Disney Cruise Line Itineraries

St. Maarten

Your first stop on the 7 Day Eastern Caribbean cruise is St. Maarten. The exotic island of St. Maarten is 37 square miles and has a population of 77,000. St. Maarten is Dutch (16 square miles) That part of the island's capital is Philipsburg. St. Martin is French (21 square miles) and that part of the island's capital is Marigot (St. Maarten and St. Martin are different names for the same island).

There is a diverse culture with over 77 different nationalities represented on this small island. Everyone speaks English (you can also find people who speak Spanish, Papiamentu, Italian, Hindi and Chinese). Some noticeable differences though: there are casinos on the Dutch side (not allowed in the French) and topless beaches on the French side (not allowed in the Dutch).

The island is visited by over one and a half million people a year because of the relaxing environment, sun, beautiful beaches and to get a taste of what the colonial Caribbean has to offer.

The flora and fauna of the island is amazing. As you wind the hills the narrow, steep roads are lined with cashew nut, banana, and mango trees. Pelicans (the national bird), egrets, goats, sheep, cows and horses are common sights as well. If wildlife interests you and you have the time you may wish to stop in to the St. Maarten Zoological and Botanical Garden.

The overall feeling of the island is one of relaxation. There is no hurry, and it can be quite an adjustment getting used to the laid-back attitude of the island and it's people. Just take your time and soak in everything that the island has to offer.  

St. Maarten Shore Excursions:

The following applies to all Port Adventures:
-Guests are encouraged to bring local currency to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs and snacks.
-You should never feel that gratuities are expected, but it is customary to leave a tip in recognition of exceptional service in restaurants, taxis and for excursion guides and drivers. It is always up to you to determine the amount.


The Ultimate Charter Choice (4 - 4.5hours)
Meet your friendly crew for a 5-minute walk to the Golden Eagle Catamaran, a 65-foot vessel.
Embark on this private charter and cruise around St. Maarten, as you soak up the sun. Relax on your leisurely voyage and chart your own course with the help of the captain and crew, who can recommend the best areas of the day.
Sail down the south coast to one of St. Maarten's beautiful beaches (Mullet Bay, La Samana or Baie Rouge) or stop to snorkel at one of the nature park areas. The choice is yours!
Amenities include: Large shaded cabin area, bar, large nets for sunbathing, ample seating, 2 bathrooms, pool noodles , iPod docking station, snorkeling equipment (mask, fins, snorkel and snorkel vest) and fishing rods. Equipment is available upon request.
Hold up to 20 Guests.
Unlimited beverages: champagne, beer, soft drinks, rum punch, fruit punch.
Food: French style baguette with ham, cheese and tomato.
Reserve this vessel prior to the start of your cruise, and later when you arrive in St. Maarten have it ready and waiting to take you and up to 9 Guests to the places you most want to visit.
Each vessel includes one Captain and 2 crewmembers who will lead you to the best snorkel or fishing locations and island views, providing insightful and relevant information designed with your entire travel party in mind.
Excursions last approximately 4 hours, but you're invited to reserve additional hours if you so desire.
-When Guests reserve this excursion, they are booking the vessel exclusively for their travel party. No other Guests will be onboard.
-Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible; no electric wheelchairs/scooters are permitted. Guests must be able to navigate 5 stairs with assistance.
-Guests have the freedom to choose their itinerary.
-Upgrades such as additional hours or a full lunch must be requested in advance.
-Please note that refunds will not be issued once a confirmed booking has been made.
-Guests should be advised that the request for extended private vessel hours is at the tour operator's discretion and availability.
-Although the activity level of this Port Adventure is listed as mild, the actual activity level will vary depending on what Guests decide to see and do.
-Guests - including children - wishing to participate in water sport activities should do so at their own risk.
-All alcoholic drinks will be served only to Guests age 21 and older, and after all water-related activities are finished.
-Guests are encouraged to bring sunscreen, swimwear, hats, sunglasses, a towel and camera.
Charter Price: $1,899 (up to 9 guests)

