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Passaat Classic Schooner

Welfare RD. 82 | SkipJacks Restaurant Lagoon Dock, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-580-3301
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Passaat is a schooner built in 1911 & 100ft long. If it is for a days sail, sunset or dinner cruise, she provides the perfect sailing experience. Join us for a cruise along the St.Maarten coast. We have no music aboard except for the wind in the sails & water against the hull. Relax & enjoy sailing, gourmet Caribbean food & cocktails in great company.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Welfare RD. 82 | SkipJacks Restaurant Lagoon Dock, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-580-3301
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My family and I so enjoyed the Passaat dinner cruise. Pieter and Mirian were perfect hosts. The appetizers were delightful and dinner was amazing. Nothing like a relaxing evening with family and new friends. This was a perfect evening, beautiful sunset and memories to last...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this cruise! It was super relaxing and beautiful. We spent a lot of time talking to Pieter and Mirian, and they were super interesting. TJ was very attentive with the drinks, and the homemade snacks were delicious. Overall we enjoyed the cruise and...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The schooner moved at a snails pace which made the waves feel worse then what they were. There was no music. Yes they had drinks for all, which was fine. The snacks were average at best. The crew was nice and hospitable, but it really...More

1  Thank Charlie S
Mirian E, Manager at Passaat Classic Schooner, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Charlie, Thank you very much for your review! Friday the 28th of July was a very calm day in St.Maarten, light on winds and calm sea with hardly any waves. As we offer a "sailing" cruise on Passaat this means that the boatspeed depends...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently took the sunset dinner cruise and thoroughly enjoyed it. The group was quite small - only 8 in total so it was nice to meet some fellow travelers. We had a perfect night for sailing - the sunset was amazing. The appetizers were...More

Thank shempel001
Mirian E, Manager at Passaat Classic Schooner, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the kind words! It was indeed a lovely evening with great people. It are these evenings that make that Pieter and I tell each other afterwards that we love our jobs! Hopefully we will be alowwed to take you sailing...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful family sunset sail excursion with this company. They were very welcoming from the moment we checked in and were picked up at ShipJacks Dock. The boat was a great vessel and the crew was absolutely the sweetest . They sail and serve...More

Thank Marie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cruise was a good value for the money. The crew is pleasant and the food was yummy. Because the seating is limited, you get a chance to meet and visit with the other travelers which was nice. I gave it a four because it...More

Thank dallen2363
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We took a sunset cruise last summer on Passaat. The owners are lovely, friendly people who operate a number of different tours. It was so peaceful and pleasant to watch the sun go down from the water and sail under the power of the wind...More

Thank Tracey T
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took this cruise and we had a great time. The owners of the sailboat are truly lovely people and the pride they take in this vessel shows! They greeted us with smiles, served us drinks and snacks all while tending to...More

Thank Lori D
Mirian E, Manager at Passaat Classic Schooner, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you for your kind words. It is heart warming to receive these complements and it keeps us motivated to keep our classic ship running. I do do agree indeed that it is better to be safe than sorry and take a motion sickness pill....More

Reviewed 26 June 2017

Our friends, newly engaged, went with us on this great master ship. We were greeted at Skip Jacks restaurant then ferried over to the Passat for a great evening experience. The skipper and crew were so friendly, gracious hosts, and served excellent snacks and drinks....More

Thank 2_4SXM
Reviewed 22 June 2017

You can't imagine how wonderful it feels to be on this exceptional vessel with the sails full of wind, no engines rumbling, holding a rum runner in one hand, a piece of pizza in the other and keeping your balance. Our 7th Sunset Cruise with...More

Thank Joe-Lori-KW
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9 March 2017|
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Response from Mirian E | Property representative |
We are licensed for 30 passengers. we are planning to haul out somewhere in September, like we do every year, what date in September are you looking at so maybe we can work around it. Yes you can bring your own wine or I can... More
29 November 2016|
Response from Mirian E | Property representative |
Our boarding dock is at SkipJacks Restaurant. We transfer you with a dinghy to the Passaat which is out in Simpson Bay.
29 November 2016|
Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
You wait at Skipjack's Restaurant just on the east side of the lagoon drawbridge. Mirian will be there in the little gray dinghy to take you and the guests out to the Passaat (usually in two trips) which is anchored in the... More