St. Maarten excursions are a vibrant mix of cultural and natural attractions, including exploring dual-nation island’s French and Dutch sides and enjoying its renowned beaches. St. Maarten excursions also offer a range of activities from snorkeling in crystal-clear waters to zip-lining through lush forests, appealing to both beach lovers and adventure seekers.

10 Best St. Maarten Excursions & Tours

About 300 kilometers east of Puerto Rico in the northeast part of the Caribbean lies St. Maarten, a cruise community favorite. Often confused with its northern French counterpart, St. Martin or Saint Martin, St. Maarten is the Dutch side of the island. A constituency country that is considered part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, St. Maarten occupies the southern half of the island – it is known for its beaches, casinos, jewelry-making, Guavaberry drinks, and spectacular nightlife.

Sights to See

With its European influences (evident in the architectural style of its buildings), St. Maarten is just begging to be explored by land or sea via cruise ship. Our St. Maarten cruise excursions and island tours allow you to experience all the wonders of the Dutch part of the twin island, complete with water sports, hiking and biking, marine life, and quaint history in the capital of Philipsburg.

Our St. Maarten tours and excursions do not stop there, as many of our shore tours include traveling to the French-controlled portion of the island to experience both paradise destinations by visiting two countries in one day. This opportunity alone makes any St. Maarten shore excursion and trip incredibly fulfilling.

Thrill-Seeking Activities

St. Maarten offers a wide variety of heart-pumping things to do. If you’re all in on water activities, then you have to enjoy a full day or more at Orient Bay, the beach on the French side of St. Martin that’s the most popular and busiest beach in the Caribbean year-round. There you can do some scuba diving, snorkeling, jet skiing, windsurfing, parasailing, riding a banana boat, and so much more.

Beautiful Beaches

The beautiful island of St. Maarten is home to the best treasures the Caribbean has to offer. Boasting gorgeous white sand beaches to relax on, and vibrant reef beds to snorkel through, St. Maarten has a unique and intriguing culture to boot. This island, tightly nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, is widely recognized as one of the top vacation destinations in the entire world!

Located on the North shore of the French side of St. Martin, Pinel Island is special to tourists and locals alike. It is surrounded by breathtaking clear blue waters that are ideal for water activities such as snorkeling, paddle boarding, and kayaking. Not to mention it’s also part of the French Marine Reserve and protected from development so future generations can enjoy its splendor. Pinel Island is a must-see if you’re nearby.

Browse these excursions and other neighboring island tours offered by Shore Excursions Group. A thrilling trip full of jet boating, snorkeling, relaxing nights of wine tasting, sunset cruises, and easygoing sailing adventures await! Anything is possible in St. Maarten.