Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Anguilla Day Trip from St Maarten: Catamaran Sail with Snorkeling at Shoal Bay. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Pick up from hotel on time, organized registration by local operator Aqua Mania. The crew was absolutely dedicated, cater to everybody's need and beyond, onboard as well as on shore. All staff was extremely pleasant and knowledgable, lunch was yummy, free drinks were flowing aboard the catamaran. Onto Anguilla, comfy air conditionned bus with sympatic driver, the island tour was fun with plenty of informations about local coutumes. Shoal Bay has pristine, fine sand, lots of sun chairs and almost 3 hours to snorkel...which was amazing. Equipment is included and snorkeling is right at the beach, really close, and beautiful.I would not only recommend this tour but I will do this tour again!
Viator was great to deal with; I had a glitch in regard of St Barth tour which had to be cancelled, and Viator refunded with no hassles in a quick manner. I will book with Viator again.
Took this Day Trip on March 18, 2014. Got picked-up from our Hotel at 7:45am to head over to Simpson Bay. At arrival, staff checked us in. Bring your passport. After a short wait, we took the “Tango” Catamaran and sailed to Anguilla. The ride over was great. It was smooth sailing on a perfect sunny day. You can sit on the back or in the front “rope” area. The “Tango” crew were friendly. They serve you with Rum Punch or beer and a snack (cheese and baguette). We arrived and docked in Cole Bay. You have the option to jump and swim over to shore or take a small motor boat to shore. We were driven across the island to Shoal Bay. White Sand and Clear Turquoise Water = AMAZING. It’s your free time so you do whatever you want. You can opt to just chill or snorkel (staff will provide the gear). Then we had lunch over at the small restaurant by the beach (included). Options were burger, chicken BBQ or ribs. Alcohol is at your own expense. Mid-afternoon, we headed back to Cole Bay to start sailing back to St. Maarten. Had a great time! Anguilla’s Shoal Bay is a must see beauty. Thanks to the "Tango" crew.
What a fun day! Anguilla is gorgeous. We had ample time on the beach to relax and enjoy the view of white sand and clear turquoise water. The crew was fun and the rum punch flowed endlessly. The day was a perfect mix of relaxation and fun!
Simply put, this was an amazing day! You can't go past white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, a friendly crew and rum punch! I would do this again in a heartbeat!
Tour was exactly as described. Not sure if it is always a rough ride heading to Anguilla, but it was our day. Service was good on board. Almost too good. Girls must have asked me 20 times if I wanted a drink. I said "no" 20 times. It was getting a bit annoying. Shoal Bay was beautiful, the drive was half hour up the coast. Captain was competent. Motored their and sailed most of the way back. Only other tidbit was tipping at the end. It was made clear to tip. Would take this trip again.
Catamaran trip was very good. The boat was wonderful and your crew were friendly and helpful. The island was not one of my favorites
We had a blast on this day. The catamaran over was exciting and a perfect sunny day. it was fun to sit on the rope part and see the water pass you underneath. Anguilla is gorgeous. A quiet tiny island, with amazing blue waters. We parked the boat in the water and jumped off and swam to shore. You can take the little boat over but the water was refreshing. We drove to Shoal Bay were we were in awe of the blue water. We had a great lunch on the beach at a restaurant. You are left to do as you wish as Shoal Bay. The crew has snorkels with them to use. I however was under the impression we all stopped somewhere, that would be my only complaint. We sailed back to St Maarten and the captain got some fish, and we all drank and danced and had snacks. IT was a great day!
this is our third time to ST. Maarten and have been on 6 or 7 snorkeling trips this by far has been the worst. the money spent for three people is a lot. the crew was fine until you ask questions like how come you do not get fins with snorkel gear. or when viators ad says you get a beverage with lunch and they tell you your beverage was your welcome to the beach rum punch that you get one and one half hours before lunch. by the way my ten year old daughter is not allowed to have rum. but thanks for all the other snorkel trips as they were all 5 stars.