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Historical Philipsburg Bike Tour in St Maarten

Highlights
  • 3-hour tour of Philipsburg by bicycle
  • See the historic highlights of St Maarten’s capital, including the Philipsburg Courthouse, Passangrahn Hotel and Fort Amsterdam
  • Learn about the city’s rich history from an informative guide
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Historical Philipsburg Bike Tour in St Maarten
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8:30am DepartureMost Popular
Tour departs at 8:30am
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11:30am Departure
Tour departs at 11:30am
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Tour departs at 2:30pm
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Overview
Explore Philipsburg during this 3-hour guided cycling tour. Leave the casinos and jewelry stores of St Maarten's capital behind to learn about the city's history as a strip of sand between the Great Salt Pond and the Great Bay. Visit historical sites like the Philipsburg Courthouse and St Maarten's oldest inn. Pedal up to Fort Amsterdam for spectacular hilltop views of the Great Bay. Use of bicycle and safety gear is included on this tour.
What to Expect
Make your way to the Philipsburg cruise terminal to meet your group and cycling guide. After a brief safety orientation, get fitted for a bicycle and safety gear. After you practice a little bit go get comfortable, follow your guide into the streets of Philipsburg.

Visit the Passangrahn Hotel, the oldest inn in St Maarten, and learn about its colorful history and West Indian architecture. In the center of town, see the Philipsburg Courthouse on Front Street and Captain Hodge's Wharf.

Leaving downtown, pedal up Little Bay Hill, which affords views of Great Bay, Little Bay and the whole of Philipsburg from the top. Feel free to hop off and walk your bike up the challenging hill. 

Pedal through the Divi Little Bay Beach Resort to reach Fort Amsterdam, perched out on a peninsula. Built in the 17th century, this fort was the first belonging to the Dutch in the whole Caribbean. Learn about the many battles between the Spanish and Dutch fleets that took place here in the 1600s. The site offers panoramic views of the city and Great Bay. 

Cycle along a pleasant boardwalk back to the Philipsburg cruise port, where your tour will end after 3 hours.
Reviews (24)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Excellent fun tour

Marcie and Benson gave us a great tour. After meeting us at the pier we were given some good quality bikes and instruction (even though we didn't need it). The briefing on road safety etc was useful and very professional. We were a very small...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank spirite
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile
Wonderful Experience w/ Fun Guides

Just did this Shore Excursion and had a wonderful time. Toured the downtown Philipsburg area learned about the history and culture of the area. Our guides Marcie and Benson were fabulous. Finished the trip with some local Guavaberry Rum and Johnny Cakes and BBQ.

1  Thank Ttigger
Reviewed 13 July 2018
Really recomended this tour!

Brand new bikes, friendly and care staff. If you are cruising with Royal Caribbean, just ask the shore excursion on board, they can assist you for bookings.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Joao C
Reviewed 9 July 2018
Excellent way to spend a morning

Very enjoyable. learned a lot. Marcie and Benson were excellent guides. not very strenuous with lots of stops. (our 13 yo son had no problem). got a good sense of phillipsburg and able to see a lot because we were on bikes.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Zonietraveller
Reviewed 11 June 2018
Bike Tour Around St. Maarten

We took the bike tour on Sunday, June 3. 2018. Our tour guides, Sandra and Vincent were excellent and provided a lot of history and information about this beautiful island. They also shared some stories of the recent hurricane, Irma and the resilience of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Christine I
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