Visitors to Phillipsburg can enjoy a relaxing day sipping beverages on the beach, or they can get a little bit more active and participate in any one of the many land and water activities available here.

Some tourists' favorites include:

Boating - Sailing is an extremely popular activity for island visitors. Tourists can easily rent boats of all types (sailing, canoes, motor boats, etc…) and take their friends and families out on the water for a day of fun. There are also several companies that will take visitors on guided boat tours. Sometimes, a day trip with a tour company may include lunch or drinks on the boat.

Fishing - There are frequent fishing competitions that take place around Phillipsburg. However, for anyone wanting to fish non-competitively, visitors can take trips on chartered boats for deep-sea fishing excursions.  Some of the most popular types of fish caught in the Caribbean are marlin, yellowtail, and snapper.

Golf - There is a popular golf course on the island called Mullet Bay Golf Course. It is open every day and has 18 holes. Tee-time reservations are recommended.

Scuba Diving -  If you're arriving by cruise ship Scuba Fun Dive Center is only 5 mins walk from the terminal with the best dive sites and the Man of War Shoal Marine Park only a 15 minute boat ride away. Save money by booking direct online.   Caribbean Dive College is conveniently close to the Cruise Ships as well as the shopping heart of Philipsburg. Within 4 minutes you are dropped off by watertaxi and are then standing right next to CDC. Their boats are very comfortable and staff are fantastic. Caribbean Dive College does not go out with huge groups, unlike others. Book in advance online and save money.

Tennis - Most of the hotels and resorts in Phillipsburg have tennis courts on-site. Each hotel has different rules about reserving courts, so check with specific hotels for regulations. Most hotels also offer tennis lessons for anyone interested.

Parasailing - No.1 SXM offers parasailing in Philipsburgh.  Located at Great Bay, just a short walk from the cruise ship terminal.  Open Monday - Sunday at 9:00 am.  ; No reservations required.