Sky Explorer & Schooner Ride

By Rain Forest Adventures
Price is $79per adult


Free cancellation available
2h 30m
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Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected


  • A scenic aerial journey aboard the Sky Explorer
  • Views of the entire island from the top of Sentry Hill
  • Exhilarating ride on the Schooner Ride (2 Rides)
  • Insight into island history at the Emilio Wilson Estate
  • Eye-opening tour of well-preserved plantation buildings

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Tour Only

2h 30m
Opening hours: Fri 11:00am-4:00pm

Tour includes admission to the Emilio Wilson Estate, the Soualiga Sky Explorer, and the Schooner Ride. This option does not include transfers.

Price is $78.99 per ticket, price for 1 Adult is $78.99


Price is $78.99

What's included, what's not

  • Roundtrip ride on the Sky Explorer
  • Schooner inner tube ride (2 Rides)
  • Admission to Emilio Wilson Plantation Estate
  • Roundtrip transfers from the Cruise Port if option selected

Know Before You Book

  • Children 6 and younger are not allowed.
  • You must be at least 52 inches (132 cm) tall.
  • You must weigh less than 275 pounds (124 kg).
  • If you fear heights, you should not take part in this activity.
  • Hours of operation are 11 AM–3 PM.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Roundtrip transfers available from the Cruise Port if option selected. Please arrange pickup when you call to confirm your reservation.

What you can expect

A top-to-bottom tour with two exciting experiences in one excursion. Take in the amazing views as you glide to the top of one of St. Maarten’s highest mountains on the Sky Explorer. Then hop back on the Sky Explorer to the Schooner Ride where you’ll surf down the mountain in an inner tube.

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 Sint Maarten the nickname ‘The Friendly Island.

Embark on the 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 as well as 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.

To complete your top-to-bottom ride, the Sky Explorer will take you to the Schooner Ride where you’ll surf down the mountain in an inner tube through the curves and straightaways of a specially designed track.

After your fun-filled adventure, souvenirs and attraction photos are available for purchase in the gift shop.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Individually wrapped food options available
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Activity Location

  • Rain Forest Adventures St. Maarten
  • LB Scott Road 59
  • Philipsburg Sint Maarten

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Rain Forest Adventures St. Maarten
    • LB Scott Road 59
    • Cul de Sac Sint Maarten
    • Port St. Maarten
    • Juancho Yrausquin Boulevard
    • Philipsburg Sint Maarten

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