Hi all! Just two weeks until my DBF and I are off to the Eastern Caribbean on the Disney Fantasy. We're absolutely stoked and I know he's going to be completely shocked by how beautiful she is (I've been hiding photos from him as I want him to be surprised ) The itinerary includes St. Maarten and thanks to the recommendation of so many DISers, I convinced him to book a tour with Bernard's Tours. It's our first non-Disney excursion, but I'm excited to see the variety of the island. Of course, now that it's getting closer I'm starting to also get nervous about a few things. I'm sure some of these questions have been covered before individually, but after searching through some wonderful TRs, I still can't find the answers to a few specific questions I have about . I'm hoping some experienced cruisers might be able to help us out. 1. How long is the tour in total? We're scheduled to get to the island at 8, so we'll be on the 9:00 am tour but I can't figure out what time do we get back to the ship? 2. Budget-wise, how much cash (U.S. Dollars) did you bring for the tour? I plan to pay our balance in cash (I'm assuming that's okay from other TRs); but should I bring extra cash for drinks or food? Originally, I was going to just wait to eat back on board the ship... but now I'm worried we might want to pick something up. I doubt we'll buy any souvenirs. I'm also not sure if the area restaurants take U.S. dollars, but I really don't want to use my credit cards if at all possible. Last time, Citicard hit me with a nasty "foreign charge" fee and I'd image Chase (my other bank) would likely have the same fee waiting and ready. I'd really appreciate any advice or personal experiences y'all can share. Thanks so much!