Philipsburg, St. Maarten Cruise Port

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(9075 votes)

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Best Caribbean Port

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We'd been here many times before also and went off on our own. Many things to do of...
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About Philipsburg, St. Maarten

St. Martin is an island of dualities — the root of that being its dual French and Dutch sovereignty. So which side should you stay on, and what should you do when you’re there? You’ve come to the right place.


What people said about this port:

"Orient Beach was the most beautiful ocean I 've ever seen." in 197 reviews.

"Take a shared cab or water taxi from the ship 's dock to the downtown area." in 152 reviews.

"...we got a taxi to mullet bay, which was far better than maho beach ." in 87 reviews.


3156 reviews and tips of Philipsburg, St. Maarten




Squinter
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

We went to Maho beach to see the jet planes land and take off - it was a blast! Share a taxi with others - $8 a person

Visited: Mar 09, 2017

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kvieira
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Experience:
2-3 cruises

Definitely my favorite day. The beaches are beautiful and I felt safe

Visited: Mar 03, 2017

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blhofy
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
2-3 cruises

Our excursion for the day was Da Party Bus. We could not have asked for a better tour of the island. We feel like we saw much of the island, learned about the heritage and had a great time while doing it.

Visited: Mar 12, 2017

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Cruisergirl67
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Family (older children)

Experience:
4-6 cruises

Did a full island tour which was fun to see but a lot of driving. I would skip a few stops and spend more time at Maho Beach--what a kick watching those planes land and take off.

Visited: Feb 18, 2017

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kpf1965
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

Create your own excursion: walk to town and take the bus/van to Maho Beach ($2). Check out the planes landing practically on top of you. The ride to and from the beach is fun too!

Visited: Feb 05, 2017

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Cait
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Large Group

Experience:
2-3 cruises

Be sure to check out Maho Beach! It is an excellent beach to go to. Do not need to book through the ship we took a taxi for $9/per person. Free Admission onto the beach. There is chair rentals available and a bar/restaurant/gift shop/ public bathrooms available.

Visited: Jan 08, 2017

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