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St Maarten Motorboat Cruise: Long Bay, Creole Rock and Tintamarre Island
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St Maarten Motorboat Cruise: Long Bay, Creole Rock and Tintamarre Island

By Aqua Mania Adventures
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Hop aboard a 39-foot-long motorboat and set sail for some of the prettiest areas around St. Maarten with this tour from Simpson Bay. Routes vary depending on the season, but either way you're sure to see plenty of great scenery, stop for snorkeling and swimming, and take advantage of the on-board open bar. Depending on the condition, you may even get the chance to swim with sea turtles.

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€118.17
per adult

Ages 0-75, max of 12 per group
Duration: 6h 30m
Start time: Check availability
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Highlights
  • See some of the prettiest spots in St. Maarten by motorboat
  • Pack a picnic or stop for lunch along the way
  • An open bar with free beer, rum punch, and soft drinks is available
  • Use of snorkel equipment is included

  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Lunch
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off


Departure details
  • Simpson Bay Resort and Marina, Billy Folly Road, 37, Simpson Bay, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3324P23

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Please arrive 30 minutes before departure time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is St Maarten Motorboat Cruise: Long Bay, Creole Rock and Tintamarre Island?
St Maarten Motorboat Cruise: Long Bay, Creole Rock and Tintamarre Island price starts from €116.62. Discover and book St Maarten Motorboat Cruise: Long Bay, Creole Rock and Tintamarre Island on Tripadvisor
What is the St Maarten Motorboat Cruise: Long Bay, Creole Rock and Tintamarre Island cancellation policy?
St Maarten Motorboat Cruise: Long Bay, Creole Rock and Tintamarre Island cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book St Maarten Motorboat Cruise: Long Bay, Creole Rock and Tintamarre Island on Tripadvisor
Which company provides St Maarten Motorboat Cruise: Long Bay, Creole Rock and Tintamarre Island?
St Maarten Motorboat Cruise: Long Bay, Creole Rock and Tintamarre Island is hosted by Aqua Mania Adventures. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Aqua Mania Adventures on Tripadvisor. Discover and book St Maarten Motorboat Cruise: Long Bay, Creole Rock and Tintamarre Island on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3324P23

Reserve your spot
from €118.17
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Simpson Bay Resort and Marina
    Billy Folly Road, 37, Simpson Bay, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Cupecoy Bay
  • 1
    Tintamarre Island
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Pinel Island
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Baie Rouge
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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Wonderful sunset cruise!
Very nice, great crew! The food was better then expected, and they were very generous with the drinks! Great time a
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Top Notch Operator and Sites
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Wonderful Evening!
It was all just so wonderful from the view to the crew and guests and meal. This is a must for anyone visiting this
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Fun Time Aboard the Tango Sunset & Dinner Cruise
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Solid
Good Experience, nice staff, tasty food. And he parked under the flight path of plans arriving at Maho Beach.
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Best way to end a vacation
Hesitant at first as everyone is on island time and boarded about 15 min after outlined in the confirmation. This w
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Was so so. Barely got to see much of Anguilla. It was short and not really worth the price.
Was so so. Barely got to see much of Anguilla. It was short and not really worth the price. The organizers were fri
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Saba is Breathtaking!
I truly enjoyed my day trip to Saba (I chose the guided tour/lunch option). The check-in process was smooth and th
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literally a 10/10 experience
Such a great cruise we went for my cousin 21st birthday there was an open bar, great views, and great food. The boa
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Lovely Sunset Cruise
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Must Do!!!
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Great water views of sunset!
We booked this sunset dinner cruise about 2 months before our anticipated date, and it all worked out perfectly. We
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Great Cruise
Lively Crew serving up great food and drinks with a wonderful atmosphere. Plenty of space to move around and enjoy
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MK023
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Amazing experience
Such a fun day! The trip was a perfect amount of time, as we wanted to see different views of the island and snorke
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Great catamaran ride, but snorkeling disappointing
Boat was very nice, staff were great as well as service however the snorkeling experience not so much. The water wa
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Jim Y
Chicago, IL147 contributions
We did the all day motor boat cruise around the island. The boat held about 20 people. Not exactly luxury but it got the job done (especially given the very good price of $125). The crew was great. We made a total of four stops—more geared toward swimming than snorkeling. Swimming in the beautiful waters was fantastic, but some of the snorkelers said there wasn’t much to see. For lunch we pulled up to the pier right in Grand Case and ate at a barbecue place right on the water. Very well organized. We all sat down, ordered, ate and were back on the boat within an hour. The boat goes all the way around the island (wind and water conditions permitting) so you get to see the entire island. In addition to lunch (which is included in the price btw) beer, rum punch and soft drinks were included. Crew also served cheese and bread throughout the day. Recommend!
Written 21 January 2023
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Gabriel P
10 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
I would highly recommend this trip to anyone interested in snorkeling, a quick introduction to the French side of the island, or beachgoers looking for some quality time on Tintamarre or Pinel Island. All of the stops on the tour are great, but two stood out on our trip:

- Snorkeling at Creole Rock: even the area on its own is beautiful, but once you're in the water, the sea life becomes the main attraction. We saw schools of colorful fish, a stingray, and even got to watch a sea turtle eating lunch about 10 feet below us!

