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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 January 2, 2019

    Hello, Another couple booked for our original tour cancelled so there were not enough people to justify the tour. Sheryl and Craig kindly offered us the option to join the Sunset Harbour Cruise instead (at no cost to us) which was a lovely, relaxed way...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    1  Thank SalutCanuck
    CoconutReef, Owner at Coconut Reef Power Boat Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2019

    Hello It was a pleasure to accommodate you to make sure you got to enjoy what our beautiful island offers. We work hard to satisfy our customers and always try to go that extra step to please them. Our crew had a lovely time and...More

    Reviewed December 18, 2018

    My trip was very well organized with an amazing crew led by Mack & Damien (Macadamia). They were knowledgeable and had plenty of information about the islands. They were so much fun and answered any questions all of us had. We snorkeled in three spots...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    3  Thank V4547YQandrewr
    CoconutReef, Owner at Coconut Reef Power Boat Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2019

    Hi Guys Thank you so much. We love it when our customers arrive as guests and leave as friends. The boys had a great day entertaining you and to finish with dinner was amazing. Thank you and please come back soon for more fun on...More

    Reviewed December 14, 2018

    Love these guys! We have done this twice now, and will do it again. You get picked up at a good location for your ship. Nice fast boat, plenty of room. Small, and personal too. Super nice very professional people that are there to serve...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    3  Thank M2811ATericw
    CoconutReef, Owner at Coconut Reef Power Boat Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2019

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We know your time is short when on island and it is important to us that you enjoy every minute of it from the time your ship docks until the time it leaves. We are all very...More

    Reviewed December 5, 2018

    My husband proposed to me in April 2017 on Coconut Reef's sunset cruise, which was the memory of a lifetime. A tour of the island paired with wine, champagne, cheese, meat, and a stunning sunset. Oh, and did I mention a proposal? It was an...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    1  Thank Nicole D
    CoconutReef, Owner at Coconut Reef Power Boat Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2019

    Thank you Nicole. It is always a pleasure to have you and Jon join us and share our love of Sint Maarten. It is very special that you chose us to share your engagement and now your honeymoon with us. All the very best Sheryl,...More

    Reviewed June 5, 2018

    My two adult (20 and 19) children and myself went on our first cruise and this was the highlight of the entire week... This tour truly has something for everyone; regardless of age, or preferences when going on excursions, The guide had extensive knowledge of...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    1  Thank Albert C
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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.
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