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Amazing Plane Spotting at Maho Beach

Philipsburg, St Maarten, St Maarten

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  • Fully narrated tour
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  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience


The day will start by heading out westward from the Philipsburg Port into the welcoming sunshine to relax and enjoy the tantalizing turquoise blue Caribbean waters, complimented with the smooth white powder sand of Maho Beach. You will meet other patrons of the famous Sunset Beach Bar that are plane enthusiasts like yourself, sipping cocktails (additional cost) while actually feeling the vibrations of incoming and outgoing planes.
Feel your adrenaline soar as you focus your camera to score some impressive pics of the arriving jumbo jets as they veer overhead to land at the nearby runway of Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM). Your day of beaching combined with extreme plane spotting has begun!
This round-trip tour takes you from the St. Maarten cruise port on a drive along the Great Salt Pond. You will enjoy the best aerial views on the island with a stop on Cole Bay Hill that will take your breath away. The views of the nearby islands of Saba, St. Eustatius, Anguilla and the cosmopolitan village of Simpson Bay are picture perfect.
When you arrive at Maho Beach, the Sunset Beach Bar and Grill has the flight arrivals listed on a surfboard for plane watchers not to miss a landing while they are having a bite to eat, and to top it off a live feed is aired of the communication between the airport control tower and the arriving aircraft. You'll be able to lounge under the shadows of jetliners from small to extremely large such as the A330 of Air France and KLM’s 747 directly from Europe.
Heard about "fence surfing?" If not, you will definitely be introduced to a new and unique activity.
After you got jet blasted the coach will take you back to the cruise port in plenty of time to board the ship. This will not be your typical beach day!


  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Meeting Point

Tour departs form the EDC parking (Sand Bank) at Philipsburg cruise port
Departure Time:
10:00 AM
Return Details:
Drop-off is at the EDC parking or guest can request to be dropped off downtown.
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