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Captain Bob Speed Boat, Snorkeling, Beach Tour Including Lunch in St. Maarten

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

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  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the waters around St. Maarten on a 6-hour speedboat tour. Avoid the cruise ship crowds and visit both the Dutch and French sides of the island in a family friendly, small group setting, which includes five stops to see different aspects of the marine environment. You’ll swim and snorkel in a sea turtle habitat, sting rays and tropical fish on uninhabited islands. Sunbathing on some of the finest white sand beaches the Caribbean has to offer while feeling the rush of commercial jets landing directly over your head at the famous airport. Along the way, your captain will share entertaining and engaging commentary and you’ll sip drinks and indulge in unlimited snacks, all included in the price.
  • Guarantee on-time return to catch your cruise ship
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Commentary on local marine ecosystem and St. Maarten history
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What's Included

  • GUARANTEED to get you back to your cruise ship on time
  • Soft Drinks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Captain/local guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Flotation devices
  • Nature Reserve Fee $6/person (payable in cash at check-in)
  • Gratuities (15-20% recommended)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Dock Maarten
    Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

    Departure Point: Departs from Dock Maarten Marina (Chesterfields Restaurant) for cruise ship visitors and hotel guests. It is a short (10-15 minute), safe walk from the cruise ship terminal. Directions: FOR CRUISE SHIP VISITORS:  Exit the cruise ship facility through the main gate to the street.  Make a left turn onto the main road and follow the sidewalk under the palm trees.  A short distance along this road you will see the first commercial complex of yellow buildings on your left.  This is Dock Maarten Marina.  There is also a restaurant called Chesterfields in the complex.  Walk through the main underpass of the complex and onto the marina dock.  Ask for Captain Bob. FOR HOTEL GUESTS:  Dock Maarten Marina is located in Point Blanche, near the port and the cruise ship terminal.  At most intersections and roundabouts there are green or white signs with directions.  Follow the signs to the "Cruise Ship Terminal".  Dock Maarten Marina is on the main road just before the cruise ship terminal.  There is also a restaurant called Chesterfields at the marina.  There is parking available at the marina. Walk through the main underpass of the complex and onto the marina dock.  Ask for Captain Bob. Return point: Returns to original point of departure (Dock Maarten Marina)

