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“Fun catamaran,great staff! Snorkeling could have been better,still a great time!”

Mirabella Happy Sailing
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Owner description: Welcome to Mirabella!We offer happy catamaran snorkel and sailing tours to St.Maarten!This is the one day, the one trip that will have you talking for years. You'll never forget it. Splash into Crystal Blue Waters, Snorkel the Coral Reef, Relax in White Sand Beaches, Enjoy Ice Cold Drinks, and Incredible Caribbean Sunsets...Make your vacation one to remember for all time!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
New York
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14 reviews
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“Fun catamaran,great staff! Snorkeling could have been better,still a great time!”
Reviewed February 25, 2012

Just took a family trip & we booked an excursion on the Mirabella. My husband & I brought our two daughters(3 & 8)on this catamaran for a snorkel & beach stop excursion. The boat itself was pretty & clean,and the whole staff was friendly. We got on board & sailed to our 1st stop to snorkel,but I was dissapointed to find that there were really no colorful fish or coral. We did get to see a sunken helicopter & some divers that were in the same area which was neat,but if you are looking for amazing colorful fish this isnt the place to see it.
The next stop was at a busy,but pretty beach where we anchored and everyone swam to shore. They were kind enough to shuttle my 3yr old & I to shore in a little zodiak,but everyone else had to swim back & forth which I wasn't crazy about. Really the best part of the whole trip was just the atmosphere on the boat. There was music & dancing.Plus plenty of snacks & drinks to go around on the way back. I might do this excursion again with the knowledge that you shouldnt expect much from the snorkeling or the beach,but just to enjoy the ride:)

Visited February 2012
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English first
New York
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed February 16, 2012

Great service, friendly staff, a lot of fun. Definitely worth the money.

Visited February 2012
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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“If you come to SXM take the Mirabella Snorkle Trip”
Reviewed September 28, 2010

I had the wonderful opportunity to take this day trip with my daughter a few weeks agon and it was simply amazing from beginning to end. First of all the catamaran is only 4 months old and simply pristine. As you arrive on the boat they serve you french pastries and drinks and then you are off to start your day. First stop is the shipwreck in Simpson Bay for snorkling. Again the snorkling equipment is brand new and the staff ensures that everyone is fitted properly and gets into the water to see all there is to see. Then back on the boat and the next stop is La Samanna for more snorkling. Here you will snorkle along the edge of the wall and see the most amazing, colorful fish. We had a blast and no one wanted to get back on the boat. So much to see here. But we were getting hungry. Next stop was Happy Bay for our BBQ lunch on the beach. We had several choices for entrees and all were delicious. Back on the catamaran as we headed to Mullet Bay for our mud bath. Here we stopped and packed on the mud until it hardened and then jumped into the water to wash it off and see our new, revitilized skin. We spent some time swimming and then it was time to start winding down our day. We sailed back to our original destination point in Philipsburg eager to tell everyone about our wonderful experience we had this day. The whole day long we had an open bar and snacks as well. The staff is friendly and makes sure that everyone is involved and satisfied. I highly recommend anyone going to St. Maarten to take the day trip on the Mirabella, you will be thrilled you did.

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