St. Maarten Beach Excursion Reviews

Unwind with a drink in hand on the pristine beaches of St. Maarten.
The beach on St.
The beach on St. Maarten was very busy, and negotiating the rental of chairs & umbrellas from the chair & umbrella pimps was uncomfortable, but once we were settled it was great. I had some fantastic, if expensive, jerk chicken at ... Read More
The beach on St. Maarten was very busy, and negotiating the rental of chairs & umbrellas from the chair & umbrella pimps was uncomfortable, but once we were settled it was great. I had some fantastic, if expensive, jerk chicken at a restaurant just off the beach. I'm sure it could have been had for cheaper, but that's ok. The predatory feel of people wanting your money was an underlying constant though. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Disappointing - but because the weather was quite bad.
Disappointing - but because the weather was quite bad. Wind was so bad, going into the water was not possible (or safe).
Disappointing - but because the weather was quite bad. Wind was so bad, going into the water was not possible (or safe). Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We toured with Bernard's in June 2018 so went with them again.
We toured with Bernard's in June 2018 so went with them again. This time to Orient and Maho beach. We relaxed on the surprisingly built-up Orient beach in recliners and under an umbrella from bikini beach. Great service. Then we ... Read More
We toured with Bernard's in June 2018 so went with them again. This time to Orient and Maho beach. We relaxed on the surprisingly built-up Orient beach in recliners and under an umbrella from bikini beach. Great service. Then we toured to Maho Beach. We found a table at Sunset Bar right over the water (rocks, not sand) and had a great sight line for all the arriving flights. We ate and had great coconut ship and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Took the water taxi across to little bay and rented chairs/wifi from locals.
Took the water taxi across to little bay and rented chairs/wifi from locals.
Took the water taxi across to little bay and rented chairs/wifi from locals. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We went to Maho beach with the airplanes.
We went to Maho beach with the airplanes. It was HORRIBLE. The waves were so strong they pulled me into the sea and out.. and I got cut up really really bad. The beach was so crowded and small that all of our stuff got destroyed. DO NOT GO ... Read More
We went to Maho beach with the airplanes. It was HORRIBLE. The waves were so strong they pulled me into the sea and out.. and I got cut up really really bad. The beach was so crowded and small that all of our stuff got destroyed. DO NOT GO HERE. Not for the weak or elderly! Very big safety issue if you bring them. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Not much "beach" at Maho Beach (we had to set up shop on the rocks) but it was still beautiful and ...
Not much "beach" at Maho Beach (we had to set up shop on the rocks) but it was still beautiful and so fun! Seeing the airplanes land and take off so close is an unforgettable experience, and the bars here were reasonably priced ... Read More
Not much "beach" at Maho Beach (we had to set up shop on the rocks) but it was still beautiful and so fun! Seeing the airplanes land and take off so close is an unforgettable experience, and the bars here were reasonably priced and not too crowded. Beware the agressive hair braiding offers and the litter. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Buccaneer Beach is to be avoided.
Buccaneer Beach is to be avoided. Avoid Buccaneer Beach. VERY POOR ATTITUDE AND WORSE SERVICE. Lunch was a joke and in our case never came......!!!!!
Buccaneer Beach is to be avoided. Avoid Buccaneer Beach. VERY POOR ATTITUDE AND WORSE SERVICE. Lunch was a joke and in our case never came......!!!!! Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Longer beach stop at a small hotel with included lunch.
Longer beach stop at a small hotel with included lunch. Beautiful beach
Longer beach stop at a small hotel with included lunch. Beautiful beach Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Went to Maho beach to swim and watch the planes.
Went to Maho beach to swim and watch the planes. Very cool experience. Also rented jets skis in Philipsburg right near dock. Awesome.
Went to Maho beach to swim and watch the planes. Very cool experience. Also rented jets skis in Philipsburg right near dock. Awesome. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We went to the Bucanneer Beach Bar which was ok.
We went to the Bucanneer Beach Bar which was ok. Food was good, but you can definitely tell the island hasn't recovered from the storm years ago.
We went to the Bucanneer Beach Bar which was ok. Food was good, but you can definitely tell the island hasn't recovered from the storm years ago. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Speed boat tour, snorkeling and beach stops
Speed boat tour, snorkeling and beach stops
Speed boat tour, snorkeling and beach stops Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Pinal Island was a slow, wonderful relaxing break
Pinal Island was a slow, wonderful relaxing break
Pinal Island was a slow, wonderful relaxing break Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We booked the beach with lunch tour through the ship.
We booked the beach with lunch tour through the ship. It was a beautiful beach and a nice lunch. Chairs and umbrellas were included.
We booked the beach with lunch tour through the ship. It was a beautiful beach and a nice lunch. Chairs and umbrellas were included. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
It was nice at Kim sha beach.
