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Discover the Best Tours and Activities for Your Saint Martin Itinerary

Updated: Nov 3, 2023

Part of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean Sea, Saint Martin is a beautiful Caribbean island with a unique split personality. The northern side of the island (Saint-Martin) is French, and the southern side (Sint Maarten) is Dutch. This cultural duality is reflected in the island's architecture, cuisine, and atmosphere.


The French side of Saint Martin is known for its charming villages, gourmet restaurants, and luxurious boutiques. The Dutch side of the island is known for its lively casinos, duty-free shopping, and vibrant nightlife.


No matter which side of the island you choose to visit, you're sure to find something to love. Below are a few of the things you can do in Saint Martin.


Disclaimer

Part of the job of a travel agent is to save clients time and money. I looked through hundreds of tours and picked out the best tours to book in various categories that are both the best in quality and price.


Prices listed below are subject to change. Rates are typically discounted for larger groups and children, so use the links provided to see the exact cost for your specific scenario and book what is of interest to you.

St. Maarten Half-Day Tour of French & Dutch Sides

Tour the French and Dutch side of St. Maarten and discover why it is called the “Friendly Island.” Enjoy time on the beach at Grand Case, shop for souvenirs in Marigot, and experience the famous “Airport Beach” of Maho. Minimum of two travelers required to reserve.


Duration

4.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10am

Price

$42 per person

Alternative


Cheese and Wine Tasting Workshop

A fun, surprising and delicious experience! Discover the world of cheese, tasting of 8 to 9 exclusive farm and artisanal cheeses, selection of 3 to 4 wines for perfect pairings, many historical and cultural anecdotes, and amazing activities to learn while having fun!


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 1pm and 6pm

Price

$99 per person

Alternative


Private Nightlife Tour

Discover the best Bars, Restaurants, Casinos, and Lounges on St Maarten. During this guided Night Life Tour, climb aboard our Air Condition Bus with a dynamic, entertaining guide who will show you the best of St Maarten at Night.


Duration

5.5 hours

Availability

Everyday, every half hour from 7:00pm - 10pm

Price

$200 per group of 5

Extreme Plane Spotting at Maho Beach

Add an adrenalin rush to your Caribbean vacation at Maho Beach. Experience the thrill of low-flying jet planes passing a few feet over your head.


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10am

Price

$25 per person

Alternative


Simpson Bay Sunset Cruise with Open Bar and Snacks

Enjoy an on-board open bar, warm snacks, and experienced crew on this relaxing cruise from Simpson Bay down St. Maarten’s golden coast. Travel via a 65-foot catamaran.


Duration

1.5 hours

Availability

Tuesdays at 5:15pm

Price

$45 per person

Alternative


Ferry Day-Trip to St Barts

Island sightseeing, boutique shopping, great restaurants and beautiful beaches. St. Barts is aptly called "The Jewel of the Caribbean". Just 45 minutes from Pelican Marina.


Duration

8 hours

Availability

Mondays & Thursday at 8am

Price

$100 per person

Alternative

Ferry Day-Trip to Saba - $100 per person

Discover Scuba Diving

If you swim and snorkel, then scuba diving is the new best thing. Grab a tank with a professional instructor and begin your Adventure. 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.


Duration

3.5 hours

Availability

Saturday - Thursday at 1pm

Price

$85 per person

Alternative


Self-Drive Boat Tour & Snorkel from Simpson Bay

Pilot your own watercraft along the St. Martin coastline on a guided snorkeling adventure. This excursion is the number 1 activity on the island, and the winner of 5 Tour of the Year awards.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10am and 1pm

Price

$79 per person

Alternative


Kayak and Snorkel Adventure in Simpson Bay

Kayak and snorkel in St Maarten's Simpson Bay during a leisurely, 2.5-hour eco-adventure. This slow-paced excursion is a suitable option for beginner snorkelers and kayakers. Follow your adventure guide on 45 minutes of snorkeling and 40 minutes of kayaking, with plenty of breaks and instruction. Get a clear view of the island's underwater environment, including live coral and species such as parrot fish, trumpet fish and tang. Finish up with a refreshment at a beachside restaurant and a group discussion of the marine life you witnessed.


Duration

2.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9am, 11:30am and 2:30pm

Price

$52 per person

Parasailing at Orient Bay Beach

Parasailing over Orient Bay is an outdoor adventure that presents views from 300 feet (91 meters) in the air. Discover the island paradise of Saint Maarten from Bikini Beach, one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful shorelines. The boat crew ensures a safe and smooth ride in the sky.


Duration

15 mins

Availability

Tuesday - Sunday from 10:30am - 4:30pm

Price

$80 per person



Jet Ski Tour

Take control of your own adventure and explore the waters of St. Maarten from the back of a single or double jet ski. Your guide will take you on a tour of the French and Dutch sides of St. Maarten and their beautiful Caribbean waters.


Duration

30 mins

Availability

Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30am, 2pm and 4pm

Price

$100 per person

Alternative


Rainforest Adventures

Discover the more adventurous side of the island of Saint Martin when you visit Rainforest Adventures St Maarten. You'll glide over the Caribbean, feel a rush of adrenaline, and experience a day at a high altitude.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Everyday from 11am - 4pm

Price

Starting from $55 per person

Guided ATV Tour Island Highlights & Beach Stop

Navigate St. Maarten's most popular beaches & highlights on an ATV during this half-day adventure from Phillipsburg. Stops include Airport Beach, Mullet Bay, Marigot, and much more. This tour is mainly on-road with a portion off-road. Upon return in Great Bay, Philipsburg, you can take a refreshing swim. Bottled water, and use of ATV and helmet is included.


Duration

4 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9am and 12:30pm

Price

Starting from $154 per pair

Alternative


Guana Bay Coastal Hike

Step away from it all and stretch your legs on this scenic coastal hike through Guana Bay. Upon arrival, you will receive a bottle of water and a snack bar from your friendly guide. After a safety briefing, you will follow quiet, natural trails along the rugged eastern coastline where your guide will tell you about some of the island’s history and point out natural rock formations and unique flora and fauna. Enjoy the spectacular views of neighboring islands and listen to the waves at Geneve Bay’s pebble beach, where you can relax before your hike back. Make sure you bring your camera; the views are spectacular


Duration

2.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9am and 11:30am

Price

$40 per person

Alternative


St Maarten Reef Fishing

This Reef Fishing tour is designed for guests who would like to do some serious reef fishing. Get a combined few hours of reef fishing or trolling with a chance to snorkel or beach time at the end of the day.


Duration

5.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10am

Price

$206 per person

Alternative

Off-Shore Fishing - $375 per person


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