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Pinel Island Tours

Pinel Island
Located just off of the west coast of St. Martin, Pinel Island is a haven of white sand and clear water perfect for kayakers, stand-up paddleboarders, snorkelers, and those who want a tranquil escape from the modern world.

The Basics
Pinel Island is one of St. Maarten’s best-kept secrets and a favorite snorkeling spot. Travelers can visit independently or explore Pinel island as part of tour that might include the island with other coastal stops such as Creole Rock or Tintamarre Island for relaxing, snorkeling, and swimming with sea turtles.  

Things to Know Before You Go
  • A trip to Pinel Island is suitable for solo travelers, couples, and families who want to get away from it all.
  • Tours may include roundtrip hotel transfers, food and drinks, use of snorkeling equipment, towels, and guides. Check tours for specific details.
  • Remember to bring sun protection, swimwear, and a towel.
  • The island has two restaurants, both with plenty of fresh seafood. 
  • No cars are allowed on island. 
  • Bring cash or credit cards; there is no ATM on the island. 

How to Get There
Pinel Island is just off the west coast of St. Martin, easily accessible by ferry boat, kayak, or paddle board. Take a taxi or drive to French Cul de Sac, just across from the island where you can rent snorkeling gear and watersports equipment. The ferry boats run frequently during the day and take about 5 minutes to reach the islands. 

When to Get There
Popular with locals, the island is more crowded on weekends. Visit St. Maarten in the shoulder seasons of spring and fall to find fewer crowds and cheaper rates, with rain less likely. The weather is pleasant year-round, with summer being the hottest. Humpback whales can be observed from February to June.

A Hidden Beach
Walk to the ocean side of Pinel Island to get away from the merrymaking crowds. Follow a path behind Le Karibuni bar that leads up and over the top of the hill to reach a quiet and isolated beach where seashells wash up on the shore. 
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Tropical Catamaran Snorkeling, Sailing And Beach Experience

Tropical Catamaran Snorkeling, Sailing And Beach Experience

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Explore St. Maarten’s natural landscape away from the crowded beaches on a boat cruise that departs from Dock Maarten Marina. To ensure your comfort and a personal experience, the boat crew provide a buffet lunch, open bar, and snorkeling gear. Stops on the itinerary range from top landmarks to secluded snorkeling locations often missed by visitors.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Ultimate Eco Tour: Snorkeling and Sightseeing Around Sint Maarten

The Ultimate Eco Tour: Snorkeling and Sightseeing Around Sint Maarten

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Take a catamaran around the island of St. Maarten for a day of swimming, snorkeling, and sightseeing. Traverse the crystal clear waters by boat and drop anchor at some of the best snorkel spots including Grand Case Creole Rock, Tintamarre, and Pinel in the French Nature Reserve. Discover the island’s diverse marine life, sunbathe on pristine beaches, and enjoy a delicious lunch and an open bar on board.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.06
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