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.