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St Maarten Half-Day Trip to Orient and Maho Beach

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Maho, Caribbean

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Swim and lounge at Orient Beach and Maho Beach on this half-day excursion from St Maarten. Jet ski, paraglide or sail at Orient Beach, then grab a snack at one of the many bars and restaurants there. Travel to Maho beach and watch jumbo jets fly overhead to land at the nearby airport. A guide, complimentary refreshments and round-trip transportation from your St Maarten hotel are included on this excursion.
  • Half-day beach tour in St Maarten
  • Swim, sunbathe or rent water sports equipment at Orient Bay Beach
  • At Maho Beach, watch planes fly overhead from nearby Princess Juliana International Airport
  • Enjoy complimentary refreshments (water, beer, soda or guavaberry rum punch)
  • Hear entertaining and informative commentary from your local guide
  • Round-trip hotel transport included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This is one of the few tours that visits beaches on both the Dutch and French sides of St. Mateen island.
Local guide
Beverages (water, beer, soda, guavaberry rum punch) while intransit
Hotel or port pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned coach or van
Gratuities
Food
Beverages at lunch

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up is at the hotel lobby

Meet your friendly guide at your hotel in St Maarten and board a comfortable, air-conditioned van for transport to your first beach stop. Onboard, enjoy complimentary refreshments like water, beer, soda and rum punch.

Arrive at St Maarten's longest beach, Orient Bay Beach, where you'll stay for approximately 2 hours. Spread out your towel and relax in the sand, wade or swim in the calm aqua waters, or visit some of the nearby beach bars and restaurants. Sailboats, jet skis and paragliding excursions are all available, as well as some kids' activities (at your own expense.)

Around midday, return to the vehicle for the trip to Maho Bay Beach. Famous for its proximity to Princess Juliana International Airport, the beach is a great place to see jumbo jets fly in and out of the island. Stroll the white sand beach, lounge in the sand, or watch the waves crash on the rocky coast during your 2-hour stay here. Visit the Sunset Beach Bar and Grill for lunch (own expense) while listening to a live feed from the airport's control tower.

After your day of fun in the sun and sand, enjoy drop-off at your St Maarten hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Orient Bay Beach
One of the most popular beaches on the island located on the French Side. Guest can take part in water sports activities or lounge on the beach chairs. Or hang out at the local beach bars and try the island's local mixed rums.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Maho Beach
Maho Beach is located on the Dutch side of St. Maarten. It is famous for being adjacent to the Princess Juliana International Airport making it at attraction to visitors and locals alike and for plane-watchers enthusiast.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you bring a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen
  • Minimum age to consume alcohol is 18 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • During the months of November thru March this tour departs at 10am (Local Island Times)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Amigo Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during St Maarten Half-Day Trip to Orient and Maho Beach?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by St Maarten Half-Day Trip to Orient and Maho Beach.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during St Maarten Half-Day Trip to Orient and Maho Beach?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by St Maarten Half-Day Trip to Orient and Maho Beach.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during St Maarten Half-Day Trip to Orient and Maho Beach?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by St Maarten Half-Day Trip to Orient and Maho Beach.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during St Maarten Half-Day Trip to Orient and Maho Beach?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by St Maarten Half-Day Trip to Orient and Maho Beach.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during St Maarten Half-Day Trip to Orient and Maho Beach?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by St Maarten Half-Day Trip to Orient and Maho Beach.

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We chose this excursion so we could...
daskso
, Apr 2018
We chose this excursion so we could visit a beach on both the Dutch and French sides of the island. Unfortunately Orient Beach was devasted by Hurricane Irma in 2017 but we weren't informed until we arrived for the excursion that the alternate beach would also be on the Dutch side of the island. Both beaches were quite busy but we enjoyed seeing the planes fly to close at Maho Beach.
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Loved both beaches. Wellington was...
Cruisegal60
, Oct 2016
Loved both beaches. Wellington was great! Appreciated the history and info the whole time. Well worth the money!
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We had a great time on our tour of...
Benito A
, Apr 2016
We had a great time on our tour of St Maarten. We easily found our pick-up location and the group was very friendly and courteous. Our guides were great and pointed out a lot of interesting things about the island as we drove. They provided refreshments along the way and once we got to Orient beach we were able to get two lounge chairs with an umbrella and a drink for each of us for 10. Orient beach is beautiful and large so you can either stay on your chair, play in the ocean or walk along the beach. We loved both the Orient beach and the Maho beach, but the Maho beach is amazing as the huge planes go right over your head. I haven't seen anything like that and it was pretty thrilling. I would highly recommend this tour. They are very professional, timely and provide interesting information. Also the groups are smaller - we had around 15 people in the van which made it nice.
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Difficult to actually get a hold of...
Christy T
, May 2015
Difficult to actually get a hold of the operator of the tour till we never actually made it I was looking for something related to just seeing the airplanes take off rather than that and a beach stuff also it would be nice if the operator of the tour would make available the schedule prior to going on a tour
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I enjoyed my tour guy however I wish...
Rashaan
, Mar 2015
I enjoyed my tour guy however I wish my crowd was different. Would definitely recommend for large groups rather than couples.
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Great trip overall! Had a little...
Todd K
, Mar 2015
Great trip overall! Had a little difficulty at first contacting the local guides to set-up the pickup from our cruise ship, but once that was squared away, the rest of the trip was awesome. Got to visit two great beaches. Would definitely recommend this excursion!
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Really enjoyed seeing the sights...
Susan E
, Jan 2015
Really enjoyed seeing the sights, especially Maho beach and the urchins by the ocean.
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Tour was excellent. My husband and I...
Asinfla
, Jun 2014
Tour was excellent. My husband and I were treated very well. Enjoyed the historical knowledge our guide had not only St. Maarten, but also surrounding islands. Very relaxed and informal, blended in quite well with the island. At Orient Beach, If you are looking for a little solitude, but convenience of restroom and beach bartender, take a walk further down the beach to Coco resort. Maho beach is smaller and crowded, but crazy exciting with the planes flying directly over head as they land.
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The tour people were great. Very...
Andy T
, Feb 2014
The tour people were great. Very easy to meet up with after we debarked the cruise ship. I did not realize this was more of a tour rather than getting us to the beach. We really wanted at least an hour at both beaches however we got only half hour at Orient beach because we had to run to Maho to catch the big airplane coming in. We had more time at Maho but beach was crowded. We did have a nice lunch and tour guide was available to leave when we wanted.
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We had a blast! There was 12 family...
Nancy L
, Jan 2014
We had a blast! There was 12 family members on this trip our driver was Ricky he was outstanding. I highly recommend this tour! Thanks Ricky!!! and thanks for the rum punch that put me too bed early that day.
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