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Jet Blast Beach Day

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If you're looking for an adrenaline rush of jet-blasting aircraft flying just a few feet overhead while enjoying a day at the beach, get it all in one go when you book this exciting adventure.

Thrill-seekers who love the beach are in for a treat thanks to this adrenaline-packed beach excursion. Experience a rush as jets arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport swoop over your head just a few feet away as you enjoy a refreshing beverage on the beach and capture spectacular aerial views along the way.

This exciting tour starts with a scenic ride from the St. Maarten cruise port along the Great Salt Pond, which was once a primary source of salt production for the island dating back to the 17th century. Your air-conditioned tour bus will continue down this picturesque route to Cole Bay Hill, where you can catch stunning views of St. Maarten and other nearby islands, including Anguilla, Saba and St. Eustatius. Use your camera or smartphone to capture the perfect aerial shot of the mountainous terrain, hillside homes, sparkling blue bay waters, and statutes along with the roundabouts of Cole Bay Hill.

This guided tour isn't complete without a stop to the main highlights: Maho Beach and the Sunset Beach Bar and Grill. Maho Beach is a must-visit destination for aviation enthusiasts and beachgoers alike as it sits next to the Princess Juliana International Airport, where jets have only a few thousand feet of a runway strip to land. That's part of why these jet-blasting planes come so close to the beach surface, making it one of the scariest runways to land on in the world.

Plan for plane watching by taking a quick look at the Sunset Beach Bar and Grill's surfboard roster of jet arrivals. You can even listen to air traffic control and arriving airplanes at the bar. Spend the rest of your time relaxing on the beach and enjoying the delectable food and refreshing drinks from the bar before your tour guide drops you back to your cruise port.

Enjoy your next adrenaline-rushing adventure and book this beach-day, jet-blasting excursion today!

About Shore Excursions Group
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $65.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Scenic, Beach
Tour Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
An approximately 5 minute walk from the cruise ship pier.
Food/Beverage Provided
Guavaberry Rum. No meals but available F&B can be purchased
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible.