Beach & Snorkeling How much does it cost? The tour costs $ 109 per person, or $ 89 for children 6 and under.
What do I get? There is an open bar of soda, 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 at 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, as well as 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 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 to swim with sea turtles is an experience to never forget. The water here is always calm and perfect for those a bit nervous about swimming.
After lunch, it’s 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 reserve’s best kept secret. With shallow water and sea life abound, it 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, and arrive at Long Bay and La Sammana 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. Maarten’s 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! 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! This is truly a full day of fun in the sun.
Feeling Thirsty ? From Tintamarre, we head to Pinel Island, where our Captain will take you to a shallow beach. You can sit in the water and have a refreshing drink, or take a quick hike around the island, where you will see wild sandy beaches and isolated rock pools. Hungry? We will jump back on the boat and head for Grand Case to a very popular local restaurant, where lounge chairs await you on the beach to catch some sun. Relax while the chef prepares a local dish of your choice that will have your taste buds reeling. Try their Pina colada probably the best on the island! *Great News ! Starting January 1 2014, we have started staying for lunch on Pinel Island, as our guests love this place in Yellow beach restaurant. We look forward to guiding you!
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RobinsonsTours is run by a group of people who arrived on St Maarten, St Martin from various walks of life and backgrounds. They came, fell in love, and stayed. The deserted islands that you read about in Robinson Crusoe or Treasure Island when you were young never left their imaginations, and they were drawn here with views of pirates, coconut palms, turquoise water, the sea air and the calypso beats.
We want to make you fall in love with our island, just as we did, and offer a service that is second to none. All our staff are overqualified in what they do, ensuring you receive the best quality product - as second best is not good enough!