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Maho Beach Tours

Maho Beach can't boast that it's one of the most peaceful beaches in the world, but it certainly has a unique claim to fame, particularly if you're an aviation lover. This is because Maho Beach is located right next to an airport and the planes fly directly over the beach so low that you feel they might land on you. 

Kids especially love watching the planes soar overhead multiple times throughout the day at Maho Beach, but even adults quickly get caught up in the wonder of seeing a large inflight plane so close up. Hang out by the fence on the edge of the beach closest to the airport and you'll even be able to feel the blast of the jets as a plane takes off – and probably some sand particles being swirled up around you. In addition to plane watching, Maho Beach is a fun place to swim and snorkel. 

To make sure you don't miss out on seeing the big commercial planes land or take-off head over to Sunset Bar, which is located on Maho Beach and posts the flight schedule each day. You can also watch the planes from Sunset Bar while enjoying a drink and bite to eat. 

Practical Info

If arriving to St Maarten via cruise, there are shuttles from the cruise terminal in Phillipsburg that take you to Maho Beach or you can hire private transportation. If you hail a taxi once you arrive (not hard to do at the cruise terminal) make sure you arrange a pick up time with your driver for ample time to get back to your cruise ship before it departs. If staying on land, check with your hotel if they have a shuttle to Maho Beach or rent a car or hire a taxi to take you there.

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St Maarten Shore Excursion: Orient and Maho Beach Half-Day Tour, Philipsburg, null
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St Maarten Shore Excursion: Orient and Maho Beach Half-Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 298 Reviews

While in port in St Maarten, enjoy fun in the sun at two of St Maarten’s renowned beaches – Orient Beach and Maho Beach. Your friendly guide will deliver you ...  Read more

Location: Philipsburg, St Maarten
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Shore Excursion: St Maarten Beach, Sightseeing and Shopping Tour, Philipsburg, Ports of Call Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Shore Excursion: St Maarten Beach, Sightseeing and Shopping Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 41 Reviews

Get the most adventurous and fascinating look of St Maarten on this sightseeing tour with shopping and beach time. This tour will allow you to explore all ...  Read more

Location: Philipsburg, St Maarten
Duration: Flexible

From USD $50.00
St-Martin and St Maarten: Sightseeing Tour of the French and Dutch Sides of the Island, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

St-Martin and St Maarten: Sightseeing Tour of the French and Dutch Sides of the Island

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 85 Reviews

Explore both sides of the island of St Martin – Dutch (St Maarten) and French (St-Martin) – on a scenic 4.5-hour sightseeing tour! Bask in the sun on Orient ...  Read more

Location: Simpson Bay or Philipsburg, St Maarten
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $44.00
4-Hour Quad ATV Adventure from Philipsburg, Philipsburg, Half-day Tours
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4-Hour Quad ATV Adventure from Philipsburg

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Explore some of St Maarten's most famous beaches by ATV on this 4-hour adventure. You'll spend some free time on the French side of the island at Orient Bay, ...  Read more

Location: Philipsburg, St Maarten
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00
St Maarten Shore Excursion: Maho Beach and Lucas Bay Sightseeing, Philipsburg, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road ... 
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St Maarten Shore Excursion: Maho Beach and Lucas Bay Sightseeing

4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

After your ship docks, prepare to be wowed by St Maarten on this 5-hour tour that shows off the best of the best of this Caribbean island. Hop in the ...  Read more

Location: Philipsburg, St Maarten
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.19
St Maarten Shore Excursion: Beaches and Shopping in Marigot, Philipsburg, Ports of Call Tours
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St Maarten Shore Excursion: Beaches and Shopping in Marigot

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Reviews

On this 5-6 hour tour, visit some of St Maarten's most famous beaches, including Maho Beach, Orient Beach and Oyster Bay. You'll have the chance to explore ...  Read more

Location: Philipsburg, St Maarten
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00
St-Martin and St Maarten Island Sights, Shopping and Maho Beach Tour, Philipsburg, Ports of Call ... 
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St-Martin and St Maarten Island Sights, Shopping and Maho Beach Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

This small-group tour offers guests a full overview of the French and Dutch sides of St Martin. Your journey from start to finish will be informative, fun and ...  Read more

Location: Philipsburg, St Maarten
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.00
St Maarten Half-Day Trip to Orient and Maho Beach, Philipsburg, Half-day Tours
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St Maarten Half-Day Trip to Orient and Maho Beach

4 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Enjoy a sensational day of sun and sea as you bask at two of St Maarten’s most popular beaches – Orient Beach and Maho Beach. First, head to Orient Bay Beach ...  Read more

Location: Philipsburg or Simpson Bay, St Maarten
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Half-Day Guided Snorkel and Beach Cruise in Philipsburg, Philipsburg, Half-day Tours
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Half-Day Guided Snorkel and Beach Cruise in Philipsburg

The 3- to 4-hour guided snorkel and beach tour departs daily from Great Bay in Philipsburg. Snorkel over wrecks, serving as artificial reefs attracting a ...  Read more

Location: Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
Duration: 3 to 4 hours

From USD $75.00
Amazing Plane Spotting at Maho Beach, Philipsburg, Snorkeling
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Amazing Plane Spotting at Maho Beach

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Turn up your Caribbean vacation at the most famous beach on St Maarten - Maho Beach. This attraction is unmatched as low-flying jet planes literally are a few ...  Read more

Location: Philipsburg, St Maarten
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00

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