SNORKEL & DISCOVERY TOUR

76 Welfare Road, Simpson Bay St Maarten
from/per person $119
  • Snorkeling tour
  • Open Bar
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Snorkel Gear Included
  • Tour guide

Snorkel and Discovery Tour - turtle
Snorkel and Discovery Tour - Iguanas
Snorkel and Discovery Tour - More Iguanas
Snorkel and Discovery Tour - gear
Snorkel and Discovery Tour - beach view
Snorkel and Discovery Tour - shrimps
Snorkel and Discovery Tour - marigot bay
Snorkel and Discovery Tour - manta ray
Snorkel and Discovery Tour - touch the fish
Snorkel and Discovery Tour - tintamarre island
Snorkel and Discovery Tour - party boat
Snorkel and Discovery Tour - delicous lunch
Snorkel and Discovery Tour - pic with the crew

Description

Discover the island of St Maarten and St Martin by power boat. You’ll enjoy a day of snorkeling while our experienced, local guides relate the historical and current highlights of this Caribbean gem.

  • One, all inclusive price. No extra National Marine Park, Marina fees, handling charges, commissions or taxes. Your transport to and from your St Maarten point of origin is covered in our advertised price.
  • Minimum of 2 Snorkel Stops and 1 Beach Stop. Our itinerary varies according to weather and sea conditions.
  • Guided snorkeling – experience many local Caribbean aquatic species such as Barracuda, rays and turtles. No need to worry if you’ve never snorkeled before – our expert guides are right there with you every step of the way.
  • Enjoy a hearty picnic lunch in a secluded hideaway on a deserted island
  • Hand feed the pre-historic Iguanas
  • Chill out in the warm, shallow Caribbean waters while enjoying complimentary rum punch, local beer or sodas

Our small, intimate tour allows you to enjoy the day at your own pace. Maximize your snorkeling time without the constraint of bells or whistles calling you back to the boat. Relax, sit back and let our knowledgeable guides show you all that this beautiful island has to offer.


Our Snorkeling and Discovery Tour of St Maarten takes you to the premier snorkeling and beach spots around the island. You will travel by fast, comfortable speed boat from our dock in Simpson Bay on the Dutch side to at least 2 snorkeling spots and 1 beach stop.

Our crew members are all experienced, local guides and are always on hand to ensure your comfort and safety throughout the day. At each snorkeling stop, our crew will be in the water with you, always ready and willing to reach out that helping hand or to help you identify that fish or coral species. On the boat, our crew will point out the local modern and historical highlights as we travel around the island. The commentary is both fun and informative. Some of the stories may even be true!

St Maarten boasts many beautiful beaches, coral reefs, wrecks and interesting landmarks. Our snorkeling adventure tour itinerary varies according to the prevailing weather and sea conditions but here are some of the sites we visit on a regular basis…

Creole Rock

Located within the National Marine Park of St Martin, off the point near Grand Case. This small rocky islet resembles the head of an Amerindian when viewed from the northern side. The rock itself is a designated bird sanctuary where you will see local brown pelicans and Brown Boobies. The surrounding coral reef hosts a large and varied population of Caribbean Reef fish, rays, cephalopods and hard and soft corals. It is a popular spot with both snorkelers and scuba divers.

Tintamare Island

Covering about 100 hectares (or 0.4 miles), this small island lies about 4 km off the northern coast of St Martin. It is now a designated National Park but has had an interesting history. Today, it is a favorite of tourists and locals alike. The main attraction here is the population of Green Sea Turtles that graze the sea grass off the southern beach where the water is shallow, warm and well protected.

Pinel Island

A tiny “day island” within Orient Bay, Pinel is accessible only by boat and is popular with locals. The island hosts 2 restaurants and a small gift/craft shop. A popular attraction on the island is the large number of well fed Iguanas that make their home in the rocks and vegetation. With a piece of fruit or lettuce in hand, you’ll get up close and personal with these pre-historic looking beasts. After doing a little island exploration, you can relax in the shallow, warm water with a beer or rum punch or ice cream in hand by the boat or get a little color sunbathing on the beach.

Little/Divi Bay

Adjacent to Great Bay, lies Little Bay with its blue and turquoise, protected waters. On the northern side of the bay, on the sea bed lie a number of small wrecks and a small underwater trail. You can see a helicopter, submarine, cannons and a couple of sunken yachts. These all lie in about 15 feet of water and are inhabited by a large number of colorful reef fish.

Maho Beach

The famous beach located right at the end of the runway of Princess Julianna Airport. Commercial aircraft fly right overhead so low you’ll feel you can reach out and touch them. Swim in the beautiful crystal clear water or lay back and watch the action overhead.

Long Bay, Red Bay, Friars Bay, Happy Bay and more!

No experience necessary! We cater to all levels of experience. Even if you can’t swim we’ve got your back. We have all the gear you need to get snorkeling including additional flotation devices. If you can get into a bathtub, you can snorkel. All of the areas we visit are largely protected with little swell or current. Water depths are relatively shallow. While you don’t have to be an Olympic athlete for our tour, we do recommend that you have some basic degree of fitness.

Your Snorkeling and Adventure Tour also includes food and beverages throughout the day. We have an all day open bar with water, sodas, beer and rum punch to quench your thirst. There are snacks to fill in the gaps and a hearty picnic lunch which we normally serve up under the cover of the trees on a deserted island hideaway.

Inclusions

Your tour is all-inclusive! The price includes…

  • All National Marine Park fees
  • Marina/Docking Fees
  • Free transport to/from your hotel or resort
  • Snorkel Gear rental
  • Lunch
  • All day open bar – water, sodas, beer and rum punch
  • Snacks throughout the day

Exclusions

  • Gratuities/Tips
  • Purchases at beach stops

What to bring…

  • Sunscreen, hat and towel
  • Camera
  • Extra cash (for any additional purchases during the tour)
  • Sense of Adventure!

Payment Terms

  • For reservations within 7 days of departure, we require payment in full at least 48 hours prior to the published departure date of the tour.
  • For reservations 7 days or more prior to departure date, we require payment in full at least 7 days prior to the published departure date.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

  • Booking a tour when travelling by air? Try to leave yourself plenty of time (at least 2-3 hours) to account for any last minute flight delays, getting to/from your hotel, etc.
  • Arriving by cruise ship? Be sure to check the arrival/departure time in Phillipsburg. Ensure the times listed by your cruise are local times (ship time may be different!)

  • Cancellations with at least 7 Days notice will be refunded at 100%
  • Cancellations with at least 48 hours notice will be refunded at 50%
  • We will not issue a refund if you cancel within 48 hours with the following exceptions…
    • If you are arriving by cruise ship and your port of call is cancelled or delayed beyond a reasonable timeframe where we can no longer adjust our tour schedule.
    • If you are arriving by plane and your flight is cancelled or delayed beyond a reasonable timeframe where we can no longer adjust our tour schedule or reschedule your tour for another date.
    • We cancel a tour due to inclement weather, sea conditions or equipment malfunction.

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