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Day Trip to the Island of Prickly Pear from St Maarten

St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
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Sail by catamaran to Anguilla and Prickly Pear on this full-day adventure from St Maarten. Leaving from Simpson Bay, cruise over to the Prickly Pear Cays to snorkel among the tropical fish and abundant coral. The whole family can enjoy a barbecue lunch at the restaurant on Prickly Pear before spending time lounging on the white sand and wading in the shallow water. Use of snorkel equipment is provided.
  • Day trip to Prickly Pear Island from St Maarten
  • Snorkeling adventure in the beautiful calm waters
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Stop at an Anguillan beach on the way back to St Maarten or a refreshing swim break
  • Spacious boats with seating and a walk up bar
  • Port fees included for quick and easy access to the catamaran on travel day
At Pelican Marina in Simpson Bay, climb on board the 63-foot (19-meter) Lambada to meet your experienced captain and friendly crew, Pick an ideal spot on the deck to relax. Soak up some sun, seek out shade or find a place on the trampoline area to catch some sea spray. Drink some rum punch and watch the St Maarten shoreline recede into the distance as the boat heads toward the neighboring islands. 

At Prickly Pear island, don your provided snorkeling gear and jump off the boat. The shallow waters and soft sand beach make this island a great spot for seeing the native marine life like butterfly fish, snapper and grouper. 

After all this activity, refuel with lunch at a beachside restaurant. Dig in to a traditional Caribbean barbecue meal of chicken, fish or ribs while enjoying the seaside breeze. When lunch is finished, the entire family can go beach combing or swimming in the safe, shallow waters.  As Lambada sails back to St Maarten, make a short but enjoyable stop at Maunday's Bay or Mead's Bay for a refreshing swim break. 
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We had a wonderful time at Prickly Pear...
Max H
, Sep 2017
We had a wonderful time at Prickly Pear Island. The swimming and snorkeling was wonderful. The lunch we had was terrific. We had a wonderful day and the weather could not have been more perfect.
FANTASTIC snorkeling and boat tour...
Mary H
, Aug 2017
FANTASTIC snorkeling and boat tour!!! The captain and crew were OUTSTANDING!!! If we ever get back to the islands we would do this and other tours with them again!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Capt. Oliver and the crew made our trip...
Melissa C
, Jan 2017
Capt. Oliver and the crew made our trip amazing! Everyone was so friendly and helpful....they made the day so fun! We enjoyed our stop at Prickly Pear where we snorkeled, had some beach time and dined for lunch. Next stop was Anguilla which was incredibly breathtaking! I think we were there about 45 minutes or so but it was long enough to enjoy the fine, white sand and beautiful view/beach. On board we enjoyed the lively music, open bar, snacks, and meeting our fellow passengers. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and definitely would book it again!
Great trip. There were 65 people on the...
Ernest L
, Oct 2016
Great trip. There were 65 people on the boat but the captain and three man crew took excellent care of everyone. The snorkeling was fantastic. Open bar was included in the price and the crew guys mixed strong drinks. The lunch that was included was so-so but that certainly wasn't why we were on the trip. Met some great people and the ride back turned into an impromptu dance party which was a blast. Easy to book through Viator on my phone. They also provided the local number to call the tour company, so we called to confirm after booking and sure enough they had our info and we were all registered. Seemed to easy!
Incredibly clear water and plenty of...
Derek K
, Sep 2016
Incredibly clear water and plenty of reef to see and explore.
Absolutely amazing day trip! Would...
, Jul 2016
Absolutely amazing day trip! Would recommend for ages 12 and up. Sun,water, wind, snorkeling,dancing,music, open bar, fantastic lunch included in price. I had the best birthday ever on this trip! You MUST go on this trip!
The weather was not great, so we were...
, Jul 2016
The weather was not great, so we were not able to see lots of beautiful colors of fish like on previous trips. The crew was great - but be prepared that it is a drinking trip - and lots of it.
This tour was a good time. The stops...
Katie B
, Jul 2016
This tour was a good time. The stops were amazing. The crew was friendly.
This trip was worth it, Lambada was a...
, May 2016
This trip was worth it, Lambada was a party house and the crew members were hospitable and very accommodating. Captain was informative, funny and very engaging. The sail itself was a sight to behold and Prickly Pear was an amazing unspoilt island. Stopped in Anguilla for som down-time and the chance to enjoy the gorgeous water before heading back to the marina. My only complaint was the food, but the overall trip more than compensated for that short fall. Lots of alcohol and laughs, finishing off with dancing and in true party style when re-entering the marina!!! Thanks so much for this amazing experience it comes highly recommended!
this was a very nice family or...
, May 2016
this was a very nice family or individual snorkeling adventure the captain and the crew were very friendly and informative and the snorkeling was great, food and lunch was also good. i would advice anybody looking for a day trip to book their adventure

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