        3 u

      • Volwassenen85Prijs per persoon

      • Kinderen59Prijs per persoon

      SMT27

      Experience on-the-water excitement, with these two-man RHINO RIDERS zippy little 10’ inflatable motorboats, which are yours to command for a couple of hours of fun in the sun…! At the RHINO RIDER base in the calm waters of Simpson Bay Lagoon, you’ll be welcomed by the enthusiastic staff, who will offer basic instruction, and then the opportunity to acquaint yourself with the boats, prior to starting off your adventure. Following a guide, you’ll manoeuvre safely through anchorages for hundreds of boats, and alongside mega-yacht marinas, before exiting the lagoon into Marigot the French capital. View historic Fort Louis, which overlooks the bay, before continuing along the picturesque coastline, and relaxing at Happy Bay your final destination…It’s your choice, whether you snorkel the reef (gear is provided!) or build sandcastles on the secluded beach this time is yours to enjoy the beautiful surroundings… Please note: Minimum age to participate is 10 years old. Guests must be 18 years old to operate the boat. Weight restriction: 400 lbs per boat. Life vests are required. All participants must follow guide and safety instructions. Wear footwear suitable for wet conditions (water socks, Teva-type sandals, etc.). Wear swimsuit under comfortable, appropriate clothing. Sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended. Participants should be in good physical condition. This tour is not recommended for guests with back problems and for those who do not swim. It is not recommended for pregnant women. The price for riding the watercraft is per person, but only if two persons ride; guests wishing to use a watercraft by themselves must pay for two tickets. During the snorkelling portion of the tour, guests will have to access the water straight from the boat.
    • PANORAMIC TOUR OF ST. MAARTEN &
      BEACH

      PANORAMISCHE RONDRIT
      • Mogelijkheid tot zwemmen

      • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van wachten voorkomen.

        Moeilijkheidsgraad
        Makkelijk

      • Duur
        2:30 u

      • Volwassenen49Prijs per persoon

      • Kinderen35Prijs per persoon

      SMT12

      During this tour, you’ll drive from today’s modern Dutch capital of Philipsburg past the Great Salt Pond, which served to make the island worth its salt attracting the French. On the way to the French side, you’ll pass the Border Monument. Between 1948 and 1816, this border changed 16 times. The tour continues through the island, passing through Marigot, bustling small capital of French St. Martin. Then the true meaning of the term Best Of comes through at one of the island’s best beaches. Your troubles will blow away like ashes in the breeze. All too soon it’s time for the drive back to be dropped off at the pier. Note: Bring a towel, sunscreen and sun glasses. The order of the tour may be reversed depending upon local conditions. Traffic can be heavy at times. All beaches are public so please do not leave your personal belongings unattended. There are no lifeguards, so swim at your own risk. Chairs, umbrellas etc. are not included but may be available for rent from local vendors. The beaches have bars, restaurants, local vendors and activities and things to do. These all have a charge Remember where the bus drops you off as this is where you will pick up the return. Check your watches as the buses will only wait a few minutes if you are late. Otherwise the return will be at your expenses. Clothing optional sunbathing may be observed throughout beaches in St. Maarten.
    • SEA & SEE

      PANORAMISCHE RONDRIT
      • Beperkt aantal plaatsen

      • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van wachten voorkomen.

        Moeilijkheidsgraad
        Makkelijk

      • Duur
        3:30 u

      • Volwassenen52Prijs per persoon

      • Kinderen35Prijs per persoon

      SMT26

      This tour combines the best St. Martin has to offer on land and beneath the ocean's surface. You leave Philipsburg, on the Dutch side of the island, and drive up the eastern side to the second largest town in St. Martin, Grand Case, a quaint, unspoiled fishing village surrounded by an idyllic bay. Here at Grand Case Pier, you board the Seaworld Explorer, a semi-submarine, which takes you on a narrated tour of the coral reefs surrounding Creole Rock. Seaworld Explorer is a state-of-the-art semi-submarine developed in Australia for use on the Great Barrier Reef. The vessel does not submerge; you descend into the hull of the boat and sit in air-conditioned comfort five feet below the surface of the water, exploring sea life in this cruising underwater observatory through large clear glass windows. Acknowledgeable marine experts will provide you with information on the amazing underwater world, and will be happy to answer questions. On the return trip to shore you can relax and enjoy the magnificent view of Grand Case Bay and Creole Rock. Your tour continues to the French capital of Marigot, where you will have time to explore this attractive port city with its sidewalk cafes, open-air market and duty free shops. Please note: sightings of marine wildlife are common, but cannot be not guaranteed.
    • BUTTERFLY FARM & MARIGOT

      STADSRONDLEIDING
      • Drankje inbegrepen

      • Beperkt aantal plaatsen

      • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van wachten voorkomen.

