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Address: Marigot, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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US$120.00*
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Day Trip to the Island of Prickly Pear from St Maarten
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Prickly Pear Day Sail and Snorkel from St Maarten

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awesome snorkeling

The water here was so crystal clear. Great place for snorkeling or just relaxing on the beach. also had a nice little beach bar.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 July 2016
Becky H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

The water here was so crystal clear. Great place for snorkeling or just relaxing on the beach. also had a nice little beach bar.

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Georgetown, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Beautiful private island! Pristine beach with soft white sand! A must see! For the time of your life visit Prickly Pear Island by booking the all-day Catamaran Cruise aboard the fabulous "Winner's Touch" by Solana. What a beautiful experience! Great for snorkelling!

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Wylie, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

We love sailing with Bluebeard Charters to Prickly Pear today we've sailed with them before always a great time, they took very good care of us what an awesome day with beautiful beaches had the best time, check these people out you won't be sorry

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

We had a great day traveling by catamaran to Prickly Pear. The water is beautiful for swimming, the sun keeps you warm and the snorkeling is outstanding. We stopped at several beaches along the way, and even had time to get lunch. A good trip for relaxing fun with family and friends.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

I booked this trip on Viator, TripAdvisor's affiliate site, and it was worth it! The sail spanned a little over 7 hours, first stop at Prickly Pear, deserted and environmentally protected strip of paradise. Had lunch a few drinks and spent time snorkeling and enjoying the clear waters...then off to Anguilla....where we enjoyed the waters of a private beach and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

We had a very nice experience with Prickly Pear. The snorkelling was amazing. Great service, great boat, great time! We would sail with Prickly Pear again without hesitation.

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Rockford, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Spent the day with my family (ages 3 to 78) and Elliott was our captain. Had a great time. Would do Italy over again!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

However you decide to make it out there, a day trip to Prickly Pear for some snorkeling, a drink, and plain 'ole relaxing away from the main island is worth the trip to this small pile of sand of an island. Four dolphins greeted our boat as we entered the bay.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

I do not snorkel because the conditions can be too rough for me, but we always take a catamaran tour to Prickly Pear because my friends can snorkel and I can sit on the beach. I really enjoy this trip. It includes lunch on the island and probably an hour or so of snorkeling before heading back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

We booked a tour with Eagle Tours on the Quality Time catamaran to Prickly Pear. Great beach, great snorkelling but beware it it prickly getting to the beach. Had a blast! We had lunch at Johnno's.

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