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Tintamarre Island

Tintamarre, Collectivity of Saint Martin, Saint Martin, St Maarten-St Martin
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Islands, Beaches
Description: Known as the "flat island"
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English first
Bolton, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

was cool to see the turtles and stingrays, but water was fairly deep as compared to Akumel in Mexico where they are much larger and only in about 10 feet of water. Still worth it if it is part of your boat trip around the island.

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Nashville
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We rode the Tiki Tiki boat tour and spent the day at the island. We saw several fish and one sea turtle, the snorkeling was great for beginners. I recommend you carry an umbrella if you choose to explore the island. We got pretty hot from the sun exploring the old air strip. It was worth the hot sweaty walk.... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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99 reviews 99 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

I love stopping here on a boat trip. It is beautiful and I wish it was easier to get to this beach. Great snorkeling.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went to Tintamarre on June 11, 2014 as part of a catamaran outing on the Celine. This island is across from Orient Beach and Pinel Island. We tied up to a mooring line and snorkeled around the boat. It is a turtle preserve, and everyone (except for my wife) in our group saw at least one sea turtle. Both... More

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Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Captains Mike and Patricia from Pirate Tours expertly took us through choppy waters to visit Tantamarre Island. The island has a small beach and is dotted with low growing bushes/shrubs. It is a great snorkeling location to watch the sea turtles graze on the sea grasses below. As a turtle came from the bottom to the top of the water... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went on an excursion with Blue Safaris. Hands down, the best crew to tour with around the islands of St. Maarten-St. Martin. Captain Sanders is very knowledgeable and took us to the hottest spots, one of them being Tintamarre Island. Everyone in our group of 12 were able to see turtles, stingrays and many fish! Some turtles even poked... More

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Lexington
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218 reviews 218 reviews
45 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

we sailed here for the snorkeling, but it wasn't very good. The water was clear and beautiful, but not much to see. Nice place to spend the night on a sailboat!

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Del Mar, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

So you flew to St Martin..you cannot leave without a visit to Tintamarre, but I suggest you go there with Capt Alan charter. The experience is memorable.

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Richmond, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

took the turtles excursion this april 2014 with the crew from captain alan, we were on the awesome boat, great crew, great snorkling, good snacks and amazing rum punch (better than the tango's), all the islands we went to incredible snorkling, would do this trip again.

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Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We went snorkeling with the sea turtles at Tintamarre and it was awesome. lots of turtles...enough said. Captain Alans does a good charter to snorkeling locations.

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