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Sailing with Skipper Andrea catamaran in the French Marine Park

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    What to Expect
    You will meet skipper Andrea at 9.45 am. at the Gare Maritime, Marigot (the main dock for the Anguilla Ferry).

    Your small group of 10/12 passengers will board the catamaran Egaia, a 44 ft Fountain Pajot Orana and head into the Anguilla Channel. You can learn how to sail a catamaran, set sails, navigate and understand winds and currents in the Anguilla Channel. You may also lay back and enjoy the view with no effort needed. All at your own discretion, be part of the crew or enjoy the relaxing sights and sounds of a boat under sail.

    At the North-East point of the island you will briefly enter the Atlantic Ocean, sailing toward the French Marine Reserve Park there to anchor in front of the beach of Tintamarre Island, a quiet and beautiful anchorage with clean, clear tropical water teeming with marine life where you can swim and snorkel in this glorious paradise. Snorkeling gear ( mask, snorkel, fins ) are provided and you are free to enjoy the waters of this fantastic beach or lounge on board at your discretion.

    The open bar offers a choice of beers, soda, rhum punch and fruit juices from the start to the end of the excursion.

    Lunch is served on board at 12.30 but you can choose to picnic on the beach if you wish. Fresh Fish is the primary menu with Chicken or Veggie available as optional (ask at the booking).

    Skipper Andrea will tell you the tales and legends of the island, about pirates, smugglers, secret airplanes, goats and the cabin of the guardian.

    Following his advice you can walk throughout the island, along old paths and discover the hidden secrets of this island.

    At 2.15 pm. you will leave Tintamarre on the voyage back to Marigot, stopping at Rocher Creole, in front of the bay of Grand Case with it's wonderful fisherman's village. Dive and play with turtles and rayfish in this marine sanctuary.

    On the way back you explore  Happy Bay and Friars Bays

    The catamaran will arrive at Marigot before 4 pm.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Marigot  Ferry Dock
    20/25 minutes by taxi form Cruise Ship Harbour Sint Maarten ( around 10 km )
    Easier and less expensive way to go to Marigot is to take a taxi from the Sint Maarten Cruise Ship Harbour ( 10 $ p.p.).
    Departure Time
    9:45 AM
    Return Details
    Taxi Stand Gare Maritime Marigot ( Waterfront Ferry Dock) take taxi to Cruise Ship Harbour, Philipsburg Sint Maarten.
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • National Park fees
    • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
    • Beverages
    • Lunch
    • Unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks
    • All activities
    • Live commentary on board
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • Bottled water
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Tips
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
    • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • 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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    • Skipper Andrea
    • Duration: 6h
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    • Languages Offered: English, French, Italian, Spanish
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