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St Maarten nature walk and snorkel


  • Happy bay
  • Pic Paradis


During this 4-hour excursion, enjoy a nature walk and summit the highest peak of the island, Pic Paradis followed by snorkeling. With the help of your knowledgeable tour guide, get a close look at the local wildlife surrounding the saltwater ponds such as iguanas, birds and lizards. Next relax in a Caribbean bay and snorkel among tropical fish and underwater marine life. To conclude this excursion, enjoy a stop for coffee, tea and cake from a scenic view point before returning back to your departure location. Round-trip transportation is included from selected hotels.

Main points:

  • With the help of an experienced tour guide, explore the scenic nature locations of St Maarten/St Martin
  • Visit the islands highest peak, Pic Paradis for an amazing view of the surrounding landscape.
  • Explore one of many salt-water ponds on the island and the wildlife that surrounds such as lizards, iguanas and birds.
  • Snorkel in a relaxing Caribbean bay amongst colorful fish and tropical reef.
  • Enjoy a stop for Coffee, tea and cake


The meeting point for this excursion departs from the parking lot located next to the cruise ship terminal. For anyone staying in Oyster Pond or Phillipsburg, hotel pick up is included.

Kick off the tour with a stop at one of the Islands many Salt Ponds. With your included binoculars, bird-watch the beautiful birds that inhabit this island. A large variety of different birds can be seen around the salt ponds such as Brown Pelicans, Frigate Birds, Royal Tern, Bananaquit, egrets and many more. Also iguanas and other small lizards are often seen throughout the excursion.

From the Dutch side salt pond, you will travel across to the French side and make your way to the highest point on the island, Pic Paradis. At the end of the paved road, you have approximately a 20-minute uphill hike to your first breath taking viewpoint, overlooking the east side of the island. A short distance from there, you have another view point that shows the entire Southwest side of the island.

Shortly after your downhill trek back to the car, you’ll have a break at another viewpoint accommodated with included homemade banana bread and coffee or tea.

The final stop of your half-day excursion will be at a calm secluded beach, where you will have the chance to snorkel together with your trained snorkel guide, and experience swimming among tropical Caribbean fish and its colorful underwater world.

This tour will end back at your starting point, next to the cruise terminal and you would have completed a full round trip excursion around the island, while visiting its best nature locations.

Important Information:

  • Round trip St. Maarten & St. Martin
  • Port pick up/drop-off
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off (Selected Philipsburg and Oyster Pond hotels ONLY)
  • Experienced local guide
  • Narrated tour
  • Light refreshments
  • Snorkel equipment and Binocular
  • Small-group tour
  • Gratuities (optional)
Extra Information:
  • Confirmation will be received upon time of booking
  • Adult supervision is required for any children
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • There is a moderate amount of walking on uneven surfaces, this activity is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • For the snorkel equipment, please advise male or female shoe sizes at time of booking.
Voucher Details:

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Local operator information:

All tour operator details, including local telephone numbers are included on your Confirmation Voucher. For peace of mind, we have selected only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination.

Cancellation Policy:

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

Departure Location:

Dock Maarten parking lot, Philipsburg. Walking distance from the Cruise Ship Terminal.

Departure Time:

Hotel pickups will be scheduled prior to this time
Tour departs walking distance of the cruise terminal


Approximately 4 hours

Return details:

Dock Maarten parking lot, Philipsburg. Walking distance from the Cruise Ship Terminal.

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