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St Maarten Motorboat Cruise: Long Bay, Creole Rock and Tintamarre Island

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    What to Expect
    Hop aboard the 39-foot motorboat Santino and meet your captain before departing Simpson Bay. From April to October, the route usually circumnavigates St. Maarten, with plenty of stops along the way. When the winter winds pick up and create big seas on the island's north side, the boat mainly stays on the beaches of the west coast, including a snorkeling stop at Creole Rock. Other typical stops include Long Bay (Baie Longue), Pinel Island, and Tintamarre, where it's possible to swim with sea turtles.

    You can bring along snacks and a picnic lunch, or stop in Grand Case to purchase food at traditional lolo shacks (own expense). Snorkel gear and bottled water are provided along with an open bar serving beer, sodas, rum punch, and fruit punch.

    When your 6.5-hour island tour concludes, you'll be dropped off at the starting point.

    Note: It is advised that you bring a Ziploc bag to keep your valuables dry. There is a small but practical marine toilet on board.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tuesdays & Wednesdays: Divi Little Bay Resort 
    Thursdays & Fridays: Simpson Bay Resort in Pelican
    Departure Time
    10am Tuesdays & Wednesdays - Departure Divi Little Bay Beach Resprt
    10:30am Thursdays & Fridays - Simpson Bay Beach Resort

    Check in at least 25 minutes ahead of time
    6h 30m
    • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
    • Beverages
    • Bottled water
    • Driver/guide
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup
    • Hotel drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    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 30 April 2019

    I have done this tour 3 times, and it is always the best tour you could ever take. Such much for the money. To be able to see the whole island, and tintemarre and Pinel. Go snorkeling and have a delicious lunch at Grand case....More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank penjimop
    Reviewed 18 December 2018

    This 3-hr tour was perfect! Great snorkeling with lots of fish and great sunken sights to see. Our guide 'Junior" was superb, providing us with all the information on the fish and sights we needed. Will definitely go again.

    Date of experience: December 2018
    1  Thank Alibaba617
    Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

    Had a wonderful day travelling with Captain Roy and Nakeim aboard the Santino circling around the entire island! We saw the sites from the water, slowing and stopping where necessary for commentary. We enjoyed the snorkelling, seeing turtle, barracuda, small stingray and other marine life....More

    2  Thank 502deanw
    Reviewed 23 September 2018

    If you only do 1 thing while in St. Maarten, this is the trip to take, no frills, great sightseeing, snorkeling, free flowing alcohol and stopping for local food. Roy and Junior are happy go lucky shipmates, they make a great day better and take...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank expatOrlando
    Reviewed 9 July 2018

    We just got back from St. Maarten and agree that the boat ride around the island on Santino is our absolute favorite thing to do in St. Maarten. It's so much fun! There are several stops to swim and snorkel in the most turquoise blue...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    3  Thank sdare001
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