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Old 03-10-2013, 08:40 AM   #1
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Anything to do in St Maarten close to port?

Is there anything of local interest to do in St Maarten without booking an excursion or renting a car??
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:59 AM   #2
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You can walk from the ship to Philipsburg where there is lots of shopping. In Philipsburg there is the Great Bay beach.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:03 AM   #3
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THANKS!! How far would you say it is?
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:17 AM   #4
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I think we took a water tax for a few dollars
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:23 AM   #5
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I think we took a water tax for a few dollars
Just for fun or did it take you somewhere? Or are you saying you took a water taxi to Phillipsburg??
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:28 AM   #6
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You can take a water taxi to Phillipsburg, or it's about a 15 minute walk.

From Phillipsburg you can take a regular city bus (a 10-15 passenger van) for $2 to the capital of the French side to to several other places.

A taxi from the port to almost anyway will be less than $10 a person- Orient beach, the airport beach with the 747s landing, etc.

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Old 03-10-2013, 12:16 PM   #7
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As PP have mention it is real easy to take the water taxi over to Great Bay beach and after some time on the beach you can hit Phillipsburg for some shopping which it right behind the beach. Here are some pics of the water taxi and Great Bay beach.





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Old 03-10-2013, 06:50 PM   #8
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I highly recommend the 12 Meter Regatta. You get to crew actual America's Cup sailboats, you never lose sight of the Fantasy, it only lasts three to four hours, so there is plenty of time for shopping. We were able to go to back to the ship, eat lunch at Cabanas and then go to Maho Beach to see the airplanes land and still be back in plenty of time for boarding.
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