Silversea Luxury Cruises A PHILIPSBURG (St. Maarten)

Silversea Luxury Cruises - Philipsburg, St Marteen
Silversea Luxury Cruises - Philipsburg, St Maarten

The capital of Dutch St. Maarten stretches about a mile (1½ km) along an isthmus between Great Bay and the Salt Pond and has five parallel streets. Most of the village's dozens of shops and restaurants are on Front Street, narrow and cobblestone, closest to Great Bay. It's generally congested when cruise ships are in port, because of its many duty-free shops and several casinos. Little lanes called steegjes connect Front Street with Back Street, which has fewer shops and considerably less congestion. View more

Along the beach is a ½-mile-long (1-km-long) boardwalk with restaurants and several Wi-Fi hot spots.Wathey Square (pronounced watty) is in the heart of the village. Directly across from the square are the town hall and the courthouse, in a striking white building with cupola. The structure was built in 1793 and has served as the commander's home, a fire station, a jail, and a post office. The streets surrounding the square are lined with hotels, duty-free shops, restaurants, and cafés. The Captain Hodge Pier, just off the square, is a good spot to view Great Bay and the beach that stretches alongside.

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Excursões em PHILIPSBURG (St. Maarten)

Experience the island beauty of Dutch and French St. Maarten during this panoramic, half-day sightseeing, swimming and shopping excursion.


Philipsburg, Sightseeing Drive, Dutch and French St. Maarten, Stop at Mullet Bay or Friars Bay

Depart the pier aboard a comfortable, 4X4 Jeep Expedition for a scenic and narrated sightseeing drive around Dutch and French St. Maarten. Whilst driving along the coastal roads, take in splendid views of local villages, green hills, pristine, white-sand beaches and the Caribbean Sea. A beach stop is made at the idyllic Mullet Bay or Friars Bay; both offer splendid panoramic views of the bay and Caribbean Sea.


Marigot, Shopping and Lunch On Your Own, Maho Beach, Sunbathing and Swimming

Next, continue on to Marigot, where some free time is made for shopping for souvenirs, clothing and more, and lunch at your own expense. Leaving Marigot, a stop is made at beautiful Maho Beach to soak up the sun and take a refreshing swim in the inviting waters of the blue Caribbean Sea.


Harold Jack and Coralita Lookouts

Leaving Maho Beach, re-board your coach and head for a brief photo stop at Harold Jack. Upon arrival, take in exquisite views over the island of Saint Maarten. Afterward, a final photo stop is made at the Coralita Lookout. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of off-road driving over bumpy and uneven natural surfaces and inclines, and a moderate amount of walking, at times over uneven, sandy and natural surfaces, with a few steep steps to negotiate to get on/off the Jeep. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with neck/back problems, guests with heart/respiratory conditions, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair; guests must be able to get in/out of the Jeep without assistance. Guests must follow the safety instructions of their guides at all times, and, for safety reasons, must remain seated with their seatbelts fastened once the vehicle is in motion. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with flat, closed-toe walking or beach shoes, and bring sun protection, a towel and local currency for purchases from the ship. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. A signed waiver is required to participate on this tour. The tour sequence may vary. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

America's Cup Regatta

Embrace your spirit of adventure during this unforgettable regatta aboard an America's Cup yacht.


Meet your representative on the pier for the short walk to the water taxi pier. Upon arrival, receive your safety and racing instructions before tendering to your racing boat.


Dennis Conner's America's Cup-winning Stars & Stripes, and contenders Canada II or True North IV, are yours for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. After boarding the racing yacht, the expert crew shows you exactly what to do in your 'crew-member' position before sailing from the bay to the racecourse. During the regatta you can grind a winch, trim a sail, punch a stopwatch or just sit back and relax with complimentary refreshments. Prior sailing experience is not necessary.


Following the regatta, sail back to the bay. Upon arrival, tender back to shore, receive your inclusive crew shirt and join the complimentary rum punch victory party. Your tour concludes at a Dock Maarten, where, after browsing the boutique, you can take a leisurely walk back to the cruise ship terminal, or downtown, respectively 5 and 10-minute walking distance.


Enjoy the presence of Silversea's Chairman Ambassador to the Venetian Society, Fernando Barroso de Oliveira and join him during this exclusive excursion.

Around the Island Art Tour

Explore the unique art and artists of St. Martin during this memorable, half-day art tour around the island.


