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Beyond its many resorts, duty-free shopping spots, and beach bars, Philipsburg also provides the perfect jumping-off point for a slew of outdoor adventures. From snorkeling excursions and Jet Ski sessions to all-terrain-vehicle tours, these activities offer the perfect slice of Caribbean paradise. Here’s what to do on your next trip to Philipsburg.

Snorkeling and Scuba Trips
See what life is like below the waves on a snorkeling tour of the turquoise seas that surround Sint Maarten. Snorkeling tours whisk you away to uninhabited islands, where you can spot tropical fish, sea turtles, and other marine life. For both beginner and certified divers, scuba tours offer an even more immersive way to discover the underwater scenery.

Boat Tours
Whatever your speed, Philipsburg has a range of boat tours designed to acquaint you with the region’s impeccable scenery. Travel aboard a sailboat at sunset—complete with Champagne—for a relaxing time on the waves, or book a private charter to customize your own itinerary. You can also hop aboard a speedboat to visit day-trip destinations like unspoiled Anguilla, or even take a spin behind the wheel on a self-driving-boat tour.

Kayaking Excursions
Combine your sightseeing with a gentle workout when you sign up for a kayaking tour from Philipsburg. Get a new perspective on sites like Pelican Rocks, Kim Shaw Beach, and Simpson Bay when you paddle by, and pause for a dip to cool off.

Water Sports

If adrenaline-pumping adventure is your preferred form of outdoor activity, then Philipsburg offers plenty of lively excursions to get your pulse racing. In addition to diving tours, hoverboard outings let you fly above the waves, while Jet Ski trips make it easy to speed along the water.

Jeep and ATV Tours

Not all of Philipsburg’s outdoor activities take place on the water. Discover another side of Sint Maarten on a self-led Jeep tour of the island; with a map in hand, you’ll discover hidden corners well off the tourist trail. ATV tours, meanwhile, let you go everywhere from mountain trails to beaches.
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3-Hour Guided ATV Tour Island Highlights Plus 1-Hour Relax by the Beach

3-Hour Guided ATV Tour Island Highlights Plus 1-Hour Relax by the Beach

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Navigate St. Maarten's most popular beaches & highlights on an ATV during this half-day adventure from Phillipsburg. Stops include Airport Beach, Mullet Bay, Marigot, and much more. This tour is mainly on-road with a portion off-road. Upon return in Great Bay, Philipsburg, you can take a refreshing swim. Bottled water, and use of ATV and helmet is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.57
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4-Hour Saturday Afternoon Guided ATV Tour

4-Hour Saturday Afternoon Guided ATV Tour

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Hit the highlights of Dutch and French St. Martin in an afternoon on this action-packed tour, which begins by exploring downtown Philipsburg. Next, don your helmet, board your all-terrain vehicle (ATV)—please note, weight limits apply!—and follow your guide. Experience the roar of jet planes passing low overhead on Maho Beach, AKA Airport Beach, visit some inland and coastal sights, then return to Philipsburg with a little off-road.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.57
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3-Hour Guided Jeep Tour Island Highlights and 1-Hour Relax by Beach

3-Hour Guided Jeep Tour Island Highlights and 1-Hour Relax by Beach

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Navigate St. Maarten's most popular beaches & highlights in a 4x4 Jeep Wrangler during this half-day adventure from Phillipsburg. Stops include Airport Beach, Mullet Bay, Marigot, and much more. This tour is mainly on-road with a portion off-road. Upon return in Great Bay, Philipsburg, you can enjoy a refreshing swim. All Jeeps have automatic transmission and are equipped with VHF radio to communicate with the tour guide. Bottled water and use of Jeep is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.93
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ATV Rental Ride or Tour (1 ATV)

ATV Rental Ride or Tour (1 ATV)

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We will await for you at the Cruise Port Main Gate, shuttle you to company, explain you the island map, quick run down on the ATV usage, and set you off into the island. Pricing includes taxes, and rental insurance.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.00
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Anguilla Day Trip from St Maarten: Catamaran Sail to Shoal Bay

Anguilla Day Trip from St Maarten: Catamaran Sail to Shoal Bay

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Sail by catamaran to Anguilla, visiting Shoal Bay and Cove Bay, on this full-day adventure from St Maarten. Leaving from Simpson Bay, cruise over to the nearby island and transfer to an overland vehicle to reach Shoal Bay. Set up your provided umbrella and lounge chair on one of the world's ten best beaches to enjoy the island scenery. Sip tropical drinks and munch on snacks, then dig in to a barbecue lunch before returning by land and sea to St Maarten. 
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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$136.22
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Saba Day Trip from St Maarten
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Saba Day Trip from St Maarten

