St Maarten Shore Excursion: Snorkeling And Speed Boat Tour - Philipsburg

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  • Duration: 6 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    Dominos Pizza, 62 Welfare Rd, Cole Bay, Sint Maarten
    Traveler pickup is offered
    IF you call us to postpone your reservation in the last 24 .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


When your cruise ship docks in St Maarten, spend your time exploring its top snorkel sites. Your 6-hour shore excursion takes you by speedboat on a sightseeing tour around this island paradise. Snorkel in the marine reserves of Creole Rock, located in Grand Case Bay, and uninhabited Tintamarre Island a great place to spot sea turtles! Head to Pinel Island for a beachside lunch, and enjoy soda and beer from the onboard open bar. Receive personal attention from your guide on this small-group speedboat tour. We promise - the best time you can spend on the island (-:


  • All necessary equipment included
  • Free drinks included
  • Snorkel gear included

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Your 6-hour shore excursion in St Maarten departs from Dock Maarten Chesterfield Wharf at 10am. Meet your friendly captain and crew aboard the speedboat and hang on for a thrilling ride! Youll enjoy unlimited access to beer, soda and water from the open bar on board.

As your boat picks up speed, glide toward the Simpson Bay Bridge on the islands Dutch side to view yachts and villas on display in the Caribbeans largest lagoon. Make a brief stop to admire the cafs lining the Marina Royale in Marigot, capital of the French Saint-Martin. View the historic Ft Louis and French flag overlooking the town from the opposite side, where youll find private sailing boats anchored in the bay.

Its a short ride to Friars Bay, known for its full moon parties, and the more sheltered Happy Bay. Your captain will stop at Tintamarre Island for an unforgettable opportunity to swim with sea turtles in the marine reserve. Stretch out on the incredibly white beach after you snorkel in the tranquil waters.

Re-board your boat for Pinel Island, where you can sit in the shallow water with a refreshing beverage. Enjoy a hot lunch served at a restaurant on the sun-drenched Yellow Beach. If youd like, hike around the tiny island to explore sandy shores and isolated rock pools, whose crystal-clear waters are protected from pounding surf.

After approximately one hour at Pinel Island, ride to Creole Rock, located in the middle of the Bay of Grand Case. This marine reserve is the islands best-kept secret, where sea life abounds in the shallow water. After a snorkel stop for an undersea adventure, cruise around the island, passing the red rock cliffs of Bay Rouge and the mansions of Terre Basse. Youll have the opportunity to feed the fish in the turquoise waters of Long Bay while keeping an eye out for any celebrities on the golden sands of the exclusive La Samanna Resort.

Next, be sure to have your camera ready to photograph planes directly overhead as aircraft come in for a landing at nearby Princess Juliana Airport. Its just a short ride back around Simpson Bay to admire 150-foot (45-meter) mega yachts before arriving back at Dock Maarten Chesterfields Wharf.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the St Maarten port for your ships departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.


Use of Snorkelling equipment

Floating devices on board

Unlimited Rum Punch, Beer, Coke , Sprite ,Diet Coke and Bottle of Water on board.

Worry-free shore excursion guarantee

Entry/Admission - Pinel Island

Entry/Admission - Maho Beach



Marine Park Fee $6 per person

Lunch - Hot Lunch Optional for additional $14 per person in a BBQ Restaurant.

To postpone your reservation in the last 24 hours: additional $50 per person surcharge.

Entry/Admission - Tintamarre Island

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

It is recommended that you bring a towel and swimsuit

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Need Minimum 6 guests to operate the excursion.

Not available for cruise ship passengers

Not available for Pregnant Woman

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Face Masks Optional for Travelers.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 30-Jun-2022

    We took this tour while visiting St Maarten on Harmony of the Seas. It was our favorite day of our cruise. The team was both professional and personable and really made us feel welcome. The scenery was beautiful and all our stops were great. The BBQ lunch is a MUST!! The food was unbelievable. We arrived back in plenty of time to get back on the ship. Thanks so much for a perfect excursion!!!

