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Review of Pirate Tours

Pirate Tours
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Owner description: Explore St Maarten/Saint Martin in a modern day Pirate Tours Speedboat that rips through the water with grace, style and comfort. The Captain will navigate the blue Caribbean waters to explore the beautiful beaches and reefs that both the Dutch and French sides of the island have to offer. Come seek the hidden treasures and jewels of the Caribbean with us. The Pirate Tour trip provides a boat excursion that is not just sightseeing the island of St.Maarten and Saint Martin, we also bring you to Creole Rock and Tintamarre, only reachable by boat. There you will get the opportunity to sun on the white sand beach or strap on your fins and mask to snorkel with the green and hawksbill turtles native to this Caribbean paradise. Once hunted close to extinction, Tintamarre is now part of the St.Martin Nature Reserve and we ask that you not “ride the turtle” as we wish to preserve the beauty and serenity of the area. Fins, Mask and Snorkel are supplied by the boat but feel free to bring your own if you have the equipment. Lunch, Drinks & transportation Included This trip departs every day at 10:00 a.m. returns at 4:00 p.m. from Waterplay Marina in Philipsburg.
1 review
“Awesome day!!!”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Was in St. Maarten on our honeymoon and saw this tour at our hotel. It was probably both of our favorite things we did the whole 10 days we were in St. Maarten. The captain was awesome! Very knowledgeable about the island and gave us a great tour of both the Dutch and French side of the island. The food was great at the place we stopped at for lunch, and open bar all day out at sea is never a bad thing.... Stopped to snorkel twice, saw sea turtles and other cool marine life, and it was a great experience. Overall A+++ HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
572 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“This is a "Must Do" on your Disney Cruise!”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

I booked this excursion after reading all the positive reviews on Trip Advisor. It fit perfectly with our Eastern Caribbean Disney Cruise. Captain Tyrel was awesome and very informative. My two kids (8 and 10) + my wife and I had an absolute blast!! The boat ride was fast and exciting (sit in the back if you don't like a rough ride) and the views from the boat were fantastic. The snorkeling stops were wonderful and we saw so much sea life including at least 10 turtles, many of them surfacing to breathe right next to us.... amazing!! Lunch was fantastic and is included in the price. There was plenty of cold beer and non-alcoholic drinks on-board which are also included. We loved this excursion and would highly recommend it on your Disney Cruise.

Visited July 2013
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A well-worth MUST”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Pirate tours was so worth the hundred bucks per person! My husband and I adventured with Captain Bob and had an amazing time. Bring lots of sunscreen and some on boat snacks. There are plenty of drinks on the boat included in the price. The snorkeling stops are amazing and beautiful. Lunch on the French side was delicious too!!
We will be booking reservations next time too!

Visited June 2013
Thank Ashley31Rosey
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Dallas, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great tour, exciting boat ride if the weather is rough”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

I usually am not a big fan of any kind of tours, but the "Pirates Tour" was a lot of fun. Capn' Carrell did a great job of piloting the boat through some pretty rough waters at times. On this particular day is was rainy and the seas were rough, overall a very good experience. I would suggest a light waterproof jacket if rain is anticipated. The snorkeling was fun, as there is a lot to see at the snorkeling stops. Lunch was great and the beer was cold! This is an all day tour, but they provide free beer, water, sodas. No bathrooms, but you can get in the water and "go" with the fishes at comfortable intervals.

Visited June 2013
Thank Bruce A
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
2 reviews
“Pirate Tours”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

My daughters and I enjoyed the day tour which included lunch and all the drinks you wanted while on the boat. Fab was great as our captain and guide. We thoroughly enjoyed the roller coaster ride in the rough water. The only drawback was the 7% surcharge to use a credit card. However we would book this tour again. Fab took care of our mother who wasn't that thrilled with going ashore since she couldn't swim.Thanks Fab and Private Tours.

Visited June 2013
Thank Sylvia P
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