St. Maarten Snorkeling Excursion Reviews

Snorkeling is a great opportunity to splash around and explore whats beneath the water's surface.
Speed boat tour, snorkeling and beach stops
Sail Date: June 2019
Speed boat tour, snorkeling and beach stops
Speed boat tour, snorkeling and beach stops Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Took the 6-hour boat tour around the one side of St Maarten / St Martin.
Sail Date: May 2019
Took the 6-hour boat tour around the one side of St Maarten / St Martin. It was a comfortable Cigarette speed boat with a big bow and plenty of seating. There were 7 passengers total. Captain Tony did an excellent job!! Departed from a ... Read More
Took the 6-hour boat tour around the one side of St Maarten / St Martin. It was a comfortable Cigarette speed boat with a big bow and plenty of seating. There were 7 passengers total. Captain Tony did an excellent job!! Departed from a dock just a 10-minute easy walk away from cruise terminal. Went under the draw bridge through Simpson Bay, out the other side. Past Marigot, stopped at Creole Rock for some interesting snorkeling. Saw lots of colorful fish, spiny sea urchins, coral. Next stop was Tintamare to swim with sea turtles. Someone saw a spotted eagle ray also. Stopped at Pinel Island where Capt. Tony gave us sandwiches & drinks. We could wade up to the beach, for shopping, bathrooms, restaurant, if we needed. Pretty places!! Nice water everywhere we went. Last stop was Mullet Bay on the way back. Beautiful beach & water for swimming. Saw a plane coming in for landing at Maho - flew right over the top of our boat. Very cool! ** Would Highly recommend this excursion ** Great way to spend the day! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Absolutely fabulous day on the water.
Sail Date: April 2019
Absolutely fabulous day on the water. A gorgeous 4-br 2-ba catamaran with a 2-man crew and only a dozen people onboard. Three snorkeling stops, nice swimming from the boat in unbelievably blue water, snacks and great lunch prepared in the ... Read More
Absolutely fabulous day on the water. A gorgeous 4-br 2-ba catamaran with a 2-man crew and only a dozen people onboard. Three snorkeling stops, nice swimming from the boat in unbelievably blue water, snacks and great lunch prepared in the galley for us, top-shelf liquor drinks, just a wonderful way to spend the day away from the shops and crowds! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Multiple stops to snorkel and spend time on beaches.
Sail Date: March 2019
Multiple stops to snorkel and spend time on beaches. Weather was perfect so we were able to go around the entire island. Stopped at the airport to see the big jets landing over our heads.
Multiple stops to snorkel and spend time on beaches. Weather was perfect so we were able to go around the entire island. Stopped at the airport to see the big jets landing over our heads. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Did the 3 islands by power boat excursion.
Sail Date: March 2019
Did the 3 islands by power boat excursion. We had a few stops for snorkeling/swimming. Guides were very informative and we were surprised to see how much damage still exists from the hurricane in 2017. Nice lunch, great guides, zodiac ... Read More
Did the 3 islands by power boat excursion. We had a few stops for snorkeling/swimming. Guides were very informative and we were surprised to see how much damage still exists from the hurricane in 2017. Nice lunch, great guides, zodiac boat. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A scenic trip to Maho beach to watch the planes land.
Sail Date: March 2019
A scenic trip to Maho beach to watch the planes land.
A scenic trip to Maho beach to watch the planes land. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Walked through shopping area at pier, and then down the road about 10 minutes to the marina.
Sail Date: February 2019
Walked through shopping area at pier, and then down the road about 10 minutes to the marina. Booked an all-day (6 hour) snorkel and island tour. About 15 people on the tour, and a large seafaring power boat, the Rum Bum! Had an amazing day ... Read More
Walked through shopping area at pier, and then down the road about 10 minutes to the marina. Booked an all-day (6 hour) snorkel and island tour. About 15 people on the tour, and a large seafaring power boat, the Rum Bum! Had an amazing day at two snorkel stops, Creole Rock and Pinel Island. Stopped on French side for a restaurant lunch (included!). Also went to Mullett Bay for swimming, and Maho Bay for watching the planes land. Unlimited beer, water, and rum punch after snorkeling. Best excursion ever! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We did a snorkel tour through the ship as it was convenient.
Sail Date: January 2019
We did a snorkel tour through the ship as it was convenient. The excursion was well run; we were concerned that there were 70 people, as we are used to small, third party tours. As it turned out, our concerns were for naught, as the ... Read More
We did a snorkel tour through the ship as it was convenient. The excursion was well run; we were concerned that there were 70 people, as we are used to small, third party tours. As it turned out, our concerns were for naught, as the catamaran was huge. We met some very cool people from Sweden, and it was a nice excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Loved it!!!!
Sail Date: January 2019
Loved it!!!! These guys were so much fun! Very informative and just a joy to be with!
Loved it!!!! These guys were so much fun! Very informative and just a joy to be with! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Snorkeling and Airplane watching.
Sail Date: January 2019
Snorkeling and Airplane watching. Very fun tour!
Snorkeling and Airplane watching. Very fun tour! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Catamaran and snorkeling were combined for one excursion.
Sail Date: December 2018
Catamaran and snorkeling were combined for one excursion. See review on the catamaran above - fun and entertaining.
Catamaran and snorkeling were combined for one excursion. See review on the catamaran above - fun and entertaining. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
OK tour but nothing special.
Sail Date: December 2018
OK tour but nothing special. Catamaran crew seemed bored.
OK tour but nothing special. Catamaran crew seemed bored. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The snorkeling site was pretty boring.
