Tour code: 3294PRTSXMPIRATES
After your cruise ship docks in St Maarten, climb aboard a replica pirate ship for a swashbuckling adventure on the high seas. You and your family can slip spend a 3-hour excursion on the ocean living the pirate dream, complete with snorkeling, swimming and pirate-themed games. Adults can sip unlimited drinks from the local bar, and everyone can enjoy the provided barbecue lunch. 


  • St Maarten pirate day cruise shore excursion
  • Sail a tall ship on the clear Caribbean Sea
  • BBQ lunch and unlimited drinks included
  • Free time for snorkeling and swimming while the ship is anchored

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What You Can Expect

St Maarten Shore Excursion: Pirates Day Cruise

Snorkel in St Maarten!

After your cruise ship docks in St Maarten's port, disembark and make the short walk to nearby Dock Maarten, approximately 5 minutes away on foot. 

Board the waiting tall ship, a pirate ship replica, ready to take a turn at the wheel or walk the plank. Watch the receding shoreline of St Maarten as the ship glides out over the turquoise Caribbean waters. Bask in the sunshine and trade winds while you imagine what the Caribbean was like when pirates really ruled the sea.

Cruise down the protected lee shore of St Maarten toward one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Enjoy the open bar, barbecue ribs and chicken, French bread, cheese and other delicious snacks.

Your captain will anchor the ship at an excellent snorkeling location. Don the provided mask, flippers and snorkel and dive in (or walk the plank). Spend time among the coral and schools of tropical fish learning what St Maarten's underwater world looks like. 

After your 3-hour pirate adventure is over, you'll return to Dock Maarten. 

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to Port of St Maarten for your ship’s departure. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

Meredith R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

the crew of the Lord Sheffield was top notch! this was the highlight of our entire trip :)


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

This was a fabulous find! From the moment we arrived on the pier to the final moments of our great day, the hospitality and professionalism were outstanding. Highly recommend it for families and those without! A special thank you to the three guides who made the day such a success. Kids want to do it all over again!!

Aimee A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

This was such a fun time!! I wish it would have lasted longer!

Todd L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Friendly and knowledgeable crew! The BBQ lunch was awesome, and the open bar had way more available than we thought! Snorkeling was great, too, with great sights and plenty of time to explore!

Jerald R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

I arrived early at the dock, after a $2.00 taxi ride from the main gate to the dock. The staff from the dive shop met me and gave me a cold beer while I wait. 30minutes before we sailed the captain gave a safety briefing and loaded the supplies aboard. The rest of the passengers 7 total boarded and off we went. First we went over to a cove, where several passengers did some snorkeling. The crew had noodles and any other supplies needed for the sport. I did not participate but the others said they say a helicopter and a sunk-in ship. After several cocktails and conversation the hour had past and the snorkeling was over. We then began the trip out of the cove and the main sails were open. The speed seams fast but after getting off a big cruise ship it was refreshing. The crew served us fresh barbecue ribs chicken, , fresh cheese and fruit. Good food and rum punch and then it happen we sailed into a tropical rain and was drenched from head to toe. Laughing all the time, We kept referring to the Gilligan's three hour tour. 15 minutes gone and the rain had stopped we docked and tipped the crew, A short walk back to the main gate to drip dry and we were back at the the NCL Gem. I recommend this excursion for anyone young and old. The price is right, and worth the bounty, follow the JOLLY ROGER.

Mark M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Had a lot of fun on board. Snorkeling was some of the best ever!!! Beer was cold, drinks were plentiful. food was great. Boat operator was very knowledgeable on the area. I highly recommend this to snorkel trip to even the novice snorkler. even to non swimmers. They have flotation gear for folks of all types and ages

Brian M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

My family and I have been to St Maarten many times and were a bit bored with the usual island driving tours. I was very fortunate to stumble across this tour online and thought I would give it a try. Boy am I glad I did. We were fortunate that we only had one other family with us so there was plenty of room to stretch out. The ship was great as was the crew. The sail up the coast was breath taking. The snorkling spot was alot of fun and the BBQ was delicious!!! I am so glad I stumbled onto this tour and my family and I will DEFINITELY do this tour again!!!

Beverly C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

What a great time. Captain Rob was very informative. Annaleise was a peach. Thank you. Little confusion about where the boat was. Maybe you should just pick your passengers at the dock. We had a great time and would definatly recommend this excursion. Argh

Gary D

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

Very relaxing sail. Captain and First Mate made us feel welcome and comfortable.
Disappointed they were not in pirate costume though. :-(

Margaret T

4 star rating: Recommended February 2013

I enjoyed the ship navigators, the delicious food, as well as the plentiful beverages and hospitality. Snorkeling was fun, not too much to see. It was difficult to find where the Pirates Cruise was located and to get there. Few people on the island were familiar with it. I recommend the excursion

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