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12 Metre Challenge

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Satisfy your thirst for adventure with an exciting sailing race across the waters around St. Maarten! Race against other crews in the America's Cup 12 Metre Regatta.

12 Metre Challenge

Have you ever watched sailing regattas and wondered what it would be like to be in one during a race? Here's your chance to find out by booking this St. Maarten excursion!

During this two and a half hour tour you will board one of three yachts and be assigned a crew member's position. Your expert guide crew will show you exactly what to do and will be on hand every step of the way to ensure your safety and enjoyment. Head out to the race course and help move your yacht to victory as you trim a sail, grind a winch or punch a stopwatch. Alternatively you can choose to sit back and relax with water, canned soda or beer and breathe in the salty air as your yacht races along the course. Once back on land celebrate your victory with a refreshing beer or rum punch drink in the 12 Metre Yacht Club, visit the museum and pick up a souvenir or two in the shop.

Please Note: Guests must be able to board the yacht and not be prone to seasickness. The minimum age to participate is 9 years of age and guests must be at least 21 years of age to consume alcohol. Guests with limited mobility and children must be accompanied by a companion/adult and life jackets are available on the boat (not mandatory). This tour is not wheelchair/scooter/walker accessible. Price includes bottled beverages onboard the yachts and at the party; crew gratuity not included. Meals can be purchased near the club facility.

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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 $105.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Tour Duration
2.5 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
An approximate 10 minute walk from the cruise pier.
Food/Beverage Provided
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Special Instructions
Comfortable, weather appropriate clothing, swimwear underneath, soft-soled shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses and hat. No heels. Camera for photos (with plastic bag for protection).
Guests must be able to step in and out of a sailboat and should not be prone to seasickness. Must be at least 9 years old to participate and at least 21 years old to consume alcohol. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Life jackets are required. All guests should take their own physical health into consideration before signing up for this tour, as this is a participatory tour by nature and moderate activity will be experienced. This tour is NOT wheelchair/scooter/walker accessible.