Afternoon Beach Bash Tour (3 - 3.5 hours)
Meet your guide and board an air-conditioned motor coach for the approximate 30-minute drive to Orient Bay. Known as the "French Riviera of the Caribbean," Orient Bay is the most famous beach in St. Maarten.
Soak up the sun, lounge in your chair or make sandcastles during your approximate 2 hours of beach time.
Complimentary fruit punch and rum punch is included for the duration of your stay.
After your fun afternoon at the beach, travel back to the pier.
-Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible; no electric wheelchairs/scooters are permitted. Guests must be able to navigate up to 3 steps to board and disembark the motor coach. A collapsible wheelchair or stroller can be stowed in the luggage area of the bus. There are wooden walkways throughout the location; however, there are no sand wheelchairs or strollers available or walkways on the beachjust loose sand.
-Please be aware that St. Maarten's beaches are similar to those found in European countries, where swimwear and other attire are optional. Nudity or topless bathing may be observed.
-Double umbrellas and water sport equipment rentals are available at an additional cost. For Guests intending to partake in water sports, a credit card deposit is usually taken as insurance against damage.
-The official currency on the French side of the island is the Euro; however, U.S. dollars are accepted. Guests should ensure they verify the price of souvenirs in U.S. dollars before purchasing.
-All alcoholic drinks will be served only to Guests age 21 and older.
-Guests are encouraged to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a camera, a towel and to wear swimwear under their clothing.
Adult Price: $41 (ages 10 and up)
Child Price: $22 (ages 3 to 9)


Family Fun, Beach and Nature Walk (4 - 4.5 hours)
Board your air-conditioned transportation at the pier and drive approximately 30 minutes to beautiful Orient Bay Beach on the French Side of St. Maarten.
Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by a group of guides who will introduce you to the activities that will keep you entertained during your stay. This Caribbean beach is located on the northeastern coast of St. Maarten and captures the wave action of the Atlantic Ocean, ideal to practice body surfing and boogie-boarding.
Guests of all ages will be given a practical lesson on the use of the boogie board. If you prefer to watch the action from the shade of your umbrella and beach chair, you are welcome to do so.
Enjoy a light meal and refreshments in the shade of the Boo Boo Jam Restaurant.
Follow your guide on an optional sightseeing walk where you will marvel at the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding islands of St. Barth's, Tintemarre and Pinel. The informative walk lasts approximately 40 minutes. On your way back, you will get a glimpse of the Nature Reserve Pond where St. Maarten's national birds, the Brown Pelicans, are viewed in large numbers.
Relax at the beach before the approximate 30-minute return drive to the pier.
-Guests must be ambulatory. Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
-All alcoholic drinks will be served only to Guests age 21 and older, and after all water-related activities are finished.
-Light meal will consist of barbecue ribs or chicken and french fries. One beverage is included: bottled water, soda, juice or beer.
-Lounge beach chair and umbrella are included.
-Please be aware that St. Maarten's beaches are similar to those found in European countries, where swimwear and other attire are optional. Nudity or topless bathing may be observed.
-Due to extreme limited availability of this excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early.
Adult Price: $79 (ages 10 and up)
Child Price: $59 (ages 3 to 9)


French Riviera Beach Rendezvous (5 - 5.5 hours)
Meet your guide and board an air-conditioned motor coach for the approximate 30-minute narrated drive to Orient Bay. Known as the "French Riviera of the Caribbean", Orient Bay is the most famous beach in St. Maarten.
Make your way down to the shore where a welcome drink of fruit punch or rum punch is provided.
Soak up the sun, lounge in your chair or make sandcastles during your approximate 4 hours of beach time.
Lunch is provided, including options of chicken, baby back ribs or fish and your choice of either water, soda, juice, beer, mixed drink or a glass of wine. Additional beverages are available at the cash bar.
After your relaxing day at the beach, travel back to Philipsburg where you will have the option to return to the pier or be dropped off downtown for some shopping. Those Guests wishing to be dropped off in downtown Philipsburg will be responsible for their return transportation back to the pier.
-Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible; no electric wheelchairs/scooters are permitted. Guests must be able to navigate up to 3 steps to board and disembark the motor coach. A collapsible wheelchair or stroller can be stowed in the luggage area of the bus. There are wooden walkways throughout the location; however, there are no sand wheelchairs or strollers available or walkways on the beach-just loose sand.
-Please be aware that St. Maarten's beaches are similar to those found in European countries, where swimwear and other attire are optional. Nudity or topless bathing may be observed.
-Double umbrellas and water sport equipment rentals are available at an additional cost. For Guests intending to partake in water sports, a credit card deposit is usually taken as insurance against damage.
-The official currency on the French side of the island is the Euro; however, U.S. dollars are accepted. Guests should ensure they verify the price of souvenirs in U.S. dollars before purchasing. VIP cards will be handed out for Guests wishing to receive a 1 Euro = 1 USD exchange rate.
-All alcoholic drinks will be served only to Guests age 21 and older.
-Guests are encouraged to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a camera, a towel and to wear swimwear under their clothing.
Adult Price: $59 (ages 10 and up)
Child Price: $40 (ages 3 to 9)


