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“Great Excursion at Great Value!!!”

Coconut Reef Power Boat & Snorkelling Tours
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St Maarten Snorkeling and Discovery Tour
Ranked #6 of 39 Tours in Simpson Bay
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Come and experience the island of Sint Maarten and St Martin by motor boat. Try either (or both!) of our two regular daily tours of the island or charter a boat for that custom, private experience. For the adventurers, we host a daily 6 hour tour of the premier snorkeling and beach spots on the island. For a more laid back experinece, we host an evening Sunset Champagne Cruise of one of the Caribbean's largest inland lagoons; followed by the unique, amazing experience of watching the sun slowly sink into the horizon over the open sea. On any of our organized tours we provide an open bar with food and snacks crafted with care and attention. We use only quality ingredients to ensure your day is not only good for the eyes but good on the taste buds as well. Our professional, knowledgeable captains and crew are always on hand to ensure you enjoy your trip. On snorkeling tours our crew are actually in the water with you to guide and instruct you on the abundant and diverse wildlife you'll encounter around the island. You will never hear a whistle, bell or horn telling you to get back on the boat. For the more free-willed explorers, our boats are available for private charters if you would like to customize your tour to take in a few of the lesser known highlights or visit that hidden gem that you heard from that guy back at your hotel (tides and weather permitting).
Scarsdale, New York
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7 reviews
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“Great Excursion at Great Value!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

It was our first time to St. Maarten and did not know the island at all but thanks to Anna (who sold us the fix while on the beach at our resort) we got to enjoy the island without having to think about making plans. Traveling with 2 teenage kids this took the stress out of having to plan the day. It was exactly as described and had a better time than expected! Alex was our Captain/Skipper who was a wonderful and attentive tour guide! I hope to see him next year. We saw beautiful marine life and even saw some turtles. The ride to Tintamarre Island was a bit choppy but after that it was pretty smooth sailing.

I would highly recommend without hesitation and look forward to future excursions when I come back next year.

We are now booked for the surf lesson, with Anthony (owner) who is the quintessential "surfer dude"!. Can't wait.

PS DON'T FORGET TO TIP THE CAPTAIN/SKIPPER!!!!! They may not ask or have a tip jar out but tips are welcomed and its what they live off of. If you like the service, TIP THE CAPTAIN!

Andrea from NY-Connecticut

Visited July 2014
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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3 reviews
“Half day Snorkeling Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

My family of 5 (2 adults, two 20+ sons, and 80 yr. old mother in law) went on the half day snorkeling trip on 7/3 and had an absolutely wonderful time! Michel was our captain and tour guide and he was awesome! Snorkeling near Creole Rock and swimming in Happy Bay were amazing!. We also enjoyed the Free Snacks and beverages. We truly loved Anna, the lovely young woman who signed us up for the trip. She went out of her way to get us booked on the half day trip we wanted to go on by arranging for others to join us on this particular day. Anna even came over to us on the beach the next day to find out how we enjoyed the trip. She has great customer service and "people" skills! We would Highly Recommend going on one of the snorkeling trips with Coconut Reef !

Visited July 2014
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Elmsford, New York
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2 reviews
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“Wonderful day trip for the whole family!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

I never write reviews, but we had such a great time on this day trip that I had to write my first one! Our family of 4 adults (ranging from ages 28-65) and 2 children ages 5 and 7 thoroughly enjoyed the full-day snorkeling trip of St. Martin beaches with Coconut Reef Tours. It was our first time to the island and we wanted to truly experience as much of it as possible. We were greeted by the lovely Carla and her two kids, George and Harry, who were similar in age to our own daughters. They all had a blast swimming at each of the beaches and inlets that we stopped at. Tony and his son were our Captain and Skipper and were great guides. We stopped at Anse Marcel, Creole Rock, Tintamarre Island, Pinel Island and Happy Bay. Wonderful sandwiches and treats from La Sucriere Bakery was provided along with an unlimited supply of drinks. Snorkeling gear and floaties were also provided, though we did bring along some of our own. The trip to Tintamarre from the main island was rough and choppy simply because you are going against the current. They provide life jackets for this reason. If you enjoy roller coasters, you will enjoy that part (if not, then you know what to expect), but overall it was smooth sailing from there. I would just recommend that there be additional cushioning on the seats and additional side rails in the boat so that those who may be hesitant about this portion of the trip can feel more secure. I know that the owners mentioned that they are working on improving the boats and overall experience as they just took over Garfield Tours. When you get to Tintamarre the views are breathtaking as you can see how far you've travelled from the main island, and my husband and sister got to see a couple of sea turtles. There was sufficient time at each stop to enjoy the snorkeling and swimming. Overall, Carla, Tony and their kids made sure we had a great time. We would not hesitate to book with them again when we go back to the island or recommend the trip to others!

Visited August 2013
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Stormville, New York
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10 reviews
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“Great day on the water”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great trip!!Beaches were absolutely beautiful with crystal clear water. Michele, our captain, even dove into the water to get my daughter a sand dollar. Plenty of time at each stop, Great trip!!

Visited June 2014
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5 reviews
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“Fun day boat trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

I went with two other girls. We had a blast. Tour guide was excellent . Plenty of time to swim and snorkel. From 9-430 you go to three different islands and make a total of 5 stops. The boat provides an open bar, and a delicious lunch sandwich for the trip. The best thing about this boat trip is it is for only ten people.This company will also pick you up from your hotel and drop you off included with your fee. Bottom line if you want a boat trip where you can drink swim snorkel relax...this is the trip for you.

Visited June 2014
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