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St Maarten Snorkeling and Discovery Tour

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    What to Expect
    The Snorkeling and Discovery Tour of St Maarten takes you to the premier snorkeling and beach spots around the island. You will travel by fast, comfortable speed boat from our dock in Simpson Bay on the Dutch side to at least 2 snorkeling spots and 2 beach stops. Enjoy snacks and complimentary water, sodas, local beers and rum punch throughout the day. Lunch is included! Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on a deserted island, afterwards, explore the island where you can find ruins of past inhabitants. 
    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, the 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, the crew will point out the local modern and historical highlights as you travel around the island. The commentary is both fun and informative.
    St Maarten boasts many beautiful beaches, coral reefs, wrecks and interesting landmarks. Our snorkeling adventure tour itinerary varies according to prevailing weather and sea conditions but here are some of the sites you can visit.
    • Creole Rock
    Common sightings include Sargent Majors, Trumpetfish, Surgeonfish, Squid, Baracuda, Eagle Rays and many types of coral and sponges.
    • Tintamare Island
    Swim with the turtles. Explore the island, snorkel or just relax on the beach. 
    • Pinel Island
    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 a little island exploration, relax in the shallow, warm water with a beer or rum punch in hand by the boat or on the beach.
    • Little/Divi Bay
    Adjacent to Great Bay, lies Little Bay. 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.
    • Maho Beach
    The famous beach located right next to 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.
    We have all the gear you need to get snorkeling including additional flotation devices. Enjoy your snorkeling adventure at your own pace. 
    Note: While you don’t have to be an Olympic athlete for the tour, we do recommend that you have some basic degree of mobility/fitness.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The Snorkeling and Discovery tour around St. Maarten was great fun. It started out in Simpson Bay and we toured the island stopping off at various spots along the way to snorkel or just swim. The crew was very informative pointing out historical sites, beaches...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Anthony S
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    These guys were on point. Took us to several bays and beaches- even with bad weather were able to find us some great snorkeling. Constantly served us drinks, food, and felt all 4 kids on the boat were safe at all times in their hands....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank vasuvuppala
    ccnicholls, Owner at Coconut Reef Power Boat Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear vasuvuppala, Our sincere thanks for your generous comments. It was our pleasure to have you aboard - we are glad to hear the weather did not get in the way and you were able to fully enjoy your day. Happy Travels! The crew and...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We had an AMAZING time for our honeymoon... Malik took his time at showing us many different things. We saw beaches, snorkeling, iguanas, local airport where plans took off right in front of you and MUCH more.. Thank you MalikMore

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Nomad297886
    ccnicholls, Owner at Coconut Reef Power Boat Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you. It was our pleasure to have you aboard. Hopefully, we'll see you back on your anniversary...? Malik says... It is not a problem at all. I like to cater to people so that they can get a full experience. And I am honored...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    What I liked most about this excursion was that the crew were flexible with our time and that there were only 6 paying passengers on the boat! We wanted to take a dip at Mullet Bay, sure! Can we stay and watch planes fly over...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank kthomasva
    ccnicholls, Owner at Coconut Reef Power Boat Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear kthomasva, We couldn't agree more! We traverse nearly 3/4 of the island on our Snorkel and Discovery Tour and you'll see lots of interesting places along the way to visit at your own leisure on this trip or the next. Our crew have a...More

    Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

    Captain Damien and First Mate Mac were truly catering and fun! Learned a lot about the island and its history on the way to see sea turtles.

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    ccnicholls, Owner at Coconut Reef Power Boat Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear danielkI6562UE, Great to hear you enjoyed your tour and thank you taking the time to let us know. Happy Travels, The crew and management at Coconut Reef

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    June 28, 2019|
    Response from 311justynaz | Reviewed this property |
    They had 3 different types of sandwiches and fruit. There were tomatoes I believe and coleslaw from what I remember to add to the sandwiches.
    June 9, 2019|
    Response from seahikepub2 | Reviewed this property |
    I would contact them direct - they are very helpful.
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