Board your air-conditioned vehicle and start a tour which will take you to four artists galleries, studios or homes. This is a unique opportunity to meet the artist, to admire his or her work and to buy originals or reproductions while at the same time enjoying the island sights. The Art Tour goes around both Dutch St Maarten as well as French St Martin, while your guide shares stories of the island's history. You'll hear what it is like to live on a tiny two-nation Caribbean Island. A snack with homemade iced coffee, iced tea and Dutch cookie, called a stroopwafel, is included. The various backgrounds of the artist have created a wonderful palette of styles and techniques which can be soaked in during this tour. The artwork depicts St Martin's nature, culture and people in vibrant colors. Having one of those paintings on your wall will cheer up an entire room, taking you back to beautiful St Martin anytime


Names of the artists visited might include: Tess Verheij, a Dutch artist and art teacher, with her own gallery and arts and crafts studio. She creates her wonderful art on different mediums with a fascinating variation of materials, such as metal and local sand. Max Phelipa, born in the Dutch Caribbean, Max displays his colourful oils, pastels and acrylics around his house in a neat and lush garden. His favourite subjects are tropical flowers, local scenery and portraits. Dame Ruby Bute, born in the Dutch Caribbean and a wonderful story teller, poet and painter. Her colourful paintings depict life on St Martin as she remembers it from when she was small. Paul Elliott, a French painter is famous for the colorfull facades of Caribbean architecture he paints in St Martin.



Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking, with some steps to negotiate. Around the Island Art TourLightweight, comfortable clothing and sun protection is recommended. Artists will permit photographs and videos to be taken of their homes and works in general, but not individual paintings. Artwork is available for purchase, and prices vary from a few dollars to thousands of dollars. The artists accept most major credit cards. Refreshments and snacks are available at all locations. Artists may vary, with a maximum of five artists visited during this tour.

E-Bike Island Tour

Enjoy riding your own electric bicycle while discovering part of the West Coast of Saint Martin island. SXM eBikes are electric Fat Bikes, allowing you to cycle around the island with minimal effort. The guide will lead you through the winding coastal roads and green hills of the French wild north coast.

Start with an approximately 20-minute transfer by van to the start of the course close to Philipsburg, on the Dutch side of the island. After a briefing and orientation, board your bike and make your way up to stunning lookout points, traverse off road trails, and cruise through beaches and tiny villages, using as much or as little electric assistance as you choose. Enjoy a complimentary beverage at a local restaurant to refresh yourself and take in the views before hopping back onto your ride. This is the eco-friendly and fun way to explore this angle of paradise.

At the end of your e-bike tour, your transfer awaits to take you back to pier.

Please note: This tour is recommended only for guests in good physical condition and who can comfortably can ride scooters or small motorbikes. . It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. All riders are required to wear a provided helmet and wear closed-toe shoes. It is recommended to bring a bottle of water from the ship (available at the gangway). Guests must sign a waiver and be below 300lb (136Kg) of weight. The minimum participation age is 16 years and maximum is 65. Please note the SXM eBikes are requiring more complex control and coordination as a regular bicycle. The bikes weight 32Kg/70.5lbs and the recommended cruising speed is of 25km/h/15mph.

Golden Eagle Catamaran Sail and Snorkel

Begin your tour by boarding your awaiting catamaran. Your boat will gently sail down the coastline to a stunning white sand beach. Here, you will have 45 minutes snorkel with an additional 45 minutes to swim and enjoy your pristine surroundings. After re-boarding the catamaran begin your leisurely return trip. Sail past the world famous St Maarten Airport, where planes glide in just feet above beach-goer's heads.


Please note: Although minimal walking is required, guests must be able to manoeuvre in and out of the snorkel boat. Swimsuits should be worn under beach-type clothing. Please remember to bring your sunscreen, hat and towel. Waterproof cameras are highly recommended. Guests may not snorkel if they have consumed alcohol.

Lagoon Cruise, Marigot & Scenic Island Drive

Board comfortable transportation for a short scenic drive along the coast to meet the "Explorer" your custom boat. This double-decker vessel features both open-air and protected decks, a live calypso singer and amenities, including free rum punch and ice cold beers or soft drinks. Enjoy first-class views of the waterway and coastline along Simpson Bay, passing luxury villas, multi-million dollar yachts and breathtaking views. Your captain will offer commentary on all that you see as you cruise through the lagoon.


