Tours & activities by Travel 2 the Caribbean from Viator

St. Maarten 12 Metre Challenge

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  • Location: Philipsburg, St Maarten
  • Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3036REGATTA

Ever dreamed of sailing a real racing yacht? Well don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to race in the warm blue waters and brisk trade winds of the Caribbean. Book this once in a lifetime adventure now!


  • All necessary equipment included
  • Free drinks included
  • Led by a local guide

Get ready for the thrill of a lifetime as you slice through the waters of the Caribbean aboard a multi-million dollar race boat! Upon arrival, you will be assigned a position on the crew as well as receive crew training before heading off to the racecourse. Revel in the blue waters and cool tradewinds as you grind a winch, trim a sail and punch a stop watch. Or, just sit back, relax and enjoy the complimentary refreshments.

Learn the history of the prestigious yacht racing, which dates back to 1851 during the reign of Queen Victoria. The New York Yacht Club held the trophy for 132 years before being defeated by the Australians in 1983, who were then beaten by Dennis Conner after 354 individual races.

Connor's boat, Stars and Stripes, is a member of the 12 Metre Challenge Fleet. Also included are the Canada II, True North I and True North IV, all of which were other contenders in the America's Cup.

Minimum age for this excursion is 12 years old. However, children aged 7-11 are allowed with parental permission. All tours are subject to change due to weather conditions.

Come and experience the thrill of sailing aboard these world famous yachts! And get your shirts after the regatta.

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Tour departs from Bobby's Marina in Philipsburg
Departure Time:
  • Check-in 8:30am, Regatta 9am
  • Check-in 9:45am, Regatta 10:15am
  • Check-in 11am, Regatta 11:30am
  • Check-in 12:15pm, Regatta 12:45pm
  • Check-in 1:30pm, Regatta 2pm
2.5 - 3 hours

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8:30am Check-in
Code: AM830

8:30am Check-in, 9am departure

USD $104.99
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9:45am Check-in
Code: AM945

9:45am Check-in, 10:15am departure

USD $104.99
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11am Check-in
Code: AM1100

11am Check-in, 11:30am departure

USD $104.99
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12:15pm Check-in
Code: PM1215

12:15pm Check-in, 12:45pm departure

USD $104.99
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1:30pm Check-in
Code: PM1330

1:30pm Check-in, 2pm departure

USD $104.99
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St. Maarten 12 Metre Challenge

St Maarten 12 Metre Challenge

  • Briefing
  • Race regatta
  • Crew Shirts
  • Complimentary water, soda, and beer on board
  • Fruit/Rum punch served on return at the boutique
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability  
  • Note: passengers arriving on cruise ships cannot book this tour
  • Please wear: soft soled shoes. No high heels or flimsy sandals
  • There are no toilets/heads on board the yachts
  • Maximum of 18 passengers per vessel
  • Not recommended for child aged 6 and under  
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Kimberly R, March 2015

The staff and crew were amazing and we had great weather conditions to really get the true racing experience. We would go again in a heartbeat!

Reviewed by: Paul D, January 2015

Awesome experience. This was our second time sailing with the 12 meter challenge. We highly recommend this tour and will do it again the next time we are in St. Maarten. The staff and crew were very friendly.

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Tour code: 3036REGATTA