St Maarten Snorkeling Adventure
St Maarten Snorkeling Adventure
Between the sightseeing, the swimming and the snorkeling, you'll know you're on a very special St. Maarten excursion.
With a group of no more than 15 guests, you will board your 28-foot motor boat with sun shade and set off for a scenic cruise through Great Bay. You'll stop at the beautiful Little Bay for snorkeling and marvel at the colorful fish and the coral beneath the waves. For the novice or non-snorkeler, flotation belts and float boards are available for your enjoyment. Then head to Simpson Bay for a refreshing swim, followed by a trip to Maho to watch the planes come in low over the beach.
A large cooler provides sodas throughout this St. Maareten Snorkel tour. When you are done snorkeling, beer, French bread and Gouda cheese are served to happy, hungry snorkelers during the scenic boat ride back to Simpson Bay. After making your way back on land, you will be transfered back to the cruise pier.
Please Note: The boat does not have a restroom on board. Snorkel gear is provided. Due to heavy traffic on the island, guests should not choose the afternoon departure if their ship sails before 6:00 PM.
Reviewer: Jamie Davis
This was a great excursion that allowed time for snorkeling and relaxing at a great beach. The captain and his assistant were awesome. They fed the fish so that while snorkeling we got to see lots of fish. We had a great time and can’t wait to do it again!
Reviewer: Leigh Ann
This was a last minute excursion that we booked before our MSC Cruise. Captain Ron and his first mate were very accommodating. First mate (Kahim?) snorkeled with us at the first stop, sprinkling fish food so we could capture excellent underwater photos and swim with the fishes. He also demonstrated how to equalize internal pressure and dive to a submarine, and helicopter wreck. Our next stop was to relax in the most beautiful, clear water I have ever seen. On the way to this stop we watched a plane land at the local airport, close enough to enjoy, but far away enough to not be hurt by jet force winds! While relaxing on the boat ride, we enjoyed local beer, rum or wine. After a snorkeling or relaxing in the clear water at the second stop, we enjoyed more beer, rum and or wine as well as local cheese and bread. D Lish US!
Reviewer: Tom Noteware
Had a fun time. JD our guide was awesome. Showed us many parts of the island and he did an amazing job driving that little boat in choppy sea's. He needs a windshield on the boat to keep him a little drier or help him to see where he is going
Reviewer: Abby Emanuelson
Could not say enough good things about this excursion. I have tried to snorkel in St. Maarten on other trips and not been as successful as I was this time. Saw so many fish! Then we were taken on a twenty minute ride to a secluded beach where the kids enjoyed swimming and jumping/sliding off the boat. The added snacks and drinks hit the spot too. This excursion was a highlight of our cruise experience.
Reviewer: Dixie McAllister
We were the only two and they didn't cancel because of it. Unfortunately a weather system made visibility very poor. Was happy to be able to see the helicopter underwater though. We asked the captain if we could just swim instead of snorkel and he obliged. If you get sea sick or are scared of big waves this is not for you. We love big waves so enjoyed immensely. Also, this is not a guided snorkel, captain stays on the boat. That might also be an issue for some people. Make sure you go to the cheese store next door, you won't be disappointed.