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Speed Boat and Snorkeling Tour Pinel & Tintamarre islands

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    What to Expect
    Make your way to Dock Maarten Chesterfield Wharf to start your day out at sea. Meet your knowledgeable captain and small group of eleven people or less, then step aboard the speedboat.

    Leaving the harbor, head for Simpson Bay Bridge and the Dutch side of the island. Visit the largest lagoon in the Caribbean to see scores of luxe yachts on display, each more elaborate than the next. 

    At the Marina Royale in Marigot, European-style cafés line the water, showing the French influence on this side of the island. View the imposing Ft Louis, flying its French flag over the town. Cruise over to Friars Bay, the site of many of the island's legendarily hedonistic Full Moon parties, then stop at Happy Bay. 

    The captain will pull up at Tintamarre, an uninhabited island favored by the local sea turtles. Jump into the warm, calm waters to commune with the turtles as they swim around you in this protected reserve. 

    Continue to Pinel Island, where you'll sit down for a hot lunch at a beachside restaurant on Yellow Beach. Sit in the shallows with a refreshing beverage from the onboard bar or trek around the tiny island to explore the tide pools along the shore. 

    After an hour there, zip over to Creole Rock, the area's best snorkeling spot, smack in the middle of Grand Case Bay. Don a mask, flippers and snorkel to explore the undersea world, rich with marine life and vibrant coral. Then take off on a cruise around the island, viewing the mansions of Terre Basse and the red rock cliffs on the Bay Rouge. Feed the fish in Long Bay as you attempt some celebrity-spotting on the beach of the nearby La Samanna Resort. 

    Have your camera ready to photograph planes directly overhead as aircraft come in for a landing at nearby Princess Juliana Airport. It’s just a short cruise back around Simpson Bay to admire 150-foot (45-meter) mega yachts before arriving back at Dock Maarten Chesterfields Wharf.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Dock Maarten, Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • Lunch
    • Unlimited beer, soda and water on board
    • Floating devices on board
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Marine Park Fee $6 per person
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • It is recommended that you bring a towel and swimsuit
    • Note: maximum number of guests per tour is 17
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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 24 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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    We booked this trip during a cruise stop with our 2 boys, ages 11 and 9 and a friend of ours and her boy who was 8. It was our favorite excursion of the whole trip. The boys were entertained the entire time and we absolutely loved it. The guys were great and we were extremely
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    They were very accommodating and the boat was amazing. They educated us on the different parts of the island as we drove around the coast. We saw Sting Rays and Turtles as well as tons of fish! The swimming in crystal blue waters while drinking a beer was a dream! Also stopping
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    This tour was absolutely incredible and very personal for my family and I. We saw sea turtles and sting rays and had a wonderful ride seeing the 3 islands. Bret and Dylan were wonderful guides and great entertainment. It was an unforgettable experience and we will encourage
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    My friend and I took a short walk to Dock Maarten from our cruise ship. Capt Anthony was there to greet us and we meet the others who would be on the tour as well. We had a fun group and I was so impressed with the tour. Anthony was the perfect guide- he pointed out so many
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    Wonderful private charter . The midnight express boat is a great boat. We had a blast exploring The island . The crew did a great job my mom was sea sick and they took care of her all day . Thanks again to Laney and Radek for a great experience
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    • Duration: 6h
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    • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Spanish
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