Philipsburg: Extreme Plane Spotting at Maho Beach

4.8 / 5

32 reviews

Activity provider: Amigo Tours St. Maarten

Philipsburg: Extreme Plane Spotting at Maho Beach

Activity provider: Amigo Tours St. Maarten

From US$ 25 per person

Add an adrenalin rush to your Caribbean vacation at Maho Beach. Experience the thrill of low-flying jet planes passing a few feet over your head.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • Experience the thrill of aircraft a few feet overhead
  • Get jet-blasted as planes land at Princess Juliana International Airport
  • Swim in an upbeat atmosphere off Maho Beach
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Feel your adrenalin soar as you focus your camera on jumbo jets just feet above your head, coming in to land at the Princess Juliana International Airport. Experience five hours at the beach with some extreme plane spotting! Start out with a drive from the St. Maarten cruise port along the Great Salt Pond. Take in aerial views of the island from Cole Bay Hill. See the nearby islands of Saba, St. Eustatius, and Anguilla as well. When you arrive at Maho Beach, the Sunset Beach Bar & Grill has the flight arrivals listed on a surfboard so you don’t miss a landing. A live feed of the communication between the airport control tower and the arriving aircraft is aired as well.
  • Round-trip transportation in a comfortable vehicle
  • Rum punch shot
  • Gratuity

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Meeting point

• At the EDC parking lot, to the north of the Philipsburg Cruise Port • Look for an Amigo Tours' representative under a white tent

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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 32 reviews

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The meeting point is easy to find with a normal sense of direction. Very flexible in terms of timing: since a larger plane (Airbus A330) was supposed to land 15 minutes after the scheduled pick-up time, the pick-up time was postponed at short notice so that this approach could also be observed. Optimal view. Nice beach - but swimming is only possible when the weather is calm because of the currents.

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March 14, 2023

We were the only ones picked up by a minibus. The driver tells us something about St. Martin and the Antilles in English. Once there, a pick-up time was agreed upon and the driver was there on time. We read and then drop off in the city center and he explained the way back to the ship.

April 14, 2022

Driver was very punctual and nice. Since we were only 2 people, we had a private shuttle with rum tasting :) Booking and communication was easy.

January 29, 2023

Product ID: 67546