St. Maarten St. Maartan Airport Tour Excursion Reviews

Watch planes taking off and landing up close at St. Maarten's airport.
We love St.
Sail Date: June 2019
We love St. Maarten and were excited to share Maho Beach with our family members who are aerospace enthusiasts. Sunset Beach bar is always has great food in a terrific atmosphere.
We love St. Maarten and were excited to share Maho Beach with our family members who are aerospace enthusiasts. Sunset Beach bar is always has great food in a terrific atmosphere. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We went to Maho Beach to watch the planes come in.
Sail Date: June 2019
We went to Maho Beach to watch the planes come in. Pretty popular place as it was packed. Sunset restaurant was better then I thought it would be, however it was pretty pricey as expected for a touristy area. Suggest walk to the other ... Read More
We went to Maho Beach to watch the planes come in. Pretty popular place as it was packed. Sunset restaurant was better then I thought it would be, however it was pretty pricey as expected for a touristy area. Suggest walk to the other end of the beach to get away from the crowds. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Took a party boat out to Maho beach.
Sail Date: May 2019
Took a party boat out to Maho beach. I talk about this in more detail in my main review, but it was an amazing day.
Took a party boat out to Maho beach. I talk about this in more detail in my main review, but it was an amazing day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We took the SXM Airport Adventure tour boat.
Sail Date: May 2019
We took the SXM Airport Adventure tour boat. It was a LOT of fun. They have a bar and food, and played great music the whole time. We anchored on the edge of Maho Bay where we could watch jets and other aircraft take off and land from the ... Read More
We took the SXM Airport Adventure tour boat. It was a LOT of fun. They have a bar and food, and played great music the whole time. We anchored on the edge of Maho Bay where we could watch jets and other aircraft take off and land from the famous SXM Airport. They would tell us every time a plane was about to land so we could get great pictures. The boat has a platform and they had snorkeling and noodling, or you can just hang out and enjoy their great Rum punch! This was my favorite excursion of the trip, even though I got terribly sunburned, which was my fault- they have lots of shady spots on the boat. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Excellent tour, would highly recommend
Sail Date: May 2019
Excellent tour, would highly recommend
Excellent tour, would highly recommend Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Boat ride and floated in water while planes landed.
Sail Date: April 2019
Boat ride and floated in water while planes landed. Thought they would be right overhead. Pretty far away.
Boat ride and floated in water while planes landed. Thought they would be right overhead. Pretty far away. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We took a party boat excursion over to the Maho airport beach.
Sail Date: March 2019
We took a party boat excursion over to the Maho airport beach. We got the opportunity to snorkel, drink, watch the planes land and take off, have some food on the boat... and more. It was a great tour ran by some great people. The only ... Read More
We took a party boat excursion over to the Maho airport beach. We got the opportunity to snorkel, drink, watch the planes land and take off, have some food on the boat... and more. It was a great tour ran by some great people. The only down side was that the snorkeling was not that good... not much to see under the water there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was a great excursion.
Sail Date: March 2019
This was a great excursion. The water was VERY choppy the day we went so did not get in the water, but did sit on deck with feet in the water. Water was very clear and refressing. Lots of people swimming havig fun with provided noodles, ... Read More
This was a great excursion. The water was VERY choppy the day we went so did not get in the water, but did sit on deck with feet in the water. Water was very clear and refressing. Lots of people swimming havig fun with provided noodles, floaties, snorkel gear. Do not expect to see much marine life here. Staff was amazing. Announced every plane. Even the small ones. We saw at least 20 that day. Great once in a lifetime experiece. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
I am a pilot, so I absolutely love watching planes.
Sail Date: February 2019
I am a pilot, so I absolutely love watching planes. You cannot go onto the actual beach, but you get to be in the water next to the airport. Unfortunately the snorkeling isn't great anymore because of the hurricane.
I am a pilot, so I absolutely love watching planes. You cannot go onto the actual beach, but you get to be in the water next to the airport. Unfortunately the snorkeling isn't great anymore because of the hurricane. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great place to watch planes land but the washroom facilities are brutal.
Sail Date: February 2019
Great place to watch planes land but the washroom facilities are brutal.
Great place to watch planes land but the washroom facilities are brutal. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Airport Adventures SXM was fantastic.
Sail Date: January 2019
Airport Adventures SXM was fantastic. They came to the ship, walked us to their boat, loaded us up and headed along the beach for a nice ride to the St. Maarten Airport. We anchored safely off shore by about 60 feet. They had a large ... Read More
Airport Adventures SXM was fantastic. They came to the ship, walked us to their boat, loaded us up and headed along the beach for a nice ride to the St. Maarten Airport. We anchored safely off shore by about 60 feet. They had a large floating platform that they set into the water with chairs so members of our group who couldn’t swim could still enjoy the water and view. The water was crystal green, the crew helped snorkelers find fish on the reef. We jumped off the side of the boat and floated near the airplanes as they come in for a landing. It was too dangerous to be on the beach for takeoff but we were close! Fantastic - just an absolute blast from start to finish. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
I just swam around with a noodle most of the time watching the airplanes fly in and take off.
Sail Date: January 2019
I just swam around with a noodle most of the time watching the airplanes fly in and take off. The main tour guide was funny and one of the assistants dove for any items people dropped in the water, which was a very nice touch. We were the ... Read More
I just swam around with a noodle most of the time watching the airplanes fly in and take off. The main tour guide was funny and one of the assistants dove for any items people dropped in the water, which was a very nice touch. We were the only boat docked in the area so that was nice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was one of my choices of excursions.
