SXM Snorkel and Discovery Tour in St. Maarten
On the SXM Snorkel and Discovery Tour, discover the island of St Maarten and St Martin by power boat. You'll enjoy a day of snorkeling while our experienced, local guides relate the historical and current highlights of this Caribbean gem.
Our small, intimate tour allows you to enjoy the day at your own pace. Maximize your snorkeling time without the constraint of bells or whistles calling you back to the boat. Relax, sit back and let our knowledgeable guides show you all that this beautiful island has to offer.
● One, all inclusive price. No extra National Marine Park fees, Marina fees, handling charges, commissions or taxes. Your transport to and from your St Maarten point of origin is included in our advertised price.
● Minimum of 2 Snorkel Stops and 2 Beach Stops. Our itinerary varies according to weather and sea conditions.
● Guided snorkeling – experience many local Caribbean aquatic species such as Barracuda, rays and turtles. No need to worry if you’ve never snorkeled before – our expert guides are right there with you every step of the way.
● Enjoy a sit down meal and complimentary glass of wine on the beach at Grand Case
● Hand feed the pre-historic Iguanas
● Chill out in the warm, shallow Caribbean waters while enjoying complimentary rum punch, local beer or sodas
Our crew members are all experienced, local guides and are always on hand to ensure your comfort and safety throughout the day. At each snorkeling stop, our crew will be in the water with you, always ready and willing to reach out that helping hand or to help you identify that fish or coral species. On the boat, our crew will point out the local modern and historical highlights as we travel around the island. The commentary is both fun and informative. Some of the stories may even be true!
St Maarten boasts 37 beautiful beaches, various coral reefs, wrecks and interesting landmarks. Our snorkeling adventure tour itinerary varies according to the prevailing weather and sea conditions but here are some of the sites we visit on a regular basis…
Located within the National Marine Park of St Martin, off the point near Grand Case. This small rocky islet resembles the head of an Amerindian when viewed from the northern side. The rock itself is a designated bird sanctuary where you will see local brown pelicans and Brown Boobies. The surrounding coral reef hosts a large and varied population of Caribbean Reef fish, rays, cephalopods and hard and soft corals. It is a popular spot with both snorkelers and scuba divers.
Covering about 100 hectares (or 0.4 miles), this small island lies about 4 km off the northern coast of St Martin. It is now a designated National Park but has had an interesting history. Today, it is a favorite of tourists and locals alike. The main attraction here is the population of Green Sea Turtles that graze the sea grass off the southern beach where the water is shallow, warm and well protected.
A tiny “day island” within Orient Bay, Pinel is accessible only by boat and is popular with locals. The island hosts 2 restaurants and a small gift/craft shop. A popular attraction on the island is the large number of well fed Iguanas that make their home in the rocks and vegetation. With a piece of fruit or lettuce in hand, you’ll get up close and personal with these pre-historic looking beasts. After doing a little island exploration, you can relax in the shallow, warm water with a beer or rum punch or ice cream in hand by the boat or get a little color sunbathing on the beach.
Adjacent to Great Bay, lies Little Bay with its blue and turquoise, protected waters. On the northern side of the bay, on the sea bed lie a number of small wrecks and a small underwater trail. You can see a helicopter, submarine, cannons and a couple of sunken yachts. These all lie in about 15 feet of water and are inhabited by a large number of colorful reef fish.
The famous beach located right at the end of the runway of Princess Julianna Airport. Commercial aircraft fly right overhead so low you’ll feel you can reach out and touch them. Swim in the beautiful crystal clear water or lay back and watch the action overhead.
Long Bay, Red Bay, Friars Bay, Happy Bay and many more!
No experience necessary! We cater to all levels of experience. Even if you can’t swim we’ve got your back. We have all the gear you need to get snorkeling including additional flotation devices. If you can get into a bathtub, you can snorkel. All of the areas we visit are largely protected with little swell or current. Water depths are relatively shallow. While you don’t have to be an Olympic athlete for our tour, we do recommend that you have some basic degree of fitness.
Your Snorkeling and Adventure Tour also includes lunch at a Grand Case restaurant, snacks and beverages throughout the day. We have an all day open bar with water, sodas, beer and rum punch to quench your thirst.
Where to go:
- Coconut Reef Dock
- 76 Welfare Rd
- Cole Bay right between the Taste Factory bakery and The Boathouse restaurant
- Go through the white door and walk to the back of the building and your boat will be waiting at the dock for you.
- St. Maarten
Important! To get to this location from the cruise port & terminal, simply catch a taxi within the cruise port (There are plenty) and asked to be taken to the address above.
SXM Snorkel and Discovery Tour in St. Maarten