St. Maarten Horseback Riding Excursion Reviews

Set your own pace on a leisurely horseback riding through St. Maarten's scenic terrain.
Horseback riding excursion was excellent!
Sail Date: March 2019
Horseback riding excursion was excellent! The horses were well cared for, our guide was great. Our group was broken down into smaller groups, and we enjoyed hearing our guide discuss the island while trail riding. We got to ride the ... Read More
Horseback riding excursion was excellent! The horses were well cared for, our guide was great. Our group was broken down into smaller groups, and we enjoyed hearing our guide discuss the island while trail riding. We got to ride the horses into the ocean - they loved it and we had a great time! I highly recommend! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great guide!!
Sail Date: December 2018
Great guide!! He was doing amazing acrobatic tricks on his horse. He was also very informative & interesting- told us a lot about the island and himself. Would have liked more time in the water on the horse.
Great guide!! He was doing amazing acrobatic tricks on his horse. He was also very informative & interesting- told us a lot about the island and himself. Would have liked more time in the water on the horse. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
It was very nice, the horses appeared to be well cared for and well trained to the trail and the ...
Sail Date: November 2018
It was very nice, the horses appeared to be well cared for and well trained to the trail and the water. Our guide took very good care of us.
It was very nice, the horses appeared to be well cared for and well trained to the trail and the water. Our guide took very good care of us. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Fantastic.
Sail Date: July 2018
Fantastic. Very easy to get on the bus. Trail guide was wonderful!
Fantastic. Very easy to get on the bus. Trail guide was wonderful! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Went to Lucky Stables.
Sail Date: April 2018
Went to Lucky Stables. The guide was hilarious and the horses were very well cared for.
Went to Lucky Stables. The guide was hilarious and the horses were very well cared for. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Disclaimer: Our ship was re-routed due to hurricane Harvey in Western Caribbean.
Sail Date: August 2017
Disclaimer: Our ship was re-routed due to hurricane Harvey in Western Caribbean. Horse farm is wedged between power plant and condos under construction, probably won't exist by the time you read this. Staff was friendly and worked ... Read More
Disclaimer: Our ship was re-routed due to hurricane Harvey in Western Caribbean. Horse farm is wedged between power plant and condos under construction, probably won't exist by the time you read this. Staff was friendly and worked hard, horses were good. Terrain was challenging but manageable and guide was attentive. They took around 60 photos of our group when we trekked through the water (charged $60 for all and sent to our phone - hi res) - not bad. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
- Was very fun and the scenery towards the shore excursion was beautiful.
Sail Date: August 2017
- Was very fun and the scenery towards the shore excursion was beautiful. Some parts of the scenery while horseback riding was not that nice to see
- Was very fun and the scenery towards the shore excursion was beautiful. Some parts of the scenery while horseback riding was not that nice to see Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Fun horseback riding experience.
Sail Date: July 2017
Fun horseback riding experience. Our guide was a lot of fun. The only thing I didn't like was the way they sold the pictures they took. You could only buy every picture taken, including the ones of everyone else. Then you could split ... Read More
Fun horseback riding experience. Our guide was a lot of fun. The only thing I didn't like was the way they sold the pictures they took. You could only buy every picture taken, including the ones of everyone else. Then you could split the cost, depending on how many people want to buy pictures. I don't want to pay $60 for pictures of people I don't even know, which is how much it would cost if no one else wanted to buy them. They should sell them independently. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
By far top 5 excursions I've ever done.
Sail Date: April 2017
By far top 5 excursions I've ever done. Riding the horse named Prince in the ocean... The excursion offered food & drinks but only had peanuts and rum punch. Our guide Luis was great and made sure we all stayed together. The views ... Read More
By far top 5 excursions I've ever done. Riding the horse named Prince in the ocean... The excursion offered food & drinks but only had peanuts and rum punch. Our guide Luis was great and made sure we all stayed together. The views are spectacular and peaceful. Loved it. Highly recommend. I've never been on a horse and the experience was beautiful. Our tour guide from Twins was Lloyd and was extremely helpful and very nice. Gave us the tips on food and local attractions. Went to Soho beach and saw the airplanes land. amazing. love love love it! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Good horse ride on trails.
Sail Date: March 2017
Good horse ride on trails. The trails were very steep at times, but the horses handles it well. Going into the water on the horses was great. Over charged for photos though. Made you buy entire group pics even if you only want one or 2
Good horse ride on trails. The trails were very steep at times, but the horses handles it well. Going into the water on the horses was great. Over charged for photos though. Made you buy entire group pics even if you only want one or 2 Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I've been on better horseback riding excursions.
Sail Date: February 2017
I've been on better horseback riding excursions. The ranch was disappointing as well as the ride into the sea. It is required that we had long pants on and that was a joke as we had to go into the water with it on.
I've been on better horseback riding excursions. The ranch was disappointing as well as the ride into the sea. It is required that we had long pants on and that was a joke as we had to go into the water with it on. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Some Norwegian and some Carnival cruisers were combined on this.
