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Philipsburg, St. Maarten-port

St. Maarten is the smallest piece of land shared by two sovereign states. Legend has it that the Dutch and French boundaries of the island were determined by two men who challenged one another in a race around the island, with the Frenchman walking faster and claiming more land. Legend or not, both the Dutch and French settled here in the 1630s and despite occupancy by the British twice, the Dutch and French have lived peacefully together ever since they arrived.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • America's Cup 12 Metre Challenge
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Around the Island Art Tour
    Seated Tour
  • Atlantic Blue Escape
    Light Activity /Walking
  • ATV Adventure
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Butterfly Farm & Island Tour
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Golden Eagle Sailaway
    Most Active or StrenuousMeal
  • Iguana and Butterfly Farms & Island Tour
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Jeep Rendezvous
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Marigot, Scenic Drive & Shopping
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Sea Trek St. Maarten Helmet Dive
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Semi-Sub, Marigot, Scenic Drive & Shopping
    Light Activity /Walking
  • St. Maarten Fun Mobile
    Seated Tour
  • St. Maarten's Ecology & Zoo Visit
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Two Nation Vacation
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Two to Tango Snorkel Experience
    Most Active or StrenuousMeal

America's Cup 12 Metre Challenge

Most Active or Strenuous

Duration: 3 hours

Tour Code: STM-007

Experience the thrill of America's Cup racing during this memorable yachting adventure voted Best Shore Excursion in the Caribbean for the 10th consecutive year.

Depart the pier on board the tender vessel for the brief ride to one of Dennis Conner's America's Cup-winning yachts, the Stars & Stripes, Canada II or True North I. Upon embarking the yacht, you will receive your safety and racing instructions, then commence your exhilarating race in the warm blue waters and brisk trade winds of St. Maarten. You can help grind a winch, trim a sail, punch a stopwatch, or just sit back and relax with some refreshments. Prior sailing experience is not necessary to participate in this unique adventure.

Following the race, you will be invited to join in the complimentary victory rum punch party while you browse through the museum's souvenir boutique before being tendered back to the pier.

Please note: Guests do not have to be experienced sailors to participate in this unique and popular excursion, but should be in good physical condition. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or guests who utilize a wheelchair. Soft-soled shoes are required; no heels will be permitted on board the yacht. Operation of this excursion is subject to weather conditions. There are no restrooms on board the yacht. Participants must be at least 12 years of age. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to be served alcoholic beverages. This tour may not be exclusive to RSSC guests.