Day 2: St. Maarten/Sint Martin
Date: 22 April 2018
Port: Philipsburg, St. Maarten (Dutch side)
Time on Island: 8am-4:30pm
Distance between San Juan and St. Maarten: 372.04 km or 200.75 nautical miles (231.17 miles)
First port of the trip and Darren and I were eager to start out pre-booked tour through Viator. We decided against booking directly through Royal Caribbean strictly because of our budget. We also knew that by doing so, we’d need to be aware of the time restrictions in order to NOT miss the boat. This was my port to book (divide and conquer) and after much research, I was able to find a half-day, all inclusive (yes, this means alcohol) Shore Excursion sightseeing tour that left from Phillipsburg, STM (Dutch-side), where our ship ported through Viator.com. Our tour, Sint Maarten Shore Excursion: Island Sightseeing Tour from Philipsburg was only $44 USD each and left at 10 am, which gave us a little extra time in the morning!