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Snorkel and Beach Adventure

Price: $111.00
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It's true that on and near St. Maarten, some of the lesser-known locations make the best spots for snorkeling, swimming and so much more. And the best part is: we'll take you there. If you are looking for the structured, set in stone snorkel tour offered in large groups, this is NOT the St. Maarten tour for you.

After being picked up at the cruise pier, take a scenic drive to Oyster Pond where your 30-38 foot offshore powerboat (with powerful twin 225/250hp engines) waits to rescue you from the crowds and whisk you away to the lesser-visited locations of St. Maarten for the best snorkeling, great uncrowded beaches, fun, drinks, music and an awesome crew! The boat will anchor in shallow water, allowing you to step off easily from the transom at the rear of the boat.

With a group of no more than 14 guests on your St. Maarten excursion, you will head for the beautiful north side of the island, where two stops will be made at different locations for great snorkeling. The actual stops will depend on sea conditions that day (and the captain has the final word) but are usually at Creole Rock, Happy Bay, Pinel Island (a former penal colony) or Tintamarre, a deserted island often frequented by turtles and rays.

No two trips are ever the same as they are based on weather / sea conditions that day and the group on board, however a general description would be 4 hours on the boat total with a 60 minute run from Oyster Bay to the north shore where a 45 minute snorkel from the boat takes place. A 30 minute run to one of the off shore islands where you will have approximately 60 minutes free time on the island followed by a 50 minute run back to Oyster Bay. Once again, final itinerary and times at stops will be decided the day of the tour based on the conditions that day.

In between snorkeling, you will enjoy the scenic ride, great music, water, soda and the hospitality of your crew. Your tour returns to Oyster Pond Marina, where your driver will be waiting to return you to the cruise terminal.

This is a shore excursion with a personal touch, and it promises to be a lot of fun for everybody. We teach you about nature, how to snorkel, and we are around you in the water, so we make sure you see the best sights and guarantee the snorkeling experience will be a safe one. This excursion includes quality snorkeling equipment, safety gear, belts and life jackets, all of which makes this trip a wonderful and safe experience for the young and "older."

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Water/Beach, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
5 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Light snack and beverages
Dress
It is recommended that you wear bathing attire under comfortable clothing. Shoes must be removed before boarding boat. A beach towel, sun glasses and sunscreen are suggested.
Restrictions
Due to the possibility of a bumpy ride during the power boating, guests with neck or back conditions and pregnant women should not participate in this program. Minimum age to participate is 6 years old and all guests should have a general knowledge of swimming as at least one snorkel will be off the boat in water over your head.
5 Stars5Based On 41 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsSnorkel tripNovember 23, 2018

Reviewer: Peter
Nice trip. Well organized. Fun crew.

4 StarsVery good tripNovember 23, 2018

Reviewer: Donna Macchi
This was a good trip. Small fast boat but on overcrowded. Both the captain (Female dark skinned can’t remember her name) and first mate (female from Italy) were excellent! Snorkeling was pretty good saw beautiful lobsters. Went to 3 locations. Simple lunch Would do it again and recommend!

5 StarsAwesome!!October 28, 2018

Reviewer: Logan Carter
We had so much fun with Captain Alan and crew. Very professional and loved helping everyone learn more about snorkeling. Will go again!

5 StarsExcellent. Top noch!!September 17, 2018

Reviewer: M Hyduk
The excirsion beat all expectations. It was peronal and professional. The boat is awesome, quick and stable. The driver was knowledable and had you can tell enjoys his job.

5 Starshighly recommend July 23, 2018

Reviewer: Jill Porada
Captain Allen and his son were awesome. I preferred this small group excursion over the large ones offered by the cruise line. It allowed us to have more time snorkeling and enjoying the activities. We went to 2 different snorkeling spots and then to a small beach/island for a snack/beverages. Would definitely recommend to others.

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