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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 13, 2018

    We spent the day with Damian and Mac. It was really great, they were very knowledgeable and explained a lot of history of the island. We went with our two sons 9 and 15, the tour was fun for them. Pinel Island was fun with...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    4  Thank cheryl f
    Reviewed April 4, 2018

    My husband and I had an amazing time on this excursion after our original tour was cancelled. Craig and Damia were the most excellent hosts and knowledgeable guides. Our tour group was unusually small (less than 10 people total), which made for a more personalized...More

    Date of experience: March 2018
    2  Thank Trishthedish22
    ccnicholls, Owner at Coconut Reef Power Boat Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

    Dear Trish and Robb, It was our pleasure to have you aboard, we certainly appreciate your generous feedback. Thank you so much for choosing Coconut Reef. Happy (and safe) Travels, The management and crew at Coconut Reef

    Reviewed March 26, 2018

    Our original charter for the day had to cancel at the last minute due to some equipment issues and they suggested this outfit. I was a little hesitant but shouldn't have been. Turned out Great. Excellent captain and 1st mate. Very attentive to us and...More

    Date of experience: March 2018
    4  Thank kevinl1of8
    ccnicholls, Owner at Coconut Reef Power Boat Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

    Dear Kevin L, I know from first hand experience that it can be very frustrating when your first choice gets taken away from you. Thank you for giving us a chance. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your day with us and...More

    Reviewed March 11, 2018

    Did a full day snorkel with our family (9yo and 7yo) and another family of 5. They did a great job of communicating from the beginning. We contacted them 2 months after the hurricanes since our cruise itinerary changed and would now be at St....More

    Date of experience: February 2018
    2  Thank mail4mel
    CoconutReef, Owner at Coconut Reef Power Boat Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

    Dear mail4mel, We had a great day too! Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences. The kids were all amazing, the way they handled the boat ride with confidence. I think they were having a little fun too in spite of (or...More

    Reviewed February 16, 2018

    The weather didn't cooperate very well with our excursion and the water was too choppy to snorkel in some of the sites but the staff worked hard to find safe and great spots for us to snorkel. They were great to work with and helped...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
    1  Thank David B
    CoconutReef, Owner at Coconut Reef Power Boat Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

    Dear David B, Thank you for your understanding. We did have some horrible weather in January and February this year. It is always a balancing act when the wind and waves are working against us to decide whether to go or cancel. We hate to...More

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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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