When your cruise ship docks in St Maarten, spend your time exploring its top snorkel sites. Your 6-hour shore excursion takes you by speedboat on a sightseeing tour around this island paradise. Snorkel in the marine reserves of Creole Rock, located in Grand Case Bay, and uninhabited Tintamarre Island – a great place to spot sea turtles! Head to Pinel Island for a beachside lunch, and enjoy soda and beer from the onboard open bar. Receive personal attention from your guide on this small-group speedboat tour. We promise - the best time you can spend on the island (-:
Your 6-hour shore excursion in St Maarten departs from
Dock Maarten Chesterfield Wharf at 10am. Meet your friendly captain and crew aboard the speedboat and hang on for a thrilling ride! You’ll enjoy unlimited access to beer, soda and water from the open bar on board.
As your boat picks up speed, glide toward the
Simpson Bay Bridge on the island’s Dutch side to view yachts and villas on display in the Caribbean’s largest lagoon where you can see all the big mega yachts parked . Make a brief stop to admire the cafés lining the Marina Royale in
Marigot, capital of the French Saint-Martin. View the historic Ft Louis and French flag overlooking the town from the opposite side, where you’ll find private sailing boats anchored in the bay.
It’s a short ride to
Friars Bay, known for its full moon parties, and the more sheltered
Happy Bay. Your captain will stop at
Tintamarre Island for an unforgettable opportunity to
swim with sea turtles in the marine reserve. Stretch out on the incredibly white beach after you snorkel in the tranquil waters.
Re-board your boat for
Pinel Island, where you can sit in the shallow water with a refreshing beverage. Enjoy a hot lunch served at a restaurant on the sun-drenched
Yellow Beach. If you’d like, hike around the tiny island to explore sandy shores and isolated rock pools, whose crystal-clear waters are protected from pounding surf.
After approximately one hour at Pinel Island, ride to
Creole Rock, located in the middle of the
Bay of Grand Case. This marine reserve is the island’s best-kept secret, where sea life abounds in the shallow water. After a snorkel stop for an undersea adventure, cruise around the island, passing the red rock cliffs of
Bay Rouge and the mansions of Terre Basse. You’ll have the opportunity to feed the fish in the turquoise waters of
Long Bay while keeping an eye out for any celebrities on the golden sands of the exclusive
La Samanna Resort.
Next, be sure to 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 ride back around
Simpson Bay to admire 150-foot (45-meter) mega yachts before arriving back at Dock Maarten Chesterfields Wharf.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the St Maarten port for your ship’s departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.