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.
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.
Great and friendly staff. Everyone was nice and they brought drinks to where you were sitting. Open bar was awesome along with the snacks they served. The restaurant they brought us to in Anguilla served some excellent ribs. The staff recommended the fish but it was a bit different than what we expected.
The only thing was we couldnt go snorkeling at Prickly Pear because of the swells. The staff told us that before departure and gave us the option of rescheduling but we did not have anymore time so we went anyways. The told us the snorkeling instead wouldnt be excellent however the alternative snorkeling spot they brought us to we couldnt see anything at all. The water was murky, however we still enjoyed swimming/snorkeling in the bay and the beach was amazing.
Great time! The Mahi Mahi was yum. Just missing rum cake for dessert at Prickly Pear. Even though it rained for a few minutes, wished we could have explore Anguilla.
We had a great time! The water was perfect and so was the weather! Not quite as much to do at the island but the staff had a great lunch prepared and the snorkeling was good! Best part was the interaction with the staff - they really made you feel welcome!
Great trip to Prickly Pear. The crew was fantastic, lunch was delicious, and the ride on the Lambada was great. Snorkeling was so so.
For those who read the other reviews - the boat drops anchor a ways from shore. Those who snorkel can snorkel to the beach. For those who don't, they will ferry you and everyone's stuff to the beach in the dinghy - it takes a while as the dighy is not that big.
To summarize, my wife and I had a good time and would do it again.
Great trip. The reef was so close and the fish were vivid colors. Lunch was great and excessive! All in all one of our favorite things we did while in the island!
Had a great time on this tour but again, Groupon adds nothing to the equation because you can get the same tour for the same price on the island and not be locked into a specific day.
Great lunch, great crew - poor snorkeling due to heavy wave action and so-so reefs.
Capt Pete and the crew were great. The weather was not the best in the morning but by the time we got to Prickly Pear it was great. They know the area well and made the trip a highlight of our vacation.
A fun trip! Well worth the price for the day. Great food and beautiful views. Better than average snorkeling!