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“Great snorkeling”
Review of Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear
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$120.00*
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Day Trip to the Island of Prickly Pear from St Maarten
Ranked #2 of 28 things to do in Marigot
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

This is a beautiful spot when it is not over-crowded. We have been twice with a charter, and the first time it was definitely too busy due to the number of boats that came in around the same time. This time there was no one there when we arrived, we were able to enjoy some fantastic snorkeling (much better than the first time, we went further out) and rented chairs/umbrella to hang out in after lunch. We picked Prickly Pear over Anguilla as we figured we would be less likely to run into the 'booze cruise' charters that cater to the cruise ships (due to time constraints). I would recommend checking the cruise schedules before booking a trip here (there were only 2 in port this day, as opposed to 4 on others) in the event that this is the reason it gets crowded.

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

This was my second trip on the Lambada to Prickly Pear. (April 2) The catamaran trip took about 2 hours to get to Prickly pear. It was a pretty windy day and we werent sure how that would play into our snorkling but it was nice calm water were we anchored. Really good snorkling! then we just swam to the beach were they had a very good lunch served. you could pick chicken, ribs or fish. I chose the chicken and it was very good. We swam back to the boat and then they took up to Meads Bay , Anguilla to take a swim there. Beautiful!!!!!! On the way back to the marina they had good music playing and plenty of beer and rum punch! I would recommend this trip.

3  Thank trashedbunny
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

We took the Lambada over for morning snorkeling, then BBQ on the beach. Snorkeling was good, but the water was quite choppy. Food was fantastic!

2  Thank KC N
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

went with a booze cruise tour which was fun, but the snokelling here was excellent - calm with lots of fish and eels (look hard in the crevaces)..all very safe.

1  Thank SlipperyJoe
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Been there with my sailboat, with family and friends. The islands, the beach and the water are like a postcard. The snorkeling is excellent on the far reef; lots and lots of fish (and big fish). A dream come true.
And then, the nightmare: the arrival of five huge catamarans with about 60 tourists each on board. Beach suddenly full of people, some who had too much to drink. No place at the restaurant ( we didn't intend to go there anyway : prices are a rip off)
Prickly Pear est victime de son succès.

Thank QuebecDeltaLima
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