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Explore the pristine island of Saba on this 8-hour day trip from St Maarten. With your local guide, board a boat on St Maarten for the 1.5-hour journey by sea to Saba, making landing at Fort Bay. Spend the day diving, snorkeling and experiencing the unspoiled natural surroundings on this remote island. Tour the island on foot, which includes moderately strenuous hiking, or by taxi. Round-trip transportation from select St Maarten hotels is available during the week.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
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The Original Eco Tour Full-Day Around the Island of Sint Maarten
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The Original Eco Tour Full-Day Around the Island of Sint Maarten

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Cruise around St Maarten with stops at Tintamarre, Creole Rock and Grand Case on this full-day sailing excursion. Explore the lovely natural beauty of Tintamarre, then head to Creole Rock for some of the island's best snorkeling. Lunch is then served on board. Cruise down the coast after lunch and sail down pass Marigot, Low Land with a stop at Long Beach for our Floating Bar. Sunset sail back with our festive crew.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.00
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Anguilla Day Trip from St Maarten Including Lunch
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Anguilla Day Trip from St Maarten Including Lunch

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Sail to Anguilla aboard a luxury catamaran on this full-day trip from St. Maarten. Stop at Prickly Pear Cay to lounge in the shallows off the small island's pristine beach or snorkel among the tropical fish that inhabit the colorful coral reef. Visit lively Road Bay Beach for a barbecue lunch, then hit up some of the beach bars before climbing back aboard the 2-hulled sailboat for the trip back to your departure point. Round-trip transportation from select hotels on St. Maarten is included, depending on the day.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.00
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Shared Departure Transfer: Hotel to St Maarten Airport

Shared Departure Transfer: Hotel to St Maarten Airport

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When it’s time to say goodbye to St Maarten, or St Martin, end your trip the easy way with this shared departure transfer in a climate-controlled bus to Princess Juliana International Airport. It’s a budget-friendly alternative to the pricey private taxi rides.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Custom Private St Maarten Sightseeing Tour from Philipsburg

Custom Private St Maarten Sightseeing Tour from Philipsburg

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Take a private sightseeing tour of St Maarten with a knowledgeable local guide. This flexible tour can be customized to include landmarks and highlights that are of interest to you and your party. Travel at your own pace and spend as much or as little time as you like at each stop. Focus on beach hopping, shopping, sightseeing, cuisine tasting, activity parks/entertainment or a combination. Along the way, learn about St Maarten from your private guide and sip complimentary refreshments like beer, soft drinks and guavaberry rum punch.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$433.07
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Tropical Catamaran Snorkeling, Sailing and Happy Day

Tropical Catamaran Snorkeling, Sailing and Happy Day

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Adventurous outdoor-lovers will enjoy this sailing, snorkeling, and swimming day tour. Depending on the weather conditions, you’ll either head to the north or south of the island. Stop at a reef to snorkel with turtles and tropical fish. Take a dip or go for a walk on Pinel Island while the catamaran crew prepare your lunch. Sail to other bays throughout the day for more swimming and snorkeling.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.08
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Private Departure Transfer: Hotels to St Maarten Airport

Private Departure Transfer: Hotels to St Maarten Airport

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Finishing your vacation with a taxi ride can really be a terrible ending to a great trip. This St. Maarten Airport Private Departure Transfer is the perfect alternative to taxis and public transport. You'll ride (with your own private group) in a comfortable vehicle from your St. Maarten hotel to the Princess Juliana International Airport.
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  • 10 minutes
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$66.67
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Private Customizable Island Sightseeing Tour in St Maarten

Private Customizable Island Sightseeing Tour in St Maarten

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Choose your own itinerary during this private sightseeing tour in St Maarten. Spend 5 to 6 hours with a local guide visiting the attractions that pique your interest in a climate-controlled private tour van. Choose to hit the beach at the legendary shorelines of Maho Beach or Orient Beach, shop and gallery-hop in Marigot or Philipsburg, or explore the gourmet mecca of Grand Case. A complimentary open bar is included on this tour.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$550.00
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St. Maarten Pelican Private Tour

St. Maarten Pelican Private Tour

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Our Tours are one of a kind. our goal is to give you the best experience tour you have ever gotten in your entire life. we focus on Fun, Education and more Fun. what makes us different then the rest tour companies is we make sure you leave St.Maarten with a big smile on your face. Our tours are educational and exploring the most amazing Island views and Beaches that St.Maarten has to offer. Our tour comes with free cold beverages throughout the entire tour.
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  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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Combo Tour: 2-People-QUAD & Chairlift Ride from Philipsburg