Sail Date: January 2017
Some Norwegian and some Carnival cruisers were combined on this. The stable is in a very unprepossessing location next to an oil refinery, but once you are on the horses and away, you hardly see that anymore. The ride is around a headland ... Read More
Some Norwegian and some Carnival cruisers were combined on this. The stable is in a very unprepossessing location next to an oil refinery, but once you are on the horses and away, you hardly see that anymore. The ride is around a headland with great views out to Saba Island and further down the shore. It takes about an hour and ends with a ride through the sea near the stable. They have a little beach there, and the guides will take off your shoes for you. Expect to get wet. The horses clearly enjoy this part. They all have names, by the way, and the guides make sure that you know what their names are. Mine was Madonna. The horses were in pretty good condition and knew their job, which is of course to schlep people who don't know how to ride without getting them in trouble. You don't get a lot of instruction from the guides, who are personable and entertaining otherwise, but you don't need much. One of the mares had a foal at foot, who was very cute as she scampered along after us and played in the sea. The terrain is rocky and arid, but again, the views are great. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I was shorter than advertised, but amazing experience overall, hiking in a beautiful area, the ...
Sail Date: November 2016
I was shorter than advertised, but amazing experience overall, hiking in a beautiful area, the horses absolutely knew what they're doing as well as the guide :)
I was shorter than advertised, but amazing experience overall, hiking in a beautiful area, the horses absolutely knew what they're doing as well as the guide :) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
My horse, Caramel, was stubborn and didn't want to go waist deep into the water like the others.
Sail Date: October 2016
My horse, Caramel, was stubborn and didn't want to go waist deep into the water like the others. At least I got wet up to my knees. Otherwise the ride was a lot of fun.
My horse, Caramel, was stubborn and didn't want to go waist deep into the water like the others. At least I got wet up to my knees. Otherwise the ride was a lot of fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
NIce horseback riding
Sail Date: July 2016
NIce horseback riding
NIce horseback riding Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This excursion is really good!
Sail Date: December 2015
This excursion is really good!
This excursion is really good! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Teen age girls loved it.
Sail Date: July 2015
Teen age girls loved it.
Teen age girls loved it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
AMAZING!
Sail Date: May 2015
AMAZING! Best excursion I have ever taken and highly suggest it. So much fun!
AMAZING! Best excursion I have ever taken and highly suggest it. So much fun! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The horseback riding was an excellent excursion.
Sail Date: May 2015
The horseback riding was an excellent excursion. It could have been better if it wasn't in such an industrial area and the beach had been better. But we had a great time, the horses were amazingly gently and when we were done we ... Read More
The horseback riding was an excellent excursion. It could have been better if it wasn't in such an industrial area and the beach had been better. But we had a great time, the horses were amazingly gently and when we were done we left and went back to a beach which was nicer and closer to the ship so it all worked out. The highlight of the horseback riding was riding them while they went into the ocean for a quick swim so they could cool off. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
A wonderful day riding beautiful horses along the St.
Sail Date: April 2015
A wonderful day riding beautiful horses along the St. Maarten hillside trails and shoreline. Very good care seemed to be given to the horses and Danny, our trail guide, was very attentive and informative. The views from the hills were so ... Read More
A wonderful day riding beautiful horses along the St. Maarten hillside trails and shoreline. Very good care seemed to be given to the horses and Danny, our trail guide, was very attentive and informative. The views from the hills were so beautiful and the beaches were lovely. We did get a chance to go into the ocean with our horses........we thought it was a lot of fun and a great way to spend a day! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Wife and Daught er did not want to se airplanes, so they booked the horse back riding.
Sail Date: February 2015
Wife and Daught er did not want to se airplanes, so they booked the horse back riding. They enjoyed it and especially the ride into the ocean at the end. Good guides and good equiped healthy horses.
Wife and Daught er did not want to se airplanes, so they booked the horse back riding. They enjoyed it and especially the ride into the ocean at the end. Good guides and good equiped healthy horses. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We were supposed to go on the America's Cup regatta, but engine trouble caused us to be late.
Sail Date: February 2015
We were supposed to go on the America's Cup regatta, but engine trouble caused us to be late. Glad that we booked this excursion for the afternoon or we'd have had nothing. The America's cup regatta trip is only sailing in ... Read More
We were supposed to go on the America's Cup regatta, but engine trouble caused us to be late. Glad that we booked this excursion for the afternoon or we'd have had nothing. The America's cup regatta trip is only sailing in the harbor, no open water sailing, so it might be okay if you've never sailed before, but we have so it would have been a waste of $'s for us. Our experience on the horseback riding was amazing-- I'd give it 6 stars if I could. The farm is rustic, but the animals are well-cared for. The staff is top-notch and safety conscious. Lockers and bathrooms are available. We purchased the photo thumb drive to get all the photos taken by their photographer, though it is good to take a camera for the trail portion of the ride. We had lots of time in the water, a delicious rum punch afterwards complimentary of the farm. If you can only do one excursion in Philipsburg, make sure it's this one. It's the experience of a lifetime. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line