Self Drive Boat Tour and Snorkeling

Discover the beauty of St Maarten island by driving your own boat ! It’s a Unique alternative to the typical St Maarten sightseeing tour. A Professional guide will accompany you on your boat trip discovering the amazing beaches from Simpson Bay lagoon to Creole Rock next to Grand Case St Martin. By Simpson Bay Lagoon you will admire the beautiful Luxury Yacht that will make your self driving boat really really tiny !!Then direction the French side of St Maarten island by going through Simpson Bay bridge direction Marigot St Martin and the open sea. After going by Marigot Bay you will discover the tiniest beach of St Maarten : Lover’s Beach. Then Friars Bay St Martin and Happy Bay Beach which are quite famous for its nigh parties ! At Creole rock you will have the possibility to do some St Maarten snorkeling and swim among the sea turtles and the exotic fishes. The snorkeling gear and equipment will be provided as well as all security equipment required. Creole Rock is part of a protected Reserve so the Marine life is amazing !        

St Maarten cruise excursions : Boat tour and Snorkeling

Discovering St Maarten through this Boat tour is a magical experience that you will never forget. From Philipsburg (5 minutes walk from the port of St Maarten where cruise ships arrive) you will experience a boat tour around St Maarten island. Here it is what you can expect to experience through this St Maarten boat tour. – Discovering Simpson Bay Lagoon with all the Luxury Yacht on display. – Marina Royale in Marigot with all the cafe and restaurant. View of the Fort Louis that was built to protect Marigot St Martin. – Friars Bay St Martin where the beach host many parties and legendary parties (the Captain will tell you stories if you ask him). – Happy Bay St Martin is a remote anse with a nice beach next to Friars Bay and on your way to Tintamarre. – Tintamarre island is a Natural reserve inhabited where the nature is well preserved. You will be able to swim and snorkeling St Maarten turquoise water among the sea turtles. – Continue to Pinel Island where the beach host a nice restaurant called the Yellow Beach. There you will enjoy your lunch by the beautiful water, having a drink in the water and appreciating the view of St Martin. – After lunch direction Creole Rock one of the best spot for snorkeling in St Maarten by Grand Case Bay. – Then on your way back you will see AMAZING Villas at the Lows lands or “Terres Basse” going by Red Bay Beach, Plum Bay Beach (where the villa of Donald Trump is located). And then Long Bay Beach where the Luxury resort hotel of La Samanna is located. – After that Maho Beach will be waiting for you ! Maho Beach is famous due to its airport and you can see the planes landing above your head : IMPRESSIVE !! After that it will be time to take the direction of the St Maarten cruise port in Philipsburg. Included : – Marine park fees – Use of snorkel equipment – Lunch – Unlimited beer, soda and water on board This St Maarten cruise excursions is one of the most complete boat tour and allow to view the Best places all around St Martin in less than 6 hours and in a small group of people.

St Maarten cruise port

St Maarten Cruise Port welcome Caribbean cruise ship since 1964. It means that the port of St Maarten know how to welcome cruise passengers.

Indeed in 1980 St Maarten cruise port in Philipsburg received 105,000 cruise passengers that visited the island. In 1990, 616,910 Caribbean cruises passengers arrived in St Maarten port and had the chance to visit St Martin island.
In 2000 the port of St Maarten in Philipsburg welcomed 900,000 cruise passengers. And in 2002 Philipsburg St. Maarten received more than ONE million Caribbean cruises passengers.
And in 2014 for the 50th years of St Maarten Cruise Port, 2 millions of passengers from different Caribbean cruises were welcome.


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All these numbers means that St Maarten know how to welcome passengers from Carribean cruise. When arriving in Philipsburg St. Maarten you will have plenty of choices for your activities. They are so many things to do in St Maarten. For example you can go to one of the 37 St Maarten beach.

If you want to see the SXM cruise ship schedule of Port of St Maarten, click HERE.

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