Golden Eagle Catamaran (4 - 4.5 hours)
Meet your Captain and crew and board the 65 foot vessel, the Golden Eagle Catamaran.
Sail the ocean blue for an approximate 60-minute ride to the French side of St. Maarten. Soak up the sun-kissed sights as you make your way to the scenic splendor of your snorkel location, approximately 50 feet offshore.
After a brief safety and snorkel demonstration, dive in to the cool, Caribbean water to explore, snorkel and swim. See the abundant tropical sea life, sponges and corals. Snorkel equipment - a mask, snorkel, snorkel vest (mandatory) and fins - are included.
After your snorkel adventure, retreat to the beach for some relaxing time in the sun. Total approximate time for snorkel and beach is 90 minutes.
Back on-board, enjoy a snack and complimentary beverages for the relaxing sail back the pier.
-Guests must be ambulatory. Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
-Please be aware that St. Maarten beaches are similar to those found in European countries, where swimwear and other attire are optional. Nudity or topless bathing may be observed.
-Snorkeling is from the boat and guests enter the water via a ladder. Guests must swim approximately 50 feet to reach the beach.
-Complimentary beverages include soft drinks, bottled water, champagne, beer and mixed drinks. All alcoholic drinks will be served only to Guests age 21 and older after all water related activities are complete.
-Snack included is a sandwich on a French baguette with turkey, ham, cheese, tomato and lettuce.
-Guests are encouraged to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a towel, a camera and are encouraged to wear swimwear under their clothes.
Adult Price: $82 (ages 10 and up)
Child Price: $46 (ages 5 to 9)


Historic Philipsburg by Bicycle (3 - 3.5 hours)
Meet your guide and fit your bike and helmet before setting off on the approximate 10-minute ride to the boardwalk in Philipsburg.
Arrive at the Passangrahan Royal Guesthouse and receive a fascinating history lesson on this building, which was originally the Governor's House and then the Royal Residence when St. Maarten's Queen Beatrix would visit.
Continue along the Boardwalk for your next stop, the Captain Hodge's Wharf, which is the center of this bustling and colorful town and was the original fishing and shipping venue in the early 1900's.
Pass the oldest traditional West Indian (Gingerbread) cottages, and start your first climb up the Little Bay Hill where you can stop and rest at the Look Out Point, which offers an incredible view of the town.
Enter Divi Little Bay Beach Resort and begin your second short ascent to the historical Fort Amsterdam. Built in 1631, this strategic point was the place of many battles between the Spanish and Dutch fleets in the 17th century. The remaining walls and cannons offer a glimpse into St. Maarten's rich history, as well as a sense of tranquility, while you view Philipsburg and the Cruise Ship Terminal from this spectacular vantage point.
From the fort, return to Philipsburg along the Boardwalk, stopping at the popular Lizzy's Beach Bar and Grill for a dip in the calm sea of Great Bay and a cold drink under the shade while chatting with your fellow cyclists.
Take the short 15-minute ride back to the Cruise Ship Terminal.
-Guests must be ambulatory. Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
-Guests must be in good physical condition and be able to ride a bike on a road and understand all road rules and signals.
-Helmets are provided and compulsory.
-Guests will have the opportunity to swim at the beach at Great Bay. If you wish to swim, bring a towel in your backpack.
-Due to extreme limited availability of this excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early.
Adult Price: $49 (ages 12 and up)

Island Drive and Explorer Cruise (4 - 4.5 hours)
Meet your guide and board an air-conditioned bus for an approximate 45 minute narrated tour that takes you from the cruise ship pier to Marigot, the capital of the French side of the island.
You will pass the Great Salt Pond as your guide points out places of interest and explains the islands colorful history. Continue toward Marigot, passing the village of Grand Case, the Rum Factory and Fort Louis on your way.
Arrive at Marigot and enjoy approximately 60 minutes of exploring and shopping in Marigot before boarding the double-decker boat, the "Explorer," located in beautiful Marina Royale.
From the marina, cruise the Simpson Bay lagoon passing the luxury villas and mega-yachts while sipping on complimentary fruit punch and rum drinks (Guests 21 and older) and listening to live music from a local calypso artist.
Arrive at Simpson Bay Marina, where your transportation will be waiting for the short return drive to Philipsburg and the cruise pier.
Guests will have the option to return to downtown Philipsburg or the cruise pier. Guests who choose to stay in downtown Philipsburg will be responsible for their own transportation back to the pier.
-Guests must be ambulatory. Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
-This tour is available to all ages. Since it involves a boat/vessel, infants under 3 years of age must have a child's ticket.
-Complimentary beverages include soft drinks, bottled water, fruit punch and rum punch. All alcoholic drinks will be served only to Guests age 21 and older.
-Guests are encouraged to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a camera and are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes.
Adult Price: $49 (ages 10 and up)
Child Price: $27 (ages 0 to 9)


