Philipsburg, St. Maarten Cruise Port

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Take a taxi to a destination you can research ahead. Long pier and shore excursion land...

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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:

"took the cattamoran we went to the orient beach for the day the water beautiful but way too crowded..." in 195 reviews.

"The short water taxi takes you right to a gorgeous beach and the shopping district." in 148 reviews.

"must go to maho beach for the 747 flyover at sunset bar, very cool, you wont..." in 83 reviews.


3115 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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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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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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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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PABigDoug
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

Make sure you go to the beach with the airplanes - Go early - Be there by 9:30 AM to stake out your territory on the beach - Check the flight times of KLM and Air France to see if they fly in on the day you are there - We did not see the big planes (747's) as we were there the day they were not flying in - The beach is beautiful - Can get food & drink there - Don't miss it

Visited: Feb 07, 2017

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