Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the St Maarten Shore Excursion: Rock 'n Roll Snorkel and Sightseeing Safari of St Maarten. 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.
This was the best shore excursion we have ever done. Great driving boat. Great snorkeling Fun
We had an awesome time on the boats and snorkeling! We had plenty of time on the mini boats and snorkeling. There were beautiful views of different parts of the island as we went on the boats and plenty of different types of fish (including an white eagle ray!) when we were snorkeling. The guide was really great - he even pulled out different sea creatures (urchins and starfish) from the bottom of the ocean and brought them up for us to view and hold. He passed out some refreshments before we headed back to shore which was really nice. One thing to watch out for, un-beknownst to the guide, they had overbooked our trip by one couple and didn't have the extra boat working/available (I know this books thru viator and cruise lines for the same tour). I would make sure you check-in with the desk across from the boats prior to coming down to check-in with the guide/get in your boat to ensure everything is all set, and get there 15 minutes early just in case these issues arise (though who knows how often they happen). Best excursion of our trip and the 10am tour isn't super early and gives you enough time to check out the rest of St. Maarten prior to returning to the ship. Enjoy!
Fantastic guide. He dove in with us and pointed out different sea creatures. He even used my camera to take a picture of an eel that was too deep for me to take.
Our tour guides name was Bobby and he was so passionate about snorkeling and protecting the environment. I have to tell you this was the best excursion and we will never forget the experience we had. It was a beautiful day, even when it rained briefly. The best part about it was that the cost for this excursion seemed too good to be true... but it was true! We rode the 2 seater boat for about 45, visited a beach (nude) to do some swimming, rode the boat a while longer and then went snorkeling for around an hour. We saw some beautiful fish and Bobby is an experienced diver so he was able to go down to the bottom and show us specimens. Again, we had so much fun and since the group we went out with was pretty small, (7 total) we got special attention and just had a fabulous day. I have no complaints, Only praise!
FANTASTIC!!!! Worth every penny! I would say that a bit more padding on the seat would be great as we flew over the waves...i would do this again in a heartbeat!!
It was great fun. We were lucky to be the only two to go out so we had a personal guide. The boats were great fun and so reasonable for a 2 1/2 hours trip. Try renting a jet ski for an hour and see what that will cost. The excursion allowed us to see things we never would have seen. Thanks
This trip was a blast! We went during a really slow time of year and it was only my wife and I, and the guide. We had a ton of fun driving the boat which has a surprising amount of power. The snorkeling was decent, not a lot of coral, but a ton of fish, an eagle ray, and an arrowhead crab. Our guide was friendly and personable, and knew a lot about the island and sea-life. It is definitely something we would do again!
Really lots of fun. Little boats are easy to handle. Your bottom may get a bit sore, but not to bad. Snorkeling at Creole Rock was fun too. Highly recommend.
Had a blast!!!
First you will get some instructions, but doesn't take to much of your time, and then you're on your way. You will go through the marina to make your way to the ocean and the Creole Rock. It was a lot of fun. Yes you follow the main boat but you can still play around with your personal boat and go as fast as you'd like. We snorkeled for about an hour, which was plenty, and then the guide provided us with a beverage before we made our way back. The snorkeling at Creole Rock is alright, I've been to better spots to snorkel but also have been to worse. The reefs are pretty cool, but not very many fish. All in all it was a great time and would definitely recommend this excursion. A good thing to know as well is that we did this during one of our ports of call with our cruise ship. You should give yourselves a good hour for transportation as traffic can get really busy in the morning, we almost missed the excursion.
The actual trip is really good fun but we had a problem as our boat kept breaking down and the trip leader was rude and unhelpful which spoiled the trip completely. But thumbs up to Viator and the tour provider who apologized and gave us a full refund very promptly.
Many people say this was the best excursion ever and that is why I booked it, but it was not that exciting. You ride an inflatable jet-ski through the very rough ocean water for about 40 minutes. Then you come to a snorkeling spot (a rock out in the middle of the ocean) and snorkel for 20 minutes. After that, you get back on the jet-ski and go back to the port. There was no "rock 'n roll" part of this excursion. If you want to rent a jet-ski, this is a cheap option, but if you are looking for a fun experience, this is not it.