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Pinel Island

Orient Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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St Maarten Speed Boat and Snorkeling Tour
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Type: Islands, Beaches, Outdoors
Owner description: Topless optional
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Islands, Beaches, Outdoors
Owner description: Topless optional
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Miami, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We went over on the ferry a small open boat captained by the friendly Capt. Larmony, whose family have been on the island for generations. It's a beautiful little island and well marked with walking tracks and tours. The island is protected by Reserve Naturelle. We did some snorkelling and got really close to the schools of needle fish. Remember... More 

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reinbeck
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We rented kayaks and went over for the day. took fishing equipment as we were told we could fish on the bay where we launched our kayaks. Then on the island we were told we couldn't fish anywhere. I think the information on the island was wrong but what do you do? So we didn't fish! The paddle over was... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I love going to Pinel Island each year, the water is always crystal clear and very calm. The two restaurants on the island are fantastic. We usually go twice so we can alternate restaurants.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The beach is beautiful and the water is nice and calm. But, there is a charge per person for the ferry, a charge per chair, and the food/drinks are expensive. So by the time you pay for a round trip ferry and the round trip cab (or rental car) and the chairs, you may be better off to upgrade to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Great swimming and iguana watching. Calm, protected cove was nice for relaxing and swimming. We didn't try snorkeling here but may be worthwhile.

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Towanda, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

You have to take a ferry, which cost $13. each. This might be a drawback to some. However, those who go, they will love it. Calmest water on the island. We love the round the corner restaurant. French food is delightful, as well as their waitor, Fabian. There is also a cute little gift shop. Perfect for the fun in... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It's $13.00, 5 minute ferry boat ride out to this little gem. There are two restaurants on the island. You can either rent chairs for the day or just lay on the sand. We shared wine at a table in the ocean. They literally spike the tables in the ocean and you sip wine while enjoying the spectacular views. This... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We visited the eco-snorkel area. Very nice initiative! When we Went snorkelling it was a bit windy and the water was rather cloudy.

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Venezia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Terrible. We went to take a boat to a Pinel and we find tons of seaweed left there to rotten. 13 euro per person .... We arrive to the. Pinel and we find this small Paradise, 20 dollars for a chair and umbrella a little beat expencive for a beach were you can not bath because full Of seaweed... But... More 

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Pulaski, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This little island is amazing. It's a must do to anyone. Just so peaceful and quiet. From boat ride to the beach. The restaurant right at dock all you say is professionalism. When we were there in September the waiter brought a table out in water and set it up. Brought your drinks or lunch while you are in water.... More 

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