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Private Customizable Island Sightseeing Tour in St Maarten

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Philipsburg, Caribbean
Private Customizable Island Sightseeing Tour in St Maarten

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icon6 hours  (approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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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.
  • Customize your own sightseeing itinerary on St Maarten
  • Visit highlights and attractions according to your interests
  • Sip drinks from the complimentary open bar aboard your private tour vehicle
  • Learn about the island of St Maarten from your local guide
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Reserved tour van for your personal needs
Complimentary open bar
Knowledgeable guide
You get to design your own tour accordingly
Unfamiliar destination points and places.
Snorkeling equipment (if applicable)
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Philipsburg , Philipsburg, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, St Martin / St Maarten

Our Meeting Place is the EDC Parking Lot which is all the way left (do not go right) going out of the Port (Philipsburg Port) until you come to a green fence, with the EDC Sign overhead and a white tent inside, know you are booked with Diederick SXM Tours, thank you

Philipsburg Port of St. Maarten
9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.For Locations apart from the Philipsburg Port of St. Maarten (via Cruise Ship), please email us for more information, thank you.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats can be rented if need be but please let known at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age 18 years old
  • Participants are solely responsible for their medical conditions (or conditions they are in) and choice of choosing to go on these tours (or conditions and expenses resulting from being on the tours) or any of our services provided.
  • Please note: any additional guest of 6 or more please contact us directly
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Diederick SXM Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Customizable Island Sightseeing Tour in St Maarten?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private Customizable Island Sightseeing Tour in St Maarten.
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Customizable Island Sightseeing Tour in St Maarten?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Customizable Island Sightseeing Tour in St Maarten.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Customizable Island Sightseeing Tour in St Maarten?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Private Customizable Island Sightseeing Tour in St Maarten.

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A private tour is the way to go !!
, Sep 2021
When booking our trip to St. Maarten, I was in charge of the activities. As New Yorkers and coming from the land who invented social distancing, we only wanted private tours AWAY from people. Well, I decided to book a private island tour. Diederick communicated with me several times as to what and what we did not want to see. When and where to stop for lunch etc. Then, the day of the tour. Diederick and his beautiful wife Candia come to pick us up. They work very well together like peanut butter and jelly. Diederick, is extremely knowledgeable of all things St Maarten. He explained all of the history of the French and Dutch side. He also explained all of the plants, trees and uses for them as well. He also brought us to local beaches that are off the beaten track. I had wanted to stop for lunch at a certain place but it was close. Well, we found an unexpected gem. If local people like it, it must be good. I had terrific conch fritters. Candia seeing I was disabled, took special care of me helping me. I really appreciate all they did for us. We could have had a free tour from our hotel but I would have never had the pleasure of meeting Diederick and Candia.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
On behalf of DIEDERICK SXM TOURS, we would love to show our appreciation for choosing us and for your review. It was truly a pleasure spending time with you all, and your memories with us will remain, hoping to see you again, stay safe and God bless you all.
Customizable Tour
, Dec 2018
Visiting this Island from a Cruise Ship - wanted to maximize the time and not miss out seeing both the French and Dutch Sides.Ronald our excellent driver could not have been more accommodating, with a good knowledge of the areas and beaches to visit. You can determine your own time schedule at every stop,Would definitely recommend this option.Side note: although the passenger van was not the newest model on the market,The guide more than compensated .
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I'm so glad we went with a private...
, Jun 2018
I'm so glad we went with a private tour for our family of 5! Much better experience seeing the island the way we wanted to see it plus the added bonus of having the guide's complete attention when we had questions about things. We told our guide there were 2 things we HAD to do but after that we left it in his hands! He did such a great job showing us things we wouldn't have known about! I will definitely consider doing private tours again in the future since I felt I got my money's worth compared to cruise excursions we've done for about the same price but felt cheated.
We had a great time seeing the...
Joyce H
, Feb 2018
We had a great time seeing the island from a residents perspective. It is sad to see such a beautiful island still trying to recover from two major hurricanes but the people who live there are determined to make it happen. Paul was great! If his van can be spruced up just a bit we would have given it a 5!
We toured the island plus got to...
Michael S
, Aug 2017
We toured the island plus got to spend a few hours on the beach. The guide was on time and had a planned out itinerary for the day. Although we changed it up some to allow for more beach time.
BOOK THIS TOUR!!! This was the best...
, Dec 2015
BOOK THIS TOUR!!! This was the best day of our entire cruise vacation! Paul, our driver and guide, was excellent! He was waiting with a clean van with a cooler filled with juice, snacks and water for our kids and a few drinks for the adults. He gave us detailed stories and history of the island throughout the drive. He specifically chose a beach for us that would be suitable for our young children and included stops to feed TONS of iguanas and one to hold live sea urchins and conchs. Paul was very personable and sweet with out children. He drove slowly and carefully, always giving us a heads up for a good photo op. We learned so much about the differences between with the French and Dutch sides of the island and left with a better understanding of the culture and deepened appreciation for the beauty of the landscape. Learning about the people, economy, history of slavery and rice/salt export really made us feel like we know the island. We saw almost everything we had planned on only missed a couple things bc of time and never felt overtly touristy because we traveled on our own. The flexibility of being on our own allowed us to stay as long as we wanted at each place. Only caveat, if you're not into creole/heavily seasoned food, request a different restaurant. The one we went to that I think they have a deal with was a bit much for us and was more expensive than we'd prefer. The best part of this tour was leaving with a feeling of contentment and relaxation. We felt like it was well worth the money spent and really appreciated how much individual attention our kids got from Paul. He helped us carry them, showed them cool things and made sure they felt safe and happy. Paul customized our tour to our preferences and made our day in St. Maarten/St. Martin unforgettable! It was a perfect family day. If we were a a group of adults looking to party, I know he would've brought us to the exciting beach and some great bars. We want to go back already!

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