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St Maarten Kayak and Snorkel Adventure in Simpson Bay

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    What to Expect
    Find your way to St Maarten's Kim Sha Beach to meet your guide and group. Get a short lesson on safety and paddling technique, then climb in to your 2-person, sit-on-top kayaks and paddle out into Simpson Bay. Watch the shoreline glide by and get an up-close view of the variety of marine vessels moored in Simpson Bay. With favorable weather conditions, you can follow your guide around Pelican Rocks and into the next bay. Move at a relaxed pace, with plenty of rest breaks to view the neighboring islands and birds at rest on the rocks. 

    Reach your destination, a beach in a protected cove, and get fitted for snorkeling equipment. Listen to a short orientation, then follow your guide out to the coral reef and nearby rocky caverns. During 45 minutes of snorkeling, see tang, needle nose, trumpet fish, angel fish and parrot fish flitting about, as well as other marine creatures your guide points out. 

    Paddle back to Kim Sha Beach in your kayak, then go ashore and have a drink at the Greenhouse Restaurant. Sit down with your group and discuss the marine life you saw and its importance to St Maarten's ecosystem. 

    Please note: Single kayaks are reserved for guides or cases where there are an odd number of travelers.

    Please note: If weather conditions are not favorable for kayaking, you will participate in a beach swim instead.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Simpson Bay
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Bottled water
    • Celebratory drink
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Minimum age is 10 years old
    • Not recommended for those who have back, shoulder, or hip problems
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 20 April 2019 via mobile

    Luca and Javi were amazing. We really had a good time. We came with a group from a cruise with all ages. They took their time to explain everything and did it in a very fun way. First we were kayaking to the beach, then...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank bastianbahr
    Wander608801, Owner at St. Maarten Bike Tours - TriSport, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2019

    many thanks for letting us know the superb performance of our guides! looking forward to your next visit.

    Reviewed 27 March 2019

    Luca, Lily, and Casey were awesome! We had a great time kayaking and snorkeling and hanging out at the beautiful locale. It's more of a strenuous excursion than others, but if you're up for it it's totally worth it!

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank mickeyfick
    Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

    It was my first time kayaking in the ocran and my first time snorkeling ever. The minute we stepped off our cruise ship the staff was friendly. They clearly explained the time line for the day amd were extremely helpful in making sure everyone was...More

    4  Thank jessicamJ3841NL
    Reviewed 22 February 2018

    We took this excursion from a Princess cruise in January, 2018. Very professional tour company. Great equipment. Lots of swimming time after kayaking. Great scenery. Nicely paced trip. Very pleased with our 2.5 hour trip.

    Date of experience: January 2018
    Thank MaryLakeZurich
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