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Address: | Embarcadere de Pinel Island, Cul de Sac 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Phone Number:
+590 690 22-0322
09:30 - 17:00
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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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Best way to Pineal Island

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Stephen W
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

Thank Stephen W
Hamburg, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Donald Munroe E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank FK313
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked our paddling trip a couple days in advance as we needed a pickup at the cruise terminal. We were met at the terminal and driven across the island to the Paddling area. The drive was about 30 minutes and we got to see the island. Once at Caribbean Paddling, the girl gave instructions and directions and set us... More 

Thank jusrn
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked paddleboards online the day before and arrived to find everything ready to go. The price was right, the equipment is in good condition and the rental process couldn't have been easier or quicker. The ride over to Pinel is easy enough for beginners - takes about 40 minutes if you take it easy. An experienced boarder could probably... More 

Thank Rick S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a great company! The kayaks were in great condition. We didn't have a reservation but only took like 5 minutes to get us going! We paddled over to Pinel Island with little trouble! Was a fantastic time!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

For the price of your 5 min boat ride out to Pinel you can have an easy to use sit on top kayak and explore the sunken boats and have an island to yourself with the beaches and reef 's of the little island on the way out ! Amazing. Then head over to Pinel for as long as you... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We arrived too early for the ferry to Pinel Island and spotted the Caribbean Paddling so we quickly changed our mind about the ferry. The rental rate was reasonable and we had the kayak for the whole day. The kayak was in reasonable condition and the seats were comfortable. By paddling out to the island we saw a lot more... More 

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

My husband and I booked our trip to Pinel Island with Caribbean Paddling before our cruise. We were given excellent instructions and were picked up at the cruise ship by Joyce, who gave us a lovely ride both to and from our outing. We took two kayaks and first went to the Petite Clef and then on to Pinel. This... More 

Thank lhbears
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I rented a double kayak and paddled out to Pinel Island to snorkel and swim for the day! We are inexperienced at kayaking and found it relatively easy. For $30 we were given a wet bag and some instruction on where to go then we were on our way! We stopped at Key island to snorkel briefly... More 

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