Kayak and Snorkeling Adventure (3.5 - 4 hours)
Take the approximate 30-minute drive through the capital city of Philipsburg, passing Look Out Point on the way to Kim Sha Beach, where your kayaking adventure will begin.
After a safety demonstration, paddle along the beautiful coastline of Simpson Bay before arriving at a small beach at the Pelican Resort where you will stow your kayak and receive snorkeling instruction from your guide.
Swim with your guide for 5 minutes to the shallow reef at Pelican Rock, where you will spend approximately 45-minutes looking at the beautiful world beneath the ocean's surface. Elegant Angelfish, brightly colored Parrotfish and hundreds of reef fish are just a few of the amazing creatures you can glimpse in this serene location. There is a shaded sandy beach where you can rest, if desired. Your guide will also accompany you on a kayak and can assist you while snorkeling.
Paddle back along the Pelican coast. Along the way, your guide will point out the neighboring islands of Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Kitts that can be seen clearly from this southern side of St. Maarten.
Enjoy a cold complimentary beverage before taking the approximate 30-minute drive back to the pier.
-For safety reasons, Guests must weigh a maximum of 300 pounds to participate.
-Guests must be ambulatory. Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
-Due to weather conditions, snorkeling and beach stops may vary and be in a different order. Snorkeling visibility and presence of the marine life cannot be guaranteed.
-All alcoholic drinks will be served only to Guests age 21 and older, and after all water-related activities are finished.
-Beverages include water, juice, soda, beer and mixed drinks.
-Life vests are provided and are compulsory.
-Please be aware that St. Maarten's beaches are similar to those found in European countries, where swimwear and other attire are optional. Topless bathing may be observed.
-Due to extreme limited availability of this excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early.
Adult Price: $72 (ages 10 and up)

Mountain Bike Adventure (3.5 - 4 hours)
Meet your guide and board an air-conditioned motor coach for the approximate 30-minute narrated drive to the French capital, Marigot.
Receive your helmet (required), a bottle of water and a safety briefing of your bicycle and the trails, and then head off for your exciting mountain bike adventure.
The ride will encompass different on-and off-road trails that include a steep hill (Guests may walk their bike), an exhilarating downhill ride and bumpy terrain. Enjoy views of the stunning coastline, the rural village of Colombier and several rest stops with photo opportunities.
Your adventure will finish at the secluded cove of Friar's Bay, where you will have approximately 30 minutes to refresh with a complimentary beverage (water, soda, beer, or mixed drink) and take a swim in the ocean.
After your adventure, travel back to Philipsburg where you will have the option to return to the pier or be dropped off downtown for some shopping. Those Guests wishing to be dropped off in downtown Philipsburg will be responsible for their return transportation back to the pier.
-Guests must be ambulatory. Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
-Please be aware that St. Maarten's beaches are similar to those found in European countries, where swimwear and other attire are optional. Nudity or topless bathing may be observed.
-All alcoholic drinks will be served only to Guests age 21 and older.
-Guests are encouraged to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a camera, a towel and a backpack. Guests are encouraged to wear swimming attire under their clothing if wishing to swim at the beach.
Adult Price: $78 (ages 12 and up)

