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Shore Excursion: Private Sightseeing Tour of St Maarten provided by Bernards Tours

Shore Excursion: Private Sightseeing Tour of St Maarten

Shore Excursion: Private Sightseeing Tour of St Maarten
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This private tour departs from the terminal information center at the cruise port. You will have the opportunity to visit the French and Dutch border, learn about the history of the island, spend time with the iguanas and enjoy the beach. A trip to Philipsburg and an open market in Marigot is also included in this shore excursion. The itinerary is designed by you for you to suit your sightseeing desires. This tour allows your group to experience St. Martin and all its fineries at your leisure, the atmosphere is relaxed and the vibes are cool and collective. Should you need help in planning your day, our tour guide will be more than happy to suggest some of the hottest spots on the island. This tour offers flexibility, privacy, and fun. We work closely with you to hand-craft an itinerary around your specific tour preferences. A bus is provided just for your group for the entire day. At the end of the day, you will be returned back to your ship.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7117P2
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Driver/guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Cruise Port: The reception center is located directly behind the Claude Wathey statue. To the left of the reception center, is a small walkway leading to the vending area and duty-free shops. Walk down the small walkway and continue walking past the vending area until you reach the roundabout with a big sign that says, "see you again soon." We are located left of the roundabout, under a white tent; Keep a lookout for the BIG SIGN for the private tour EDC area, we are here and waiting for you. Airport: Your personal Guide will be standing at the arrival hall with a Bernards Tours board, as you step into the arrival hall. You can not miss it! :)
  • Cruise Port, 79 Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Sint Maarten To the left of the reception, the center walks down the small walkway and continues walking past the vending area until you reach the roundabout with a big sign that says, "see you again soon." Keep a lookout for the BIG SIGN for the private tour EDC area, we are here and waiting for you.
  • Airports:
  • Princ. Juliana Airport, St Martin / St Maarten
  • Ports:
  • Cruise Port, 79 Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Sint Maarten
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • For tours with more than 5 participants, there is a $40.00 charge per additional person. Please contact 1-954-376-6582 for more information.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Driver/guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Cruise Port: The reception center is located directly behind the Claude Wathey statue. To the left of the reception center, is a small walkway leading to the vending area and duty-free shops. Walk down the small walkway and continue walking past the vending area until you reach the roundabout with a big sign that says, "see you again soon." We are located left of the roundabout, under a white tent; Keep a lookout for the BIG SIGN for the private tour EDC area, we are here and waiting for you. Airport: Your personal Guide will be standing at the arrival hall with a Bernards Tours board, as you step into the arrival hall. You can not miss it! :)
  • Cruise Port, 79 Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Sint Maarten To the left of the reception, the center walks down the small walkway and continues walking past the vending area until you reach the roundabout with a big sign that says, "see you again soon." Keep a lookout for the BIG SIGN for the private tour EDC area, we are here and waiting for you.
  • Airports:
  • Princ. Juliana Airport, St Martin / St Maarten
  • Ports:
  • Cruise Port, 79 Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Sint Maarten
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • For tours with more than 5 participants, there is a $40.00 charge per additional person. Please contact 1-954-376-6582 for more information.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Suzanne Holt
Lino Lakes, MN264 contributions
Perfect Tour with a Fantastic Local Tour Guide
Dec 2019
We booked a private tour last minute for Christmas day so I was a little worried about how that would turn out. We ended up having the most amazing tour guide, Augustine. She showed us so much of the island and told us so much about history as well as local life. We've done private tours around the world and I felt like Augustine really let us into her life and personality more than other tour guides have.

She took us to the perfect spot on Orient Bay Beach. It was not at all busy and was by a brand new restaurant with clean restrooms and changing facilities. We wanted to also see Maho beach, so she took us there at the perfect time to see several big airplanes land.

