St. Maarten 4x4 Adventure Excursion Reviews

Experience the natural beauty of St. Maarten on a fun-filled Jeep Adventure. From interacting with locals to visiting historic sites, the opportunities are endless.
Saw the good side of the island, and also the bad damage that is still rampant.
Sail Date: May 2019
Saw the good side of the island, and also the bad damage that is still rampant. The recovery is a slow go, but thanks to tourism, they have a great start on it. Loved feeding the iguanas and going to the bakery. They were so fun, and ... Read More
Saw the good side of the island, and also the bad damage that is still rampant. The recovery is a slow go, but thanks to tourism, they have a great start on it. Loved feeding the iguanas and going to the bakery. They were so fun, and good food! Loved Maho Beach and all the other beaches that we stopped at...especially the jets coming and going!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Fun aggressive driving, not our favorite destination
Sail Date: March 2019
Fun aggressive driving, not our favorite destination
Fun aggressive driving, not our favorite destination Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
5 hour island tour in a buggy.
Sail Date: March 2019
5 hour island tour in a buggy. Amazing and gave us an opportunity to tour at our leisure.
5 hour island tour in a buggy. Amazing and gave us an opportunity to tour at our leisure. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The staff was awesome.
Sail Date: February 2019
The staff was awesome. But, the tour is mostly driving the island - get to a beach and look around for 10 minutes. Stop to shop for 30 minutes then back to the Dutch side and drop off at a beach for the rest of the day. The other guests ... Read More
The staff was awesome. But, the tour is mostly driving the island - get to a beach and look around for 10 minutes. Stop to shop for 30 minutes then back to the Dutch side and drop off at a beach for the rest of the day. The other guests were a pain - could keep up and generally not following directions. I will just take the water taxi to the beach in Phillipsburg and rent a chair and umbrella from now on. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Was a great day beautiful excursion, very well organized
Sail Date: February 2019
Was a great day beautiful excursion, very well organized
Was a great day beautiful excursion, very well organized Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We just drove around the island while driving a Jeep, no off road, all paved.
Sail Date: January 2019
We just drove around the island while driving a Jeep, no off road, all paved. The guide gives a commentary on a walkie-talkie, while you are driving. Nothing like we expected. Just do a bus tour, it has to be better.
We just drove around the island while driving a Jeep, no off road, all paved. The guide gives a commentary on a walkie-talkie, while you are driving. Nothing like we expected. Just do a bus tour, it has to be better. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Good way to see the island with more time spent on the French side.
Sail Date: December 2018
Good way to see the island with more time spent on the French side. Jeeps were fun.
Good way to see the island with more time spent on the French side. Jeeps were fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
It was a great experience but I did feel rushed when shopping and at airport beach.
Sail Date: August 2018
It was a great experience but I did feel rushed when shopping and at airport beach. They told us not to snorkel at airport beach because we’re not there that long. The beach that they did tell us to snorkel at was not good. The clarity ... Read More
It was a great experience but I did feel rushed when shopping and at airport beach. They told us not to snorkel at airport beach because we’re not there that long. The beach that they did tell us to snorkel at was not good. The clarity in the water was horrible. You couldn’t see a thing. I would’ve much rather have snorkeled at airport beach. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great tour of the island
Sail Date: June 2018
Great tour of the island
Great tour of the island Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Long day, nothing much to see, especially on the French side; good organization and tour guide, ...
Sail Date: May 2018
Long day, nothing much to see, especially on the French side; good organization and tour guide, though. "Cheese" was friendly, and humorous.
Long day, nothing much to see, especially on the French side; good organization and tour guide, though. "Cheese" was friendly, and humorous. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was the best excursion I had ever been on.
Sail Date: March 2018
This was the best excursion I had ever been on. Seeing St. Maarten after hurricane Irma was very sad to see, but the people were in good spirits. I saw all of the island, both French and Dutch side, and even went to the beach for a good 2 ... Read More
This was the best excursion I had ever been on. Seeing St. Maarten after hurricane Irma was very sad to see, but the people were in good spirits. I saw all of the island, both French and Dutch side, and even went to the beach for a good 2 hours. Traffic was not on our side though. Everything was at a stand still, so we were late to the ship. The all aboard time was 16:30, we boarded the ship around 16:37. We weren't the only tour in traffic either, there were still at least a hundred people missing due to traffic. That didn't dampen my experience on St. Maarten though. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
It was really cool driving in another country and our guide was friendly and knowledgeable.
Sail Date: August 2017
It was really cool driving in another country and our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The drivers on the island are a little nuts but if you're careful and alert it's easy to drive their roads.
It was really cool driving in another country and our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The drivers on the island are a little nuts but if you're careful and alert it's easy to drive their roads. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Went in 4x4 jeeps around the whole island and it was beautiful.
Sail Date: August 2017
Went in 4x4 jeeps around the whole island and it was beautiful. Made three stops, one being the beach for swimming and lunch! This trip is well worth booking. You see everything on the french and dutch side and the tour guide is very ... Read More
Went in 4x4 jeeps around the whole island and it was beautiful. Made three stops, one being the beach for swimming and lunch! This trip is well worth booking. You see everything on the french and dutch side and the tour guide is very knowledgeable and friendly! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Loved it!
Sail Date: August 2017
Loved it! and beach was very nice also.You drive stick shift with your left hand.Friendly staff.
Loved it! and beach was very nice also.You drive stick shift with your left hand.Friendly staff. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We drove the entire island - swam at Orient beach, spent time in Marigol shopping, saw some small ...
Sail Date: July 2017
We drove the entire island - swam at Orient beach, spent time in Marigol shopping, saw some small planes land st Sunset Beach, went to an overlook for sunset and back to the ship about 15 min before we were scheduled to leave.The jeeps we ... Read More
We drove the entire island - swam at Orient beach, spent time in Marigol shopping, saw some small planes land st Sunset Beach, went to an overlook for sunset and back to the ship about 15 min before we were scheduled to leave.The jeeps we drove we practically new - had Ac and were safe and comfy - the tour guides were attentive and extremely focused on our group. Excellent choice, we loved it Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was by far our best excursion!
Sail Date: July 2017
This was by far our best excursion! totally worth the money! MUST GO! you see all the main beaches, and drive a new Jeep! Exploring the entire island of St. Maarten. Tour guides were fantastic!
This was by far our best excursion! totally worth the money! MUST GO! you see all the main beaches, and drive a new Jeep! Exploring the entire island of St. Maarten. Tour guides were fantastic! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The owner keeps his machines clean and running well.
Sail Date: July 2017
The owner keeps his machines clean and running well. We rented 3 scooters and two 4x4's. Grabbed a map and drove up to Orient Beach. One half, to the right is a nude/clothes optional beach. Then on the left everyone wears a ... Read More
The owner keeps his machines clean and running well. We rented 3 scooters and two 4x4's. Grabbed a map and drove up to Orient Beach. One half, to the right is a nude/clothes optional beach. Then on the left everyone wears a swimsuit. It was great, with lots of restaurants and beach chairs. We continued to Maho Beach, or the Airport Beach. Very exciting to see the planes land and take off, but be careful. We learned that a woman died the day before at that beach due to jet blast!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We booked a private Jeep Tour - Yes it cost more, but it was well worth every penny.
Sail Date: June 2017
We booked a private Jeep Tour - Yes it cost more, but it was well worth every penny. Our guide, Barry, took us to off the path places that were beyond gorgeous.
We booked a private Jeep Tour - Yes it cost more, but it was well worth every penny. Our guide, Barry, took us to off the path places that were beyond gorgeous. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The tour itself is Excellent but there were definite problems at the start.
Sail Date: March 2017
The tour itself is Excellent but there were definite problems at the start. We had a 9:15 tour but there was not enough room on the bus for everyone! We were told by A person I think worked for Royal Caribbean not to worry and it was not a ... Read More
The tour itself is Excellent but there were definite problems at the start. We had a 9:15 tour but there was not enough room on the bus for everyone! We were told by A person I think worked for Royal Caribbean not to worry and it was not a big deal we could just wait for the next tour 30-45 minutes away, I was not impressed...luckily 4X4 adventure to the rescue, they sent a jeep to pick up the three of us and deliver us to the tour. We also received a private jeep ride back to the cruise port since the bus was still to small to accommodate everyone on the way back. Would book the 4x4 adventure again in a second just probably not through the cruise line. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The excursion was fun, although we got rained on quite a bit.
Sail Date: November 2016
The excursion was fun, although we got rained on quite a bit. The beach stop was great, and the food there was very good, although very expensive. Our tour guide was fantastic, and the jeeps seemed pretty new.
The excursion was fun, although we got rained on quite a bit. The beach stop was great, and the food there was very good, although very expensive. Our tour guide was fantastic, and the jeeps seemed pretty new. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Saw the whole island very good
Sail Date: June 2016
Saw the whole island very good
Saw the whole island very good Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We had booked the Surf & Turf (ATV Buggy and Speedboat Adventure) Excursion ahead of time, and it ...