        Moeilijkheidsgraad
        Makkelijk

      • Duur
        3:30 u

      • Volwassenen39Prijs per persoon

      • Kinderen29Prijs per persoon

      SMT65

      One small island, two great nations, a slew of pristine landscapes, superb beaches, picturesque resorts and an amazing Butterfly Farm! This is the Caribbean island of Saint Martin and the resident nations are France in the north and the Netherlands in the south. Your tour begins in Philipsburg, capital of the Dutch half, with a coach ride that will take you through scenic landscapes, across the border and on to the farm. Scenically set in between the Étang des Poissons (Fish Pond) and the Salines d’Orient, the Butterfly Farm opened in 1994 and has since grown to its current impressive size. The brainchild of two visionary Englishmen, the capacious enclosures are full of the greenery the butterflies need to complete their fascinating lifecycle. Friendly guides will show you around and familiarise you with hundreds of exotic species in every colour of the rainbow. You can even learn how to handle these fragile flappers and their caterpillars, whose flamboyant markings often rival even the most die-hard fashionista in terms of colour, texture and pattern mixing. Next up is Marigot, the capital of French Saint-Martin, where you’ll have time to go shopping, visit the open-air market or take the weight off your feet at an outdoor café. Your return to the port marks the end of your tour.
    • CITY CLICKERS - PICTURESQUE PHILLIPSBURG

      STADSRONDLEIDING
      • Drankje inbegrepen

      • Beperkt aantal plaatsen

      • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie hellingen, trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of lange wachtmomenten voorkomen.

        Moeilijkheidsgraad
        Gemiddeld

      • Duur
        3:30 u

      • Volwassenen32Prijs per persoon

      • Kinderen25Prijs per persoon

      SMT73

      This highly entertaining and informative family-friendly tour will have you sleuthing your way through Philipsburg on foot the capital of Sint-Maarten, the southern Dutch half of Saint Martin island in the company of other team members, all to earn points and prove your riddle- and clue-solving mettle against the other team(s). As you work your way through the individual tasks and take snapshots of your finds, map-reading skills will naturally also come in handy. The team that finishes having solved the most clues earns the most points and ultimately wins a prize! After an initial briefing, during which you’ll also be issued with the list of clues for you to solve, you’ll have 90 minutes to complete as many of the tasks as you can and take photos by way of proof. Later, after you return, a complimentary drink will be served, answers checked, points awarded and the prize given before you can choose whether to return straight to the ship or spend some time on your own further exploring some of the great locations on your list. Please note: at least one member of each group must have a camera or a smartphone. Guests are recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes.
    • FLAVORS OF PHILIPSBURG

      STADSRONDLEIDING
      • Drankje inbegrepen

      • Beperkt aantal plaatsen

      • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie hellingen, trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of lange wachtmomenten voorkomen.

        Moeilijkheidsgraad
        Gemiddeld

      • Duur
        3:30 u

      • Volwassenen59Prijs per persoon

      • Kinderen45Prijs per persoon

      SMT74

      Indulge your palate with a voyage of discovery in Philipsburg, the capital of the Dutch Sint-Maarten. Justifiably dubbed the true melting pot of the Caribbean, the vibrant city is home to people from around 47 different nations, more than 400 restaurants and a hugely diversified choice of cuisines. Accompanied by your guide, a walk around the city will acquaint you not just with a variety of culinary treats, but also with Philipsburg’s history and culture. A chance to sample some fragrant Dutch cheese is first on the list at an outlet with more than 60 varieties, after which you’ll be able to either stay and purchase a cheese-flavoured souvenir or head off for a look at the works exhibited at a nearby art gallery. A taste of authentic French cuisine is next, followed by a visit to the picturesque Old Street where a stop will be made at a small family-run shop to enjoy homemade flavours and pick up a tasty memento. Last up is a restaurant where real Caribbean food is served, the perfect end to this culinary tour before you return to the ship. Please note: guests are recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes. Both the order in which the tour is run and the restaurants visited are subject to change.
    • PHILIPSBURG TROLLEY TRAIN TOUR

      STADSRONDLEIDING
      • Beperkt aantal plaatsen

      • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van wachten voorkomen.

