Self-Drive Boat Tour And Snorkel From Simpson Bay - Philipsburg

From USD 75
Per Person
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Tour Information

Key Details

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  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    10:30am or 1:30pm (select your time when booking); you must arrive and check in 30 minutes prior to departure time
  • Departure Details :
    Rhino Safari, Welfare Rd, Cole Bay, Sint Maarten,
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


You dont need any experience to tame this beast! Captain your own vessel on St. Martins original, multi-award winning, interactive tour. Get ready for the thrill of a lifetime riding on a Rhino - our safe and sturdy signature watercraft, designed to be tons of fun for riders of any age or experience level. Follow your guide along St. Martins sparkling coastline to one of our two exotic destinations. Get a taste of Caribbean wildlife while snorkeling at Creole Rock marine park or soak up the sun on the secluded beaches of Happy Bay.

*Please note: in order to book multiple boats, you will need to make separate bookings.

Happy riding!


Family friendly

Snorkel gear included

Know More about this tour

Arrive at the local tour operators office at Simpson Bay 30 minutes before your selected departure time to check in and listen to a safety briefing. Then grab your provided snorkeling gear and life jacket, and head to your personal watercraft a 10-foot (3-meter), 3-person inflatable boat called a Rhino.

If youre driving, hop in the front seat and grab the wheel; if youre the passenger, sit behind the driver and hold on to the side handles. Warm up the engine and familiarize yourself with the throttle, which controls your speed. Pose for a photo that you can purchase later, if you wish, and then begin your trip through Simpson Bay Lagoon, following your guide toward the open sea.

Admire rows of sleek yachts docked in the marina, and cross under the bridge that takes you from the Dutch side of the island, St Maarten, to the French side, St-Martin. When you reach the open sea, zoom toward Creole Rock, which lies off the islands northwestern coast and is part of a protected marine park.

Pass by Lovers Beach, Happy Bay and Grand Case on your way to Creole Rock. Follow your guide's lead to anchor your boat, then jump in the water. You have 30 to 45 minutes to snorkel around the rocky island, looking for marine life like sea turtles, rays and reef fish, or you can grab a noodle from your guide and just float. Drinks are also provided.

After snorkeling and swimming, head back to your starting point, where your tour ends. You can look over your photo and purchase drinks or snacks, if you wish.


Local guide

Use of Rhino Rider

Use of snorkel equipment and noodles

Use of life jacket


Bottled water or soda on the watercraft



Hotel pickup and drop-off

Marine park fee (approx US$5)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Must be 18 years old to drive the watercraft or have a valid license

Valuables and any belongings you don't want to get wet can be stored with the local tour operator; the watercraft does not have a dry compartment

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