St. Maarten Beach Excursion Reviews

Unwind with a drink in hand on the pristine beaches of St. Maarten.
Buccaneer Beach is to be avoided.
Sail Date: July 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Longer beach stop at a small hotel with included lunch.
Sail Date: July 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Went to Maho beach to swim and watch the planes.
Sail Date: June 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We went to the Bucanneer Beach Bar which was ok.
Sail Date: June 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Speed boat tour, snorkeling and beach stops
Sail Date: June 2019
Speed boat tour, snorkeling and beach stops
Speed boat tour, snorkeling and beach stops Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Pinal Island was a slow, wonderful relaxing break
Sail Date: June 2019
Pinal Island was a slow, wonderful relaxing break
Pinal Island was a slow, wonderful relaxing break Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We booked the beach with lunch tour through the ship.
Sail Date: April 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
It was nice at Kim sha beach.
Sail Date: April 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
St Maarten was our favourite island - it is really nicely developed and has amazing beaches - we ...
Sail Date: April 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We did their "Orient and Maho Beach" tour.
Sail Date: April 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Beach day with lunch was my favorite excursion.
Sail Date: March 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Beautiful beaches, lots to see and do.
Sail Date: March 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A fun day...great way to see both sides of the island.
Sail Date: March 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Was so beautiful and the food was good that they provided.
Sail Date: March 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Simpson Bay- drop dead gorgeous.The shore excursion eliminated the worry about traffic returning to ...
Sail Date: March 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Beautiful beach and had lunch included.
Sail Date: March 2019
Beautiful beach and had lunch included.
Beautiful beach and had lunch included. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was exceptionally fun!
Sail Date: February 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Most BEAUTIFUL beach and great restaurant for lunch would do again in a heartbeat anytime there.
Sail Date: February 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The ferry to Trunk beach was horrible.
Sail Date: February 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Great Bay Beach Experience.
Sail Date: February 2019
Great Bay Beach Experience. Water taxi to a beautiful beach w/umbrellas and chairs. Definitely would do it again.
Great Bay Beach Experience. Water taxi to a beautiful beach w/umbrellas and chairs. Definitely would do it again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
DCL has two main beach excursions.
Sail Date: January 2019
DCL has two main beach excursions. One closest to the city where the beach is so-so, but with shopping nearby and one close to Maho beach in a more private area. We went to that 2nd location. the beach itself is in great shape (nice ... Read More
DCL has two main beach excursions. One closest to the city where the beach is so-so, but with shopping nearby and one close to Maho beach in a more private area. We went to that 2nd location. the beach itself is in great shape (nice sandy beach) and beach chairs/umbrellas are included. However, the immediate area is in a bit of a rough shape so not the most exciting. Also, very little time at the beach (roughly 90 minutes) for the fairly high price paid Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Short water taxi over to the beach area.
Sail Date: January 2019
Short water taxi over to the beach area. The beach was very densely packed with chairs and umbrellas. The water was nice, but a bit of seaweed. Nice to hang in the water area. This excursion also included lunch, which included barbecue ... Read More
Short water taxi over to the beach area. The beach was very densely packed with chairs and umbrellas. The water was nice, but a bit of seaweed. Nice to hang in the water area. This excursion also included lunch, which included barbecue chicken, ribs, cheeseburger, small desserts and drinks. Caribbean Beach Day (SM56) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
This excursion was supposed to take us to Orient Bay however because of Hurricane Irma we went to ...
Sail Date: January 2019
This excursion was supposed to take us to Orient Bay however because of Hurricane Irma we went to Simpson Bay instead. This was done without notice. The lunch was okay but the water was not as nice as Orient. High surf a small beach. ... Read More
This excursion was supposed to take us to Orient Bay however because of Hurricane Irma we went to Simpson Bay instead. This was done without notice. The lunch was okay but the water was not as nice as Orient. High surf a small beach. Very disappointing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Not enough time on the beach..
Sail Date: December 2018
Not enough time on the beach.. long wait for lunch.. the beach was great though. Very long drive to get there and back to the ship.. almost 2 hours travel time.
Not enough time on the beach.. long wait for lunch.. the beach was great though. Very long drive to get there and back to the ship.. almost 2 hours travel time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The actual excursion was great, but the tour company Bernard Tours was not what it used to be.
Sail Date: December 2018
The actual excursion was great, but the tour company Bernard Tours was not what it used to be. Service was poor. Although the cost was $30 per person compared to $99 from the ship.
The actual excursion was great, but the tour company Bernard Tours was not what it used to be. Service was poor. Although the cost was $30 per person compared to $99 from the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International