Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Day Trip to the Island of Prickly Pear from St. Martin. 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.
We had a great time! The crew was very attentive. The snorkeling was only so so though. We really enjoyed the food and the rum punch.
The crew was amazing....friendly and fun. The water was warm...the sand was smooth and white...and the ribs were delicious!
We had a wonderful day on this trip. The crew was great and seem to had a great time too.
Lunch was very good too.
Boat crew was awesome, island was pretty cool and the food served was good. Can't really complain except the water was a little bumpy coming up but that's just the sea for you...DEFINITELY recommend over the St. Thomas trip
The trip was fantastic. The ride was a bit rocky as we had just had a couple of days of rainy weather from the tail ends of a a hurricane. The crew was amazing. They couldn't do enough for us. The lunch was great and the beach was spectacular. I would go again!!
This was by far the highlight of our trip!!! The crew was GREAT! The snorkeling was good, lunch was excellent and the beach was beautiful too! We would recommend this trip to anyone! Well worth the money!
one of the highlights of our trip, kids got to swim with a school of bluefish. lunch was outstanding. crew helpful.
What a fantastic day! Gorgeous beach and snorkeling. The crew was great, a lot of fun. The food was fantastic and rum punch runneth over. . .
We had a great time. I went with my wife and 9-year old son. The trip was great, Prickly Pair was great, the lunch was great. The crew were great with my son and the boat was beautiful. I highly recommend this trip - good value for the money. Only one issue - really hard to find the marina - no signs! Luckily we bumped into someone who'd taken the trip and she directed down the stairways and through the halls to get to the check-in area. Signs please!!!!
By far the best value and trip of our entire stay. The staff is super nice. Boat is very well captained and the crew made it fun!
The trip on the Lambada to Prickly Pear was the best day of the trip! The swells were unusually active, but it didn't spoil a thing! The kids loved it and the crew was so accommodating and fun! They also know how to really take care of folks true sailors keeping everyone safe as well as pour drinks. It's a must! A real fun experience and no worries! I think it's best for families with kids over 7 years old.
The crew of the Lambada was professional and friendly. I did several trips through the group that runs this trip and did notice one constant in all the trips. They listed departure time is actually an hour before the boat is actually expected to depart. For trips that leave St. Maarten this is due to port and immigration issues that need to be addressed before the boat leaves so bring some entertainment and be prepared to wait. Prickly Pear is gorgeous and I loved going. I actually ended up snorkeling off that reef twice during my stay. Anyone considering this trip should be aware that there is a current in the area and it can be very strong. I was there a month after a hurricane and was told that there were fewer fish than normal but I still saw large schools of fish and even got to swim with a sea turtle at one point. For non-swimmers there is a launch that will take you to shore, they bring bags over to the island the same way for people who choose to swim over. As a helpful hint you have found the dock if you see signs for Pelican Marina Residences. Finding the appropriate place to park for the marina is impossible without help. Either stop and ask any of the parking security guards at the gates or turn left into Hollywood casino, turn left at the next street and talk to the security guard at that booth. Parking is the top of a pretty long hill, and is free. If you can't walk hills, take a cab or if staying on the island see if the activities desk can get you on the shuttle to the dock that seems to stop at many of the resorts.
The staff were amazing, very accommodating, and the trip was beautiful! The crew really knew how to make everyone happy and relaxed. I definitely recommend this to everyone!
This was a beautiful island. The beaches were white sand and the water was gorgeous. There was snorkeling and the sailboat ride was wonderful. We did this at the end of the trip and if we did it in the beginning we would have done it again.