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The Flying Dutchman Tour

Marigot, Saint-Martin, Saint Martin Island (French)

General information


Each adventure begins in this restored plantation house originally built in the 1700s. The museum tells the powerful story Trace Wilson, who was born into slavery on the property in 1818, and her direct descendant Emilio Wilson. You will see depictions of what life was like on a plantation and learn about the customs, traditions, lifestyle and stories that earned St. Maarten the nickname ‘The Friendly Island’.

Embark on the Soualiga Sky Explorer for the approximately 25-minute ride to the top of Sentry Hill, one of St. Maarten’s highest elevations at 1,125 feet. The experience encompasses two chairlifts and a series of platforms encircle the mountaintop showcasing 360-degree views of the island, including vistas of neighboring islands Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Barts and Anguilla.

A brief orientation will prepare you to fly down the mountain on The Flying Dutchman, the world’s steepest zip line!  You’ll be attached to a flight line in a harnessed chair, launching you on the 1050-foot drop in elevation over 2800 feet to experience the ride of a lifetime!

After your fun-filled adventure, souvenirs and attraction photos will be available for purchase in the gift shop. And nestled among authentic antique colonial walls, Emilio’s Restaurant offers a menu of classic favorites with a new twist.

About the tour

Minimum Age to Participate: 13+

Child age: N/A

Free Child age: N/A

Not Included:

  • Meal
  • Non-alcoholic drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks/Open bar
  • Photos
  • Tips
  • Souvenirs
  • Additional services available
  • Videos


  • Soualiga Sky Explorer ride to Sentry Hill
  • Stunning 360-degree panoramic view of St. Maarten and its surroundings
  • Fly on the world’s steepest zip line, The Flying Dutchman!
  • Get to know part of the history of “The Friendly Island” in the museum 

Important notes


  • Use biodegradable sunblock
  • Wear hat or cap
  • Wear sunglases
  • Bring extra cash
  • Wear walking shoes
  • Bring insect repellent
  • Wear suitable clothing for the activity


Transportation included for guests of Sonesta Maho Beach Hotel. Please confirm the pick-up time with your representative at the destination. 

Height range: Min. 52 – Max. 80 inches

Weight range: Min. 100 – Max. 275 pounds

The activities are not recommended for pregnant women and people with heart, back and neck injuries. Please note this is an outdoor facility and guests should be prepared for weather conditions.

Additional information

Wheelchair Accesible: No

Activity Level: Strenuous

Languages: English.