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St Maarten French and Dutch Sightseeing and Shopping Tour provided by Bernards Tours

St Maarten French and Dutch Sightseeing and Shopping Tour

St Maarten French and Dutch Sightseeing and Shopping Tour
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About
Get the most adventurous and fascinating look of St Maarten on this sightseeing tour with shopping and beach time. This tour will allow you to explore all aspects of island life in a fun-filled and exciting atmosphere from the white sandy coastal beaches at Orient Bay to an interactive market of your favorite island pastries and cocktails to watching pilots land planes at the Princess Juliana Airport near the Capital.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7117P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Free Drinks
  • Transfer drop-off to cruise ship
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch (can be purchased at Orient Beach or Marigot)
  • Beach chairs
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
  • Cruise Port, 79 Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Sint Maarten
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • It is recommended that you bring a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and sandals
  • Itinerary subject to change due to weather and traffic
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Free Drinks
  • Transfer drop-off to cruise ship
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch (can be purchased at Orient Beach or Marigot)
  • Beach chairs
Departure details
  • Cruise Port, 79 Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Sint Maarten
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • It is recommended that you bring a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and sandals
  • Itinerary subject to change due to weather and traffic
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Cruise Port
    79 Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Sint Maarten
    See address & details
  • 1
    St Martin / St Maarten
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    St Martin / St Maarten
  • 2
    Oyster Pond
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Orient Bay
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Marigot
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Maho Beach
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Simpson Bay
  • 6
    St Martin / St Maarten
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
53 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Poor
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Terrible
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William C
1 contribution
refund
Mar 2020
St Maarten did not permit us to dock so our shore excursion never took place. We hope our $76.94 is returned.
Written March 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

