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Passaat Classic Schooner

Welfare RD. 82 | SkipJacks Restaurant Lagoon Dock, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-580-3301
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Passaat is a schooner built in 1911 & 100ft long. If it is for a days sail, sunset or dinner cruise, she provides the perfect sailing experience. Join us for a cruise along the St.Maarten coast. We have no music aboard except for the wind in the sails & water against the hull. Relax & enjoy sailing, gourmet Caribbean food & cocktails in great company.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Welfare RD. 82 | SkipJacks Restaurant Lagoon Dock, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-580-3301
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Reviewed November 16, 2016

Pieter & Mirian were excellent hosts for our whole group of 12 people. They provided rum punch, beer and wine, soft drinks and and wonderful bread and cheese and we all enjoyed a very special sunset off of Simpson Bay.

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Spent a wonderful evening aboard a beautifully maintained 105 year old schooner under full sail, watching a Caribbean sunset and the full moon arising. Our hosts couldn't have been more accommodating and gracious. My husband and I cannot think of a better or more relaxing...More

Thank CJfromMAUSA
Reviewed September 12, 2016

My wife and I had a wonderful evening aboard the schooner and the captain/crew were very professional and accommodating. The meal was fantastic and they had an open bar. It was much more personal and intimate than the many "commercial" catamaran rides out there that...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed August 27, 2016

My husband and I loved the sunset cruise on the Passaat. Marian and Pieter made everyone feel really comfortable. The snacks and drinks were really good. The dinner was superb. I had the chicken and my husband had the mahi mahi. I loved the mango...More

Thank Lisette v
Reviewed August 19, 2016

We took the sunset dinner cruse on Tuesday and were incredibly happy with both the sunset sail as well as the dinner. Peter and Marian kept everyone entertained and the food was excellent. We liked it so much that we came back for the sunset...More

Thank edelend12
Reviewed August 11, 2016

We very much enjoyed our (10th) return dinner cruise aboard this unique 104 year old schooner. Our hosts, Marian and Pieter, made this a truly memorable evening. We leisurely sailed westward into the sunset under full sail as the amber skies gave way to dusk....More

Thank John K
Reviewed August 4, 2016

We just loved our time on the Passaat! We were not sure what we were in for, but what a great decision! Mirian kept us with drinks and appetizers while Pieter captained the ship. We were a group of 8 and made 6 new friends...More

Thank 56Lovetraveling
Reviewed August 1, 2016

I was so excited about this trip and it was going to be the highlight of our time at St Martin. We get out a little bit and then they stop the boat. Suddenly...sea sickness begins as you feel every wave rocking and hitting into...More

2  Thank Ashley B
Pebbles1803, Manager at Passaat Classic Schooner, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2016

Dear Ashley, It is very unfortunate that your experience on Passaat Sailing Schooner is not what you had expected. Sadly we did not get the opportunity to do something about it while you were on board. Passaat offers sailing cruises, which means that we turn...More

Reviewed July 20, 2016

Great experience, endless drinks, and good snacks. It's a very interesting trip around part of the island, to watch the sun set on an old (1911), but very well maintained sail boat.

1  Thank Tom F
Reviewed June 28, 2016

We had a blast snorkeling and swimming. There were just 6 of us from Colorado that do a girls trip every year. Great drinks and snacks along with a very delicious lunch was served. Very professional but yet fun couple to be around. They tended...More

1  Thank Gwen W
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March 9, 2017|
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Response from Mirian E | Property representative |
We are licensed for 30 passengers. we are planning to haul out somewhere in September, like we do every year, what date in September are you looking at so maybe we can work around it. Yes you can bring your own wine or I can... More
November 29, 2016|
Response from Mirian E | Property representative |
Our boarding dock is at SkipJacks Restaurant. We transfer you with a dinghy to the Passaat which is out in Simpson Bay.
November 29, 2016|
Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
You wait at Skipjack's Restaurant just on the east side of the lagoon drawbridge. Mirian will be there in the little gray dinghy to take you and the guests out to the Passaat (usually in two trips) which is anchored in the... More