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Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
The Original Eco Tour Full-Day Around the Island of Sint Maarten

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Cruise around St Maarten with stops at Tintamarre, Creole Rock and Grand Case on this full-day sailing excursion. Explore the lovely natural beauty of Tintamarre, then head to Creole Rock for some of the island's best snorkeling. Go ashore in Grand Case, the St Maarten's culinary capital, for a gourmet lunch including wine. Cruise down the coast after lunch past Marigot Bay and Sunset Beach while enjoying an open bar.
  • Go snorkeling in the clear Caribbean waters of Creole Rock
  • Enjoy lunch with wine at Grand Case
  • Cruise past the island’s beautiful coastal sights, including Marigot and Baie Rouge
  • Sip on complimentary drinks from the onboard open bar
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Morning snacks after the first snorkeling stop (French baguettes mini sandwiches made on board)
Lunch
Unlimited drinks (open bar) - taste our special Rhum Punch made with Premium Rhum
Use of snorkel equipment and instruction and floating devices
Dingy with First Mate assisting you on the reef
Gratuities
$6.00 French Nature Fee - to be paid at Check in
Round Trip Transfer to your hotel available on request at $12 per person

Departure Point

Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Check-in time 8:30 am - Tour departs at 9:00 We are located at Dock Maarten Marina, next to Chesterfield Restaurant. Our office is a small grey and white house with the sign 'Boat Trips' on the roof. Parking is available at the marina ReturnTransfer is available at $12 per person.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Climb on board your catamaran to the sounds of lively Caribbean music, then meet your friendly captain and crew and grab a drink from the open bar. Set sail for Tintamarre, and island the northeastern coast of St Maarten. Upon arrival, spend about an hour exploring the small island, known for its rugged beauty. Grab the snorkel gear and check out the reef, or look for shells on the powder-soft sandy shore.

Back on the boat, cruise toward Creole Rock, one of St Maarten's most famous snorkeling spots. With clear, calm waters and an abundance of tropical fish, the reef is a wonderful place to see the Caribbean's undersea life in action.

After working up an appetite swimming, beach combing and snorkeling, go ashore in Grand Case for a gourmet lunch, including a glass of French wine. Enjoy the food, wine and relaxed ambiance at the Calmos Cafe. After lunch, you'll have time for a swim off the beach at Grand Case before climbing back on the boat.

The afternoon's activity is a cruise up the coast. View Marigot Bay, Sunset Beach, Baie Rouge and La Samanna as you glide by, then take time for one last dip in the water. Toast the sunset with a complimentary glass of champagne before returning to Dock Maarten.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Eagle tours
Too Rhum Punch will be waiting for you at Dock Maarten, Crew ready, red carpet, we are sailing around the island snorkeling on the French Nature Reserve.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Tintamarre Island
Our first stop in the French Nature Reserve, deserted island, pink sand, turtles and turtles, sting rays, coral reef. They are waiting for you. time to snorkel
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Creole Rock
Leaving Tintamarre, sailing toward Grand Case, time for our well known French mini baguettes sandwiches made on board. And we arrive at Creole Rock our second snorkeling stop.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Happy Bay Beach
After snorkeling we can now have an aperitif, Magic Rhum Punch or a cold beer, arriving at Happy Bay or another beach side, it will be lunch time, Barbecue Buffet style served on board. Enjoy Happy Bay or Grand Case beach, swimming, relaxing on a noodle
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Marigot Market
after lunch slow cruise down the coast pass Marigot Bay
Pass By:  
Baie Rouge
we continue along the coast sailing and realxing
Pass By:  
The Spa at Belmond La Samanna
a last stop at Long Bay for a floating bar, last swim before sailing back to Great BAy
Pass By:  
Mullet Bay
as we pass Mullet Bay, next time for sure i will visit that beach
Pass By:  
Maho Beach
can we spot a plane landing as we pass by ?
Pass By:  
Simpson Bay Resort and Marina
as we pass Simpson Bay, a few Mega Yachts are waiting for us, perfect sight, perfect pictures to bring home
Pass By:  
Little Bay Beach
we are almost home
Pass By:  
Great Bay Beach
We are home, our captain is offering us a Glass of champagne, we can toast altogether to a perfect day
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A weather update will be given before departure and a reverse route can be chosen for your comfort
  • Towels, sunscreen, hat etc... all you need to go to the beach
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • For safety reason, there is a weight restriction of 125 kg (275 lbs)
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Eagle Tours N.V.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The Original Eco Tour Full-Day Around the Island of Sint Maarten?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The Original Eco Tour Full-Day Around the Island of Sint Maarten?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during The Original Eco Tour Full-Day Around the Island of Sint Maarten?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by The Original Eco Tour Full-Day Around the Island of Sint Maarten.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Original Eco Tour Full-Day Around the Island of Sint Maarten?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by The Original Eco Tour Full-Day Around the Island of Sint Maarten.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during The Original Eco Tour Full-Day Around the Island of Sint Maarten?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by The Original Eco Tour Full-Day Around the Island of Sint Maarten.