Following the lagoon cruise you will then take a short ride on your coach bus to the capital city of Marigot, which has a French "joie de vivre" all its own. Colonial houses, sidewalk cafés, bistros, pastry shops and quaint stores are reminiscent of a French market town. There is an upscale shopping area with luxury boutiques at the foot of Fort St. Louis, and near the harbor you will find the Marina Port la Royale, which has clothing from the latest European designers, as well as fine jewelry. You will have about 45 minutes of free time to explore independently. Because the city is only four streets wide, it is easy to get around and to experience all it has to offer. Remember, all items are tax and duty-free and you will most likely be quoted prices in American dollars, which makes shopping a pleasure.


With shopping bags in hand, board your comfortable transportation for a narrated drive through the island. Along the way you will pass the quaint fishing village of Grand Case, known as the gourmet capital of the Caribbean, the sweeping vistas of Orient Bay, and the authentic atmosphere of the French Quarter before arriving back at the ship.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking for about 300 meters. Walking in Marigot is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair, however it is not suitable for confined guests. Guests must be able to negotiate few steps to get on and off the bus and to board the boat. Sequence of the activities may vary.

Little Bay Hike and Snorkel Adventure

Discover the exquisite beauty of Saint Maarten from above-and-below sea level during this picturesque, half-day hiking, swimming and snorkelling excursion.


Philipsburg, Great Bay Boardwalk, Guided Hike to Little Bay

Depart the pier for the short drive to the Great Bay Boardwalk, the starting-point for your scenic and exhilarating day on Saint Maarten. Upon arrival, meet your guide, receive your safety instructions and snorkelling gear, and begin your guided, approximately one-hour hike to nearby Little Bay.


Neighbouring Islands, Whale- and Sea Turtle-Spotting, Fort Amsterdam Ruins

Along the way, learn about the history of Saint Maarten, take in beautiful, awe-inspiring views of neighbouring islands, and look for passing whales and nesting sea turtles. Test your fitness as you walk up to the ruins of Fort Amsterdam, located at the tip of the peninsula.


Little Bay, Swimming and Snorkelling, Shipwrecks, Cannons, Coral, Tropical Fish, Shopping

The highlight of your adventure is an opportunity for a guided swimming and snorkelling in the turquoise blue waters of Little Bay. Along the way, explore surrounding the wrecks and cannons, all part of the island's history, along with lovely coral beds, tropical fish and marine life. At the conclusion of your visit, you can re-board your coach and commence the short water taxi-ride back to the pier, or opt to be dropped off in downtown Philipsburg for shopping and/or sightseeing, and return to the ship on your own.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of off-road driving and an extensive amount of hiking for approximately 3.5 miles (about 4.8 kilometres), at times over uneven, bumpy, sandy, and natural surfaces and inclines, with a few steep steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and embark/disembark the water taxi. This tour is recommended for active guests in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with neck/back problems, guests with heart/respiratory conditions, guests prone to seasickness, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests must follow the safety instructions of their guides at all times, and, for safety reasons, must remain seated with their seatbelts fastened once the vehicle is in motion. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with flat, closed-toe walking shoes or sneakers, and bring sun protection, a towel and local currency for purchases from the ship. Guests must be at least 12 years old to participate on this tour. Snorkelling equipment is provided. A signed waiver is required to participate on this tour. The tour sequence may vary. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Orient Beach Rendezvous

Relax and unwind in style on the 'French Riviera of the Caribbean' during this picturesque, half-day excursion to Orient Beach with lunch.


Philipsburg, Orient Beach, Kakao or Kontiki Beach Bar and Restaurant

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute narrated drive to Orient Beach, which features approximately 1.5 miles (about 2.4 kilometres) of beautiful, white-sand beach, fringed by coconut palms and sea grape trees. This idyllic beach is critically acclaimed as the 'French Riviera of the Caribbean'. En route, learn about the history of the island and take in spectacular panoramic views of your surrounds. Upon arrival at the beach, proceed to either the Kakao or Kontiki Beach Bar and Restaurant.


Champagne, White-Sand Beach, Reserved Lounge & Umbrella, Swimming, Lunch with Open Bar

Your approximately four-hour VIP experience begins with a welcome glass of champagne whilst being escorted to your personal reserved lounge chair and umbrella. Sit back, relax and unwind, take a stroll on the white-sand beach, and swim in the inviting waters of the Caribbean Sea. Savour a delectable, three-course lunch with open bar (frozen drinks not included) served on the beach under shaded tables overlooking the azure Caribbean Sea.


