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Address: | Embarcadere de Pinel Island, Cul de Sac 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Phone Number: +1 069-022-0322
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

We offer everyday eco-friendly adventures to Pinel Island in St Maarten....

We offer everyday eco-friendly adventures to Pinel Island in St Maarten. Rent a tandem kayak for the family or a single kayak for a solo trip, give paddle board a try and discover the ocean like you've never seen it before! With very affordable prices, you can spend an incredible day with our kayaks or stand up paddle board (SUP) on Pinel Island! Explore the keys, have a photo break on the sandbar, and lunch in one of the two restaurants on Pinel Island, Karibuni or Yellow Beach! We also offer paddleboard lessons at Galion Beach on demand. Booking ahead of time is strongly advised, especially during high season between Christmas and April.

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Great Value for Long Term Rental

Thrilled to find someone that would rent by the week. We rented a kayak for just under two weeks since Caribbean Paddling day rental was less than one hour of rental at the water... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thrilled to find someone that would rent by the week. We rented a kayak for just under two weeks since Caribbean Paddling day rental was less than one hour of rental at the water sport shop near our resort, Ozzy delivered the kayak at Pedro's Bar parking lot on Orient Bay and we met him there again to return it.... More 

Thank maureendesmarais
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We reserved a kayak on very short notice the night before, picked it up in the morning with a complimentary dry bag, and spent the day paddling around Pinel Island. Great price and a wonderful way to experience an insanely beautiful place.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ozzy and staff are the best. We did a 2 day paddle board rental. The first day we paddled to Pinel Island and sat on the perfect beach and then had lunch at the restaurant there. The water at Pinel is as clear as pool water and the food there is fantastic. The paddle boards were much more of an... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

It's a little hard to find but worth the effort. In Cud De Sac on the French side. It is a tiny shack on the left hand side as you approach the beach. We got the single kayaks for $15 for the entire day, that comes with everything you might need. There are double kayaks and paddle boards for rent... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The communication Ozzy provided via email was great and he made sure we were taken care of in a kayak to get across tot he island. When you show up in the harbour you are not sure what to expect but trust me when I tell you that once you paddle to Pinel Island, you won't want to leave. The... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Even if you're an inexperienced kayaker like me, paddling out to Pinel was very fun, plus stops at the sand bar and other island on the way. Definitely make reservations in advance. We were there at 10am and the people who walked up moments after us couldn't get a kayak as none were available.

Thank mezz0v0ce
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My wife and I booked a double kayak to pinel island through Caribbean Paddling. Trip was exactly as described and worth the time. Very enjoyable excursion with all the kayaking gear included.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Thank you Carribean Paddling for an awesome day. $39 for a full day of kayaking and transportation to and from our cruise ship!! Pinel Island has got to be a best kept secret on St. Martin. Only negative was trying to find good snorkeling spots. Only saw a few small fish. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Daniel B
Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

My wife and I are kayakers so, so we are are more accustomed to paddling in touring kayaks. The sit atop types are a little bulky and wet in wind and chop, but given that most customers are not likely to be experienced sea kayakers, the sit atops are the only sensible boats to rent. Expect to rent a chair... More 

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Macomb, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Caribbean Paddling was incredibly easy to work with ahead of time to arrange an excursion while on a cruise. Their email communication and responsiveness was fantastic, prices are fair and it is a very beautiful place. Their taxi was there when promised, both for driving to Caribbean Paddling and returning to the cruise ship. I would recommend using Caribbean Paddling... More 

Thank Jeff J

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