Happy Hour Charters
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We are a watersports/charter boat/activities company in St. Maarten. We are the only 3rd party booking site living on the island so we know all the tours and attractions. We can also help you with concierge services, villa rentals or other accommodation. We can help you organize and plan you entire vacation or your day while in St. Maarten.
Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten

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Vacations4Life1
Orlando, FL
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
We chose a 6 hour culinary tour which included a tour of Topper's Rhum Factory. Adriana picked us up at our resort. This was a great feature because it was our 1st time staying in St. Martin and we had not rented a car.

We visited several stops that included a few popular scenic stops on both the Dutch and French side. The ribs were the best I ever had!

We stopped to visit "Iguana Man" and got to feed about 30 Iguanas. That was fun!

We made a stop at Orient Beach/Nude Beach. The beach was beautiful and would consider staying at a resort in this area. We visited Sunset over at Maho Beach where we watched the airplanes arrive/depart. Fun to watch! Sunset was a fun-hang out spot. There was even a pool where you can cool off.

Adriana was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions and curiosities.

Her husband, Dave, guided us through the Topper's Rhum Tour. He was professional, knowledgeable, and funny too! We learned the history of rhum, about the company, and even got to sample many flavors. The samples included some of their best sellers such as the "Banana Vanilla Cinnamon, Coconut, and Mocha Mama". These were also our favorites! We also got to sample fun flavors that they were still experimenting with. Our favorites were "Dr. Todd and Gummy Bears". We became instant fans of Topper's Rhum! We purchased several bottles to bring home and a couple of Topper's Rhum t-shirts.

The tour ended with a visit to "Carousel Gelateria". This place was AMAZING! There was handmade Gelato and ice cream. The walls consisted of imported Italian tile. Even the bathrooms were beautiful.There was an actual carousel! The gelato was delicious!

Adriana dropped us back off to our resort. This was a great way to see both the Dutch and French side of the island and sample local delights.
Written September 5, 2016
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Family
Booked a cruise on the Allure of the Seas, which stopped in St. Maarten. A quick search for Jetski tours brought me to their site. A few emails and a quick phone call to arrange everything before our cruise went very smooth. Adrianna patiently explained the costs for 3 jet skis which was $508.00 all up. My 18 year old daughter, who had never been on a Jetski in her life was nervous but Dave's keen instruction was perfect and our 2 1/2 tour went off without a hitch. Dave is safety conscience and even pointed out, well before our group was aware, of the errant snorkelers out in the deep which was definitely a safety hazard.

