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St Maarten Speed Boat and Snorkeling Tour

  • 6-hour speedboat tour of St Maarten
  • Find the best snorkeling spots in this island paradise, accessible only by boat
  • Snorkel with sea turtles at Tintamarre Island and explore the nature reserve of Creole Rock
St Maarten Speed Boat and Snorkeling Tour
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St Maarten Speed Boat and Snorkeling Tour
Explore St Maarten on a 6-hour speedboat and snorkeling tour. With your expert captain and small group limited to sixteen 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.
What to Expect
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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Have your camera ready to photograph planes directly overhead as aircraft come in for a landing at nearby Princess Juliana Airport. It’s just a short cruise back around Simpson Bay to admire 150-foot (45-meter) mega yachts before arriving back at Dock Maarten Chesterfields Wharf.
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1 - 5 of 7 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Hop on different islands

This was an amazing adventure for my family and friends. AJ and Captain Anthony did an awesome job and very accommodating. It was all you can drink, rum punch was my favorite 🍹.

Thank Irish B
Reviewed 25 June 2018
Fun, Relaxing, Informative

We don't usually pay for snorkel boats, preferring to go on our own, but we decided to give this company a try, and were very glad we did. A short walk from the cruise ship, the crew was welcoming and made the day a great...More

Thank Pdbjsthompson
Reviewed 21 June 2018
Relaxing Trip

We just returned from a cruise and took this tour as one of our excursions. Meeting spot was easy to find (the video was helpful) and they were great about getting us back on time, so no stress. The weather was sunny, but we had...More

Thank Marla I
Reviewed 28 May 2018
Great time with Captain Mike on Speedboat and Snorkeling Tour

We booked this tour online before our cruise started. We found the directions easy to follow and were able to walk to the marina in about 10-15 minutes. We loved having a small group. Captain Mike was very skilled. It was quite windy on the...More

2  Thank Richard C
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile
Day on the water

We experienced this trip yesterday and this is our second time doing this with friends. In our opinion best water excursion ever done as an avid travelers. Riddick was our Boat captain with Laney. Hold on and be prepared for an awesome day and at...More

Thank Bob S
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16 May 2018|
Response from Jhudd | Reviewed this property |
We did not. They were there - we could see other boat passengers following some around but we did not see any
Dinesh S
4 May 2018|
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Response from Jhudd | Reviewed this property |
Yes. 15 min walk. Marina next to cruise ship terminal