St Maarten Eco Tours

St. Maarten: The RACE

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You and your team will go on a lively and amazing race through Philipsburg, the capital town of St. Maarten.  Modeled after popular TV shows, you’ll have a fun time sightseeing and getting to know St. Maarten in a way most tourists never do. The RACE combines action, adventure, and sightseeing in a fast-paced fun environment.  With a map in hand you’ll solve clues which lead your team to its next destination, direct you to perform a task, or complete a challenge for bonus points. Each optional challenge is different – some mental and some physical and can range from building a sand castle to sampling a traditional food to a jump in the ocean. You can run fast or take your time to enjoy the sights – there is plenty of time to complete the adventure without running.  The … Continue reading

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Boogie Board & Hike Tour

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Grab your kids, a swimsuit and a towel and enjoy a terrific outdoor adventure that includes plenty of beach time, boogie boarding, games and a guided nature hike through the rugged North-East coast scenery. A light lunch and refreshments are included in this fun in the sun day. Continue reading

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Guana Bay Hiking Tour

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This scenic coastal hike takes you along the rugged undeveloped coastline between Guana Bay and Pointe Blanche.  We walk along the coastal single track trails where, more than likely, we will see more goats than people.  Following the coastline your guide points out iguanas, birds, cactus, neighboring islands and natural rock formations shaped like ancient Arawakan faces. The turn-around point is Geneve Bay where we will take a couple of minutes to sit down and relax while listening to the music of the pebbles in the surf. The way back follows the same trails to Guana Bay Beach where you can take off your shoes and cool your feet in the crystal clear Caribbean Sea while walking along this pristine beach – a cold refreshment is waiting for you at the end. Make sure to bring your camera – the … Continue reading

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Cross The Border Hike

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Walk through two countries on the same Day! This beautiful hike along singletrack in a dry forest will expose you to some incredible views of the Simpson Bay Lagoon and the neighbouring island of Anguilla. You will meet your guide, Fred, at the parking lot opposite the RBC Bank in Colebay along the Union Road at the entrance to the Bellevue Trails. A short walk will bring you to the virtual border where you will have a short stop at the monument which represents the separation between the Dutch and French sides of the island. After a brief history lesson on the Treaty of Concordia which resulted in hundreds of years of peaceful co-existence between the two nations you will continue your hike through the vegetation, sharing the trail with the occasional friendly cow and goats. Keep an eye open … Continue reading

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The Gem of St Martin Bike Tour

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Some people say the best way to really get to know a new area is on the seat of a bike.  This tour takes you on a journey through Sint Maarten/Saint Martin. Starting from Philipsburg, you’ll meet your guide and get a brief introduction to cycling in St. Maarten and our Trek hybrid bicycles you’ll be using for your tour.  Once everyone is ready we will lead you out of Philipsburg past the Great Salt Pond which played a major role in the history and economy of the island beginning in the 1600’s. After a short sustained climb, you will enjoy a long descent to the charming Oyster Pond Bay, a quaint residential area situated on a lagoon shared by the Dutch and French sides of the island. You will continue on, crossing from the Dutch side to the French St. Martin … Continue reading

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Cross the Border Bike Tour

Cross Border Bike Tour

This 17km, cultural ride begins in Philipsburg (by the cruise harbor) and heads towards Marigot. You’ll pass through the town of Philipsburg and over “the hill” enjoying magnificent views over town and the neighboring islands. Continue reading

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Philipsburg Historical Bike Tour

Philipsburg Historical Bike Tour

Tired of the typical bus and beach tours? Join this historical bike ride through the capital town of Philipsburg. This memorable tour is full of history and led by knowledgeable guides who will coach you along the way. After a short briefing on the basic use of the well maintained fleet of Trek bikes, enjoy a short test ride to make sure you are comfortable before setting out on the roads. Making your way through the streets of Philipsburg, enjoy the many stops at historical points of interest to rest and learn some of the colorful history. Stops include: Passangrahn Hotel – St. Maarten’s oldest inn, Captain Hodge’s Wharf – the center of this bustling, colorful town and Philipsburg Courthouse, built in 1793. Next, you’ll ride up Little Bay Hill. Avid cyclists love this challenging incline, but feel free to … Continue reading

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Kayak Snorkel Tour

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An easy kayak tour that includes a total of approximately 40 minutes of kayaking split up by 45 minutes of snorkeling. Perfect for beginners or those that want a more relaxed pace. We start the tour with a quick lesson about safety and paddling technique. As a group we paddle out through Simpson Bay, passing the boats moored in the bay. If weather allows, we paddle out into the ocean and around Pelican Rocks to reach the next bay. The pace is leisurely, allowing you time to enjoy the view of the neighboring islands and the birds resting on the rocks. Once we reach our destination we beach the kayaks and get ready for snorkeling. After trying out your snorkeling equipment we swim out to explore the rocky caverns and corals where we will see parrot fish, angelfish, trumpet fish, … Continue reading

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Simpsonbay Lagoon Kayak Tour

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With approximately an hour of kayaking, this is our more intense trip.  Perfect if you are looking to get a bit of exercise or have some experience kayaking.  However, even beginners can do it – we include a full safety briefing and short paddling introduction class at the start of the tour.  It isn’t hard, it just takes teamwork! We’ll depart from Kim Sha beach into the Caribbean ocean before entering the Simpson Bay lagoon through the channel under the bridge.  Make sure to get close to the rocks as we go through the channel and we’ll point out the crabs and hopefully and iguana or two. As we paddle through the lagoon we get close-up views of incredible mega yachts docked at the various marinas which dot the coast line of the lagoon (Mega Yacht season is from November … Continue reading

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