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Captain Bob's Most Popular Speed Boat, Snorkeling and Beach Tour

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    Stop At: Soualiga Destinations Boat Tours, Janacho Yrausquin Blvd Dock Maarten, Philipsburg St Martin / St Maarten

    Captain Bob's most popular speed boat, snorkeling and beach tour is a full day, 5 stop adventure of a lifetime that is uniquely designed to show you the very best of both the French and Dutch sides of Sint Maarten/St. Martin.

    Upon arrival at Dock Maarten Marina after a short walk, our friendly staff will introduce you to your professional captain and guide who will lead you and the rest of your small group down the dock to one of our finest center console speed boats, equipped with plenty of shade and up to 900 horsepower for your riding pleasure.

    Departing from Philipsburg, you'll first head past the islands of Saba, Statia and St. Barts before passing under the bridge into Simpson Bay Lagoon, the biggest lagoon in the Caribbean. While sightseeing in the lagoon you will be taken aback by the size of the million dollar "mega yachts" of the rich and famous that frequent the island in the wintertime. After officially crossing onto the French side of the island you will make your way around Marigot, Happy Bay, Friar's Bay and finally Grand Case.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tintamarre Island, St Martin / St Maarten

    Your first stop is the island of Tintamarre, an uninhabited island within the French Nature Reserve that is only accessible by boat and where large groups are forbidden, a great way to escape the cruise ship crowds. Here your knowledgable captain will give you a brief tutorial, provide you with snorkel gear and flotation devices and send you off to snorkel with the protected sea turtles and stingrays that reside there.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Pinel Island, St Martin / St Maarten

    From there it's on to Pinel Island- a breathtaking place that boasts calm, waist-deep waters and swaying palm trees. It's the ultimate spot to unwind and relax with a drink in your hand and your feet in the soft sand. A delicious lunch will be served at Pinel, all included in the price. Before leaving don't forget to check out the boutique for souvenirs/gifts and say hello to the friendly local iguanas!

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Creole Rock, Bd Bertin Maurice, Grand-Case 97150, St Martin

    Next it's off to Creole Rock for another snorkel stop but this time at a vibrant coral reef with some of the most colorful fish and marine life in all of the Caribbean. Once everyone is safely back on board, you'll continue around the Northern side of island passing Baie Rouge, Plum Bay and the rest of Terres Basses, the most expensive zip code on the island.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Mullet Bay, St Martin / St Maarten

    Enjoy one last dip in paradise at either Long Bay or Mullet Bay- both universally recognized as some of the top beaches in the world. This is your last chance to grab "a noodle and a beer" and float around in the stunning turquoise waters while jamming to some of your favorite tunes. Drinks are complimentary all day long!

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Princess Juliana International Airport, Airport Rd, Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten

    Last but not least, make one last stop at the famous Princess Juliana International Airport to experience the thrill of the commercial jets taking off and landing directly over your head. You'll be sad to see the day end as we drop you back off at the dock but a free ice cream for your walk back to your cruise ship or hotel will have you smiling again in no time.

    Duration: 30 minutes
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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
    • GUARANTEED to get you back to your cruise ship on time
    • Bottled water
    • Soft Drinks
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Captain/local guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • Flotation devices
    • Sightseeing excursion
    • Nature Reserve fees
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • We accommodate ALL cruise ship visitors and hotel guests staying on island
    • We accommodate parties larger than 15 passengers by special request
    • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Refunds WILL be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
    • In order to ensure your safety and comfort, the captain may use his/her discretion to make adjustments to the itinerary and locations visited
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Infant meals not included
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Please advise of any health issues or handicaps at time of booking if required
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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 17 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 yesterday

    We were impressed with the speed boat, because we could get to our places to snorkel or swim quicker. The guide and first mate were friendly and gave lots of information about Sint Maarten/Saint Martin. We enjoyed 2 spots to snorkel and 2 spots to...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Eco_tourist30467
    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    Best day of our vacation and cruise. Six Kids from 7-17 unanimously voted it the trip highlight. We will come again if we get back to St. Maarten

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Debra K
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    We chose this shore excursion based on TripAdvisor reviews and we are SO glad that we did! It was a 10 minute walk from our Royal Caribbean ship to the marina where we met Brett and Dillon, our captain and mate. Our boat for the...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Debbi B
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    A really great day on the water. The trip takes you snorkeling, to private and inaccessible beaches, a restaurant for lunch, and island history lesson.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Christopher P
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Our tour turned out to be one of our favorite days out!! Went with 2 other couples & we all had a fun time!! Saw all the beautiful sites & beaches around the island/snorkeled & relaxed/floated in the beautiful water -also got lots of history...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Darlene J
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    October 10, 2019|
    Response from cass14228 |
    Yes we have room on 10/19
    October 8, 2019|
    Response from cass14228 |
    Hello! I would recommend November 5th. Our minimum is 6
    October 6, 2019|
    Response from cass14228 |
    Yes we have room! Looking forward to meeting you
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