5 star rating: Highly Recommended 56 Reviews

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  • Location:Simpson Bay, St Maarten
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Day Trip to the Island of Prickly Pear from St Maarten

Sail by catamaran to Anguilla and Prickly Pear on this full-day adventure from St Maarten. Leaving from Simpson Bay, cruise over to the Prickly Pear Cays to snorkel among the tropical fish and abundant coral. The whole family can enjoy a barbecue lunch at the restaurant on Prickly Pear before spending time lounging on the white sand and wading in the shallow water. Use of snorkel equipment is provided.


  • Day trip to Prickly Pear Island from St Maarten
  • Snorkeling adventure in the beautiful calm waters
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Spacious boats with seating and a walk up bar
  • Port fees included for quick and easy access to the catamaran on travel day

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What You Can Expect

Day Trip to the Island of Prickly Pear from St Maarten

Day Trip to Prickly Pear from St Martin

At Pelican Marina in Simpson Bay, climb on board the 63-foot (19-meter) Lambada to meet your experienced captain and friendly crew, Pick an ideal spot on the deck to relax. Soak up some sun, seek out shade or find a place on the trampoline area to catch some sea spray. Drink some rum punch and watch the St Maarten shoreline recede into the distance as the boat heads toward the neighboring islands. 

At Prickly Pear island, don your provided snorkeling gear and jump off the boat. The shallow waters and soft sand beach make this island a great spot for seeing the native marine life like butterfly fish, snapper and grouper. 

After all this activity, refuel with lunch at a beachside restaurant. Dig in to a traditional Caribbean barbecue meal of chicken, fish or ribs while enjoying the seaside breeze. When lunch is finished, the entire family can go beach combing or swimming in the safe, shallow waters. 

Return to Pelican Marina at the conclusion of your 8-hour day exploring Anguilla and Prickly Pear. 

Customer Reviews

Veronika O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

very nice trip

Dwight O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great day of snorkeling. The crew was great and friendly. Its a great trip and takes about 7 hours. Good snorkeling and see a lot of fish. Served a good noon meal and get to lay on a wonderful beach. Will go back again. this is about our 8th trip on Lambada. Would recommend highly.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was an amazing day trip. The catamaran ride to Prickly Pear was an exciting part of the day's experience. The captain and his staff made it easy for everyone to have a great time by making all aboard feel relaxed and safe while serving snacks and drinks throughout the trip. Once at Prickly Pear, we enjoyed seeing a variety of underwater creatures while snorkeling using the provided equipment. We explored a bit of the beautiful beach, had a chance to swim in the crystal clear water, and sat under an umbrella taking in the beauty of the island. The included lunch at the restaurant was delicious and filling. We highly recommend taking this trip with Aquamania!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Beautiful beaches. Awesome crew. Good music. Fun passengers

Danny Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This was one trip you should not miss.
The captain and his was absolutely amazing and fun to spend the day with.
Prickly pear was a nice little island to spend several hours on then
we stopped at another beautiful island bay on the way back to the marina.

RIChard p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Smooth sailing, the best mahi mahi and the nicest day at the beach

Douglas S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

great trip

Jason F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Great crew members!!!!

L Jones

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

We had a GREAT time on this tour and, would recommend this for singles or families. The weather was nice the entire time. Our meal was excellent (the chicken and ribs combo). I enjoyed the snorkeling part of the trip. The crew was the best we've had. They worked real hard to make sure everyone had a great time. If we ever make it back we'll always do this tour.

Kristy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Best excursion on the island! This was our 2nd time doing this and it was even better than the first time. The staff is awesome! Just watch out for the rum punch it will sneak up on you!!

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