Mountain Top Downhill Rainforest Trek (3.5 - 4 hours)
Meet your guide and board an air-conditioned motor coach for the approximate 30-minute narrated drive to Loterie Farm, a private nature reserve and historical site.
Hear a brief overview of the this unique property and receive a bottle of water before boarding a 4x4 open-air safari truck for the ascent to 'Pic Paradis,' St. Maarten's highest point.
Upon arrival at the top, you will feel the climate change-cool, fresh and breezy at nearly 1500 feet above sea level. Be greeted by a breathtaking, unobstructed 360-degree view of St. Maarten. In fact, this vantage point is the only place on the island where you can see 7 neighboring islands and take a photo of your cruise ship in the distance below!
With your guide in the lead, begin the approximate 2.5-mile, all-downhill trek into the depths of St. Maarten's only rainforest. The hike takes approximately 2 hours on ancient trails under the canopy of 200-year-old trees where you witness firsthand the remnants of the Caribbean's most unlikely sugar plantation, which was abandoned in 1848.
Along the way, your knowledgeable guide will entertain you with folklore and history of this extraordinary estate, and point out and describe an incredible array of flora and fauna. Keep your eyes open for a few of the local residents, it's not uncommon to see green monkeys, iguanas, mongoose or other wildlife as you pass through this mysterious jungle-like environment.
The trail then opens up at 'Chewbacca Rock,' 900 feet above sea level, where you have another opportunity to take some fantastic photos of the views below. Descending further on well-groomed, gently sloping trails, you are greeted with ice-cold rum or fruit punch at the end of the hike.
After your rainforest trek, travel back to Philipsburg where you will have the option to return to the pier or be dropped off downtown for some shopping. Those Guests wishing to be dropped off in downtown Philipsburg will be responsible for their return transportation back to the pier.
-Guests must be ambulatory. Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
-This tour is not suitable for expectant mothers or Guests with any knee, hip or ankle limitations, heart & respiratory problems, wasp allergy or vertigo.
-Guests should wear comfortable clothing - t-shirts, shorts or long light pants. Suitable closed-toe footwear (sneakers or walking/hiking shoes) are required and the Tour Operator will deny participation to Guests wearing the inappropriate footwear.
-Wooden walking sticks are available for use.
-Guests should be used to regular physical activity/be in good physical condition.
-The hiking is all downhill, not too strenuous; however, Guests should be in good physical condition for trekking over irregular terrain, in some areas fairly steep.
-Guests should bring minimal personal belongings: a camera, a hat, small backpack or waist belt. There is no place to store bags so any personal items will have to be carried on the hike.
-All alcoholic drinks will be served only to Guests age 21 and older.
-Due to limited availability, Guests are encouraged to book early.
Adult Price: $65 (ages 10 and up)
Child Price: $58 (ages 8 to 9)


Rhino Rider and Snorkeling Adventure (3.5 - 4 hours)
Meet your guide and board an air-conditioned vehicle for the approximate 20-minute drive to Simpson Bay Lagoon.
Receive a brief safety orientation on your 2-person inflatable vessel, and receive your life vest.
Take off on an approximate 40-minute speed ride around the Northern coast of St. Maarten and take in views of picturesque Marigot and Fort St. Louis.
Arrive at Happy Bay and have approximately 30 minutes to swim and snorkel (mask, snorkel, fins and mandatory snorkel vest provided). Relax on the beach and enjoy a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage before the 40-minute speed ride back to Simpson Bay Lagoon.
Return to the pier.
-Guests must be ambulatory. Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
-Guests must be 18 to drive the Rhino Rider. Guests under 18 years of age must ride with a parent or guardian.
-Guests ride 2 per boat; you may be sharing a boat with another Guest.
-Maximum weight capacity per boat is 400 pounds.
-Please be aware that St. Maarten's beaches are similar to those found in European countries, where swimwear and other attire are optional. Nudity or topless bathing may be observed.
-Guests should be in good physical condition to participate in this adventure. Expectant mothers and Guests with heart or respiratory conditions and those with back or neck injuries may not participate.
Adult Price: $89 (ages 10 and up)
Rib Boat Adventure (4 - 4.5 hours)
Meet your guide/boat Captain and board your Rigid Inflatable Boat for an approximate 30 minute high-speed, sightseeing adventure down the south coast of St. Maarten.
Cruise Simpson Bay Lagoon, passing sailboats, yachts and the waterfront capital, Marigot. Stop at Creole Rock, the island's premier snorkel destination for an approximate 45-minute snorkel opportunity. Continue on to visit the picturesque village of Grand Case for an approximate 60 minute beach stop.
Have the option to relax on the beach, take in the wonderful view of neighboring island, Anguilla or venture out for more snorkeling.
Back on the boat, enjoy a complimentary rum punch, beer or soft drink, before returning to the pier with another exciting high-speed trip. Alcoholic beverages will only be served to Guests 21 and older, once all snorkeling has ben completed.
-Guests must be ambulatory. Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
-Maximum Guest weight is 275 pounds.
-Snorkel equipment - a mask, snorkel, snorkel vest (mandatory) and fins - are included.
-Expectant mothers and Guests with heart or respiratory conditions or back/neck injuries may not participate.
-Restrooms are not available on this vessel. Periodic stops for use of public restrooms are available.
-The route may be reversed based on weather conditions of the day.
-Complimentary beverages include soft drinks, bottled water, beer, wine and rum punch. All alcoholic drinks will be served only to Guests age 21 and older after all water related activities are complete.
-Guests are encouraged to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a camera and are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes.
Adult Price: $75 (ages 10 to 70)
Child Price: $55 (ages 8 to 9)


