Half Day Cat Sail and Snorkel

St. Maarten Catamaran Tours Sailing by Fort Amsterdam & Pelican Key
Price: $79.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, cultural, water/beach
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours 45 minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 4 to 6 minute walk from the cruise ship pier.
Food/Beverage Provided An open bar and snacks are included.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing a bathing suit under comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. Shoes must be removed while on the boat. A beach towel, sunscreen, and sunglasses are also suggested.
Restrictions Guests must be able to pull themselves from the water using the boat's ladder, have basic swimming skills, and feel comfortable in the water. This tour is not recommended for guests over the age of 70. Participants must be of reasonable health, must not rely on oxygen tanks or have any major breathing issues, and must be cleared of major medical issues by a medical doctor prior to the tour date. Though some special medical requests may be accommodated, prior notification and approval is necessary.

St. Maarten Half Day Snorkeling & Catamaran Sailing

"Come Sail Away," the Styx song beckons. You'll be glad you joined this St. Maarten Catamaran Sail and Snorkel Adventure.

Sailing from the Great Bay of Philipsburg, you will see history, beautiful scenery, and incredible villas and yachts. Enjoy the incredible view as you sail along the coast past the ruins of Fort Amsterdam, Little and Cay Bays, and Pelican Key on your St. Maarten Catamaran Tour.

The Catamaran holds up to 24 guests in comfort and is more than 40 feet in length. There is a spacious sun deck, as well as a shaded area. Snorkel gear is provided for those wishing to explore the undersea world.There is a freshwater shower for after, as well as restrooms on board. After the last snorkel stop, homemade bush teas, rums and tastings of locally made specialties along with our signature rum punch and beer will be added to the "open bar". Sandwiches, cheeses, crackers and fresh fruit are added. Juice, soda, water and snacks will be available throughout the day.

Depending on the weather conditions that day, your captain will set a course for best snorkeling stops. Our first stop over a shipwreck and sunken helicopter from long ago. Here the stories of history are unfolded. Then jump in, where you will have an unforgettable experience of watching underwater life. Enjoy the fish feeding as hundreds of fish swim around you in our famous water park. Next we stop at Mullet Bay Beach, the lagoon, and for some swimming, snorkeling, floating and just relaxing. Our third stop will be at the famous landmark of Maho Beach. Watch overhead as planes land at the International Princess Juliana Airport. When pods of dolphins are sighted we take the time to stay for a while for photos and enjoy the playfulness. No two trips are alike.

All too soon, it will be time to turn for home. On the return trip to Philipsburg, the friendly crew will pamper and entertain you with St. Maarten legends and some island music.

5 Stars4.9 / 5  |  100 ReviewsReview This Tour
Half Day Cat Sail and Snorkel on St. Maarten
April 30, 2022
This excursion was the best! Well worth every cent! LeRoy and his crew were awesome. They fed us, provided beverages, the snorkeling was fantastic, the trip to Maho beach was fantastic also. I don't have enough good to say about this excursion. I highly recommend it and would do it again. Best excursion!
Reviewer: Jamie Nanni-DiSalvo
5 Stars
Absolutely Wonderful Sail and Snorkel
April 28, 2022
This was a perfect day in St. Maarten, with a perfect crew! Snorkeling was awesome! We were in a small group. Not overcrowded like the cruise line excursions. Highly recommend this tour!
Reviewer: Alenda Cunningham
5 Stars
Fun and relaxing
April 28, 2022
Lying on the mesh of the catamaran watching the scenery was very relaxing. The snorkeling was fun. There were lots of fish and things to see underwater. The workers on the boat kept provided rum punch and a sandwich and were super nice and friendly. Great excursion!
Reviewer: Mindy Pheterson
5 Stars
Sail, Snorkel, Swim, and Sandwiches
April 20, 2022
This excursion was SO MUCH FUN. CJ was our hostess and provided a lot of great insights into Sint Maartin and "Caribbean Life" in general. The captain took us to a great snorkel spot where we saw a sunken submarine and a sunken helocopter and lots and lots of fish. Our snorkel guide, David was lots of fun and energy and demonstrated how NOT to jump off the roof of the boat. Thanks to him, my own entry was much better. After snorkeling we had light sandwiched and cold beers and then anchored just off the beach at Princess Juliana airport where there were lots of planes taking off or landing over the beach. It was a great relaxing day with some of the nicest people I've ever met in the islands. When we returned to the dock, the woman that actually owns the boat "Plan B" was there to meet us to find out how we enjoyed our half day. Next time we're in Sint Maartin, I will certainly do this excursion again.
Reviewer: steve bromley
5 Stars
Half Day Cat Sail and Snorkel
March 23, 2022
We received very detailed instructions on how to get to the catamaran from the ship. The crew were great. They were in the water with us while we snorkeled. They served us snacks and drinks onboard and kept us entertained. The one detail I appreciated was that the music was not too loud to interfere with our conversations.It was a great day.
Reviewer: Terry Burde
5 Stars
Fabulous Fun time!
January 26, 2022
So glad we did this! Our ship's itinerary changed last minute so we ended up in St. Maarten a day earlier then scheduled. They were wonderfully cooperative in changing our reservation to allow us to enjoy this trip. The crew was so friendly and helpful and we had a wonderful time with only a total of 12 guests with 3 crew members on board. I wear glasses and my husband doesn't swim so we didn't snorkel, but I did get in the water to swim at the beach and our daughters enjoyed the snorkeling.
Reviewer: Melonie Mancini
5 Stars