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St Maarten Snorkeling and Discovery Tour

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  • All-inclusive tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Family friendly
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St Maarten Snorkeling and Discovery Tour
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St Maarten Snorkeling and Discovery Tour
US$119.00
Overview
Snorkel and sightsee during this private 6-hour tour from St Maarten. Board a custom charter cruise with a knowledgeable captain to explore secluded snorkeling spots off the island that are free from crowds. Visit Simpson Bay, Marigot and the uninhabited island of Tintamarre to snorkel and swim with sea turtles. Lunch, open bar and round-trip transportation from your St Maarten hotel or cruise ship are included.
What to Expect

The 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 2 beach stops. Enjoy snacks and complimentary water, sodas, local beers and rum punch throughout the day. Lunch is included! Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on a deserted island, afterwards, explore the island where you can find ruins of past inhabitants. 

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, the 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, the crew will point out the local modern and historical highlights as you travel around the island. The commentary is both fun and informative.

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

  • Creole Rock
    Common sightings include Sargent Majors, Trumpetfish, Surgeonfish, Squid, Baracuda, Eagle Rays and many types of coral and sponges.
  • Tintamare Island
    Swim with the turtles. Explore the island, snorkel or just relax on the beach. 
  • Pinel Island
    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 a little island exploration, relax in the shallow, warm water with a beer or rum punch in hand by the boat or on the beach.
  • Little/Divi Bay
    Adjacent to Great Bay, lies Little Bay. 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.
  • Maho Beach
    The famous beach located right next to 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.

We have all the gear you need to get snorkeling including additional flotation devices. Enjoy your snorkeling adventure at your own pace. 

Note: While you don’t have to be an Olympic athlete for the tour, we do recommend that you have some basic degree of mobility/fitness.

Write a ReviewReviews (22)

1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 5 June 2018
Something for everyone!

My two adult (20 and 19) children and myself went on our first cruise and this was the highlight of the entire week... This tour truly has something for everyone; regardless of age, or preferences when going on excursions, The guide had extensive knowledge of...More

Thank Albert C
Reviewed 14 April 2018
Fun

We spent the day with Damian and Mac. It was really great, they were very knowledgeable and explained a lot of history of the island. We went with our two sons 9 and 15, the tour was fun for them. Pinel Island was fun with...More

2  Thank cheryl f
Reviewed 5 April 2018
Fantastic Day in St Maarten & the Caribbean!

My husband and I had an amazing time on this excursion after our original tour was cancelled. Craig and Damia were the most excellent hosts and knowledgeable guides. Our tour group was unusually small (less than 10 people total), which made for a more personalized...More

1  Thank Trish F
ccnicholls, Owner at Coconut Reef Power Boat Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Trish and Robb, It was our pleasure to have you aboard, we certainly appreciate your generous feedback. Thank you so much for choosing Coconut Reef. Happy (and safe) Travels, The management and crew at Coconut Reef

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Great Day with a Great Team

Our original charter for the day had to cancel at the last minute due to some equipment issues and they suggested this outfit. I was a little hesitant but shouldn't have been. Turned out Great. Excellent captain and 1st mate. Very attentive to us and...More

2  Thank Kevin L
ccnicholls, Owner at Coconut Reef Power Boat Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Kevin L, I know from first hand experience that it can be very frustrating when your first choice gets taken away from you. Thank you for giving us a chance. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your day with us and...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Great Day in the ocean

Did a full day snorkel with our family (9yo and 7yo) and another family of 5. They did a great job of communicating from the beginning. We contacted them 2 months after the hurricanes since our cruise itinerary changed and would now be at St....More

2  Thank mail4mel
CoconutReef, Owner at Coconut Reef Power Boat Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Dear mail4mel, We had a great day too! Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences. The kids were all amazing, the way they handled the boat ride with confidence. I think they were having a little fun too in spite of (or...More

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Michele M
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yes they did, and they drove us back
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Jeri W
31 July 2018|
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they worked with us on the pick up since our docking time changed with our cruise. It was a highlight of our trip
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