St. Martin by Cruise Ship

Roland Richardson

Are you coming to St. Martin by Cruise Ship?

Looking for  an unique shore excursion? And are you considering joining us on one of our off-the-beaten-path Eco and Cultural Tours?

Below we’re addressing some of the concerns you might have regarding meeting point, timing and your cruise. If you have any other questions, please feel free to send us a message.

Roland Richardson

How to get to the meeting point?:

For Cruise Ship Guests see walking route description below, it’ll take you 10 minutes.

Exit the cruise ship terminal through the main exit, onto the main public road and turn left following the road to Philipsburg.
After a five minute straight walk you’ll see Johnny’s Scooter Rental on your left, it’s a small yellow shack with a big smiley sign on top.
Go to the parking lot behind Johnny’s Scooter Rental
We’ll be on that parking lot in a silver van.

If you prefer not to walk, you can ask one of the many taxis at the cruise ship terminal to drop you off at Chesterfield’s Restaurant for a couple of dollars. Bear in mind they will wait for their car/ van to fill up before they depart.

My ship arrives later than 8 am, can I do a tour with you?

Yes, when making a reservation please let us know what time your ship is scheduled to dock. If it’s later than 8 am we will adjust the starting time of our tour so we’ll be able to accommodate you.

Some ships only arrive at midday to stay overnight; we can take you out on an afternoon tour in that case.

Will I make it in time to your meeting point?

If your ship is docking half an hour prior to our starting time, then you will make it to our meeting point at Dock Maarten. Usually ships arrive at 8 am, so you’ll be in time for our 8.30 am start. Sometimes ships don’t announce very clearly that you can get off the ship, just proceed to the deck where you can disembark and you’ll see you’ll be let go.

Then also: don’t worry if the ship is not letting you off immediately. We know the ship’s in port, we know you’re on it, you’ve paid us a deposit, so we wait till you get to our meeting point. We’ll start the tour when you get there, you’ll still get the full tour even if you’re half an hour late.

Will the tour be back in time for my cruise ship?

Seagrape Tours has been taking guests on tours around St Maarten since 2014, and we are happy to say we have returned 100% of our cruise ship guests back to the ship on time.

Which is not really a big achievement considering our regular tours return at the latest by 1 pm and most ships leave at 5 pm. Check your cruise ship’s itinerary to see what time your ship leaves. Let us know which ship you’re on, we’ll check our sources as well for the ship’s timing. We will not accept your booking when we think we won’t be able to bring you back in time.

Do you have any other concerns? Please let us know.

We’ve been doing tours with cruise ship guests for years, our Tripadvisor rating would not have been 5 stars if we weren’t delivering a good job, including our timing.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!