Sail Date: November 2015
We had booked the Surf & Turf (ATV Buggy and Speedboat Adventure) Excursion ahead of time, and it was an absolutely wonderful experience for us. We got to see the entire island, meet locals, observe some wildlife, and experience the ... Read More
We had booked the Surf & Turf (ATV Buggy and Speedboat Adventure) Excursion ahead of time, and it was an absolutely wonderful experience for us. We got to see the entire island, meet locals, observe some wildlife, and experience the pleasure of an adrenaline rush more than once. Our guides were great and I would book this excursion again in a heartbeat. After being led to a tender boat and taken to the excursion spot, the 22 of us on the excursion were divided into two groups. Half of us were selected to drive the buggies first, and the other half rode on the speedboat first. We were in the buggy-first group. There were 3 buggies available, and each held 4 people. My bride and I were paired with a mother and her daughter. I drove first. A major caveat: about 3/4 of the 2-hour buggy portion was city driving, in heavy traffic. The traffic consisted of a broad variety of good and bad drivers, aggressive and passive, both locals and rental-car tourists. For this reason, this excursion isn't for everyone. I LOVE to drive, and the (relatively intense) challenge of navigating a dune buggy through city streets on a foreign island, following closely behind the guide, was like playing a real-life video game. The buggy is a high-powered machine, and learning to use the brakes, blinker, and mastering the touchy throttle were great fun for me. The guide stopped several times to show us various features of the island, including feeding iguanas (there were at least 50 of them), holding sea urchins, and driving up a steep, rock-peppered trail. We drove through both the Dutch and French sides of the island, which were different from one another in noticeable ways.  After we reached the bar where we met the boat-first group, we got on the speedboat (the guide directed us all to put our shoes in a bag, we realized later it was to prevent getting sand in the boat) and we rode to a beautiful rock just offshore, where we snorkeled with flippers in water about 15 feet deep for about 20 minutes. It was glorious. We saw sea urchins (which we could identify because of the Urchin Man we had met earlier), small swordfish, and many ocean plants and fish. Back on the boat, we drank rum punch and toured the island, including seeing some of the most expensive yachts in the world, such as the one owned by Bono from U2 and another by the president of Victoria's Secret. We got to see a plane land at the famous "most dangerous airport in the world" and, amidst sharp turns and accelerating, we rode back to port. Our top speed was 65 MPH, a speed that made communication (and practically breathing) impossible, but put smiles on our faces that lasted until long after we had gotten off the boat. Our guide was so nice and his wife and daughter greeted us back on land. We loved this excursion and hope this review might encourage a few other daredevils to try it as well. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Can't remember the name of the tour but its right when you get off the water taxi, he has 4x4 dune ...
Sail Date: August 2015
Can't remember the name of the tour but its right when you get off the water taxi, he has 4x4 dune buggys for rent $270 for the day, holds 4/5. Was a great way to see the island on our own time.
Can't remember the name of the tour but its right when you get off the water taxi, he has 4x4 dune buggys for rent $270 for the day, holds 4/5. Was a great way to see the island on our own time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
enjoyed they jeep excursion and drive but be prepared.
Sail Date: April 2015
enjoyed they jeep excursion and drive but be prepared. they group up 4 people per jeep. So if you want to drive quickly ask a counter when you get there to drive. Brand new jeeps with air and the trip is great. Wikiki beach on French side ... Read More
enjoyed they jeep excursion and drive but be prepared. they group up 4 people per jeep. So if you want to drive quickly ask a counter when you get there to drive. Brand new jeeps with air and the trip is great. Wikiki beach on French side of island was very nice. You will see some topless women. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Just aweful!!!!!
Sail Date: April 2015
Just aweful!!!!! Carnival sensored my review of this I put on their website. Locals kept cutting in the line of jeeps. We saw tons of trash, Rusted buildings and garbage. Took us to orient beach and I thought for $90.00 a person, a ... Read More
Just aweful!!!!! Carnival sensored my review of this I put on their website. Locals kept cutting in the line of jeeps. We saw tons of trash, Rusted buildings and garbage. Took us to orient beach and I thought for $90.00 a person, a beach chair was included and almost my whole hour of beach time was taken up by being talked to by some French guy and the two tour guides. Saw an old naked lady that was very unpretty. Was a goal waste of money. Just rent a cab and drive around yourself!!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line