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St Maartin: Sky Explorer and Schooner Ride Package

1. St Maartin: Sky Explorer and Schooner Ride Package

A top-to-bottom tour with two exciting experiences in one excursion. Take in the amazing views as you glide to the top of one of St. Maarten’s highest mountains on the Sky Explorer. Then hop back on the Sky Explorer to the Schooner Ride where you’ll surf down the mountain in an inner tube. Each adventure begins in this restored plantation house originally built in the 1700s. The Museum tells the powerful story Trace Wilson who was born into slavery on the property in 1818 and her direct descendant Emilio Wilson. You will see depictions of what life was like on a plantation and learn about the customs, traditions, lifestyle and stories that earned Sint Maarten the nickname ‘The Friendly Island. Embark on the Sky Explorer for the approximately 25-minute ride to the top of Sentry Hill; one of St. Maarten’s highest elevations at 1,125 feet. The experience encompasses two chairlifts as well as a series of platforms encircle the mountaintop showcasing 360-degree views of the island including vistas of neighboring islands Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Barts and Anguilla. To complete your top-to-bottom ride, the Sky Explorer will take you to the Schooner Ride where you’ll surf down the mountain in an inner tube through the curves and straightaways of a specially designed track. After your fun-filled adventure, souvenirs and attraction photos are available for purchase in the gift shop.

Philipsburg: Rusty Parrot Pirate Experience Entry and Rum

2. Philipsburg: Rusty Parrot Pirate Experience Entry and Rum

Travel back in time and meet the real pirates of the Caribbean. Enter the Rusty Parrot, a sunken pirate ship replica where you will be greeted with our homemade rum tasting. As you venture through the immersive experience you will be blown away with the special effects. Watch the pirates telling their secrets and learn more about their way of life. After the visit, you will become a pirate and we will invite you to a green screen photoshoot with pirate accessories and you'll get the digital photos free of charge. Unwind with a complementary fruit punch or rum punch on the upper deck, some fun games and a breathtaking view of the cruise ships and the Great Bay Beach. Become a pirate for a day!

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Had a great experience, nice and quick 30 minutes experience that you can share with friends and family. The ambiance of the place is pretty cool for big groups and families.

A pirate story in a superb setting and beautiful special effects, ending with a glass of rum on the upper deck it was a great morning