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Pirate Tours

Dock Maarten Marina | Juancho Yrausquin Blvd., Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
305-879-0941
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Ranked #4 of 45 activities in Philipsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Departing from Dock Maarten Marina in Philipsburg, venture out into the beautiful Caribbean Sea and get scenic views of both the Dutch side (Sint... more » Owner description: Departing from Dock Maarten Marina in Philipsburg, venture out into the beautiful Caribbean Sea and get scenic views of both the Dutch side (Sint Maarten) and French side of (Saint Maarten). Your trip begins by making its way past the Dutch side of the island, under the bridge and into the Simpson Bay Lagoon, the largest lagoon in the Caribbean. There you will see multi-million dollar yachts such as Victoria Secret's "Limitless" and the French Governor's family home. Exit the Lagoon on the French side of the island in the capital of Marigot and follow the coast line all the way to our first stop, "Tintamarre Island" where the myth of hidden treasures still exists. Explore Tintamarre, take beautiful photos as you walk along age old paths to see the historical slave walls built in the eighteen hundreds. Wander the pristine white sand beach while looking for hidden treasure; finders keepers...but don't tell anyone! The adventure continues with another gem only obtainable by boat, Pinel Island. Walk along this beautiful sand bar beach, sit down and relax in the crystal clear shallow water and have a drink. We'll treat you to lunch followed by the best snorkeling St.Martin has to offer! Get back in the boat and see the other side of the island where hidden behind the walls and gates of the French and Dutch Low Lands are the beautiful estate homes of the rich and famous. As the day winds down our last stop is at Sunset Beach Bar where you watch the planes come in overhead and then ride the oncoming waves of the Caribbean Sea back to Dock Maarten. « less
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was our first time booking a non-cruise excursion. We were arrived via Royal Caribbean. A search of Tripadvisor put us in touch with Captain Bob of Pirate Tours. What a wonderful experience! Captain Bob responded to every email inquiry I sent, even the ones from the ship! We are a family of six, ages ranging from 7-16. EVERYONE loved... More

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Annandale, VA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We've been coming to the Caribbean for 22 years (and Sint Maarten for 8). We've been on lots of good boat trips. This was truly the best because of the number of stops, the knowledge level, helpfulness, and rapport of the crew of Mike and Patricia. One caution, however. The trip is fairly physically demanding. There is lots of time... More

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Pirate Tour (stmaartenpiratetours.com) with Captain Mike and Patricia was absolutely the most fun, friendliest and informative trip we have ever taken on any vacation we have ever taken. We spent a week on the Island did the Rhino tour which was a not even comparable to the awesome time we had with Capt Mike. He made the trip the... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

While in St. Maarten with friends, we decided to take a snorkeling trip. We've been on many, so we're pretty picky. We decided on Pirate Tours because they do not take more than 10 passengers on a day trip, and the boat looked sound. Our boat captain, Michael, and first mate, Patricia, were just so much fun. They made the... More

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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

What a day we had today with Capt. Mike and Patricia! After a disappointing day on Random Wind yesterday, this more than made up for it. On a sailing tour it takes a long time to get there and we had only one stop, and then back to the mooring. Here we did multiple stops with different types of snorkeling... More

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Trophy Club, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We wanted to share with everyone that we had an amazing time with Pirate Tours. We went on a cruise and picked a full day trip with them. It was supposed to be sightseeing of St. Martin, snorkeling, beach time, lunch, some more snorkeling and beach time and then back to the cruise ship. Our captain was Mike Salzer and... More

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Bristol, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife and I had an awesome time on this tour 7/2/14. Capt. Mike and Patricia were amazing. I had never went snorkeling before and Capt. Mike really made me feel comfortable. He took us to many beautiful locations. This was definitely a highlight of our trip. We're going back in April and will be sure to book another tour... More

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Andover
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My family and I would like to give a special thanks to Captains Mike and Patricia for making this tour the greatest possible experience for us! Just like stated in another review, we planned this trip for the day before leaving St. Maarten, and we are so glad that we fit it in! The Pirate Tour made our vacation to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I visited St Maarten the 3rd week of June with my family. We decided to do the speed boat tour with Captain Mike the day before we left St Maarten & thank god we did it!! This was by far our FAVORITE part of the trip. Captain Mike was absolutely the best!! He was so dedicated to making sure that... More

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High Point, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My husband and I traveled to St. Maarten the second week of June 2014. This is our 4th trip to the island and we had our kids 14 and 12 and my mom and dad with us. We wanted to try a different snorkel trip since we usually book a catamaran ride. We are so very glad we chose pirate... More

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