        Moeilijkheidsgraad
        Makkelijk

      • Duur
        1:30 u

      • Volwassenen39Prijs per persoon

      • Kinderen29Prijs per persoon

      SMT71

      All Aboard the Trolley Train! Enjoy the charm and scenery of the Dutch part of the island as you set out to explore the Capital town of Philipsburg and its surroundings. This multi-lingual tour starts out with a drive to the Great Salt Pond and continues sightseeing until reaching your first stop at Great Bay Beach, where you can snap a picture with your impressive cruise ship in the background! Once back aboard the Trolley Train, your outing continues through Front Street where you will pass by the new Walter Plantz Square before moving on across historical Philipsburg while listening to the informative narration from the audio-guide. As your tour comes to an end you can choose to visit the First Methodist Church dating from 1785, return to Front Street and visit the Sint Maarten Museum or return back to your ship. Please Note: Should you choose to visit the Sint Maarten Museum the return to your ship will be at your own additional expense. The admission to the Sint Maarten Museum is included in the price of the tour. The audio guide is available in the following languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Mandarin.
    • ST. MAARTEN ISLAND TOUR

      STADSRONDLEIDING
        • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie hellingen, trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of lange wachtmomenten voorkomen.

          Moeilijkheidsgraad
          Gemiddeld

        • Duur
          3 u

        • Volwassenen55Prijs per persoon

        • Kinderen39Prijs per persoon

        SMT57

        Treat yourself to a few hours of fun off the ship by joining this thoroughly laid-back tour of Saint Martin island. After meeting your guide at the pier, the fully narrated outing begins with a drive through Philipsburg, the attractive capital of the Dutch Sint Maarten, as you head for Cole Bay Hill, where gorgeous views of Simpson Bay Lagoon await you. On a clear day, you may even catch a glimpse of St. Kitts, Nevis, Sint Eustatius and Saba in the distance. You’ll then travel through Cole Bay and Simpson Bay, two fishing villages, and past the airport to reach Maho Beach. A stop at the lovely stretch of shoreline also known as Airport Beach due to its proximity the runway will give you a chance to take photos before you move on to Marigot, the capital of the French Saint Martin. You’ll have some time to explore the coastal town on your own. Check out the sidewalk cafés, open-air markets, fashionable shops and trendy boutiques before the scenic return drive takes back to the pier and your ship. Please note: Traffic can be heavy at times. Clothing optional sunbathing may be observed throughout beaches in St. Maarten.
      • ANGUILLA DOLPHIN ENCOUNTER AND BEACH

        WONDERLIJKE NATUUR
        • Snack inbegrepen

        • Mogelijkheid tot zwemmen

        • Beperkt aantal plaatsen

        • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie hellingen, trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of lange wachtmomenten voorkomen.

          Moeilijkheidsgraad
          Gemiddeld

        • Duur
          3:30 u

        • Volwassenen129Prijs per persoon

        • Kinderen92Prijs per persoon

        SMT75

        After you’ve passed through immigration in Sint-Maarten, this family-friendly dolphin encounter begins with a 1-hour ferry trip to reach the nearby British island of Anguilla, passing both the Dutch and French halves of Saint Martin island on the way. On arrival, you’ll then proceed to the dolphin site for an initial orientation before you get to enjoy a unique one-on-one encounter with these intelligent marine mammals. You’ll be able to frolic with the friendly dolphins and even stroke them if you get lucky a marvellous experience. Next up, there’ll still be time for you to stretch out on the beach and relax, go for a swim in the sea and enjoy a snack before the return sail to Sint-Maarten brings the tour to a close. Please note: guests must be at least 3 years of age to take part and all children must be accompanied by a paying adult. The tour is not available for pregnant women. The use of cameras, including video cameras, is prohibited in the dock area. Guests are recommended to bring a towel, high-factor sunscreen and some cash to cover any additional purchases. Guests are also required to bring their cruise card and a valid form of identification.
      • ANGUILLA DOLPHIN SWIM AND BEACH

        WONDERLIJKE NATUUR
        • Snack inbegrepen

        • Mogelijkheid tot zwemmen

        • Beperkt aantal plaatsen

        • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van wachten voorkomen.

          Moeilijkheidsgraad
          Makkelijk

        • Duur
          3:30 u

        • Volwassenen145Prijs per persoon

        • Kinderen102Prijs per persoon

        SMT76

        Join this family-friendly outing and prepare to get up close and personal with one of the world’s most loveable marine mammals: dolphins! You’ll first pass through Sint-Maarten immigration and then proceed on a 1-hour ferry trip to reach the British island of Anguilla, which lies to the north of Saint Martin island, with views of the Dutch and French coastlines of Saint Martin to enjoy on the way. On arrival in Anguilla, you’ll first be given a briefing at the dolphin site before you take to the water. And in addition to getting to swim with a dolphin, you’ll also be able to share a little kiss, hold a dolphin’s fin and either ride on its belly or get pushed along on a boogie board. After your memorable dolphin experience, you’ll also have time to relax or swim at one of Anguilla’s lovely beaches and have a snack before you return to Sint-Maarten and your ship. Please note: guests must be at least 8 years of age to take part and all children must be accompanied by a paying adult. The tour is not available for pregnant women. The use of cameras, including video cameras, is prohibited in the dock area. Guests are recommended to bring a towel, high-factor sunscreen and some cash to cover any additional purchases. Guests are also required to bring their cruise card and a valid form of identification.
      • VIVA ORIENT BEACH BREAK WITH LUNCH

        ZEE & ZON
        • Lunch of diner inbegrepen

        • Mogelijkheid tot zwemmen

        • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie hellingen, trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of lange wachtmomenten voorkomen.

