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Best Snorkeling Spots in St Maarten

St Maarten’s snorkeling spots offer some of the most exciting underwater adventures in the Caribbean. Whether you’re on vacation with the entire family or a couple’s getaway, snorkeling in St Maarten will never leave you disappointed.

Snorkeling at Pinel Island

Pinel Island used to have an underwater snorkeling trail with guided snorkeling tours before the hurricane in 2017. This service is not available anymore but life has returned to the reefs. You can take a trip to Pinel by boat tour or charter, then enter the sea by the rocks for the best snorkeling. Ferries to Pinel are also available from French Cul de Sac.

Dive in at Creole Rock

Creole Rock, as the name suggests, is a rock formation in the French side of St. Martin close to the fishing village of Grand Case, in the middle of the French Nature Reserve. It is one of the prime snorkeling locations on the island but you need a boat to reach it. These snorkeling tours and charters to Creole Rock are available.

Escape to Tintamarre Island

This uninhabited island 4 kms off the northern coast of Saint Martin is home to many turtles. The only way to access Tintamarre island is by an organized day trip or chartering your own speedboat or catamaran. Enjoy a hike around the island and go swimming with turtles. Don’t miss these day trips to to Tintamarre Island.

Adventure at Little Bay

Just a short swim away from Little Bay you can reach one of the best snorkeling spots on St. Maarten with an underwater trail, a sunken submarine and helicopter, as well as a floating bar to buy snacks and drinks. This Adventure Snuba Diving experience will take you here.

Reef-It Snorkel Park

You can enjoy a 45-minute guided, eco-educational snorkel adventure with an informative presentation at St Maarten’s brand new snorkel park just a few minutes walk away from the cruise ship terminal in Philipsburg. The park is open 7 days a week.

Whatever you’re looking for in your next snorkeling trip in St Maarten, we can help you make that desire a reality. Send us an Email.

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