Explore St. Maarten by Sea: Captain Bob’s Speed Boat Tour

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Join an unforgettable island adventure on Captain Bob’s Speed Boat Tour, most popular speed boat tour! This full-day, 5-stop tour is uniquely designed to show you the very best of both the French and Dutch sides of Sint Maarten/St. Martin.

Captain Bob’s Snorkeling & Beach Tour in St. Maarten

Join an unforgettable island cruise with Captain Bob’s Snorkeling and Beach Tours in St. Maarten. Explore the crystal clear waters and sandy beaches of this stunning Caribbean destination, enjoy complimentary drinks and delicious lunch. Enjoy a day of snorkeling, relaxing on the beach and having fun in the sun on the Dutch and French side of St. Maarten.

What to Expect:

Stop 1: Simpson Bay (Pass By)

Enjoy a wonderful adventure traveling past the stunning islands of Saba, Statia and St. Barts. As you approach Simpson Bay Lagoon, the largest lagoon in the Caribbean, you will be amazed at the beautiful scenery that surrounds you as you step under the impressive bridge.

Soak in the area’s natural beauty and get ready to create unforgettable memories along the way. In the summer, you’ll marvel at the multi-million dollar “mega yachts” of the rich and famous who frequent the island.

Once you officially cross over to the French side of the island, you’ll pass around Marigot, Happy Bay, Friar’s Bay, and finally the Grand Case.

Stop 2: Tintamarre Island (45 mins)

The first stop on this trip is Tintmarre, an uninhabited island located inside the French nature reserve. This beautiful island can only be reached by boat and is strictly regulated to prevent large crowds, making it the perfect getaway from the bustle of cruise ship tourists.

Here your experienced captain will give you a short tutorial, provide you with snorkeling equipment and a life jacket and guide you to explore the protected habitats of sea turtles and stingrays in the area.

Check for availability and book now to experience the beauty of Tintamarre Island while snorkeling with the protected sea turtles and stingrays!

Stop 3: Pinel Island (1hr)

From Tintamarre Island, it’s on to Pinel Island, a breathtaking place that boasts calm, waist-deep waters and swaying palm trees. This is the perfect place to kick back and unwind with a refreshing beverage as you sink your toes into the soft sand. 

You will be treated to a delectable lunch at Pinel, which is part of the package and requires no additional payment. Prior to your departure, remember to visit the boutique for some keepsakes or presents and take a moment to say hi to the welcoming local iguanas.

Don’t miss out on the chance to relax and unwind at Pinel Island! Check for availability and book your tour now to enjoy a delicious lunch with complimentary drinks.

A pair of iguanas walking on the beach in St. Maarten.
Photo by Ervin Lukacs on Unsplash

Stop 4: Creole Rock (45 mins)

Next, it’s off to Creole Rock for another snorkel stop, but this time at a vibrant coral reef with some of the most colorful fish and marine life in all the Caribbean. Once everyone is safely back on board, you’ll continue around the Northern side of the island passing Baie Rouge, Plum Bay, and the rest of Terres Basses, the most expensive zip code on the island.

Check for availability and book your tour now to experience the vibrant coral reef at Creole Rock, with some of the most colorful fish and marine life in all the Caribbean!

Stop 5: Mullet Bay (45 mins)

Indulge in a final swim in the heavenly waters of either Long Bay or Mullet Bay, two world-renowned beaches of exceptional beauty. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to savor a delicious noodle and sip on a cold beer as you lazily drift around in the mesmerizing turquoise waters, all while enjoying some of your all-time favorite tunes.  Drinks are complimentary all day long!

Don’t miss your chance to float around in the stunning turquoise waters of Long Bay or Mullet Bay! Check for availability and book your tour now to enjoy complimentary drinks all day long.

Stop 6: Princess Juliana International Airport (30 mins)

Last but not least, The tour concludes with a visit to the renowned Princess Juliana International Airport. World-famous for its runway just a few feet from Maho Beach, it is one of the most popular locations for plane spotting. You will witness commercial jets taking off and landing directly over your head – an incredible experience that won’t be forgotten in a hurry! 

As the planes soar overhead, you will have plenty of chances to capture amazing photos of them. The power and size of the aircraft being so close will leave you astounded. At the end of the tour, you’ll be taken back to your cruise ship or hotel with a free ice cream treat as a souvenir. Your memories of this unique experience on the beautiful island of St Maarten will stay with you forever!

This tour has an incredible 2,758 5-star reviews on Viator, making it one of the most popular and highly rated activities in Sint Maarten/St. Martin. Captain Bob’s Speedboat Adventure offers a unique experience that allows you to explore both the French and Dutch sides of this beautiful Caribbean destination. 

Relax in the sun while admiring stunning scenery or take part in exciting water sports – whatever you choose to do, a day spent on this special tour is sure to leave lasting memories. Don’t miss out and book your spot now for the ultimate Sint Maarten/St. Martin adventure!

Check for availability now and prepare for an unforgettable day filled with adventure, relaxation, and stunning natural beauty.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring on the tour?

We recommend bringing sunscreen, a hat, a towel, and a waterproof camera to capture the memories. Snorkeling gear and flotation devices are provided.

Is lunch included in the price of the tour?

Yes, a delicious lunch and complimentary drinks are included in the price of the tour.

Is the tour suitable for children?

If you’re bringing along your little ones, rest assured, they’re more than welcome on the tour! For kiddos under 5, they got life jackets ready to keep them safe. Just a heads-up, though: they kindly ask that they stick with an adult throughout the whole adventure. They’re all about making sure everyone has a blast while staying safe!

How many people are on each tour?

Each tour can accommodate up to 22 passengers.

Is transportation provided to and from the tour departure point?

No, transportation to and from the tour departure point is not provided. However, the departure point is conveniently located in Philipsburg, which is easily accessible by taxi or car.

What is the cancellation policy?

You may cancel your tour up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund. In cancellations made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

Are there any restrictions for the snorkeling stops?

Snorkeling stops may be restricted due to weather conditions or other factors. Your safety is our top priority, and our knowledgeable captains will make any necessary changes to the itinerary to ensure your safety and enjoyment.

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    Meet Karin, the passionate author and founder of StMaartenAdventure.com. My love affair with St. Maarten began in 1994 during a memorable trip. The island's allure was so captivating that I decided to make it my permanent home. Since then, I've been committed to sharing the beauty and wonders of St. Maarten through my adventures and insights. Join me on this incredible journey!