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Snorkeling and speed boat tour

$119


  • Midnight Express
  • Creole Rock
  • Scarab 35
  • Tintamarre Island
  • Maho Beach
  • Pinel Island
  • Grand Case
When your cruise ship docks in St Maarten, explore the island on a 6-hour speedboat and snorkeling tour. With your expert captain and small group limited to eleven people, jet out from Philipsburg to several nearby locations like the uninhabited Tintamarre Island. Jump into the water and snorkel at the biodiversity hotspot Creole Rock, then enjoy a lunch beachside on Pinel Island. Sip beers and soda from the onboard bar as your captain shares his knowledge of St Maarten and the surrounding waters with you. 

Main points:


  • 6-hour St Maarten sightseeing shore excursion and snorkel tour by speedboat
  • Explore spectacular bays and marine reserves only reached by boat Snorkel around Tintamarre Island and Grand Case Bay’s Creole Rock
  • Feed fish in Long Bay and bask on the beach at La Samanna Resort Enjoy lunch on Pinel Island at a local beachfront restaurant

Tour itinerary:


Enjoy a speedboat tour in St Maarten! After your cruise ship docks at the Philipsburg cruise port, make your way to Dock Maarten Chesterfield Wharf to start your day out at sea. Meet your knowledgeable captain and small group of eleven people or less, then step aboard the speedboat.

Leaving the harbor, head for Simpson Bay Bridge and the Dutch side of the island. Visit the largest lagoon in the Caribbean to see scores of luxe yachts on display, each more elaborate than the next. 

The captain will pull up at Tintamarre, an uninhabited island favored by the local sea turtles. Jump into the warm, calm waters to commune with the turtles as they swim around you in this protected reserve. 

At the Marina Royale in Marigot, European-style cafés line the water, showing the French influence on this side of the island. View the imposing Ft Louis, flying its French flag over the town. Cruise over to Friars Bay, the site of many of the island's legendarily hedonistic Full Moon parties, then stop at Happy Bay. 

Continue to Pinel Island, where you'll sit down for a hot lunch at a beachside restaurant on Yellow Beach. Sit in the shallows with a refreshing beverage from the onboard bar or trek around the tiny island to explore the tide pools along the shore. 

After an hour there, zip over to Creole Rock, the area's best snorkeling spot, smack in the middle of Grand Case Bay. Don a mask, flippers and snorkel to explore the undersea world, rich with marine life and vibrant coral. Then take off on a cruise around the island, viewing the mansions of Terre Basse and the red rock cliffs on the Bay Rouge. Feed the fish in Long Bay as you attempt some celebrity-spotting on the beach of the nearby La Samanna Resort. 

The boat will hang out just off Maho Beach, the perfect place to place to watch as aircraft come in for a landing at nearby Princess Juliana Airport. Then it's just a short cruise back around Simpson Bay before arriving back at Dock Maarten Chesterfields Wharf, where your 6-hour adventure will end.

Details:


Inclusions
  • Marine park fees
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Lunch
  • Unlimited beer, soda and water
  • Worry-free shore excursion guarantee
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Port pickup and drop-off
Additional info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
It is recommended that you bring a towel and swimsuit

Note

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Departure point

Dock Maarten Chesterfield Wharf

Departure time

10am (check in is at 9:30am)
Note: check in time is St Maarten island time, not cruise ship time

Duration

6 hours (approx.)

Return details

Returns to original departure point at approximately 4pm

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