- Beach time at Pinel Island: the beach at the island is shallow, warm, and lovely. If you head behind the white tents by the beach clubs, there's tons of Iguanas in and around the bushes, looking for lettuce.

All throughout, they had an open bar with Rum punch, Heineken, and Carib, as well as gouda and baguettes in case you needed a quick snack in between beaches. Lunch in Grand Case (for our trip, at least) was at a BBQ stand on the beach, right off the dock - I'd recommend the chicken or the ribs.

All in all, a wonderful time, and I look forward to going again the next time I'm on the island!
Written 28 March 2023
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Robin G
Angier, NC30 contributions
May 29, 2021 trip with Capt. Roy and Albert was fabulous. My husband, myself, and our best friends Lisa and Pete have taken the Santino on 3 separate visits to St. Maarten. As normal, Roy and Albert made the trip so enjoyable. Always a good safe time with a knowledgeable and friendly crew. Lunch at LoLo’s was GREAT. Would highly recommend this tour for friends and families that are interested in snorkeling around St. Maarte and having a good BBQ lunch.
Written 30 May 2021
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Robin D
3 contributions
Feb 2021
Capt Roy and Bobby are the best, We have been doing this excursion for years and absolutely love it. They are the best, Bobby got in the water snorkeling with everyone and showed any different fish, octopus, starfish. Couldn't ask for two better people to show us around the island by boat. There was 6 of us and as I said I've been doing this trip for years and this year brought friends with us who thoroughly enjoyed it. If you like to have fun this is the trip for you!
Written 21 February 2021
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Lisa H
6 contributions
Nov 2021
What a great trip! Got on the boat right in Simpson Bay. Albert and Roy were great hosts. We stopped first at Long Bay for a quick swim then went to Creole Rock for some snorkeling with lots of fish. Next was a stop at Cynthia’s in Grand Case for a delicious lunch. Yum! After that we went to Tintemarre to snorkel with sea turtles. The last stop was Pinel Island - a funky little island on the French side that has a great laid back rustic beach vibe and good looking iguanas! We loved everything about this trip and highly recommend it.
Written 12 November 2021
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AMR
10 contributions
Feb 2023
This was by far our favorite excursion on our trip. We stayed in St. Maarten for 7 days, and this was my favorite day! Roy was a great captain! We snorkeled, visited beaches, saw sea turtles, and had the most fun! This is a must do if you are on the island!
Written 6 March 2023
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Garfield077
St. Martin17 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
We live just 28 miles from St. Maarten and come regularly to the island in order to do errands or just relax on the beach. We never really did any tourist trips and boy were we wrong not to!!!! I thought I knew the island pretty well, but by doing a boat trip around the island I noticed I do not know more than half of the island. The local crew on the boat is amazing and a lot of fun. Roy and OB understand how to cater to tourists and make your trip a memorable one. You can't beat the price for a whole day trip with snorkeling and free drinks for only $75! We will for sure be back and spend more time exploring the island from the sea. Kudos to a great operation with their management and staff!
Written 4 June 2018
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Nicole P
Warrenton, VA186 contributions
Had a great time, the snorkeling was amazing, the captain and crew were very friendly, and the drinks were endless!!!
Written 31 May 2018
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sdare001
Fort Lauderdale, FL72 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
We just got back from St. Maarten and agree that the boat ride around the island on Santino is our absolute favorite thing to do in St. Maarten. It's so much fun! There are several stops to swim and snorkel in the most turquoise blue water you have ever seen anywhere. My favorite stop is Long Bay. I could stay there all day. It's absolutely beautiful. The captain, Roy, is the best and makes the entire trip fun.
Written 9 July 2018
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Dean W
3 contributions
Had a wonderful day travelling with Captain Roy and Nakeim aboard the Santino circling around the entire island!
We saw the sites from the water, slowing and stopping where necessary for commentary. We enjoyed the snorkelling, seeing turtle, barracuda, small stingray and other marine life. We stopped for lunch at a local grill, overlooking the water where the choices were many, food delicious and prices great! Then back to our journey which included more stops for snorkelling or swimming along the way. We met people from all over the world, including a mature US couple and a young Dutchman who always take the Santino every time they come to the island. We will probably do the same, next time we’re here!

Written 25 October 2018
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