Combo Tour: 2-People-QUAD & Chairlift Ride from Philipsburg

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Get your adrenaline pumping and discover St. Maarten in a fun way on this ATV tour from Philipsburg. Join your private guide and strap on your helmet for your adventure through the island’s rain forest to Sentry Hill. Then, enjoy a chairlift ride to the top of the hill for panoramic views of St. Maarten and its neighboring islands.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$190.71
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Airport Buggy Adventure

Airport Buggy Adventure

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Visit the island's hot spots and feel the Caribbean breeze in our stylish buggies and experience the Ultimate Island Adventure!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.77
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Colorful Species Of Birds

Colorful Species Of Birds

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Enjoys close up encounters with our colorful feathered inhabitants. Learn of their behavior. Feed the birds for a truly close-up encounter. Learn our island history and culture.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$44.00
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$44.00

Jeep Wrangler island Tour

Jeep Wrangler island Tour

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Phillipsburg has a big cruise port and is filled with fun things for travelers to do, but if you don’t know where to go, areas can get crowded quickly. Familiarize yourself with the island during this Philipsburg Jeep Wrangler Island Tour. You’ll drive (or ride in) a Jeep in a caravan of cars with your guide leading the way. Your guide knows the best places to see, including beaches and off-road spots.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.67
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ATV Sea & Sun & Snorkeling Adventure

ATV Sea & Sun & Snorkeling Adventure

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Ride an ATV on the sandy shores of Mullet Bay Beach, Frais Bay and Orient Beach during this half-day adventure on St Maarten. Cruise the tropical coast under the supervision of your guide to see both the French and Dutch sides of the island. No experience is necessary; riders of all skill levels are welcome and use of all equipment is included. Round-trip transportation from select hotels is available.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$350.00
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$350.00

St Maarten Guided Jeep Tour + Transfer

St Maarten Guided Jeep Tour + Transfer

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We have a range of Custom Jeeps perfect for exploring the island and it's beauty. The Jeep Plug is the only company on the island that offers such a personalized exclusive tour. The tour includes a knowledgeable guide that is inclined to ensure that the BEST is delivered to you. Our staff are committed to providing a great experience for travelers of all ages!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.00
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Private Sunset Cruise in St Maarten with Pick Up

Private Sunset Cruise in St Maarten with Pick Up

Enjoy a late afternoon outing, away from the daily hustle and bustle, aboard a motorboat that will motor along the coastline, taking in the breathtaking views and beaches of St.Maarten Some of St. Maarten’s most spectacular views are from the waterside. Take in a different perspective of the Island making sure to sail past some of the most popular beaches and tourist attractions like the Princess Juliana Airport where arriving airplanes make their final approach to landing. Listen to the sounds of the waves as they gentle lick up alongside the boat and sip on one of your preferred cocktails.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$3,500.00
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Fly board and Beach

Fly board and Beach

Fly like superman in a 30 min flying thriller. It will take between 5-15 min to learn the basics and be able to fly. You will get an instructional lesson on land first, followed by 30 min water time. Have you ever wanted to fly like superman? Soar high in the air and look down on the ocean beneath you? Move like a fish in the water? Dive like a dolphin? The fly board makes this possible! This activity is perfectly cut out for thrill seekers and adventurers! But anyone can fly, there is NO maximum weight limit, the minimum weight is 50 kilo's. Thereafter, enjoy free time along the child friendly beach walking the crystalline sand, sun, swimming and relaxing in our tropical paradise.  Try catching the planes above your heads possibly in for landing, in the beautiful Paradise of St. Maarten.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$275.00
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$275.00

Sky Explorer Lift & Beach by Fun Mobile
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Sky Explorer Lift & Beach by Fun Mobile

"Enjoy the ever popular “Scoot Coup Fun Mobile” touring Dutch St Martin/ St Maarten. Journey with us for a panoramic drive in a self-drive Fun Mobile open top Double Occupancy vehicle, accommodating you and your guest! Drive along the coast and stop to take pictures of the spectacular views overlooking the Caribbean Horizon. First stop to the Rainforest Adventure for a sky liner lift and Museum.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$370.00
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$370.00

Hover Board and Beach

Hover Board and Beach

If you like to surf or snowboard, the Hover board is just right for you!  The Hover board does not only fly, it moves full speed over the water. This is the real deal for an active and adventurous activity. You will get an instructional lesson on land first, followed by 30 min water time.   Enjoy free time along the beach to walk the crystalline sand, sun, swim and relax.  Try catching the planes above your heads possibly in for landing, in the beautiful Paradise of St. Maarten. Glide back to the ship admiring breathtaking scenes of Dutch St, Maarten with a pic stop at our proud Flag Pole overlooking the Caribbean Horizon.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$300.00
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