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  • Location:Simpson Bay, St Maarten
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Sand Dollar Half Day Snorkel Trip

From St. Martin, take this half day snorkeling excursion to the rock formation, Creole Rock. Here, in the calm, crystal clear waters, you'll snorkel amongst the many varieties of fish and may even catch a glimpse of the rare frogfish. Ice cold beverages are included on board, as well as a fresh French baguette for all the hungry snorkelers!


  • Half day trip to Sand Dollar from St. Martin
  • Sightseeing, snorkeling and swimming
  • Creole Rock
  • Diverse marine life including the rare frogfish
  • Snacks, refreshments and beer
  • Port fees included for quick and easy access to the catamaran on travel day

What You Can Expect

Sand Dollar Half Day Snorkel Trip

Sand Dollar Snorkeling Trip

Sand Dollar is a great half day trip from St. Martin, offering sightseeing, snorkeling and swimming. Captain Alex is one of our most complimented staff members and will be looking after your tour group for the day!

The cruise takes guests through the lagoon, along our beautiful coastline and up to Creole Rock, off Grand Case. Creole Rock is a large rock formation with a reef extending out towards to the mainland, about a mile offshore. Waters are shallow and calm and provide excellent snorkeling. The boat picks up a mooring in a large sandy patch, in about 8 feet (2.4 meters) of water.

The shallow water, while being great for diving, offers great chances of seeing the rare frogfish, puffer fish, occasional barracuda and many different varieties of reef fish. Divers are welcome, however they must bring their own equipment.

A large cooler keeps beers and sodas ice cold for refreshment throughout the day and bread and cheese are served to hungry snorkelers. Guests should bring towels, hats, sun block and bathing suits. Underwater cameras are on sale in our boutique for those who wish to capture the beauty of the underwater world!

Non swimmers are also welcome to share in the enjoyable boat ride with great views of Anguilla from Creole Rock.

Customer Reviews

Merven M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

Awesome snorkeling trip. Highly recommend this to everyone.

Jodie L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012

This was my first snorkeling trip and it was great! Junior our captain was very helpful. And the view was amazing!

Paul C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

This was a terrific snorkel trip. I would recommend to anyone.

Patricia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2012

Wonderful snorkeling trip.. Our captain was courteous and helpful and we enjoyed the day tremendously. We'd recommend it to anyone.

Victoria V USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2010

The tour was great! The tour guide was so informative and made everyone feel welcome on the boat.

Annette M USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2009

I snorkeled many times in St. Maarten. This location provided the calmest waters for the entire trip. Unfortunately it was also the most crowded. They had been hit with a hurricane about a month before so there were not as many fish as normal but there was still plenty to see. Reef squid were my personal highlight.

Elaine V USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

I have done this trip many times and the guides never disappoint. Great boat, good company, and very well run. Just perfect for the beginner or advanced snorkeler.

Tony C USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

The trip was fantastic. The snorkeling was great, a little rough, but some of the better snorkeling we did the entire week. The captain of the boat was great. He was like a tour guide. An unforgettable trip that we will definitely take next year.

James B USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2007

This adventure was a great deal of fun. Our two kids 9 and 10 years old snorkeled for the first time and loved it!

Robert B

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

super trip...Roy a super boat captain.....good snorkling

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