Sail Date: December 2018
This was one of my choices of excursions. I always wanted to do this. It was a blast (literally). Be ready for a ton of people one the beach, but it is worth it.
This was one of my choices of excursions. I always wanted to do this. It was a blast (literally). Be ready for a ton of people one the beach, but it is worth it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
bus to Maho beach to watch the planes but with 90 percent of hotels still closed and the island ...
Sail Date: November 2018
bus to Maho beach to watch the planes but with 90 percent of hotels still closed and the island struggling to rebuild it was more boring than usual. Still a good outing if you have already been there several times as we had. Total ... Read More
bus to Maho beach to watch the planes but with 90 percent of hotels still closed and the island struggling to rebuild it was more boring than usual. Still a good outing if you have already been there several times as we had. Total destruction on the French side beaches we were told...real bad for them still. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Guide was very friendly and informative.
Sail Date: November 2018
Guide was very friendly and informative. We loved watching the planes even though it poured rain. The restaurant was fast and friendly until we needed the check because we had to leave; then it got a little slow.
Guide was very friendly and informative. We loved watching the planes even though it poured rain. The restaurant was fast and friendly until we needed the check because we had to leave; then it got a little slow. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The tour has a schedule of the incoming planes, so you are guaranteed to see some planes land.
Sail Date: November 2018
The tour has a schedule of the incoming planes, so you are guaranteed to see some planes land. A great tour.
The tour has a schedule of the incoming planes, so you are guaranteed to see some planes land. A great tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Great tour, I prefer to book with the cruiseline just to be on the safe side.
Sail Date: August 2018
Great tour, I prefer to book with the cruiseline just to be on the safe side. The ladies were excellent and gave us a guided tour on the bus each way. Plenty of time to spend at the beach. Food at Sunset Bar is excellent. Nathalie was ... Read More
Great tour, I prefer to book with the cruiseline just to be on the safe side. The ladies were excellent and gave us a guided tour on the bus each way. Plenty of time to spend at the beach. Food at Sunset Bar is excellent. Nathalie was awesome! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Beach is small and crowded but the grandchildren loved seeing the planes fly over.
Sail Date: June 2018
Beach is small and crowded but the grandchildren loved seeing the planes fly over.
Beach is small and crowded but the grandchildren loved seeing the planes fly over. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Only one half-decent plane landed, but the bar has shade and booze and the food, while not great, ...
Sail Date: May 2018
Only one half-decent plane landed, but the bar has shade and booze and the food, while not great, is okay for where you are. They even have a tiny casino nearby you can go donate money at, LOL.
Only one half-decent plane landed, but the bar has shade and booze and the food, while not great, is okay for where you are. They even have a tiny casino nearby you can go donate money at, LOL. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We took a tour to get our of the port area to see how the hurricane recovery was coming along.
Sail Date: April 2018
We took a tour to get our of the port area to see how the hurricane recovery was coming along. They've done so much, but they still have a very long way to go. We spend about 45 minutes on the 'airport' beach. It's fun, ... Read More
We took a tour to get our of the port area to see how the hurricane recovery was coming along. They've done so much, but they still have a very long way to go. We spend about 45 minutes on the 'airport' beach. It's fun, nice bar, but the damage to their airport is very sad. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
This excursion will take you to see "Runway Beach" by boat.
Sail Date: April 2018
This excursion will take you to see "Runway Beach" by boat. Once there, the captain announces when airplanes will be landing/taking off. Many good photo opportunities. If you have't seen the videos on You-Tube, ... Read More
This excursion will take you to see "Runway Beach" by boat. Once there, the captain announces when airplanes will be landing/taking off. Many good photo opportunities. If you have't seen the videos on You-Tube, you're in for a surprize. You'll see many adults clinging to the fence between the beach and the roadway across from the airport. They try to hold on as the larger jets turn, in preparation of take-off, to see who can hold on to the fence the longest before being blown off by the jet wash. I couldn't believe my eyes the first time I saw this. The jets are very close and the pilots wave at the people on the beach as they taxi into take-off position. It's a crazy sight. Definitely a "do once". Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Lovely beach which was packed.
Sail Date: April 2018
Lovely beach which was packed. Exciting seeing the planes fly over so low although due to the after effects of The hurricane, larger aircraft don't land as often.
Lovely beach which was packed. Exciting seeing the planes fly over so low although due to the after effects of The hurricane, larger aircraft don't land as often. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We took a $9 taxi ride (each way) to Maho Beach.
Sail Date: March 2018
We took a $9 taxi ride (each way) to Maho Beach. We enjoyed watching the planes land. The beach is beautiful!
We took a $9 taxi ride (each way) to Maho Beach. We enjoyed watching the planes land. The beach is beautiful! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
The snorkeling was poor, not many fish, but the boat was a party and the swimming was amazing.
Sail Date: March 2018
The snorkeling was poor, not many fish, but the boat was a party and the swimming was amazing.
The snorkeling was poor, not many fish, but the boat was a party and the swimming was amazing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Biggest letdown for all the excursions we did.
Sail Date: March 2018
Biggest letdown for all the excursions we did. You don't get close to the airplanes. Only saw one jet land. If the seas are rough, you DEFINITELY don't want to do this.
Biggest letdown for all the excursions we did. You don't get close to the airplanes. Only saw one jet land. If the seas are rough, you DEFINITELY don't want to do this. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises