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Address: | Behind the Boathouse Restaurant, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin (Formerly Turtle Tours)
Phone Number:
+1 721-556-1560
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

We have several boats available for rent and captained charters. What an...

We have several boats available for rent and captained charters. What an unforgettable way to see the Caribbean coastline! The tour lasts between 3 and 7 hours. Our 11' Boston Whalers require no experience to tour Simpson Bay Lagoon on your own,dock in Marigot and check out beautiful Cupecoy Beach. We also have larger boats for snorkeling and sight-seeing. For larger groups, our 25' is a great way to tour the Caribbean inexpensively.

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Awesome Time Driving the Boat Around to Multiple Stops around St. Maarten

We rented a small boat for a group of 4 and it was a blast driving the boat around. We stayed in the bay near the airport and drove the boat around . Beautiful St. Maarten... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2016
Tyler S
Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed August 2, 2016

We rented a small boat for a group of 4 and it was a blast driving the boat around. We stayed in the bay near the airport and drove the boat around . Beautiful St. Maarten scenery, and drove all throughout the bay. We stopped by Marigot to grab something to eat and walk around. Parked the boat right in... More 

2 Thank Tyler S
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2016

My wife and I wanted to go out on the water ourselves and after reading reviews on tripadvisor we decided to try boathouse rentals. Let me start by saying that all the good things people say about Bonnie are all true. The time she took with us giving us suggestions on where to go and how to operate the boat... More 

1 Thank Richard D
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56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Take a boat to the many adorable towns along the lagoon and avoid the stress of driving! We went to Marigot and Cupecoy bay and had a blast. Bonnie is the best. Wow, talk about great service. She tells you exactly where the good stuff is. We just went where she told us to go and we had a blast... More 

Thank SCTaz
SaintMartingirl, Manager at Boathouse Boat Rentals SXM, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed your day! I just send you to all of the places I love to go when I am out there on a little boat. It was soooo nice to meet you. Come by before you go so we can plan your next adventure! More 

Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2016

Bonnie was great. She told us about all the fun stuff we could do and how to navigate there. We went to Marigot and hit some of the pastry shops, then we went to Cupecoy to see the caves. We practically had the whole place to ourselves. We also saw Sylvester Stallone's and Oprah's mansions. Renting an 11-foot boat is... More 

Thank mlongtin
SaintMartingirl, Manager at Boathouse Boat Rentals SXM, responded to this review

I am so glad you had a great time. It truly was a pleasure having you! Cheers, Bonnie More 

Phoenix, AZ
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2016

We were in St. Maarten the end of Feb 2016. We planned to rent a boat from Ray, even sent in a deposit. But due to a mix up we had to cancel. Not only did we get a refund within hours, Ray went on to suggest some other things to do while we were in town. That is customer... More 

Thank arndawg
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2016

A fun way to see the lagoon. We went on. Wednesday and zipped over to Marigo to enjoy the fish, spice and straw markets. Raymond the owner was great!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2016

A fabulous, friendly, family run business. Bonnie and Ray run the best little boat hire on the island. This is a must do every time we visit - it's usually our fist port of call. In addition to offering well maintained boats, their knowledge of the island, where to visit and where to get the best deals is always better... More 

Thank CamTrez28
RayR_8, Manager at Boathouse Boat Rentals SXM, responded to this review

Love these two. They never fail to show their appreciation. But their presence is always the best gift! More 

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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

Seattle to St. Maarten.... Well worth every dollar! Ray & Bonnie were awesome people!!! They had boat ready with ice and some drinks, Bonnie even took me to the store to get more beer and snacks. It's just nice when you go on vacation and meet great business owners. Then you don't mind spending money with them!! We rented the... More 

1 Thank Gina D
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2015

We were in port on Dec 2nd on the Regal Princess. As usual we look for local operators for shore activities rather than booking thru the cruiseship. We found Boathouse Boat Rentals on TripAdvisor and were thrilled with our choice. There was actually a minor snag (not their fault). Ray was able to accommodate the change and 4 of us... More 

Thank ChrisVirginia10
Apple Valley, California
1 review
Reviewed December 1, 2015

Bonnie and Ray are a great couple, they treated us like friends and gave us one of the best boating experiences we've ever had. They carefully explained the layout of the lagoon, where to go, and how to get the most of our trip. The boats are in good shape and we had a great time boating up to Marigot... More 

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