There is no reason to book a shore excursion with a cruise line anyway, and using their service proves my point. Highly recommend you book BEFORE your holiday like we did to avoid disappointment. Great tour around western point of St. Maarten, a full tour with great scenery.
Written August 31, 2013
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golfergurl
Vancouver
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
From the start of booking this excursion, we knew it was going to be awesome. Dave was friendly via emails and we looked forward to meeting him on our honeymoon cruise. He did not disappoint. Right from the start, Dave was fantastic. The jet ski tour was thrilling. We doubled, and I was on the back. I admit the waves were scary, but fun at the same time. He led us to some great shopping and on the way, told us about life in St Maarten. I could not recommend this tour enough. Thanks Dave for memories we won't forget, we will be back!
Written August 25, 2013
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FlyingFishss
Tallahassee, FL
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
So. We do a lot of distillery and factory type tours when we travel. That said, Toppers was a little of both. Mainly about the bottling process and other fun facts. However this is NOT a distillery. This is a place that buys raw alcohol and does infusions. I learned from locals later that the alcohol is shipped in and not even distilled on the island. The flavored rums are low alcohol content, but the spiced flavored rum is 80 Proff and I enjoyed it. Word of warning: the tour is $20 a head.... Not clear about that up front. Also if you take a taxi, get the taxi phone number... No taxi available in the warehousing district this located in. Also learned that if you go to St Maarteen... Try the French Agraco Rhum. Look it up. Yuuummy.
Written September 10, 2016
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Dede0315
Stratham, NH
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Family
Form start to finish Dave was wonderful and accommodating! He gave us a great tour letting us experience the open water at our pleasure. He read our group well and let our children (19 and 22) have the outside to have more fun. He knows the island and waters to enjoy, but stay safe. After the tour he took the time to give us some suggestions on where to go and what to do. He helped make our first stay in St. Maarten unforgettable
Written August 5, 2013
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Nate C
Leawood, KS
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Family
Just finished our 90 minutes with Happy Hour Charters. This was our first time to rent jet skis and we had a fantastic time. My 11 yr old daughter road behind me and had a good time. Would have been better for her if we would have remembered her sun glasses but she managed just fine without them. My 7 yr old was going to ride with my wife but that wasn't working very well so David (guide) took her with him. This was perfect as she had a great time and so did my wife. We had a great time cruising around the island and jumping waves in the ocean. The overall cost was a bit high but we did have a great time. If you are considering jet skis at all, I would highly recomment Happy Hour Charters. We will definitely do it again when we are back in St. Maarten.
Written June 8, 2013
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Alfswan
Cardiff, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Family
We travelled to St Maarten on the Allure Of The Seas. Tried to get on one of RCI’s onboard excursions but it was fully booked, I am so glad it was! Booked a trip with Happy Hour the night before we arrived, all confirmations and clear directions to the pick up point in the port emailed directly back to me that evening.
Dave picked us up at the Port and promptly put us at ease about how our afternoon would go. On the short ride to the beautiful Simpson bay where they are based Dave gave us a tour within a tour of the area with some beautiful vistas and photo opportunities. We where greeted by Adrianna and again felt genuinely welcome. The four of us had never been on a Jet Ski before but it became apparent immediately that safety was the number one priority and then making sure we had a good time closely behind at number 2. We exited the calm lagoon then way hey, Dave issued instructions and kept a close eye on us around the coast showing us places that you would never see from land. We had a brief swim halfway around and then watched raced to catch a large plane land right above our heads. My wife thought that the time would drag….she was wrong and can't wait to go again. We spotted the RCI trip at the Lagoon (Rhino Rider) like a train chugging along,don;t bother go with the real thing and actually have a real adventure tour.Dave got us back to the port with plenty of time to spare and it was the highlight of our holiday
Written April 10, 2013
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rpayne9
Boston, MA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Couples
We booked a tour with Dave & Adrianna after a recommendation on cruise critic. We were so glad we did!! Dave met us promptly at the port & gave us a nice overview of the island on our way to Simpson Bay. Adrianna gave us great info on how to use the equipment & kept an eye on our stuff while we were out. The day we went the seas were unusually rough so Dave had to alter our tour slightly but still gave us an outstanding tour & everyone in our group had a great time. We even got to see a 747 fly overhead as we cruised by the airport. Dave was great at giving us the freedom to maneuver around as we liked and always made sure everyone was comfortable and having a good time. Very professionally run business and you could tell the equipment was well maintained. Lots of power in those babies. When we were done Dave even dropped us off at a locals beach within walking distance of Maho beach so it was easy to catch a cab back to the port. Dave & Adrianna treated us like family & we would highly recommend them to anyone. Cannot wait to come back on our next visit!!!
Written April 8, 2013
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TerryL1969
Superior, WI
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Family
Took entire family on afternoon jet ski tour, couldn't have had a better time. Dave and Adrianna great, arranged transport to/from cruise ship pier too. Great equipment, very enjoyable tour and Dave was a great guide on the tour. Highly recommend.
Written March 11, 2013
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MimiPowell1988
Orlando, FL
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
We went to Toppers Rhum last week. My husband and I had a 12:00 pm appointment but messed up and showed up 21/2 hours early, Dave told us not to worry about it and took us on the tour just the two of us. I have to say it was one of the best tours we had on our trip and we visited 4 different rum distillery. The rum was amazing and the tour was awesome. We will be back.
Written January 29, 2018
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