teresaswiss
1 contribution
Pity passengers were not allowed to leave ship???
Mar 2020
Unfortunately, our cruise ship Aidadiva was not allowed to let the passengers disembark in St Maarten, therefore we couldn't leave the ship!
We had no wifi to get in touch with the tour guide, I would like a refund please, it wasn't our fault that we didn't do the tour.
The tour guide must have been informed about the ship and the problems it had.
Teresa White
Written March 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John D
Cockeysville, MD1 contribution
John
Mar 2020 • Couples
DJ did a great job of introducing us to St Maarten. He is very knowledgeable and perceptive about what visitors like to know.
Written March 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ProudToBeCanadian
Canada33 contributions
Despite not seeing an Iguana farm, our tour gruide made the trip worthwhile.
Feb 2020
I picked this tour mainly becuase I thought I would see the iguana farm which was mentioned on the website.I now look at the website and there is no reference to iguanas, so it appears the tour description has been updated. We passed by iguanas in the bushes,but we couldnt stop to take pictures because the driver would be fined.
The highlight of the trip was our our awesome tour guide/driver, Rudy. I thought Rudy
was fun, funny, knowlegable, and entertaining. Rudy really enjoys his job. At Maho beach, twice he parked the bus under the path where the low flying planes went over us. That was quite exciting.We were given enough time at each stop to take pictures and go shopping. I do have a suggestion to improve the tour. At the beginning of the tour, can you give us an overview of all the places we will be seeing on our tour including when we will be stopping for a washroom break.
Written February 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lisa D
Ottawa, Canada64 contributions
Great value and knowledgeable guide
We were accompanied by our excellent and knowledgeable tour guide “Mailman” in a comfortable van with ample beverages. The weather did not cooperate in the morning for our beach time at Grand Case - but with sunnier weather, it is a great beach and a good deal for the beach chair rental (high end beach chairs with umbrellas an built in tables). Unfortunately, the French bakery in Marigot was not great - when we visited around lunchtime they were out of almost everything and did not have the best customer service - perhaps Bernards should look into an alternate choice as there was little else around the area. Our favourite part of the trip was plane watching on Maho beach. Beach was crowded as the weather cleared up in the afternoon but we were given ample time to explore and get the footage we needed. Mailman gave us so much information on the island and an in depth update on the hurricane damage that is still apparent everywhere. He answered all of our questions and added some humour to the day. The tour was great value compared to our ship sponsored shore excursions.
Written January 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BERNARDSTOURS
Dear Lisa, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you got to see some of what Hurricane Irma did to our beautiful island. Your tour guide is one of the best. Thank you again and we hope to see you, your family and friends on your next cruise to our island.
Written January 16, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SoloCocoLoco
San Francisco, CA20 contributions
Fun St Maarten day trip with Action Jackson
Had a beach+sightseeing tour with Action Jackson, started at St Maarten port with three couples from another cruise liner. We all had such a great time for a day excursion, traversing both Dutch and French sides of the island - with time for swimming at Bikini beach and also hanging out at Maho Beach to see the SBX airport takeoffs/landings. Action Jackson was very accommodating and fun as a tour guide. Overall, a well-organized day trip, and we made it back to the port on time! Two thumbs up!
Written January 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BERNARDSTOURS
Thank you for your positive review. We are glad that your time spent on our tour was well organized and that you had a great time. Thank you and feel free to recommend us!
Written January 14, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Toncsi03
Manchester, UK2 contributions
Fantastic DJ Dave
Dec 2019 • Friends
Absolute amazing tour! Our tour guide DJ Dave is above and beyond helpful,knowledgeable and funny. Fantastic rum punch :) I can only recommend this tour! Good value for money. I will definitely do it again
Written December 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BERNARDSTOURS
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review! Happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. (also the Rum punch) We would be happy to see you again!
Written December 27, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kiki S
1 contribution
Great Tour
Dec 2019
I picked Bernard's Tours due to the numerous positive reviews/recommendations and I was not disappointed. The tour guide DJ was very knowledgeable and helpful.
Written December 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BERNARDSTOURS
Dear VIBook, Thank you for choosing us! Glad to know that you weren't disappointed with your tour. Thank you and we hope to see you, your friends and family on your next cruise
Written December 17, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TheTravelers5
6 contributions
DJ is the best!
Dec 2019 • Family
We booked the French and Dutch sightseeing tour and got DJ as our driver/guide. He is awesome! He was full of knowledge! Took our kids ages 15,11&almost 6 and they learned a lot too. We stopped quickly to feed iguanas, stopped at a few places to take photos, beautiful sights to see! Had tasty food at the French market (Moms, bring sanitizer along-bathrooms there had no soap whatsoever) the stands where the local vendors sold had negotiable prices, just haggle! We had panini’s, croque monsier, etc at the place that said “bakery-pastry” above it and honestly it was amazing!!!! The croque monsieur was delicious!!! Like a cheesy baked pizza with ham hidden inside of it! The scenery on the tour was beautiful! I’m glad we chose this rather than just walking around shopping at port. DJ knew sooooooo much information!!!
Written December 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BERNARDSTOURS
Dear Client, We are glad that your tour with DJ was the best and that you and your kids learned so much about our island in one day. We thank you for choosing us and hope to see you and your family on your next tour to our beautiful island
Written December 17, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shanine S
1 contribution
Royal Caribbean Cruise Stop
Dec 2019 • Couples
The Mailman took us on the tour of St Maarten.He was absolutely friendly. We enjoyed it. We will book again with this company
Written December 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BERNARDSTOURS
Dear 218sha... Thank you for the positive review. We are glad that you enjoy your tour with Bernard's Tours. We are looking forward to seeing you on your next tour.
Written December 11, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Bernards Tours
homestosell
homestosell
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Great Tour, Great Value!
Awesome tour, as has been our experience with all Bernard’s Tours bookings in the past. Our guide was friendly, fun
doral976
doral976
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Ask for mailman
Mailman was an amazing tour guide. We asked a lot of questions about the island and he was able to answer them all.
Travelingfoejoy
Travelingfoejoy
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Great way to know Saint Marteen
Wife and I were in Royal Caribbean cruise, took Bernard’s tours because offered a lot of sightseeing for less money
jonnas786
jonnas786
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Orient beach and maho beach visit
Great excursion, very knowledgeable tour guide. Be aware of local time and ship time if you come by Cruise, we almo
Graham4384
Graham4384
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Excellent Day with Action Jackson
Easy to find at the cruise terminal and well organised. Our small group (9) had a comfortable minibus driven by the
Navigator13898693731
Navigator13898693731
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Really good excursion
Easy to book, easy to find when arriving in port, good transport & good rum punch. Had a couple of hours on Orient
hdilly
hdilly
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Nice Tour
It was easy to follow the directions to the pickup point outside the cruise terminal. I was pleasantly surprised to
kelleyc315
kelleyc315
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Fun Fun But.....
This tour was so much fun. To experience these 2 island beaches was a highlight. Orient Beach was so beautiful, war
Merma1ds
Merma1ds
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2 Beach Break
Great Beaches, great guide. The drinks, the beaches and guide- all did not disappoint! Orient Beach was beautiful,
ashmatt521
ashmatt521
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Mixed tours together
I am hoping that this was just something that does not happen often and we were just an unlucky bunch. I had emaile
KathleenBrett
KathleenBrett
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Beach tour
We went to a beautiful beach namely Orient beach and sun beds were luxurious. The beach is what you imagine when th
janicefI4122VS
janicefI4122VS
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Bernards tours
We had a great time with these guys Action Jackson was our driver and he was very informative We spent some tim
joolsmicra
joolsmicra
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Island Tour
Our guide was 'The Mailman' apparently he always delivers...and he certainly delivered an excellent tour,The meet
Doctor_Saul
Doctor_Saul
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Outstanding Tour Company - Great Experience at St Maarten
This is the company to tour with when you are visiting St Maarten. Prices are very reasonable and highly competitiv
Bobbie747
Bobbie747
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Rainy Day
John was our driver and provided a great tour as we went to Maho Beach. He provided refreshments as we drove to be
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