Sunbathing, Optional Water Sports and Shopping

After lunch, ample time is available for sunbathing, another swim, and an opportunity to check out the water sports options at your own expense. At the conclusion of your visit, you can re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier, or opt to be dropped off in downtown Philipsburg for shopping and/or sightseeing, and return to the ship on your own.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking and standing for approximately 437 yards-656 yards (about 400 metres-600 metres), at times over sandy surfaces and wooden decks, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with flat, closed-toe walking or beach shoes, and bring sun protection, a towel, change of clothing, and cash for purchases from the ship. Guests must be at least 12 years old to participate on this tour. Orient Beach is European-style, and nudity may be observed. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Explore the underwater wonders of this treasured isle on an exhilarating snorkelling and swimming expedition onboard an inflatable power raft.

Your excursion begins at the pier where you will board the canopy topped power raft. Your on-board guide will share his knowledge of the island and its history as you zoom down the scenic coast and into beautiful Simpson Bay Lagoon.

As you pass under the Dutch-side drawbridge, you will marvel at the mega-yachts and eye-popping homes of the rich and famous.

En route to your snorkelling spot, you will travel from one side of the island to the other, and pass the French capital of Marigot before crossing under the French-side drawbridge and finally venturing out to sea. When you reach your snorkelling destination, members of the crew will conduct a safety briefing and equipment demonstration. After putting on the provided snorkel gear you will climb down the easy access ladder and dip into the Caribbean's clean, calm waters for 45 minutes of fun and relaxation. The visibility off St. Maarten ranges between 75-125 feet, all the better to observe the fringing coral reefs, submerged rocks, sea turtles, and schools of small colourful fish.

After your snorkel cruise around the north coast of the island where your captain will come about in the shallow water in one of the St. Maarten's world famous white sand beaches, often called the "French Riviera of the Caribbean." Then you will disembark for 45 minutes of swimming, beachcombing and unwinding. Once on the soft white sand, you will be served refreshments as you soak up the stunning environment of coconut palms, seagrape trees and endless blue sky.

At the end of your adventure your power raft will return you port.

Please note: although minimal walking is required, guests must be able to manoeuvre in and out of the snorkel boat. Snorkel equipment is provided; swimsuits should be worn under beach-type clothing, bring a towel from the ship and sun protection. Waterproof cameras are highly recommended. Guests may not snorkel if they have consumed alcohol.

Soualiga Sky Explorer & Scenic St. Maarten

Experience the island of St. Maarten in an exciting new way during this panoramic, half-day excursion to the Rockland Estate, and a ride on the Soualiga Sky Explorer.


Rockland Estate, Plantation House and Museum

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to the Rockland Estate. Upon arrival, take a quick tour of the 17th-century Plantation House. Now a museum, the Plantation House offers a unique insight into the powerful story of Trace Wilson, born into slavery on the estate in 1818, and her descendant, Emilio Wilson. Emilio Wilson purchased the property to educate current and future generations about plantation life, as well as the customs, traditions and history of St. Maarten. Following your visit, proceed to the Soualiga Sky Explorer.


Soualiga Sky Explorer, Sentry Hill, and 360-Degree Island and Offshore Views

After a brief orientation, board the chairlift and take the approximately 25-minute ride along a 2,997-foot (about 913-metre) span to the top of Sentry Hill. At 1,115 feet (about 340 metres), Sentry Hill is one of St. Maarten's highest elevations. Enjoy breath-taking 360-degree views over St. Maarten, and out to neighbouring islands such as Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Barth's and Anguilla. When you are ready to descend Sentry Hill, simply board the Soualiga Sky Explorer for the voyage back down the mountain.


At the conclusion of your visit, enjoy a complimentary soft drink and some free time before re-boarding your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking for approximately 100 yards (about 91 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 20 steps at the sites visited (bus with ramp can be arranged with prior notice and is subject to availability, lifts are available at the sites visited). Walking at the Rockland Estate is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair, it is not suitable for guests with a fear of heights. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes or sneakers and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least eight years old to participate on this tour. Photos are available for purchase at the gift shop for 15.00USD.

St. Martin Under Two Flags

Discover the tropical beauty of St. Martin and its French and Dutch influences during this picturesque sightseeing excursion.