Sail Date: December 2018
The snorkeling site was pretty boring. Weather earlier in the morning was bad, so maybe they chose this site because it was in a somewhat protected cove. Second stop was a small beach, but to just swim from the boat to the beach with no ... Read More
The snorkeling site was pretty boring. Weather earlier in the morning was bad, so maybe they chose this site because it was in a somewhat protected cove. Second stop was a small beach, but to just swim from the boat to the beach with no lunges there didn't appeal to me so I stayed on the boat. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We did the Golden Eagle Sail and Snorkel excursion.
Sail Date: December 2018
We did the Golden Eagle Sail and Snorkel excursion. Can't say enough about the crew for this catamaran excursion. Very entertaining and accommodating. The snorkeling area was somewhat small, but they take you to a location that had ... Read More
We did the Golden Eagle Sail and Snorkel excursion. Can't say enough about the crew for this catamaran excursion. Very entertaining and accommodating. The snorkeling area was somewhat small, but they take you to a location that had a sunken helicopter, and other sunken items, and there were a lot of fish to see. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
It was a great tour.
Sail Date: December 2018
It was a great tour. The captain took good care of us and we all had a blast. He was very knowledgeable about the area. The food was good and he had plenty of beverages on board. Snorkeling, turtles, islands, planes; what more could you ... Read More
It was a great tour. The captain took good care of us and we all had a blast. He was very knowledgeable about the area. The food was good and he had plenty of beverages on board. Snorkeling, turtles, islands, planes; what more could you want? Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
went one the golden eagle love it would do it again
Sail Date: November 2018
went one the golden eagle love it would do it again
went one the golden eagle love it would do it again Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Not many fish to see.
Sail Date: October 2018
Not many fish to see. Weak rum punch. Measly ham sandwich was lunch. Beach break didn't include chairs. This excursion was prominently featured on excursion page of NCL web site , however turned out to pricey for what we got.
Not many fish to see. Weak rum punch. Measly ham sandwich was lunch. Beach break didn't include chairs. This excursion was prominently featured on excursion page of NCL web site , however turned out to pricey for what we got. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Chose captain Bob's snorkel tour had done tour pre-Irma and wanted to see the island since Irma and ...
Sail Date: August 2018
Chose captain Bob's snorkel tour had done tour pre-Irma and wanted to see the island since Irma and if course snorkeling
Chose captain Bob's snorkel tour had done tour pre-Irma and wanted to see the island since Irma and if course snorkeling Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The beautiful 3 island tour was amazing.
Sail Date: August 2018
The beautiful 3 island tour was amazing. We went through the harbor where we saw some of the hurricane damage before arriving at Creole rock which is where we snorkeled first. They then brought us to a cove to look for sea turtles before ... Read More
The beautiful 3 island tour was amazing. We went through the harbor where we saw some of the hurricane damage before arriving at Creole rock which is where we snorkeled first. They then brought us to a cove to look for sea turtles before heading to pinned island on the French side. We fed iguanas and swam in the ocean. Our last stop was at a beach where we were served lunch and enjoyed the beach before heading back to port. They briefly stopped at Maho beach where we saw Jetblue plane take off. This was one of the best ways to see St. Maarten in our opinion and would recommend it to anyone else who wants a bit of everything! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was a pleasant experience with a slight workout kayaking.
Sail Date: August 2018
This was a pleasant experience with a slight workout kayaking. Luka & guides were friendly & fun! I felt safe & enjoyed the beauty of the reef!
This was a pleasant experience with a slight workout kayaking. Luka & guides were friendly & fun! I felt safe & enjoyed the beauty of the reef! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great experience, the Sandy Beach was amazing.
Sail Date: July 2018
Great experience, the Sandy Beach was amazing. The crew was friendly and our pilot was excellent
Great experience, the Sandy Beach was amazing. The crew was friendly and our pilot was excellent Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
It was on the Catamaran, Champagne Cat.
Sail Date: June 2018
It was on the Catamaran, Champagne Cat. Wonderful helpful staff when putting on the snorkeling equipment, and with helpful tips in the water.
It was on the Catamaran, Champagne Cat. Wonderful helpful staff when putting on the snorkeling equipment, and with helpful tips in the water. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Did one of the more basic excursions, but it was perfect.
Sail Date: April 2018
Did one of the more basic excursions, but it was perfect. Picked us up right by the docked ship. Boated us out to the area where the planes take off. Snorkeled a bit (it was choppy, so not great) and swam quite a bit. The water was ... Read More
Did one of the more basic excursions, but it was perfect. Picked us up right by the docked ship. Boated us out to the area where the planes take off. Snorkeled a bit (it was choppy, so not great) and swam quite a bit. The water was beautiful and the area, though ravaged by the previous seasons weather, was still stunning. A nice final touch on this excursion was that as the boat took us back to the dock area where we were picked up, they mentioned that if any of us wanted to go more towards town to walk around, we could join them as they were taking the boat back to the dock/well it stays in. I did that and then got to enjoy town as well! A great day! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
They are number one for a reason.
Sail Date: March 2018
They are number one for a reason. Spent over 6 hours on a speed boat, cruising around St. Maarten. Snorkeled 3 times, spent hours on 2 different beaches, had lunch... amazing day.
They are number one for a reason. Spent over 6 hours on a speed boat, cruising around St. Maarten. Snorkeled 3 times, spent hours on 2 different beaches, had lunch... amazing day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Snorkeling around the island - water was very clear and saw many fish as well as turtles and rays.
Sail Date: March 2018
Snorkeling around the island - water was very clear and saw many fish as well as turtles and rays.
Snorkeling around the island - water was very clear and saw many fish as well as turtles and rays. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises