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Self-Drive Boat Tour & Snorkel from Simpson Bay

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Cole Bay, Sint Maarten
Self-Drive Boat Tour & Snorkel from Simpson Bay

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Discover the beauty of St Maarten's western coast aboard a self-drive inflatable boat—a unique alternative to the typical sightseeing tour. A knowledgable guide will accompany you on your journey from Philipsburg to Creole Rock on the island's French side. Once arriving, spend some time snorkeling in protected waters alongside sea turtles and schools of tropical fish, then get back behind the wheel to marvel at hidden bays and beaches. *Please note: in order to book multiple boats, you will need to make separate bookings
  • St Maarten self-drive boat tour from Simpson Bay
  • Travel from the Dutch side of the island to the French side on your own personal watercraft, led by an expert guide
  • Pass by secluded beaches and bays on the island’s west coast
  • Go snorkeling at Creole Rock to see marine life like sea turtles
  • Choose a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule
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Local guide
Use of Rhino Rider
Use of snorkel equipment and noodles
Use of life jacket
Bottled water or soda on the watercraft
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Marine park fee (approx US$6)

Departure Point

58 Welfare Rd, Cole Bay, Sint Maarten

Located Directly Behind Pineapple Pete Restaurant!

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Must be 18 years old to drive the watercraft or have a valid license
  • Valuables and any belongings you don't want to get wet can be stored with the local tour operator; the watercraft does not have a dry compartment
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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476 Reviews
2 stars

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snorkel adventure!
, Jan 2022
saw so many amazing fish and driving the rhino was so much fun! Also got to see so many beaches i hadn’t before. 10/10 recommend doing again.
Must-do attraction at St. Maarten!
, Nov 2021
This excursion was an absolute blast! It was incredible to drive around on your own motorboat and explore the island in the clear blue waters of St. Maarten. The tour guides were also very friendly and accommodating, assisting us with driving the boat as well as teaching us how to snorkel. Do not miss this Rhino adventure when visiting St. Maarten; it is infinitely better than doing a double-decker tour bus tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Must do excursion in St. Maarten!
, Nov 2021
I had a great time on this excursion! The boats were quite fast and was super fun. The views were also spectacular. I loved the snorkeling location as well, we were the only group there. The tour guides were very accommodating and friendly!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Nice ocean view tour,...
, Nov 2021
Nice ocean view tour, snorkel okay. Nice boat ride. Great tour guide. Beautiful views. Would definitely recommend
Fun activity for my family.
, Aug 2021
Very good setup and the great service by the team. Good location and easy to get there. The photographer is good and provided quality pictures for my family.
Super fun time!!
, Jul 2021
We were 3 to a boat and it was just fine, Andrew was a great guide and we really enjoyed our time with him and the tour!!👍😃
Would highly recommend....
, Mar 2021
Would highly recommend. Staff was great. Snorkeling wonderful. We're patient felt like we were the only ones.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Rhino Riders out to Creole Rock
, Mar 2020
The staff at Rhino Riders were friendly and professional. Their equipment was well maintained and clean. Our guide Kevin was very personable and knowledgeable about there local waterways and history. Our trip out to Creole Rock were we were able to go snorkeling was very organized enabling us to become familiar with the water craft. The ride back was more open and we were able to open-up the throttles and free style. I recommend Rhino Riders to everyone who wants to get wet and have an excellent time seeing the local character from a different point of view. Thank you Rhino Riders and Kevin for an excellent adventure.
Something different and fun
, Feb 2020
I enjoyed this experience for the most part. I wish we could have stopped for a little while longer at certain spots for photo ops and/or snorkeling. When we went the wind had picked up so it was a little scary to drive the boats alone on the choppy waters. But overall, a fun experience and would do again!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fun afternoon
, Jan 2020
Shawn was our guide....he was great. Very funny and took us to many, many interesting sites. The snorkeling was fine. If you book I’d ask for shawn
1 traveler found this review helpful

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