It was nice at Kim sha beach. not the best view with all the boats in the harbor. there was a beach side restaurant that was really good. good value for 39/peice
It was nice at Kim sha beach. not the best view with all the boats in the harbor. there was a beach side restaurant that was really good. good value for 39/peice Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
St Maarten was our favourite island - it is really nicely developed and has amazing beaches - we ...
St Maarten was our favourite island - it is really nicely developed and has amazing beaches - we went to Kim Sha beach, there is a nice restaurant there too (The Green Room) but we could have also gone to Maho Beach to see the airplanes ... Read More
St Maarten was our favourite island - it is really nicely developed and has amazing beaches - we went to Kim Sha beach, there is a nice restaurant there too (The Green Room) but we could have also gone to Maho Beach to see the airplanes landing which we missed unfortunately. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We did their "Orient and Maho Beach" tour.
We did their "Orient and Maho Beach" tour. Spent 2-hours at each beach, with an island tour in between. The drive provided all of the rum punch, beer, sodas and water that you wanted throughout the tour. Highly recommend this ... Read More
We did their "Orient and Maho Beach" tour. Spent 2-hours at each beach, with an island tour in between. The drive provided all of the rum punch, beer, sodas and water that you wanted throughout the tour. Highly recommend this tour! This was our 4th time on this tour, Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Beach day with lunch was my favorite excursion.
Beach day with lunch was my favorite excursion. The water was beautiful but beware of the waves cause they will take you down. And the lunch was delicious! The BBQ chicken was great
Beach day with lunch was my favorite excursion. The water was beautiful but beware of the waves cause they will take you down. And the lunch was delicious! The BBQ chicken was great Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Beautiful beaches, lots to see and do.
Beautiful beaches, lots to see and do. The independent tour included both the Dutch and French sides of the island with a chance to have a Caribbean lunch. The tour meeting area was a challenge as it's located away from the other tour ... Read More
Beautiful beaches, lots to see and do. The independent tour included both the Dutch and French sides of the island with a chance to have a Caribbean lunch. The tour meeting area was a challenge as it's located away from the other tour and taxi pick-up locations. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time by disembarking at least 30-45 minuets before your tour. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A fun day...great way to see both sides of the island.
A fun day...great way to see both sides of the island. Our tour provided drinks (even local rum) and we had a chance to stop at two beached and for lunch.
A fun day...great way to see both sides of the island. Our tour provided drinks (even local rum) and we had a chance to stop at two beached and for lunch. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Was so beautiful and the food was good that they provided.
Was so beautiful and the food was good that they provided. Would love to go again.
Was so beautiful and the food was good that they provided. Would love to go again. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Simpson Bay- drop dead gorgeous.The shore excursion eliminated the worry about traffic returning to ...
Simpson Bay- drop dead gorgeous.The shore excursion eliminated the worry about traffic returning to the ship on time.The traffic can get quite heavy along this route later in the day.Good food served for lunch and great swimming.
Simpson Bay- drop dead gorgeous.The shore excursion eliminated the worry about traffic returning to the ship on time.The traffic can get quite heavy along this route later in the day.Good food served for lunch and great swimming. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Beautiful beach and had lunch included.
Beautiful beach and had lunch included.
Beautiful beach and had lunch included. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was exceptionally fun!
This was exceptionally fun! Fast cigarette boat to first snorkel area, lots of fish, then onto another beach for swimming, lunch at Rainbow on French side, ride over to Airport Beach and then another beach for swimming and snorkeling. ... Read More
This was exceptionally fun! Fast cigarette boat to first snorkel area, lots of fish, then onto another beach for swimming, lunch at Rainbow on French side, ride over to Airport Beach and then another beach for swimming and snorkeling. This was a great excursion, however it is not for faint of heart! I would not recommend this excursion for those who are older or have physical limitations because you are getting in an out of the boat by jumping in the water. You have to swing your body on a pole to get in the boat and jump up onto the dock at the end of day. Some people had a few small children (under 5), this is not for young children. The physical requirements, the speed of the boat and the overall atmosphere is not conducive to older folks and children. If you love speed, love the water and want to see a beautiful island from the water, this is the excursion for you. They also supply limitless Rum Punch, Beer, Soda and Water. There are plenty of flotation options on the boat as well, as the water you jump into is quite deep in spots. The full day tour gives you plenty of time to get back to the ship in time. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Most BEAUTIFUL beach and great restaurant for lunch would do again in a heartbeat anytime there.
Most BEAUTIFUL beach and great restaurant for lunch would do again in a heartbeat anytime there.
Most BEAUTIFUL beach and great restaurant for lunch would do again in a heartbeat anytime there. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The ferry to Trunk beach was horrible.
The ferry to Trunk beach was horrible. We were below and couldn't see as the windows were way above our head. Terrible terrible! The beach was beautiful then the dreaded 40 minute ride back to the ship....again below deck.
The ferry to Trunk beach was horrible. We were below and couldn't see as the windows were way above our head. Terrible terrible! The beach was beautiful then the dreaded 40 minute ride back to the ship....again below deck. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises