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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 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.

    1  Thank danielkI6562UE
    ccnicholls, Owner at Coconut Reef Power Boat Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2019

    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

    Reviewed June 22, 2019

    My friends and I had a great time on this tour. Captain Damien and 1st Mate Mac showed great hospitality, gave a great tour, were funny and knowledgable and all around perfect hosts. The tour it self was perfect, lively but also relaxing. The snacks...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    2  Thank bobpF2018HH
    ccnicholls, Owner at Coconut Reef Power Boat Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2019

    Dear bobpF2018HH, You are too kind but of course we agree. Forget the rest, choose Coconut Reef! On behalf of Sheryl, Damian and Mac, thank you so much for taking the time to let us know you all enjoyed your day! Happy Travels, The crew...More

    Reviewed June 3, 2019

    We had a great day out snorkeling with Don and Malik. It was a very small group, so we were able to spend extra time in the water. They took extra care to make sure we were all having a great time and got to...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank SimplyRevolting
    ccnicholls, Owner at Coconut Reef Power Boat Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2019

    Dear SimplyRevolting, Thank you! Our crew work hard to ensure that each and every guest enjoys their time with us and gets to see the best of what our little island has to offer. We are glad to be of service. Best Regards, The crew...More

    Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

    Great day on the water with Damien and Mac. Great tour, lots of information and fun. 5 stars all the way for the owners and crew.More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank seahikepub2
    ccnicholls, Owner at Coconut Reef Power Boat Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2019

    Dear seahikepub2, Thank you for choosing Coconut Reef! We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your day with us and your time on Sint Maarten. We hope to see you again if you visit our friendly island in the future. Best Regards and happy...More

    Reviewed April 23, 2019

    Found this while looking for things to do on our cruise stop. What an awesome find! My wife was a little hesitant to do this since it was not going to be through our cruise ship but was convinced after she found out that she...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank jhatle01
    ccnicholls, Owner at Coconut Reef Power Boat Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2019

    Dear jhatle01, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We greatly appreciate your kind words. We completely understand your wife's hesitancy in booking a tour not sponsored by the cruise ship. Things can be a little daunting when you're travelling to a...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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