Explore St Maarten Shore and part of nature reserve of St Martin on a 3.5 - hour speedboat and snorkeling trip. With your expert captain and your great boat , jet out from Philipsburg to several nearby locations like the uninhabited Creole rock . Jump into the water and snorkel at the biodiversity hotspot Creole Rock, then enjoy the ride and great boat experience . Sip beers and soda from the onboard bar as your captain shares his knowledge of St Maarten and the surrounding waters with you. Read more about St Maarten Speed Boat and Snorkeling Tour - Philipsburg at: https://www.viator.com/tours/Philipsburg/St-Maarten-Speed-Boat-and-Snorkeling-Tour/d5627-6182BOAT?pub=vcps
Make your way to Dock Maarten Chesterfield Wharf to start your day out at sea. Meet your captain and then step aboard the speedboat - just yours .Leaving the harbor, head for Simpson Bay Bridge and the Dutch side of the island. Visit the largest lagoon in the Caribbean to see scores of luxe yachts on display, each more elaborate than the next. At the Marina Royale in Marigot, European-style cafés line the water, showing the French influence on this side of the island. View the imposing Ft Louis, flying its French flag over the town. Cruise over to Friars Bay, the site of many of the island's legendarily hedonistic Full Moon parties, then stop at Happy Bay. The captain will pull up at Creole Rock , an uninhabited island favored by the local fish. Jump into the warm, calm waters to commune with the fish as they swim around you in this protected reserve. Don a mask, flippers and snorkel to explore the undersea world, rich with marine life and vibrant coral. Then take off on a cruise around the island, viewing the mansions of Terre Basse and the red rock cliffs on the Bay Rouge. Feed the fish in Long Bay as you attempt some celebrity-spotting on the beach of the nearby La Samanna Resort. Have your camera ready to photograph planes directly overhead as aircraft come in for a landing at nearby Princess Juliana Airport. It’s just a short cruise back around Simpson Bay to admire 150-foot (45-meter) mega yachts before arriving back at Dock Maarten Chesterfields Wharf.