We have been to this port 3 time before, so we did not book any excursions. we did disembark and walked along the pier to the straw market . and did a little souvenir shopping before going back to the ship.
On This dive trip the water was a bit choppy, and the reef site we went to was not a vivid as I would have liked. But the Dive Master said that early summer (June) was not a great time as the reef is still in the winter stage. She said it gets a lot better in the fall & winter. After the first dive, the dive boat had mechanical issues and we had to wait from them to send someone from the dive shop to make repairs. ( extra surface time) The second dive site ( Navy Barges) was a much better dive. a lot of sea life. a very nice dive.
We did not book an Excursion in this port because it was the first time that we have been there and just wanted to see the port. We took a shuttle down town and ended up getting an guided Tour of the whole Island. We found the Dutch side in a lot better shape than the French Side. But the People on the Island were Very Friendly. We will take another cruise to this port again.