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Old 02-08-2013, 07:52 AM   #556
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This weekend I'm planning on setting up the private tour for Bernard's. I need anyone that's interested to PM me. That way I can get an idea how many we will have. Please include the total amount including children. Thanks

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Old 02-09-2013, 11:20 AM   #558
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For those interested in Bernards - we need to choose an itinerary. The following is the information from the website. Please let me know preferences asap. Thanks. Joan

Private Tour
Choice of Beach and Sightseeing - 6 Hour Tour Maximum
$360 for guests 1-5, then $35/pp thereafter | $90 Deposit

*$45 pp for groups over ten (save over $85)

This tour caters to your group only. You get a vehicle just for your group for the whole day. It offers the flexibility of choosing your own itinerary. You choose your own pick up and drop off time, where you want to go how long you want to stay at each site or beach, its all up to you. We cater to all of your needs for the day.
For example: Visit two or three beaches of your choice - we could take you to Orient Bay, La Galion and maybe even Mullet Bay. When you are finished swimming for the day we will take you sightseeing around the island. Then we will go to Philipsburg or Marigot to go shopping, go for lunch, just anything that your heart desires!

The size of your group does not matter. When booking the private tour, please indicate in the reservation form that you are private.
Don't Hesitate, Book Your Private Tour Now!!

All tours depart from the Cruise Information Center

•Pickup at the cruise pier at your convenience (please specify the time at checkout)
•A ten minute stop at the Iguana Farm
•Stop at the French and Dutch border
•Choose your beach; Pinel Island (additional $7 ferry fee applies), Baie Rogue, Orient, Dawns, Nettle Bay
•Marigot - open market (French Capital)
•Drive by Maho Beach
•Harold Jack Hill overlooking Great Bay
•Return to Philipsburg - Shopping
•Transportation back to the ship
Upon return to Philipsburg, transfer back to the ship will be provided free of charge, or you may choose to remain in Philipsburg to shop or sightsee at your own leisure. Walking back to the ship takes between 12 and 15 minutes, or a taxi may take you for approximately $3.

*NOTE: Itinerary subject to change. Weather and traffic on the island are constantly changing, and sometimes, this requires itinerary changes.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:31 AM   #559
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For those interested in Bernards - we need to choose an itinerary. The following is the information from the website. Please let me know preferences asap. Thanks. Joan

Private Tour
Choice of Beach and Sightseeing - 6 Hour Tour Maximum
$360 for guests 1-5, then $35/pp thereafter | $90 Deposit

*$45 pp for groups over ten (save over $85)

This tour caters to your group only. You get a vehicle just for your group for the whole day. It offers the flexibility of choosing your own itinerary. You choose your own pick up and drop off time, where you want to go how long you want to stay at each site or beach, its all up to you. We cater to all of your needs for the day.
For example: Visit two or three beaches of your choice - we could take you to Orient Bay, La Galion and maybe even Mullet Bay. When you are finished swimming for the day we will take you sightseeing around the island. Then we will go to Philipsburg or Marigot to go shopping, go for lunch, just anything that your heart desires!

The size of your group does not matter. When booking the private tour, please indicate in the reservation form that you are private.
Don't Hesitate, Book Your Private Tour Now!!

All tours depart from the Cruise Information Center

•Pickup at the cruise pier at your convenience (please specify the time at checkout)
•A ten minute stop at the Iguana Farm
•Stop at the French and Dutch border
•Choose your beach; Pinel Island (additional $7 ferry fee applies), Baie Rogue, Orient, Dawns, Nettle Bay
•Marigot - open market (French Capital)
•Drive by Maho Beach
•Harold Jack Hill overlooking Great Bay
•Return to Philipsburg - Shopping
•Transportation back to the ship
Upon return to Philipsburg, transfer back to the ship will be provided free of charge, or you may choose to remain in Philipsburg to shop or sightsee at your own leisure. Walking back to the ship takes between 12 and 15 minutes, or a taxi may take you for approximately $3.

*NOTE: Itinerary subject to change. Weather and traffic on the island are constantly changing, and sometimes, this requires itinerary changes.
Since we have never been to the island before, I will leave it to others to decide who have more experience. I am sure anything would be great. I have read a lot about the planes flying over at Maho and would like to do that if possible. Thanks for organizing!!!
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I notice that the tour only drives by Maho beach. Is it possible to stop there for a bit to watch a couple of plane land? Last year, we took a catamaran that went by the beach, but we were fairly far away and if no plane lands when you're close, it doesn't appear as exciting.

