How much does it cost?
The Tour costs $ 125,- per person or $ 105,- for children 6 and under.
Additional cost is $6.- for Marine Park Fee
What do I get?
There is an open bar of rum punch ,coke , sprite , diet coke , water and beer. A fabulous lunch at a local beachfront restaurant. Snorkelling gear and floats are provided and enough fun and adventure for everybody, guaranteed!
Where does it start from?
The tour leaves from Dock Maarten Chesterfield Wharf at 10.00 am sharp, check in is from 9.30am. The tour lasts for 6 hours! Send us a confirmation booking for a more detailed description of how to get to the departure point! Cruise ship guests have no fear our competent Captains will have you back to the ship with plenty of time to spare.
Where do we go?
Once all guests are confirmed on board the tour heads for the Simpson Bay Bridge on the Dutch side of the island into the largest lagoon in the Caribbean. Here you will see the Mega Yachts lined up on show and the villas on the lagoon.A quick tour of the lagoon stops at Marigot (French side capital) where there is a photo opportunity of the cafes that line the Marina Royale. From here we pass under the French side Bridge to the opposite side of Marigot with all the private sailing boats moored in the Bay and the Historic Fort Louis and French Flag overlooking the town.
It’s a short cruise to Friars Bay and Happy Bay, two distinctly different bays right next to each other, one a tourist hotspot, famous on the island for its full moon parties, the other abandoned and untouched.
Next we make a course for Tintamarre Island. This island is part of the marine reserve and a quick stop here for some swimming with sea turtles is an experience to never forget. To note is that the water here is always calm and perfect for those a bit nervous about swimming.
Feeling Thirsty and Hungry?
From Tintamarre we head to Pinel Island where our Captain will take you to a shallow beach where you can sit in the water and have a refreshing drink. You also can take a quick hike around this island and see wild sandy beaches and isolated rock pools.
Back to the undersea world. Next on the trip is Creole Rock, two minutes in the middle of the Bay of Grand Case, the marine reserves best kept secret. Shallow water and sea life abound. This is THE spot to snorkel on the island. After leaving Creole Rock we head around the island, past old ruins from the 95 hurricane, Bay Rouge with its red rock cliffs, Terre Basse (St Martins own Hollywood) with its mansions on the cliffs to arrive at Long Bay and La Samanna Resort. Feed the fish in the turquoise water while seeing if you can spot one of the many celebrities that chill on the golden sands of this exclusive resort.
Last but not least. Many have seen the videos of people watching the airlines landing at St Maartens famous Princess Juliana Airport but not many get to see a huge aircraft land directly overhead… from the sea! Make sure you have your cameras ready to prove to your friends that you did it!
The final leg. After that rush it’s a short cruise back around Simpson Bay, where the Captain will take you past the larger Mega Yachts (over 150ft) that will not fit in the lagoon, before arriving back at Dock Maarten Chesterfields Wharf!