We went over to Great Stirrup Cay just to look around for a little while. We did not book any excursions on this stop. The beaches and facilities are nicely laid out and easy to get from the Tender Area to all of the activities and beaches.
This tour involves approximately an hour drive to and from the forest. The driver provided a great deal of information along the way and made the ride go by very fast.
The rain forest was beautiful. Due to the tropical storm activity in May, parts of the park were off limits so we were not able to make it up to the observation tower, but the driver made sure we saw plenty of beautiful rain forest.
We took the island tour which included both the French and Dutch side of the island and included Maho Beach also known as Airport Beach.
We saw several planes land and take off which was quite amazing to see while being so close to the end of the runway.
Our tour driver was very knowledgeable and made the tour interesting.
Unfortunately like most things on this cruise, there were inconsiderate passengers who arrived back at the bus late each time causing us to not be able to stop at some of the designated stops because we ran out of time.