We call it the "Rock N' Roll Snorkel Safari." You'll call it the time of your life!
Skip the hassle of trying to arrange a taxi. This St. Maarten excursion includes your round-trip transfer so you don't have to sweat the details. After being transferred to Simpson Bay, you will check in and have the opportunity to pick up any last-minute items you may have forgotten such as sunscreen.
You will get operating and safety instructions for these adventurous boats before setting off for you St. Maarten excursion. Your guide, in the mother ship "Rock n' Roll" (complete with a stocked cooler), will lead you through the lagoon, along the beautiful coastline passing Marigot Harbour, Friar's Bay and Happy Bay, and then on to Creole Rock. From here, you also have views of the island of Anguilla.
Creole Rock is a large rock formation with a reef extending towards the mainland, about a mile offshore. Waters are shallow and calm and provide excellent swimming and snorkeling. Your guide will be able to help those first-timers with instruction and is able to identify fish for you. Snorkel gear is included in the tour.
On the scenic boat ride back to Simpson Bay, you will take a slightly different course. From the dock, you will be transferred back to the cruise pier. The boat portion of the tour is approximately 2 hours.
Please note:The inflatable boat does not have a restroom or shade. Double boats can handle up to two guests with a combined weight of 500 pounds. Drivers must be 18 years old to drive the boat. A maximum of only five boats can enter the Marine Park at one time.
We enjoyed the ride to the snorkeling site as much as the snorkeling itself. This was my son's (age 12) favorite shore excursion on our trip. Definitely would recommend this to others.
Reviewer: Darrell Rodgers
The highlight of this trip is driving the small boats around the island. The snorkeling is nice but it was a rough/windy day so we didn't get a lot out of that piece. We did see some cool sight while on the way to the other side and got to have fun driving the boats. We'd do it again to see if the snorkeling would be better but mainly just to drive the boats again.
Reviewer: Christine Schlunz
We loved this excursion! Bobby, who led us out to Creole Rock for snorkeling, was attentive and informative and helped make this an enjoyable snorkeling event. I highly recommend this tour to anyone going to St. Maarten! Not to be missed...
Reviewer: Stephen Sherer
My wife and I have taken this excursion three times now and this last one was the best. The wave running ride out to the snorkeling area was a blast. Our guide brought some bread to toss in the water as we snorkeled and swarms of colorful fish swam all around us. We look forward to doing it again.
rented 3 boats for family excursion and had a blast. Only one other couple, so practically like a private excursion. Friendly crew, easy to book through Costco, pick up and drop off was easy. Had a great time and a highlight of our cruise.