I highly recommend Bernard's Tours and Augustine specifically. I plan to be back and do another tour with her someday.
Written 22 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stacey H
Maryland3 contributions
Great personalized tour
Dec 2019
We arrived on Freedom of the Seas. My husband and I had been to St. Martin on our honeymoon and we were excited to show our kids the places we went. Judensy (sp?) took us to all of the places we wanted to go, and showed us some other places we didn't know about. The cruise line warned us not to go to the French side, but we went with absolutely no problems. He had a lot of information about the island. Highlights were Orient Beach and the zipline.
Written 12 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BERNARDSTOURS
Dear Stacey, Thank you for your review. We are glad that your private tour was what you expected and even more! Thank you and we would love to see you, your family and friends on you next cruise to our beautiful island
Written 14 January 2020
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LoriC124
Boynton Beach, FL26 contributions
Bernard’s Tours are the Best!
I’ve been on many of Bernard’s tours over the years and every single one has been fantastic.
This time, on Dec 12, 2019, we did a private island tour with 43 of us in 2 buses. Our guides were The Mailman & DJ Dave; both are fabulous! If you want a terrific tour of the island- Grand Cas Beach, Maho Beach, French Market; all kinds of sights to see, I highly recommend taking a Bernard Tour. They provide beverages, including their famous rum punch and also keep you smiling the whole time.
Thank you again, Bernard, The Mailman and DJ Dave. See you on my next trip! xo
Written 15 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BERNARDSTOURS
Dear Lori C, We at Bernard Tours say Thank You to all that was on tour with us that day. It started off rocky but I am glad to know it was one of the best for you and your Group! Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on your next cruise
Written 17 December 2019
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mckinna1
Milan, TN68 contributions
Fabulous private island tour with Diane
We’ve used Bernard’s tours before when visiting St Martin. This time since there was 7 of us we booked the private island tour, and our driver was Diane. She was so wonderful- she helped plan our day based around seeing the island- both French and Dutch sides, a beach break for swimming, shopping and Maho Beach for the airplanes. She gave us an overview of the hurricane impact and slow recovery since, and how difficult that has been since the Dutch side really depends on tourism for jobs and their economy. We made several stops on both sides of the islands, and we had a good stop at Orient Beach for some swimming time. I don’t think it’s been open that long for visitors since the hurricane. There’s a restaurant and bathrooms there, plus you can rent loungers and beach umbrellas. We went to the French side for a quick food break at a bakery there for some tasty sandwiches and pastries then finished the day at Maho Beach to watch the planes land. Despite a long traffic jam caused by some road construction repairs (it took up about 50 minutes of our 6 hour tour), she made sure we saw and did everything we wanted to us for us back to the ship in plenty of time. She was such a wonderful tour guide for us- we’ve been on lots of island tours during our numerous cruises and I think Diane is our very favorite one. She also had a good supply of water, Caribe beer and some yummy rum punch as well. I would highly recommend the private custom tours because you can set your own schedule of things to do. The one recommendation for improvement I would make is to be more specific in the emails about where to meet the tour once we have disembarked from the ship- we kind of knew where to meet since we’ve toured with them before, but I know it can be confusing for first time folks. St Martin is so beautiful and I hope it continues it’s recovery from the hurricane.
Written 2 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LovePits
Cornelius, NC55 contributions
Definitely a great private tour
May 2019 • Couples
We booked this tour directly through Bernard’s Tours although it was offered through the cruise line at a higher price. Our driver was David and he was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. We visited every spot we asked to go to plus more. We asked a lot of questions and he answered them all and seemed like he enjoyed the banter. Many people have complained on here about not being able to find them or the long walk. St Maarten has a long pier and at the end of it you just look to the right and see a white tent. I would totally recommend this tour.
Written 10 May 2019
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Alex m
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Review
May 2019 • Family
Very cool trip. Sweet Dani(Daniel) was amazing and took great care of us. He also had a lot of information about the island. When my parents tried to walk in the rain to the Dutch cheese market after our tour he insisted on driving them and waited for them to be done. Great way to see the island and you can tailor it to your own trip
Written 9 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lily Q F
Destin, FL13 contributions
Fun day with Family on St Marteen with Action Jackson
Dec 2018 • Family
We booked a one day private tour with Bernard tours after reading the reviews on Tripadvisors. We are a family of 9 people range from age 11 to 75. We were interested in exploring and learning about the Island as our own pace. We got just that. Our tour guide Action Jackson was knowledgeable, funny, respectful and very professional. We had a wonderful day with him touring the beautiful island, and will be back again some day!
Written 3 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Belair3737
Bel Air, MD23 contributions
Group tour off of cruise ship
A group of 22 plus of us reserved a tour and specifically requested the "Mailman". He did not disappoint us. I'm sure all the tour guides are good, but our day was wonderful. We saw all the sights and visited a gorgeous beach where lunch or appetizers could be purchased at a lovely restaurant that has been built since the hurricane devastated the island. Water, beer and a great rum punch were provided. This was so much nicer than what a cruise tour would have offered and less expensive.
Written 24 April 2019
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Hilary N
Redding, CT69 contributions
Great time during our 3 hour airport layover!
Apr 2019 • Family
Connected with Bernard through his website to coordinate a private tour for 4 of us during out long layover at SXM airport. He has a US Cell number so we actually could talk live, which was helpful.

