RIB Boat rental To go by yourself

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From $128.44

15 reviews   (4.60)

Price varies by group size

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Departs: St Maarten, St Maarten

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Feel like going on a boat trip?

With Tropical Boat, you can rent our boats for 2 hours, half day (4 hours) or full day (8 hours) go by yourself and discover the beaches of Saint martin (friar's bay, happy bay, Grand case, creole rock). We give you a mask and snorkel for snorkelling, dry bag for put your staff and noodles for swimming. The price is per boat, gaz included.

Do not hesitate and come have a wonderful time with Tropical Boat on Marina Royale (MARIGOT french part)

What's Included

Private tour

What's Not Included

Hotel pickup


Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Merci de préciser si vous avez un permis bateau. Nous avons 2 type de bateaux (avec et sans permis bateau)
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Merci de préciser si vous avez un permis bateau. Nous avons 2 type de bateaux (avec et sans permis bateau)
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.


Fantastic time! Worth every penny!
cbg825, 18-05-2021
Like others have said before, Nicholas was great! He was very helpful in describing where to go and what to see. We were able to take in much more of the island than we expected. We cruised in the harbor and drooled over the Mega-yachts, and then went around the island to some beaches that we had totally to ourselves. Stopped in at Friars Bay for some delicious French lunch. (Remember to bring cash, as none of these great spots take credit cards and you don’t want to miss out), snorkeled in our own spots, and really had a great time. If you are even remotely boat savvy, I would highly recommend doing it this way rather than a tour! The boats were very clean and easy to operate and Nicholas provides a every thing you need including dry bag, map, life jackets, and snorkeling gear. Definitely recommended by us!
Tropical Boat Scores Big Points
253mark, 14-03-2021
Nicolas (Proprietor, I assume) was a very helpful instructor. The boat was clean if somewhat under-powered (this was one of the small inflatable types) but then again I'm not exactly a thin guy, so the boat having to push my weight around (and my companion, although she's thin) wasn't exactly a speed demon. That said, it's a fun, relaxing cruise and unlike operating an outboard with a tiller, you can sit facing forward and drive while seated at the wheel. Anyway, he provided some snorkeling equipment for us to use, a rope ladder, and an anchor. There's great freedom in exploring that part of the coast of the island as you never really get the chance to see things from the water. As far as the rope ladder goes it proved a bit difficult for us to get it positioned at just the right height (getting back into the boat was problematic) but for those in better shape it shouldn't be an issue. We ended up down at Grand Case where there's a public dock to which you tie-off the boat, and go exploring a bit (remember to take the key with you) and to have a lovely lunch with a spectacular view. We ended up looping back and going into Simpson Bay down by the Saint Martin Yacht Club / Snoopy Island. Again, a very cool way to see sites on the island that we had only seen from land before. It was also good motivation to get my boating license as it would have been fun to rent a bigger, faster boat. Even so, this was definitely a highlight of our trip. Also, Nicolas was wearing a mask the whole time that we transacted business which made us feel better (not everyone is practicing social distancing in St. Martin).
For those without boat license, a good place to rent a small boat for half a day on your own.
I812BTsteveb, 04-07-2021
My wife and and I rented this boat on June 29 for a day. We met Valentine on the doc in the morning. He showed us everything we needed to know to operate the boat and places to see. He was very polite and fun to be around. Excellent customer service. We planned to spend a day going around the Island and checking out different beaches. We ended up only spending half a day on the boat. The waters were a little rough for a small boat. When we returned the boat early, Valentine was very courteous and offered to refund the difference between whole day and half day rental. For folks looking to rent a boat, I would recommend to get a boat license and rent one of their real boats. They have some really nice boats for a good price. Saint Marteen regulations only allow boat rentals with motors <6 horse power for those without a boat license. RIB boat has a 6 horse power motor. Don't expect to make any waves or go very far.
Thanks!! Had a blast
Tarponguide2, 19-03-2021
Great experience. Nicholas was very responsive and even delivered the boat to where we were staying.
Boat Excursion
Thomas_C, 17-03-2022
Great to take the boat and motor to places you want to see without a guide. But, a couple notes to make:
Prices vary if you’re an islander versus tourist (tourists pay more money) and, you need a license to operate the larger boats. This should be communicated on the website. Even with boating knowledge & operator experience the license is required to get the boat of choice and full pleasurable experience.

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