We would also like to stop at Marigot as we missed that stop last year. Other than that, we're along for the ride. I haven't researched any of the other beaches so don't know much about them.

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I notice that the tour only drives by Maho beach. Is it possible to stop there for a bit to watch a couple of plane land? Last year, we took a catamaran that went by the beach, but we were fairly far away and if no plane lands when you're close, it doesn't appear as exciting.

We would also like to stop at Marigot as we missed that stop last year. Other than that, we're along for the ride. I haven't researched any of the other beaches so don't know much about them.

Thanks.
A group of DISsers did Bernards tour in Oct 2011 and had a stop for around an hour at Maho beach and saw two planes land. Bernard's has a schedule of when the planes come in and should be able to let us know when to be there. Here are some pics from their trip.





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Old 02-09-2013, 03:47 PM   #562
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Hi all! Was thinking of something like this....

- Sea urchins, Iguana Farm (maybe quick 15-30 min.)

- Orient Beach (La Playa) - non nude section

- Marigot - pastries, shopping

- Maho Beach

What do you think??
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:52 PM   #563
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In looking at the reviews of the beaches, we could do Mullet Bay or Pinel Island instead of Orient Beach.
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A group of DISsers did Bernards tour in Oct 2011 and had a stop for around an hour at Maho beach and saw two planes land. Bernard's has a schedule of when the planes come in and should be able to let us know when to be there. Here are some pics from their trip.





Great pictures. This is why we want to stop. We saw planes land, but from about 1/2 mile away on the catamaran.
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In looking at the reviews of the beaches, we could do Mullet Bay or Pinel Island instead of Orient Beach.
I think Orient Beach would be fine, but would also be game for Pinel Island.

After the review of Mullet Bay and the potential rip tide and heavier waves, I'm a bit hesitant.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:44 PM   #566
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The Bernards Private Tour is booked!
Please go to there website:

http://www.bernardstours.com


Go to "reserve". Complete the form. Select "private tour". Arrival time 8:00 am, tour start 9:00 am. Under comments, enter "Father's Day Fantasy Cruise"

The itinerary (which can be changed):

- Sea Urchins, Iguana Farm
- Orient Beach
- Marigot
- Maho Beach

DO NOT PAY THE DEPOSIT! I already paid it. Any questions, let me know.

Can't wait, can't wait!!!
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We will be celebrating our 15th anniversary as well as my 40th birthday. It is our first cruise with myself, DH Jeff, DS Joseph (9), DD Ava (8), and DS Dillon (6). Any helpful hints would be greatly appreciated!
We will be staying in a category 8B on deck 9 with main dining. We will also be doing 4 nights at POR afterward.
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We will be celebrating our 15th anniversary as well as my 40th birthday. It is our first cruise with myself, DH Jeff, DS Joseph (9), DD Ava (8), and DS Dillon (6). Any helpful hints would be greatly appreciated!
We will be staying in a category 8B on deck 9 with main dining. We will also be doing 4 nights at POR afterward.
aboard the Father's Day Eastern Fantasy. You will have a great time on a Disney cruise. I as well as several others on this thread are DCL veterans so if you have any specific questions please do not hesitate to ask. Also feel free to join our FB page as well (see link on first post of this thread). As for the biggest tip I can give is there is a lot to do on a DCL cruise therefore do not try to do everything and relax. That is what rebooking a future cruise is for, to do things you might miss on this cruise. One recommendation since will be your anniversary/birthday is to book a dinner at Palo. It is a really nice adult's only restaurant for just you and your DH.
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aboard the Father's Day Eastern Fantasy. You will have a great time on a Disney cruise. I as well as several others on this thread are DCL veterans so if you have any specific questions please do not hesitate to ask. Also feel free to join our FB page as well (see link on first post of this thread). As for the biggest tip I can give is there is a lot to do on a DCL cruise therefore do not try to do everything and relax. That is what rebooking a future cruise is for, to do things you might miss on this cruise. One recommendation since will be your anniversary/birthday is to book a dinner at Palo. It is a really nice adult's only restaurant for just you and your DH.
Thanks for the tip. We're not really Remy people, but I think we'd enjoy Palo. I'd also like more info about fe's. I'd like to participate, but don't know if it would turn into more than I could keep up with.
I also forgot to mention that my name is Anne. After reading so many pages of the thread, I'm pleasantly surprised that there are so many teachers in the group. My husband is a special Ed teacher and I was also. Now, I am an elementary school assistant principal at an inner city school. We live in Kentucky
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