St. Maarten is a must place to visit. Booked a shore excursion on the internet. Based on other Cruise Critic reviews that I read, I used Bernardstours.com. It was a all day cruise (9am to 3pm) It includes sightseeing, with many stops for picture taking. Also shopping and also 2 hours at a great beach. The highlight was having lunch at Sunset Beach (Maho Beach), where you can see the planes land right over your head. Bernard served free soda, water and his special cocktail. The price of this tour is only $40.pp You must make reservations. You can pay when you arrive at PU point. Bernard Tours does a "Great' job. Don't forget your swim suit and camera.