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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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Coconut Reef Power Boat Tours & Charters, Unit 109, 58 Well Rd, Cole Bay, Sint Maarten

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We provide return ground transportation for any location on Sint Maarten (Dutch side) and St Martin (French Side).
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Picnic lunch on the beach.
    • Unlimited water, sodas, beer and rum punch
    • Snacks
    • National Park and Marine fees
    • Professional driver/guide
    • Use of snorkel equipment/personal flotation
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Vegetarian/Gluten Free option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Persons with limited mobility should contact us before booking.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • We regret that we cannot accept guests weighing in excess of 290 pounds (130kg)
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed April 23, 2019 via mobile

    Loved the small group atmosphere (10 on our trip). The captain and assistant were amazing. We lucked out with a great group of guests which made the trip all the more fun. This is our first trip to the island so we really enjoyed the...More

    1  Thank 311justynaz
    ccnicholls, Owner at Coconut Reef Power Boat Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2019

    Dear 311justynaz, Love it. So glad to hear you had a wonderful day. Thank you for the great feedback, it is greatly appreciated. Regards, The crew and management at Coconut Reef Powerboat Tours

    Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

    This was hands down the best boat/snorkel/discovery tour I have ever been on. If ANYONE goes to Sint Maarten, this is a must. Our captain and ship mate, Mac, were the most accommodating tour guides I have ever met. Super nice, knowledgeable, and literally did...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank jessicahatley
    Reviewed April 7, 2019

    We had a great time with this trip. We were actually moved over to another tour due to the number of people and went on the Boomerang. Boat, captain, everything was a great timeMore

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank rbowley1971
    ccnicholls, Owner at Coconut Reef Power Boat Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2019

    Dear rbowley1971, Just to add a little context, we were in regular communication regarding the scheduling of your tour but we were waiting for additional party members to join your group. In the meantime, we received additional bookings that meant that we could not not...More

    Reviewed March 15, 2019

    A visit to St. Maarten is not complete without a day spent snorkeling and touring this beautiful island with Coconut Reef. This was the absolute highlight of our trip. We were 3 adults and a 12 year who says this was the "best thing" she...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    3  Thank Nanci B
    Reviewed February 20, 2019

    I absolutely loved the Coconut reef tours staff. Everyone was so knowledgeable and made sure to highlight all parts of the Island on the way to the snorkeling sites. I would definitely recommend take this tour if in St Marteen...:) Thanks again for your great...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    1  Thank Claudine M
    ccnicholls, Owner at Coconut Reef Power Boat Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2019

    Dear Claudine002, You are entirely welcome. In fact, why don't you come on back over to St Maarten and let's do it again! All the best! The crew and management at Coconut Reef Powerboat Tours

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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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