          Moeilijkheidsgraad
          Gemiddeld

        • Duur
          4:30 u

        • Volwassenen55Prijs per persoon

        • Kinderen39Prijs per persoon

        SMT40

        A sun-drenched tour awaits you that teams a scenic trip through both sides of this bi-nation island, whose border division between the Dutch and French halves changed location no less than 16 times between 1648 and 1816, with a chance to spend time at a beach. A modern coach will take you from today’s Dutch capital of Philipsburg past the Great Salt Pond, the place that once made the island literally worth its salt and served to attract the attention of the French, and through the island’s attractive countryside. On the way to the French side, you will also pass the Border Monument before continuing on to Orient Beach on French Saint-Martin. You will then have plenty of time to savour all this picture-perfect beach has to offer, which includes a refreshing welcoming drink, a light lunch and use of a beach chair. A scenic return journey then awaits you back to the pier and your ship. Please note: you are recommended to bring a towel, sunscreen and sunglasses. Traffic can be heavy at times. As all beaches are public without life guards, you will swim at your own risk and are advised not to leave personal effects unattended. The price of the tour includes use of a beach chair, but not umbrellas, which may be available for rent from local vendors at additional cost. Please make a mental note of where you are dropped off so you may return for the pick up when it is time to leave. Please be punctual as transport will only wait for a few minutes before departing. Guests who arrive late would then have to take a taxi back at their own expense. Clothing optional sunbathing may be observed throughout beaches in St. Maarten.

      Afhankelijk van de lokale omstandigheden en/of onvoorziene gebeurtenissen kan het excursieprogramma, het tijdstip van de tour en de route variëren.
       
      Sommige excursies zijn erg populair en daarom kan de beschikbaarheid niet altijd gegarandeerd worden. Het is raadzaam om vooraf te reserveren om teleurstelling te voorkomen.
       
      Houdt u er rekening mee dat gidsen aan boord gegarandeerd zijn in het Engels. Alleen voor afvaarten in Zuid-Amerika zijn de gidsen gegarandeerd in het Braziliaans/Portugees. Gidsen in andere talen zijn beschikbaar op basis van beschikbaarheid. Houdt u er rekening mee dat de uiteindelijke taal van de excursie aan boord bevestigd zal worden tijdens de cruise.

      Sint Maarten

      Ivoren stranden en turquoise wateren
      Ivoren stranden en turquoise wateren

      Eén eiland, twee identiteiten. Sint Maarten is een eiland waarvan het zuidelijke deel bij Nederland hoort en het noordelijke deel, Saint Martin, bij Frankrijk.

      Tijdens een cruise naar Sint Maarten gaat u van boord in de Nederlandse hoofdstad Philipsburg, slechts enkele kilometers verwijderd van de luchthaven. 

      Vanuit het prachtige Maho Beach dat aan het einde van een landingsbaan ligt, kunt u laagvliegende vliegtuigen zien overvliegen: een prachtig uitzicht! 


      Net iets naar het oosten bevindt zich de fantastische Simpson Bay die twee mogelijkheden biedt: ontbijt bij de Yacht Club bar op de Isle de Sol, waar aan de kade enkele van de opmerkelijkste megajachten liggen die door het Caribische Gebied varen; of het strand van Kim Sha, met palmbomen, witte stranden en turquoise wateren (als u ook andere typische Caribische stranden wilt bezoeken, ga naar Bay Rouge, Plum Bay, Long Bay en Mullet Bay, waar toeristische faciliteiten te vinden zijn). 


      In het Franse deel van het eiland vindt u Orient Beach, in Orient Bay, tegenover het eiland Tintamarre, het naaktstrand dat mogelijk het bekendste en meest gewaardeerde naaktstrand in het Caribisch gebied is. 

      In Sint Maarten kunt u ook heerlijk winkelen. Zo vindt u in de hoofdstad Marigot een dagelijkse Franse markt, evenals meer dan 100 kraampjes aan het strand, gevuld met kruiden, groentes en fruit, rum en lokaal handwerk.