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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 paddleboard a try and discover the ocean as you've never seen it before! With very affordable...more
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| Embarcadere de Pinel Island, Cul de Sac 97150, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Saint Martin was a cruise stop for us & after researching how to get to Pinel Island; stumbled upon Caribbean Paddling. The whole process was effortless starting from booking on-line; meeting Joyce at the white tents next to the dock & getting to your location...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Raquelita_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

They provide good equipment and treat customers well. They look after you. Their location is right on the water, and the water is clean with no debris. A big parking lot is nearby. I arranged my own taxi to and from cul-de-sac. I arrived at...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank FT313
caribbeanpaddling, Owner at Caribbean Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi FT313, Thank you for your nice review, it is very much appreciated here at Caribbean Paddling! We try our best to offer the best experience to spend a day at Pinel island and it is always a pleasure to read that our guests enjoyed...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had our own transportation to Caribbean paddling. A huge dirt parking lot to park. CP is in a “shack” to the left of the dock. We showed up earlier than the arranged time which was no problem. Very polite friendly staff. Life vest ranging...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Monkeycat1983
caribbeanpaddling, Owner at Caribbean Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi 238dianey, Thank you taking the time to leave your useful review. We have new kayaks ths year especially designed for families, so I was pretty confident that yours would float, even overpacked ;) Choosing Caribbean Paddling is choosing adventure and we can't thank you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the meeting point 20 minutes early because our tickets specifically stated to be on time or the driver would leave. Apparently that rule is meant to be broken because we waiting an additional hour in the hot sun waiting for other people...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank samantha_d07
caribbeanpaddling, Owner at Caribbean Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Samantha! I hope you are well today. First of all, I would like to apologise about the waiting time at the port. I understand the frustration and we do our very best to avoid those bad starts. That is why we have put a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience! It’s was a smooth row to Pinel and the view from the sandbar is out of this world. The staff at Caribbean Paddling were super kind and helpful. They also provide a waterproof bag with the kayak, which is great for personal belongings.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank elizabethvidal
caribbeanpaddling, Owner at Caribbean Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Elizabeth, It is a very kind feedback and we thank you for that! We hope to see you again for another great day at Pinel island! Ozzy

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time at Caribbean Paddling! A big thank you to Fanny and the team! Great communication, transport to and from the port was a breeze (Joyce was a hoot!). No worries at all getting back to the ship. Loved the sand bar,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank tmeboy2
caribbeanpaddling, Owner at Caribbean Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi tmeboy2, Thank you for your kind words, it is always appreciated here at Caribbean Paddling. We try hard to offer a great experience to Pinel island, and it is always a pleasure to have a review like yours. Thank you again for your visit,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rented two single paddle boards to spend the day at Pinel. We booked online and everything was ready when we arrived. The day we went was very windy and made it a real challenge. The owners, who were great, recommended and offered to switch...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank lj55c
caribbeanpaddling, Owner at Caribbean Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello lj55c, Thank you taking the time to leave your useful review. It is true that paddle boarding to Pinel could be a sort of challenge some days because of the wind, but it is always rewarding once you reach the main beach! As the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get a comfortable kayak for a few hours or the entire day for a great price and kayak across the bay to Pinel Island which has some of the best beaches on St Martin. The snorkeling on the far/back beach was great. Pinel Island has...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank highmore
caribbeanpaddling, Owner at Caribbean Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for your feedback highmore, We try our best to offer the best experience to spend a day at Pinel island and it is always a pleasure to read that our guests enjoyed their day like you. We are also super proud...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived at 9:30 in the morning got our tandem kayak and headed across to Pinel Island. We hiked around the entire island, had a drink at the restaurant and went for a swim then did some more kayaking around the island. Kayaked back across around...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Nadine G
caribbeanpaddling, Owner at Caribbean Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Nadine, Thank you for your review, it is nice to know that you enjoyed your day at Pinel island, which is our goal :) Feel free to visit us again anytime! Ozzy

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outing was well coordinated and enjoyable. There is always that fear of getting back to a cruise ship on time and Caribbean Paddling did a fantastic job of making sure that didn't happen. Easy paddle out to the islands on very stable "sit-on" kayaks. I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank mnpilot
caribbeanpaddling, Owner at Caribbean Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi mnpilot, It is a real pleasure to read that you spent a wonderful day at Pinel island, and that you enjoyed our service. We always try to improve our shore excursions for cruise ships guests by including transfer, lunches, snorkel gear for YOUR peace...More

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August 19, 2018|
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Response from Novalobster | Reviewed this property |
You can make it as long or short as you want it. Just arrange in advance for shuttle pickup time at the ship and then again when you get back from Pinel. We were picked up around 8:30 and asked that she be ready to take us... More
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TanAndSand
June 16, 2018|
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Response from OzzyBS | Property representative |
Good afternoon Brandy, Of course we have a website :) You can Google us at Caribbean Paddling and you will find all the necessary information. You can also find the link on our TripAdvisor page, at the top of the page. We... More
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kaypotter68
March 3, 2017|
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Response from Parrys | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if you still need an answer but we were just there a few weeks ago.We rented a car. For the 2 of us it was probably cheaper and much more convenient than taxis and gave us the freedom for a full day to go to Pinel... More
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