Spend the day sailing St Maarten's waters on a catamaran, stopping at secluded islands and snorkeling in the calm Caribbean waters. During this full-day excursion, explore some of the islands unspoiled beaches and snorkel off the shore. Dig in to a 3-course gourmet lunch at one of Grand Case's famed restaurants accompanied by French wine. Climb back aboard the boat for a final ocean jaunt and a chance for one last dip in the ocean. Round-trip transportation from St Maarten hotels is included.
Cruise around the tropical island of St. Maarten
Three stops for swimming, snorkeling and other water activities
Following pickup at your hotel on St Maarten, transfer to the harbor to meet your catamaran. Climb aboard and meet your expert captain and crew, then find a spot on the deck to watch the shoreline recede as the boat makes its way out into the turquoise Caribbean waters.
Make your first stop at one of the island's most lauded beaches; Happy Bay, Baie Rouge or La Samanna, depending on the day's conditions. Upon arrival at any one of these unspoiled beaches, spend time walking the sandy shore, swimming in the calm waters or snorkeling. The crew is on hand to provide you with any instruction or guidance you may need, and all snorkeling equipment and floating lounges are available for use.
Go ashore at Grand Case, the island's culinary capital, to enjoy a delicious, three course lunch. Sit down at one of the restaurants the line the beach, enjoying the ocean breeze and sunshine along with your delectable food. After lunch, explore Grand Case or take a dip in the ocean during some free time.
Back aboard the boat, continue sailing around the island toward Orient Bay and even be served a glass of champagne as the sun sets. At either Anse Marcel or Green Cay, jump in the water for the day's final dip in the ocean. The boat will then head back to the dock at Great Bay, where you'll disembark and be dropped off back at your hotel.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Crew was absolutely fantastic!
, Sep 2019
Everything about the trip was top notch. We snorkeled in four different locations, enjoyed a full lunch of: ribs, chicken, mahi, salads and our crew was wonderful. The bar was open all day too. There are less expensive options, on the island, but do yourself a favor and spend the extra couple dollars on The Original Farewell Tour. You will love it!
The day was amazing but I did think it was mis-represented by saying it was a Snorkel sail. That opportunity did present it's self one time in that day and a second time if you were very independent.
The waters were beautiful and the crew was great as we sailed around the island of St. Maarten and we all had a great time.
My husband and I had a great time, we were picked up from our hotel in Orient Bay, and
were taken to the catamaran, it was a full boat of people, all friendly.
We set out and they announced what we were passing, which beaches, ect.
We stopped in Grand Case for a fantastic lunch, then on board again, it was to
rough to go on the Orient side so they stopped at happy Bay beach, a beautiful
beach. then they served sandwiches on the way back, all in all it was a great trip.
We were older by a generation or more from most of the other guests and we also have some mobility problems to deal with but none the less we were made to feel quite welcome and the crew went well out of their way to see to it that we got the most out of the outing. After a certain age just getting into a dingy becomes an adventure. Many thanks to that crew and to the barkeep who kept us well oiled.
It is the little details that make for a great experience. Onboard Quality Time for this Sailing/snorkeling trip around the island we enjoyed sunshine, warm water and excellent service! The crew was very engaging and attentive making certain that everyone was having a good time. On the short trips betweewn beach and snorkel locations, the crew was serving drinks and food, singing and dancing with the smaller children. One thing that stands out here is that the crew talked with the guests, but more importantly they listened and asked questions. They engaged the guests and us all feel comfortable. Quite an uncommon experience. The music selection was quite varied, not too loud, and with something to please everyone. The drinks and food were good and plentiful including a wide variety of non-alcoholic options. Lunch was very nice mahi or chicken at a small cafe on the beach. During the stop over for lunch, the crew cleaned and washed the bathrooms! Thank you! We have been on many sailing excursions in the indian ocean, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Hawaii and eslewhere, this one standouts as one of the very best!
My husband and I were originally scheduled to do this tour on Tues, June 10th, but I came down with a 24 hour bug and we couldn't make it. My husband met the driver at the designated spot and told him we wouldn't be going and we didn't think anything more of it. I figured we were just SOL on the money I spent. About an hour later we got a call from the company asking if we wanted to reschedule for Friday! I couldn't believe it and we of course said yes. That was so nice of them and we really enjoyed the trip. The crew was great and the snorkeling was awesome. The open bar was a plus and we were out all day with numerous stops around the island. I would recommend this tour group to everyone who wants a good time with "Quality Time"! Thanks again for a great vacation.
A great day. The snorkeling that day was not clear and the captain truly did his best to find a few spots. I got to see several different beaches not seen before. We have been going to The island for several years so this was a treat. Last beach stop was Orient. The boat wasn't too crowded , still enough to make it enjoyable. Definitely worth taking again!
We really enjoyed out day on the Catamaran. We had a group with varying swimming abilities - some swam very well, others could not swim at all. Everyone had a good time on the boat, in the water, and at the restaurant. The crew was extremely helpful and friendly. The restaurant food was excellent. We had a great day of sailing, sunning, making new friends. Definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to spend a day on the water.