Grand Case and Marigot

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximate 45-minute drive to the French capital of Marigot from the Dutch capital of Philipsburg. En route, take in wonderful views of breath-taking hills and valleys. Drive through Grand Case, a seaside fishing village known for its French cuisine, before reaching Marigot. Some time is made available to browse the charming shops, duty-free stores and open-air markets of the French Quarter, relax at an inviting sidewalk café or photograph the picturesque harbour with its many yachts and local boats.


Cole Bay

Your drive continues through the old village of Orleans and up Hope Hill for splendid vistas of the coast, Orient Beach and nearby Pinel Island. From here, the approximately 30-minute return drive to the ship proceeds through the scenic village of Cole Bay. A photo stop is made at the International Look Out Point for stunning views of the Simpson Bay Lagoon and neighbouring islands.


Philipsburg

Next, re-board the coach and drive up Mount William Hill for spectacular views overlooking Philipsburg and the majestic Dutch Harbour. Upon arrival in Philipsburg, see the once-great salt pond in the centre of the Dutch capital and the Dutch Harbour. Following some free time at your leisure to explore Philipsburg, you may opt to re-board the coach for the return to the pier, or remain in town for independent shopping and return to the ship at your own expense.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with three steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility travelling with a companion, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Lightweight, comfortable clothing and sun protection is recommended. The tour sequence may vary.

Traditional Tales with Ruby Bute

Explore panoramic Saint Maarten and visit with legendary islander Ruby Bute during this scenic and informative, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Philipsburg, Marigot, French and Dutch Sides of the Island, Photo Stops

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to the Cotton Grove Gallery. En route, pass through Marigot and see parts of the French side of the island, and stop for spectacular panoramic views and photo opportunities on the French and Dutch sides of the island.


Cotton Grove Gallery, Storytelling with Local Legend Rube Bute

Upon arrival at the Cotton Grove Gallery, meet the 'Legend of St. Maarten', Ruby Bute. Ruby is a creative genius painter, writer, poet, teacher, and, most importantly, a superb storyteller. Whilst seated around the 300-year-old silk cotton tree in Ruby's yard, Ruby shares folkloric tales, reads poetry, and regales you with sentimental stories about the colourful history of Saint Maarten. Your visit with Ruby represents an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about the heritage of this island paradise.


GuavaBerry Rum Tasting, Free Time, Gallery Shopping

Next, learn about the important secret recipe of the one-and-only GuavaBerry, a traditional rum made only in Saint Maarten, then enjoy a tasting of this renowned rum accompanied by a Johnny cake. Following your visit with Ruby and rum tasting, some free time is made available to browse the items for sale in the gallery. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible nor recommended for guests with hearing loss. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and cash for purchases from the ship. Guests must be at least ten years old to participate on this tour. Guests must be at least 21 years old to participate in tastings of alcoholic beverages. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Two Capitals and Rum Factory Tour (Limited Mobility Friendly)

This St. Maarten shore excursion is a fun and memorable way to spend your day in St. Maarten. You will have a unique opportunity to visit both capital cities of St. Maarten, Marigot (French) and Philipsburg (Dutch), sample Dutch cheese and French Pastries, and enjoy a delicious rum tasting at one of the island's best Rum factories.


Start your tour by meeting your tour guide accessible van at the cruise dock and head out on a beautiful scenic drive, visiting both capital cities of St. Maarten, Marigot (French) and Philipsburg (Dutch). In both cities, you will have a chance to get out of the van and get a firsthand experience of the island. Stroll along the picturesque boardwalk and enjoy charming small souvenir shops in Phillipsburg, and browse the local Island Market in Marigot, peppered with island market stalls manned by locals selling fruit, vegetables, spices, meats and souvenirs. Your tour includes an opportunity to taste your way through the unique Dutch and French heritage of the island as you sample Dutch cheese and taste French pastries.


The final part of your day will be spent enjoying a Rum tasting experience at one of the best Rum factories in St. Maarten.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.6 miles (900 meters). This tour is designed to be accessible for all guests. It is suitable for guests on a wheelchair who can transfer to a seat. Full time wheelchair users, are kindly requested to contact shoreconcierge@silversea.com in order to provide further details and determine if the tour is suitable for them. The tour route avoids steps and stairs. Accessible bathrooms with wide doors for wheelchairs are present along the tour route. An accessible vehicle with a wheelchair lift or ramp will be used for transportation. Guides are not allowed to push wheelchairs. The number of accessible vehicles is extremely limited and guests are encouraged to make their accessible shore excursion reservations in advance. A minimum participation of 5 guests is required to operate the excursion at the advertised rate.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.