Sea Trek Helmet Dive (2 - 2.5 hours)
Sit back, relax and take in the views during a 15-minute boat transfer to Little Bay.
Upon your arrival, take part in a safety demonstration before suiting up with special water shoes and a Sea Trek helmet — which magically keeps your face and hair dry while providing you with air during your dive.
Then, take the plunge below the ocean surface and embark on an amazing underwater walk as you follow your guide — via a special handrail — to depths of 20 feet. View shipwrecks, historical cannons, a sunken submarine and the abundant fish and sea life. Before your adventure is done, get your picture taken in the Pirate Jail and have a toast at King Neptune Café — all below the ocean surface!
After your return to the surface, enjoy snorkeling, swimming, or just relaxing in the sun.
View the photos of your adventure and have the option to purchase a USB including all the photos taken by the official photographer who accompanies you throughout your Sea Trek experience. Note: Guests should bring additional cash if wishing to purchase photos. Credit Cards not accepted.
Finally, unwind with a 15-minute boat ride back to the pier.
-Guests must be ambulatory. Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
-For safety reasons, expectant mothers over 3 months, Guests with heart or respiratory conditions, those taking beta-blockers and those with back/neck injuries will not be allowed to participate.
-Maximum weight limit is 320 pounds.
-Guests must read, complete and sign the SEA TREK Participant Record & Liability Release and bring it with them when checking in for this tour.
-Fruit punch included. Other beverages and snacks are available for an additional cost. Cash only.
-A storage area is provided for Guest's belongings during the experience.
-Guests do not require diving or snorkeling experience to participate. Diving equipment and instruction are included.
-Due to the extremely limited availability of this shore excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early.
Adult Price: $99 (ages 8 and up)

SeaWorld Explorer Coral Reef Exploration Tour (2.5 - 3 hours)
Board your air-conditioned bus and start your approximate 30-minute narrated drive towards Grand Case.
Arrive at the Seaworld Explorer for an underwater exploration of the tropical sea life of the warm Caribbean waters. The Seaworld Explorer is a semi-submarine that has viewing windows 5 feet underwater, giving you the sights of snorkeling while you stay dry!
During this approximate 45-minute exploration, a diver will be on hand to "escort" a variety of aquatic life in front of the viewing chambers so you can be sure to see it all up close.
Return to Philipsburg, where you will have the option to be dropped off downtown or return to the pier. Guests choosing to stay in downtown Philipsburg will be responsible for their own transportation back to the ship.
-Guests must be ambulatory. Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters. Guests must be able to climb a ladder into and out of the semi-submarine.
Adult Price: $45 (ages 10 and up)
Child Price: $29 (ages 0 to 9)


See and Sea Island Tour (3.5 - 4 hours)
Board your air-conditioned bus and start your approximate 30-minute narrated drive towards Grand Case.
Arrive at the Seaworld Explorer for an underwater exploration of the tropical sea life of the warm Caribbean waters. The Seaworld Explorer is a semi-submarine that has viewing windows 5 feet underwater, giving you the sights of snorkeling while staying dry!
During this approximate 45-minute exploration a diver will be on hand to "escort" a variety of aquatic life in front of the viewing chambers so you can be sure to see it all up close.
Continue your tour around St. Maarten on your way to Marigot, the French capital. Here, have approximately 60 minutes to explore the charming cafes, shops and markets on your own.
Return to Philipsburg, where you will have the option to be dropped off downtown or return to the pier. Guests choosing to stay in downtown Philipsburg will be responsible for their own transportation back to the ship.
-Guests must be ambulatory. Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters. Guests must be able to climb a ladder into and out of the semi-submarine.
-Please be aware that St. Maarten's beaches are similar to those found in European countries, where swimwear and other attire are optional. Nudity or topless bathing may be observed.
Adult Price: $55 (ages 10 and up)
Child Price: $36 (ages 0 to 9)


St. Maarten by Private Vehicle (4 - 8 hours)
Embark on an unforgettable excursion throughout St. Maarten via private van and experience the freedom of following your own itinerary at your own pace. Note: Each vehicle can accommodate one to 8 Guests. Only one ticket (person) per vehicle should be booked.
Receive the following: Private van, which is air-conditioned and comes with an English-speaking driver/guide, who will lead you on an eye-opening tour, providing insightful and relevant information designed with your entire family and personal preferences in mind.
These items are not included: Entrance fees, meals, refreshments and gratuities.
-Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible; no electric wheelchairs/scooters are permitted. Guests must be able to board and disembark the van on their own. Wheelchair will be stored in the back of the van.
-All private vehicle bookings are non-refundable.
-Visiting more than one site often requires a full day.
-This is a private arrangement; those accompanying you agree to share all costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle.
-These tours are ordered per vehicle. One person in your party places the order for the vehicle; the entire cost of the vehicle is charged to that person's shipboard account and cannot be divided up among the party.
-Vehicles and guides are extremely limited; reserve early to avoid disappointment.
Vehicle Price: starting at $580 (up to 8 guests)

St. Maarten Discover Scuba Diving (3 - 3.5 hours)
Meet your guide on the pier and be transported to Bobby's Marina on a 5-minute mini-van ride.
Upon arrival at the dive shop, meet your Certified Open Water Scuba Instructor for your 20-minute safety briefing.
Once the briefing is complete, you will be assigned to an experienced instructor who will assist with your equipment (included in the excursion).
Board the dive boat and take a 10-minute boat ride to Little Bay where you will complete your 3 easy safety skills before starting your approximate 30-minute underwater tour of Little Bay.
During your underwater exploration, expect to see many different colors and types of coral, fish and possibly even a stingray.
At the end of your underwater experience, sit back, relax and enjoy a beverage (Rum Punch or Kool Aid) while you are transported back to the pier.
-Guests must be ambulatory. Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters. -Guests must be in good physical condition and should feel comfortable swimming in open water.
-Price includes BCD, regulator, tank, weight belt, mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit.
-Expectant mothers may not participate on this tour.
-All Guests must meet the PADI Discover Scuba requirements and sign a standard waiver and medical questionnaire before participating in this adventure.
-Alcoholic beverage is only served to those 21 years and over after all water activities are complete.
-Due to extreme limited availability of this excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early.
Adult Price: $110 (ages 12 and up)

St. Maarten Island and Butterfly Farm Tour (3.5 - 4 hours)
Meet your guide and board an air-conditioned bus for your narrated drive to the butterfly farm.
Along the way, your guide will point out sights such as Lower Princes Quarter, Month William Hill, the Dutch French boarder and the first capital of French St. Martin, Orleans.
Enjoy approximately 45 minutes to explore the butterfly farm at your leisure or with a guide. There are small waterfalls, a tropical garden, small waterfalls and lots of exotic butterflies to admire.
Continue your sightseeing drive past the quaint village of Grand Case into the French capital of St. Martin, Marigot. Here, you will have approximately 45 minutes to explore the cafés, boutiques and lovely marina on your own.
Drive back to Philipsburg, stopping at International Point for a quick photo opportunity, where you can see neighboring island, Anguilla, in the distance.
Have the option to return to the pier or be dropped off downtown for some shopping. Those Guests wishing to be dropped off in downtown Philipsburg will be responsible for their return transportation back to the pier.
-Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible; no electric wheelchairs/scooters are permitted. Guests must be able to board and disembark the bus on their own.
-Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat and a camera.
Adult Price: $38 (ages 10 and up)
Child Price: $28 (ages 3 to 9)