Start time

09:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We accommodate ALL cruise ship visitors and hotel guests staying on island
  • We accommodate parties larger than 15 passengers by special request
  • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Refunds WILL be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • In order to ensure your safety and comfort, the captain may use his/her discretion to make adjustments to the itinerary and locations visited
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Infant meals not included
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please advise of any health issues or handicaps at time of booking if required
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • In order to accommodate all cruise ship schedules we also offer earlier and later departure times upon request
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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For an incredible day…don’t consider other options…BOOK Captain Bob’s!!!
Cindy_A, Jan 2023
Our family of 7 had a wonderful time! I was a bit nervous as we came into port by way of a cruise ship but there was absolutely no need. The walk from the ship was quick and easy. The day was a perfect balance of sightseeing and water fun. My nieces and nephews that ranged in age from 13, 24 , and 40 said that by far this was their favorite part of our vacation. All the pictures that they posted was from our excursion with Capt Bob’s. We highly recommend and will definitely book this excursion again the next time we are in St Maarten! Thank you for a wonderful day, Anthony, Brett, and the entire Capt Bob’s staff!!!! The boat, lunch, beaches, snorkeling, turtles, rays, iguanas, and even the cute island boutique were incredible. Thank you for making our day with you the highlight of an amazing trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Good trip
Dianagaillardetz, Jan 2023
Good Captain, Arno, and efficient organization. Would recommend. Lunch was only a sandwich. Snorkeling was great at two locations.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
The lunch is sandwiches as described. Thanks
It was nice didn't...
It was nice didn't realize I much snorkeling. I misunderstood description and thought I would get to go into the French part of st marteen.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
You did go to the french side of St Martin. There is no sign in the water but we always go to the french side.
Erin_J, Jan 2023
We had a fabulous time on Captain Bob’s Speed Boat tour. We got to see the island from a different perspective (the water) and learn some history and fun facts about the island, it’s people, it’s culture and all it has to offer. Captain Brett was very personable, professional and funny. The boat was very nice, enough room for 22 passengers and very clean. It was the perfect combination of boat ride time, snorkeling and beach time. Lunch and drinks provided were plenty. Snorkel equipment was nice and clean. The tour took you to several of the must see places when visiting St Maarten. I would highly recommend and would absolutely do it again in the future. This was my fifth trip to island but I had never seen the island for the water perspective and this is definitely the way to see a lot in one day.
Must do!!
Julie_B, Jan 2023
This excursion will be hard to top! The boat ride was fun! We were able to visit many beautiful places that we would never have had time in a car. St Martin is now my favorite destination. Thank you Captain Brett for giving us this spectacular experience! Definitely a must do!
Vassilli was very...
Teresa_R, Jan 2023
Vassilli was very accommodating and we did 3 snorkel stops Only thing would have preferred full face scuba gear over masks
3 travelers found this review helpful
Best Boat Trip Ever!!
Stephanie_M, Jan 2023
We were a family and friend group of 14 that booked this instead of an excursion through Royal Caribbean and it was WORTH EVERY PENNY!! Our captain was so fun and knew so much about the area. Everyone from the kids to the adults had a blast snorkeling and feeding iguanas on the islands. Unfortunately the seas were a bit rough and some members of our group got sick so we had to cut it short but again our Captain (Vas) was extremely accommodating and tried to make the best of the situation for everyone. I couldn’t recommend this trip more!
An excellent day out
SarahHowes, Jan 2023
Brett is excellent, funny and knowledgable (and very cute!). The RIB was lovely, spacious and smooth. The places we stopped at were excellent. The rain tried to spoil our last hour but Brett got us all back safely and still smiling.
Sammy rocks?
Kelly_D, Jan 2023
Out of our 8 cruises, this was by far our favorite excursion! Sammy was out guide and he was amazing! He knew the island well and shared his knowledge in a fun and personal way. He definitely know how to handle the speed boat and made you feel secure so that you could just sit back and enjoy the waves and speed! Don't hesitate to book this, and you are twice blessed if you get Sammy!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Captain Bob used some...
Kenda_C, Jan 2023
Captain Bob used some other boats and captains so our boat was a cigarette boat. The stops where great and the boat ride was thrilling as we jumped waves in the ocean.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Good morning, We have about 6 boatsank captains in our fleet. Thanks for your review.
Well worth your time!
Barbara_T, Jan 2023
Our guide was informative and made the trip a lot of fun. Food was great. We had a wonderful time and will certainly suggest Captain Bobs to any friends traveling to St Marten!
This is an awesome...
John_H, Jan 2023
This is an awesome excursion! Captain Brett was the best and made sure we arrived back to our cruise ship on time! Highly recommend!!
Great experience
Bernardo_F, Dec 2022
Highly recommended. captain Bob was responsive to all my questions before we arrived. Our boat’s Captain Anthony was outstanding. Great personality and explanations. One tiny comment “the provided lunch”was a joke. But we did not go for food but for the experience. If you are in Sint Marteen, do it.
Great experience
Bridgett_M, Dec 2022
Vessi is a great driver and a lot of fun. The waves were massive and he managed them well. He is very knowledgeable and we had a fun time!
Great service take care...
Pang_K, Dec 2022
Great service take care our kids in the ocean, best drive in the sea, keep safe we had wonderful time
Great fun.
Ryan_B, Dec 2022
Had a great time. My wife and I loved the trip and we even got to go around the entire island. The captain was a blast as well.
Snorkeling with Sea...
Michael_J, Dec 2022
Snorkeling with Sea Turtles. Our guide, Ves, even jumped in himself and found them for us! We really had a blast!
Arnold and Roney were...
Ricky_O, Dec 2022
Arnold and Roney were incredible! Very knowledgeable and professional. The trip was wonderful! St. Maarten is amazingly beautiful! So happy we experienced this!
Family fun
Anonymous, Dec 2022
This trip exceeded our expectations! Captain Brett was great! So many great sights- opportunities to snorkel and hang out on the beach. Lots of good information about the island… so worth it!
Must do tour!
Tatiana_C, Dec 2022
The crew was very kind and hospitable all the time. The weather was very pleasant and brighted the trip. I had an amazing time!


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