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Address: | Embarcadere de Pinel Island, Cul de Sac 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Phone Number:
+590 690 22-0322
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Wed - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

We offer everyday eco-friendly adventures to Pinel Island in St Maarten....

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! We also offer paddleboard lessons at Galion Beach on demand. Booking ahead of time is strongly advised, especially during high season between Christmas and April.

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Great deal and loads of fun

My wife never kayaked before and it has been years since I have, but we both made it to Pinel Island in about 20 minutes. The best snorkeling was by the small deserted island... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited Caribbean Paddling to get a kayak to make our first visit to Pinel Island. You will find them in the parking lot for the Pinel ferry. Look to your left as you head towards the water. The service was friendly and we were happy with the price of $30 for the day for a double kayak. A dry... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife never kayaked before and it has been years since I have, but we both made it to Pinel Island in about 20 minutes. The best snorkeling was by the small deserted island about halfway out. The only drawback is the taxi ride is shared and you may need to return sooner than needed if the others have a... More 

Thank StuckOnaTub
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had never kayaked before but decided we wanted to try it out so we booked through Caribbean Paddling. Our driver picked us up at the cruise port and took us right to the location. She was wonderful and nice to talk with on the way. Her taxi was the cleanest we'd ever been in! We were issued our kayak... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had scheduled this a few weeks in advance for a Monday, but you could just show up...there seemed to be plenty of equipment available. We had scheduled a stand-up paddling boarding (SUP) lesson for my boyfriend and me, and then an afternoon of kayaking. Unfortunately I was getting sick and I wanted to do the kayaking, so I conserved... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got there and it was straight to the point. Nice people. It was very enjoyable. Good gear and a great place to get away with ur loved one.

Thank Josine B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reaching Cul de Sac ferry station, you see a spot of colors on the beach, like a rainbow of kayaks, waiting for you on the sand. That is what caught our curiosity and made us decide between the ferry or the paddling option. When we got to the shop (a cute creole house!) we were approached by Fabienne who helped... More 

Thank Fanny H
Allen Park, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great way to spend the day from the cruise port. A woman named Joyce picked us up at the cruise port to take us to pick up the kayaks. What a great, funny woman and we had an enjoyable conversation to and from Caribbean Paddling. It was easy to kayak across to a small island where we snorkeled and saw... More 

Thank Beth T
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While there is a ferry, the Kayak is the way to go across a gorgeous harbor with reefs and turtles. Double and single sit-on-tops.

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Hamburg, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I rented two single kayaks for $30 US and had a most amazing day. We started the day on Little Cay where we followed the advice of the staff person and found excellent reefs on the left side of the island. Then it was a paddle across the channel to have a great BBQ lunch and a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I arranged transportation to and from my hotel and received great service. The check-in process was efficient. The staff are very courteous and they are attentive to safety. The equipment was excellent. I had no trouble paddling to Pinel Island and back even though I was a novice, because of the protected location of the cul-de-sac. It was the first... More 

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