  • 17-Nov-2021

    Captain Jean-Franco and Natalie were gracious and attentive hosts. I was a little concerned about reentering the boat from the water. But it wasn't too hard and they assisted! The waters were beautiful azure... just amazing! Surf was a little rough... but the on-board narrative of our tour was worth the trip!

  • 21-Oct-2021

    We had an AMAZING experience on the boat with Captain Boy and the other people on the boat. From the moment we walked on we were met with smiles and laughter. The speed boat in itself was so much fun. Captain Boy played great music the entire time and we all mingled over beers and rum punch, what more do you need?? We snorkeled at a few different spots and it was a great experience each time. We saw lots of fish and even saw a turtle! The lunch at Grand Case was unlike any other meal we had, sooooo yummy. We ended the ride being pelted by a torrential downpour and it was actually so much fun. We karaoked our way through it! Such an amazing experience and would LOVE to do it again :) Shoutout to the BEST captain ☺️

  • 08-Sep-2021

    Captain Nicholas was great. He rescued a pair of sunken sunglasses for 1 passenger and went out of his way to try to find a lost $700 drone on the turtle stop on the french side. I can't remember.the island's name, so now I call it Drone Island cuz the drone is still there having landed on a rock. The lunch stop was amazing. From tne outside and inside, the place is a shack. But the food was amazing and cooked on a charcoal grill with a fantastic combination of seasoning. The lady preparing the food was given a well deserved round of applause by my fellow shipmates.

  • 09-Aug-2021

    My family with 3 kids (aged 4, 6, and 8) had a great day with our captain Sammy! We brought snorkel gear incase they did not have small enough sizes. They did have snorkels, but not flippers. They also had small life jackets and pool noodles to float on. Sammy made a killer Rum Punch and kept all the drinks flowing for both adults and kids. He had a great play list and had us all dancing in between stops. The tour lasted about an hour longer than it was supposed to (no problems for us)! We were very grateful for Sammy's knowledge, fun personality, and how great he took care of us. A few things travelers should know: the marine park fee was $30-$35 for our family of 5. This had to be paid in cash before the tour started. Also, the trip advisor tour I purchased said we would have lunch (not included) at Yellow Beach. We did not get to eat here, but were taken to another place where only cash was accepted. I think Yellow Beach would have been a better option. But the surprise cash requirements ate into my planned tip for Sammy.

  • 07-Feb-2020

    Awesome day on the water w Brett. He said his goal was to make our day the best day of our vacation, & it’s exactly what happened. Very comfortable ride even though it was temporarily bumpy on occasion, he knows how to drive a boat & take care of guests. I’d give this tour an 11 plus..excellent day

  • 03-Feb-2020

    The tour was fabulous from start to finish. Nicos and Charlie we’re very friendly, professional and informative. The boat was spacious, clean and well equipped. This was one of the best boat tours because it checked everything off our list. Snorkelling with an array of fish and turtles, feeding Iguanas and lounging on soft white sand beaches. If we ever have the pleasure of coming back to St. Maarten we wouldn’t hesitate to attend this tour again.

  • 01-Feb-2020

    Captain Nicholas and 1st Mate Diana provided wonderful hospitality while we hit beautiful snorkel destinations (Tintamar Island & Creole Rock) with a stop at the walk up beach at Pinelle Island, Rainbow beach for a spectacular lunch / drinks at the Rainbow cafe, yet another secluded beach for a swim, quick stop to watch the jets at Maha and then back. Only 11 people on our boat - plenty of space & great rum punch. We took the same tour last year and did it again because it was so wonderful. Highly recommend!!

  • 19-Jan-2020

    Zeer de moeite waard. Zeer fraaie omgeving, helaas door weer moet bij de schildpadden kunnen komen. Bijzonder kundige en onderhoudende bemanning. De tocht werd met zeer goed onderhouden materiaal uitgevoerd. Een aanrader!

  • 07-Jan-2020

    I can't recommend Robinson Speed Boat Tours enough! Our captain was Adam and our first mate was Charlie. They did a great job making our tour special and told us all about the island. The customer service was top notch, the snorkeling spots were amazing, the provided snorkeling gear was good, and the boat was fast and beautiful. The tour also included plenty of rhum punch, cold beer, and an optional lunch at a great French restaurant.

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