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Click! The Philipsburg Photo Scavenger Hunt
Philipsburg, Saint Maarten
- A tour with a twist: Solve cleverly constructed clues and riddles, find facts, do tasks, and capture your answers on camera in a friendly competition. Winner gets a prize!
- Discover Philipsburg: The capital of the Dutch side of the island has charming main and side streets, a rich history, renowned duty-free shopping, a scenic beachfront boardwalk, and more.
- Interact with Saint Maartiners: You'll need help from locals on your quest – good thing you're on "the Friendly Island."
About this Philipsburg tour
GoBe is always looking for new ways to help travelers get more out of travel. In this case, we turn the usual guided walk on its head.
Picture a 90-minute self-guided romp through the city, solving clues, snapping photos like a paparazzo, seeking help from friendly bystanders, and laughing hysterically half the time. Kind of like Amazing Race, but without the commercials.
We'll set you up with clues, maps, and water bottles, then turn you loose on unsuspecting Philipsburg. The quaint capital of Dutch St. Maarten is steeped in old-world character, with a wonderful beachfront boardwalk, a shopping district known for its duty-free shopping, and for the diverse cultural heritage of its good-natured inhabitants.
As you wander about, decoding clues and riddles, finding locations, and capturing answers on your camera or smartphone, you'll also be building a memorable travelogue of your St. Maarten visit. When time's up, we'll tally the points from your photos and award a special keepsake to the winner – good for some robust boasting and toasting with a complimentary cocktail. It's the perfect last snapshot of your tour. Click!
Runway 10 at St. Maarten's Princess Juliana Airport is short, so pilots need to fly their final approach at unusually low altitude. To the great delight of aviation buffs, this puts giant airliners under full power just 30 to 60 feet overhead on nearby Maho Beach. Flight timetables are displayed in beach bars and restaurants, and one place actually broadcasts the radio transmissions between pilots and the control tower. If you can hear 'em over all the jet noise.
For local hotel travelers, please meet the dispatcher at the entrance of Fisherman's Pub & Grill. Cruise guests should meet the tour dispatcher at the dock entrance of St. Maarten. Call the dispatcher once you are at the designated meeting point.
Your responses to the scavenger hunt will be in the form of photos that you take during the hunt. A digital camera or smart phone is compulsory to record your photos. Tour performed during a walking tour around the island's capital on highlighted streets as per the provided map.
There is approximately 0.5 mile of walking involved over various terrain including paved sidewalks with some steps at each view point. Due to the nature of this tour, it is not recommended for travelers with walkers or wheelchairs.
Walking Tour, Family Friendly
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Travelers must be a minimum of 6 years of age to participate in this tour.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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