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Snorkeling and speed boat tour


  • Midnight Express
  • Creole Rock
  • Scarab 35
  • Tintamarre Island
  • Maho Beach
  • Pinel Island
  • Grand Case


Explore St. Maarten’s/ St. Martin’s most premier coastal locations on this 6-hour powerboat and snorkeling excursion. Provided with a professional Captain, they will navigate your speedboat around to many of the islands hotspots and unspoiled areas. Snorkel the best nature reserve locations such as Tintamarre Island and Creole Rock. Feast into your included lunch, and watch giant airplanes fly just overhead onto princess Juliana Airport at Maho Beach. Included onboard is open bar and the use of all snorkeling gear.  

Main points:

  • 6-hour speedboat and snorkeling excursion
  • Tour is suited for both cruise ship passengers and on island visitors
  • Discover stunning unspoiled beaches and rich marine spots that can only be reached by boat
  • Snorkel around marine reserves such as Tintamarre Island and Creole Rock
  • Enjoy a small group tour, no more then 16 a boat
  • Explore the most spectacular scenery and bays around the island like Long Bay, Simpson bay Lagoon and Maho beach (Airport Beach)
  • Included on this excursion is lunch on Pinel, open bar, Captain, Gas, Marina fees and nature reserve fees


Begin your excursion at Dock Maarten Chesterfield marina Philipsburg, where you will meet and greet with your knowledgeable Captain and fellow group members.

Once all aboard the speedboat, you will head towards Simpson Bay, Dutch side bridge and enter the largest lagoon in the Caribbean. Take a glimpse at some of the most iconic and impressive mega yachts in the world lined inside the marinas.

Exit the lagoon out the French bridge and cruise pass the French Capital, Marigot. View the European-style cafes that fill the coastline and the big French flag that stands high over Fort Louis, to your first destination Happy Bay. Take a dip in the warm, calm waters and float near the shores of this gorgeous unspoiled beach.

From here you will head to the most northern part of St Martin, Tintamarre Island. Wonder around the stunning uninhabited island or snorkel in the protected marine reserve to commune with the sea turtles in their element.

Leaving Tintamarre, your captain will take you for a short ride over to the small vibrant, Pinel Island. Here you will anchor in the islands shallow waters, which is normally standing depth and you can walk ashore to your beach side restaurant, where you can enjoy your included lunch. (For now offering variety of different sandwiches on Pinel Island since Hurricane Irma, until our beach restaurant opens again)

After your food has digested, hop back on board to your next destination Creole Rock, an amazing rock formation on the north tip of Grand Case Bay. Grab a pair of flippers and a mask to explore the rich underwater life on one of the islands best snorkeling locations, filled with tropical fish and abundant of coral.

Then cruise along the west coast of the island, passing the beautiful red rock cliffs of Bay Rouge and see the huge mansions that scatter around Terre Basse. Take a quick stop at Long bay and feed the fish while attempting to spot celebrities on the beach at the nearby La Samanna Resort.

Towards the end of the tour, your speedboat will drift just off the YouTube famous, Maho Beach. Here you will have a great opportunity to see giant airplanes making their final decent onto Princess Juliana international airport.

Your action filled 6-hour excursion will conclude with a short cruise back to Chesterfield’s marina.

Important Information:

  • Marina and Nature reserve fees
  • Lunch (For now offering variety of different sandwiches on Pinel Island since Hurricane Irma, until our beach restaurant opens again)
  • Open Bar (Unlimited water, sodas and beers)
  • Use of snorkeling gear
  • Captain/ crew
  • Fuel
Not Included:
  • Port pickup/ drop-off
  • Gratuities
Extra information:
  • Confirmation will be received upon booking
  • It is recommended that you bring swimsuit, towel and sunscreen
Please note:
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet minimum. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Departure location:

Dock Maarten Chesterfield Wharf, Philipsburg (5-minute walk from cruise ship terminal)

Departure time:

9:30am - 10am
Check in time starts at 9:00am
Note: check in time is St Maarten island time, not cruise ship time

Tour Duration:

Approximately 6 hours

Return details:

Around 3:30pm – 4:00 pm return at Dock Maarten Chesterfield Wharf, Philipsburg (5 minute walk from cruise ship terminal)


At the time of booking please confirm:

  • How many people in your party, Adults and Children (6 and under)
  • Make sure your tour date is correct
  • If you are coming off a cruise ship, please name which ship?
  • If someone in your group needs special assistance, please mention why and how
  • Infants from 0 to 3 years old is not advised
  • If any vegans or people with food allergies in your party, please inform
  • Cancellation Policy:

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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