Dave met us at the airport as planned, and drove us in his (very clean!) van around the island. He was super friendly and gave us lots of historical information about the island and fun facts as well. Though it was Easter Sunday and most places were closed, he had planned a stop at a lovely bakery on the french side where we got delicious sandwiches and pastry.

I'd highly recommend Bernard's - and if Dave is available
Written 24 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

brneyes5925
Gladstone, MO362 contributions
Visiting St. Maarten after 20 some years
Apr 2019 • Friends
I had been on Cruise Critic, as well as Trip Advisor, trying to find a tour agency in St. Maarten. I contacted Bernard's Tours for my friend and I, and I'm so glad I did. Our tour guide David was great. Very knowledgeable about St. Maarten to make what we seen very interesting. To top this, if at all possible, my friend had just had a bad accident needing surgery, but still wanted to make the tour. She was not able to get out of the van, but was able to see everything, other then when we got out to look around. I appreciate David helping Carol in/out of the van, etc. for everything else. I would highly recommend Bernard's Tours.
Written 14 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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doral976
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Ask for mailman
Mailman was an amazing tour guide. We asked a lot of questions about the island and he was able to answer them all.
williamcN3900WE
williamcN3900WE
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refund
St Maarten did not permit us to dock so our shore excursion never took place. We hope our $76.94 is returned.
Travelingfoejoy
Travelingfoejoy
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Great way to know Saint Marteen
Wife and I were in Royal Caribbean cruise, took Bernard’s tours because offered a lot of sightseeing for less money
jonnas786
jonnas786
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Orient beach and maho beach visit
Great excursion, very knowledgeable tour guide. Be aware of local time and ship time if you come by Cruise, we almo
teresaswiss
teresaswiss
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Pity passengers were not allowed to leave ship???
Unfortunately, our cruise ship Aidadiva was not allowed to let the passengers disembark in St Maarten, therefore we
johndB684XZ
johndB684XZ
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John
DJ did a great job of introducing us to St Maarten. He is very knowledgeable and perceptive about what visitors l
Graham4384
Graham4384
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Excellent Day with Action Jackson
Easy to find at the cruise terminal and well organised. Our small group (9) had a comfortable minibus driven by the
Navigator13898693731
Navigator13898693731
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Really good excursion
Easy to book, easy to find when arriving in port, good transport & good rum punch. Had a couple of hours on Orient
hdilly
hdilly
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Nice Tour
It was easy to follow the directions to the pickup point outside the cruise terminal. I was pleasantly surprised to
kelleyc315
kelleyc315
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Fun Fun But.....
This tour was so much fun. To experience these 2 island beaches was a highlight. Orient Beach was so beautiful, war
Merma1ds
Merma1ds
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2 Beach Break
Great Beaches, great guide. The drinks, the beaches and guide- all did not disappoint! Orient Beach was beautiful,
ashmatt521
ashmatt521
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Mixed tours together
I am hoping that this was just something that does not happen often and we were just an unlucky bunch. I had emaile
ROSE M
ROSE M
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Despite not seeing an Iguana farm, our tour gruide made the trip worthwhile.
I picked this tour mainly becuase I thought I would see the iguana farm which was mentioned on the website.I now l
KathleenBrett
KathleenBrett
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Beach tour
We went to a beautiful beach namely Orient beach and sun beds were luxurious. The beach is what you imagine when th
janicefI4122VS
janicefI4122VS
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Bernards tours
We had a great time with these guys Action Jackson was our driver and he was very informative We spent some tim
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