St. Maarten Snuba (3.5 - 4 hours)
Meet your guide on the pier and be transported to Bobby's Marina on a 5-minute minivan ride.
Upon arrival at the dive shop, meet your guide, receive a 15-minute safety briefing with an overview of Snuba and get fitted with your Snuba gear (included in the excursion). Snuba is the experience of underwater breathing without having to wear heavy scuba gear.
You are now ready for your underwater exploration. You will have approximately 25 minutes for your Snuba adventure, where you may come face-to-face with all types of marine life. Lobster, occasional Stingray, Angelfish, Parrotfish, Damselfish, Anemones, Tubeworms and coral will all be sought out on this adventure.
After the completion of your Snuba, you will have approximately 30 minutes to snorkel in search of other marine life.
At the end of your underwater experience, sit back, relax and enjoy a beverage (Rum Punch or Kool Aid) on your return trip to the pier.
-Guests must be ambulatory. Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
-Guests must be in good physical condition.
-For safety reasons, Guests weight must not exceed 250 pounds.
-Expectant mothers may not participate on this tour.
-All equipment for Snuba and Snorkeling (mask, snorkel, fins and snorkel vest) are included in this tour.
-No experience is necessary to participate but a medical questionnaire and release is required. Also, Guests need to feel comfortable swimming in open water.
-All alcoholic drinks will be served only to Guests age 21 and older, and after all water-related activities are finished.
-Guests are encouraged to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a change of clothes, a towel and wear swimwear under their clothing.
-Due to extreme limited availability of this excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early.
Adult Price: $85 (ages 8 and up)
St. Maarten Two Tank Dive (3.5 - 4 hours)
Meet your guide on the pier and be transported to Bobby's Marina on a 5 minute mini-van ride.
Upon arrival at the dive shop, meet your Certified Open Water Scuba Instructor/Dive Master for your equipment fitting before heading out to start your dive experience.
Board the dive boat for a short 15-minute transfer to the first dive site. While onboard, you will receive your dive briefing for your first dive.
Begin your approximate 45-minute first dive and experience some of St. Maarten's best diving.
After your first dive, complete your required surface time interval and get ready for your second dive.
Your approximate 45-minute second dive will take you to a different location to enjoy another amazing underwater experience.
At the end of your underwater experience, sit back, relax and enjoy a beverage (Rum Punch or Kool Aid) while you are transported back to the pier.
-This excursion is for certified divers only. Guests must provide a valid certification and photo ID onboard and have completed at least one dive in the past 2 years.
-Guests under medication or with any medical conditions will not be permitted to dive.
-Guests must be in good physical condition.
-Price includes BCD, regulator, tank, weight belt, mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit.
-Please note that dive knives are strictly prohibited on this excursion due to current weapons laws.
-The order and location of the dive sites may change based on weather.
-Guests must be ambulatory. Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
-Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to participate.
-Expectant mothers may not participate on this tour.
-Alcoholic beverage is only served to those 21 years and over after all water activities are complete.
-Due to extreme limited availability of this excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early.
Adult Price: $110 (ages 12 and up)

Twelve Metre Regatta (2.5 - 3 hours)
Meet your guide on the pier and receive an orientation of the regatta experience. Travel by boat out to the regatta location and board your sailing vessel.
Once on your regatta, you will be invited to 'work the boat': grind a winch, trim a sail, punch a stopwatch or take the helm and drive 'your' America's Cup race boat. You can also choose to sit back, relax, and enjoy the excitement going on around you.
After approximately 45 exhilarating minutes of racing, tender to shore and enjoy a celebratory fruit punch or rum punch.
At the conclusion of the tour, Guests will have the option to take the transportation back to the ship or stay in downtown Philipsburg on their own. Guests staying in Philipsburg will be responsible for their own transportation or walk back to the ship.
-Guests must be ambulatory. Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
Adult Price: $95 (ages 12 and up)

Under Two Flags Island Tour (3.5 - 4 hours)
Meet your guide and board an air-conditioned bus for your journey across 2 nations! St. Maarten is one of the smallest sea islands that is divided between sovereign governments. Southern Sint Maarten is Dutch and Northern Saint Martin is French.
Explore these 2 distinct worlds, intertwined with Caribbean flavor, as you take the approximate 30-minute drive to your first stop, Hope Hill. Spend approximately 10 minutes admiring the beautiful views of Orient Bay, Pinel Island and St. Barths in the distance.
Continue on your narrated journey to Marigot, the capital of the French side, where you will have approximately 45 minutes of free time on your own to explore the marina, markets and boutiques or enjoy a snack at one of the many seaside cafes.
Re-board your bus for the drive past the frontier monument that serves as the 'border' between the islands sides where the flags of 2 nations are raised.
Travel on to one of St. Maarten's newest treasures, Carousel, to take a complimentary ride on the beautiful Venetian carousel. You will have approximately 30-minutes to browse the boutique for colorful souvenirs and stroll thru the photo gallery. Have the option to cool off with a yummy treat and purchase a scoop of authentic Italian gelato, there are up to 25 flavors to choose from.
Your last stop is at Cole Bay lookout point, which serves up a picturesque view of Simpson Bay Lagoon, which stretches out to neighboring islands.
Continue back to the pier or choose to be dropped of in downtown Philipsburg. If choosing to stay in Philipsburg, return transportation is not provided; you will be responsible for taxi transportation or to take the approximate 15-minute walk back to the pier.
-Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible; no electric wheelchairs/scooters are permitted. Guests must be able to navigate 3 steps onto and off of the bus.
-This tour may also be done in reverse order.
Adult Price: $25 (ages 10 and up)
Child Price: $17 (ages 3 to 9)
-Adult only departure also available

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