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GREAT WAY TO SPEND THE DAY!!
Regina_C
, Sep 2021
Had a wonderful day cruising around the island. The crew were fantastic and so friendly. Multiple stops with excellent snorkeling. I'm still smiling from the experience.
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Good value, great trip
markericdylon
, Sep 2021
Great trip around the island. Got to see a bunch of beaches and swim in the water to cool off/snorkeling. Not a huge crowd, which we didn't mind at all. The service was great and food was good as well (it is a catamaran boat. It is not 4 course 5 star. It is enough to keep you from going hungry). Drinks were plentiful and always flowing. Good music and great views of the island and surrounding islands. Highly recommend this tour. I will say 8 hours was alot (especially for sunburnage), but it was worth the money spent. Transportation is provided at $12 bucks. However, if you have a car, I would recommend driving. You don't not get off the boat drunk, after the 6 or 7th rum punch you are kind of good.
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Wonderful time!
JonaAnn_B
, Aug 2021
Charlie, Allan, Flow, and Mario were very helpful and accommodating. My friend had bad motion sickness and the crew went above and beyond to make sure she was okay. Overall great experience. It was a whole day thing so plan accordingly
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for your time sending us compliments. I will share with the crew. They are always happy, I take a picture and whatsapp to them so they get even more energy during the tour. HAve a wonderful week Sophie Jonker
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It is rather partying and drinking than sailing and enjoying maritime natire
Wouter
, Aug 2021
The tour is sold as an Eco sailing tour. Actually the tour little to do with that and it is essentially a party boats motoring (for most of the time) around the island instead of sailing. If you like drinking lots of beer, cheap punch, a crowded boat and loud music it is perfect.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
All our tours use Mount Gay rum, and top-quality juices in our rum punch, this is not “cheap” as stated. The tour sails Phillipsburg to long beach approximately one and a quarter hours. Motors into the wind in the Anguilla channel to Creole Rock and Tintamarre. Sails from Tintamarre back to Greatbay, weather permitting. Referencing a crowded boat, currently, our vessels are operating at half capacity due to our covid protocols. Mostly the tour guests are conservative, but on occasion, some may be in more of a party spirit. Maybe the client was on tour, on a day, where we could not satisfy their expectations, in which case we can offer our private tour options. Sophie Jonker
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Awesome time!
Chris_V
, Aug 2021
Great day on the water with a fantastic crew, especially Charlie. He was a very energetic, knowledgeable and funny host! We really enjoyed Tintamarre, La Semana, and other spots along the way. Highly recommend this tour, esp. if Charlie is on board!
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Fun!!
Shirleyabq
, Aug 2021
Great experience with this great crew Super Mario, Charming Charlie and AttentiveTamara! Fun, laughs, great snorkeling. Very professional and personable. Great asset to the St Maarten tourism.
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Great relaxing day on the water
Christian
, Aug 2021
Great relaxing day on the water! I had a lot of fun on this sailing trip. The places we visited were indeed great for snorkeling and the crew of the catamaran were very nice. Unfortunately we didn't get to go all the way around the island since there was too much seaweed on one side, so half way we turned back.
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AHMAZING!
Tarlesha_H
, Jul 2021
Quality Time boat ride was INCREDIBLE!! Charlie, Nikita, Jordan & Mario were the most amazing crew ever! Extremely knowledgeable about the island, kind, & very entertaining! 10/10 highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you Tarlesh for this wonderful compliments, I will share with the crew, and thank you for taking the time to write about us. Have a wonderful week
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An Unforgettable Experience!
Zachary_C
, Jul 2021
Beautiful, day long tour of the entire island! We stopped to snorkel and swim at 3 different destinations which were all gorgeous, must-see spots. Charlie, Gloria and Tess helped to make the experience unforgettable. Highly recommend!
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Amazing water tour
Amber_C
, Jul 2021
Awesome day trip! Amazing staff, food, drinks, and got to see much of the island by water:) Mario had a great playlist!
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