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“Kayak to Pinel Island”
Review of Caribbean Paddling

Caribbean Paddling
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 paddle board a try and discover the ocean like you've never seen it before! With very affordable prices, you can spend an incredible day with our kayaks or stand up paddle board (SUP) on Pinel Island! Explore the keys, have a photo break on the sandbar, and lunch in one of the two restaurants on Pinel Island, Karibuni or Yellow Beach! Booking ahead of time is strongly advised, especially during high season between Christmas and April.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed November 18, 2013

This was a perfect way to visit Pinel Island. It avoided having to wait for the ferry and let us visit another island on the way. Oz is a good host. We rented a 2-seat kayak. Left it on the beach on Pinel and went to explore.

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Oswen, Owner at Caribbean Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Thank you platypusib for your review!

Oz

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

Rented a 2-seat, sit on top kayak. All-day rental. No problems. They had lots of boats on hand. They provide a big drybag for your belongings, which is a great thing (and you need it!) Fill the bag with your nap sacks, purses, towels, etc then strap it to the kayak.
Officially open til 5pm but the booth closes before, which works in your favour if you want a bit more time - just leave the boat by the booth when you're done.

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Oswen, Owner at Caribbean Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Hi Doug C,

thank you for posting your review. Happy to see you spent a very good time with our kayaks.

Take care,

Oz

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

On our most recent trip to St. Maarten, my sister and I wanted to try new and different things. We saw Caribbean Paddling on TripAdvisor and decided to give it a try to visit Pinel Island. What a fun adventure this was! The owner of the small rental facility located right next to the ferry dock was easy-going and set us up in no time with a two-person kayak and paddles (with a water proof bag) and sent us on our way. We enjoyed a liesurly paddle out to the Pinel Island beaches, waving at passing ferry riders and the multitude of pleasure boats anchored nearby. It was all so easy and fun for us. Something we will definitely do again next time we visit Pinel Island!

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Oswen, Owner at Caribbean Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Thanks a lot DJHerm for contributing to our reviews, and see you again around Pinel island.

Regards,

Oz

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Renting a kajak from Caribbean Paddling was perfect for us. Total freedom about the hours you want to stay out. They simply calculate the hours when you return the kajak. Further they provide everything else you need to make a trip such as a waterproof bigbag for your belongings, snorkel gear etc. etc. Very nice company to deal with and for very reasonable (even cheap) prices.
Trip itself to Pinel Island was wonderful, as well as the island itself.
Will definitely do it again next time on St. Martin.

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Oswen, Owner at Caribbean Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Thank you Betuwecruisers for your nice and helpful review!

Enjoy your trip in the Caribbean!!

Regards,

Oz

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Reviewed October 29, 2013

My husband and I have been living in St. Maarten since January and have been wanted to paddle board for a long time. I contacted Oz and since he knew we had lots of time he made sure to let us know the best weekend to do it with the most perfect weather conditions. Definitely going back for more and to try other sights like Grand Case. I can't wait for my friends and family to visit to take them paddle boarding too!

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Oswen, Owner at Caribbean Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Hello jackiegreco5,

thank you for visiting us! Can't wait to see you again :)

Oz

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