Grand Island Speedboat and Snorkel

Grand Island Speedboat and Snorkel
Price: $139.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 15 minute walk from the cruise ship pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Lunch is Included.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, lightweight clothing over a swim suit. Closed-toe shoes or sport sandals are suggested. Please bring biodegradeable sunscreen, sunglasses and beach towel.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Guests must be able to swim, as snorkeling is from the boat. Guests must be able to pull themselves from the water via the boat's ladder.

Grand Island Speedboat and Snorkel

Start your 6-hour scenic adventure directly from Dock Maarten Chesterfield Wharf, as you climb aboard your speedboat and make your way to Simpson Bay Bridge on the Dutch side of the island. There, you will see yachts and villas on display in the Caribbean's largest lagoon. Along the way you will enjoy unlimited beverages as you relax and take in the picturesque scenery.

First a little sightseeing in the Simpson Bay Lagoon the largest saltwater lagoon in the Caribbean which is also the temporary home of the million-dollar Mega Yachts. Going under two bridges we headed up to Creole Rock for snorkeling. That amazing rock formation part of the French National Park is loaded with tropical fish and corals. Must-see snorkeling destination on the Island, you have a feeling here like in an Aquarium.

Your captain will make a quick stop at the unbelievably white beach of Tintamarre Island for some unforgettable swimming with sea turtles in the calm, turquoise waters of the marine reserve.

The second stop is Tintamarre Island where we are snorkeling with Turtles and enjoying what that gorgeous uninhabited island has to offer. Then we cruise over for our next stop to Pinel Island for Beach time and/or check out and feed the iguanas. GRAND CASE is the fourth stop for lunch just about 5 minutes from Creole Rock, the cuisine capital on the French side waiting for you with a very tasty BBQ lunch included in the price.

When we finished our lunch, Long Bay, the fifth stop is waiting for us for more relaxation. Here we will introduce you to our unique floating bar time or just relax on the white sand beach and work on your tan. Of course, on a way back we stop at the Airport beach where you can experience how's when a plane lands above your head. We will be back at Philipsburg at 3:45pm.

Please Note: The marine park fee of $6 USD per person is not included in the price of your tour and is payable to the venue on the day of the tour. Please note, only cash is accepted.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  23 ReviewsReview This Tour
Siy Pearce
July 26, 2023
Absolutely brilliant! The 2 guys who were our guides absolutely nailed the day, did all that was expected and more. Great meal on one of the beach restaurants, swam with turtles in the open sea, watched a plane land low level over our heads whilst on the speedboat I could go on but words are hard to find. Initially I was a little sceptical as the price is not cheap but it was money well spent. A MUST DO IF YOU COME HERE!
Reviewer: Simon Emma Pearce
5 Stars
Speedboat and snorkel
July 11, 2023
Best excursion! Ages 12-74 and we all loved the day. Frankie and DJ B were so much fun. I highly recommend this trip!
Reviewer: Beth Dale
5 Stars
Captain Sammy & Captain Frankie were FABULOUS!
June 24, 2023
Highly recommend this tour. Definitely the most fun we have had in a long time. Our Captains made sure we had plenty of fun, drinks were bottomless, music was fantastic, and their knowledge of the island was superb. The snorkeling was awesome, lunch was great ( we had the Mahi Mahi), and the boat ride was thrilling. Thank you to Sammy and Frankie for a wonderful time. We will definitely do this excursion again!! Make sure to bring cash.
Reviewer: Jennifer Breeding
5 Stars
Speedboat with Capt. Sammy was awesome!
May 17, 2022
We had 13 people on our speedboat along with Captain Sammy and some rum punch. What a blast. We snorkled, we saw turtles, we walked on pristine beaches, ate a fabulous lunch, had awesome tunes and by the end of the trip 13 new best friends. Great job Capt. Sammy - highly recommend!!
Reviewer: Lisa Karr
5 Stars
Speedboat & Snorkel Review - St. Maarten
March 09, 2020
Captain supplied us with a full day of activity in spite of one couple being late over a half hour. The speedboat was capable of getting us to and from our various destinations quickly which allowed us maximum time to enjoy. This was an excellent excursion and would recommend it to others.
Reviewer: Diana Rueda
5 Stars
Excellent tour
February 05, 2020
Fantastic tour on lovely speed boat, great guys Sammy and Charlie, Captain and his assistant. Lots of info on St. Maarten, both parts, great snorkling spots, excelent lunch and swimming at the beach of the most beautiful Pinel island. I had great time and I highly reccommend this tour
Reviewer: Ivana Kostic
5 Stars