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The Original Farewell Tour: Sailing Around the Island, Snorkel, Beach and More

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Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

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
  • 3-course lunch with wine
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Snacks - French Baguettes sandwiches made on board
Lunch
Unlimited drinks (open bar) - our special Rhum Punch made with Premium Rhum
Use of snorkel equipment and instruction
Hotel/port pickup and drop off
Gratuities

Departure Point

Dock Maarten, Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Traveler pickup is offered
If your hotel is not listed, please contact us and we will provide the bus pickup time.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Baie Rouge
Your first stop is at one of the island's best beaches - either La Samanna, Baie Rouge or Happy Bay, depending on the choice selected by the crew on the day. Enjoy one of these unspoiled beaches, explore the surrounding area looking for shells or swim in the crystal-clear water. The friendly crew will provide you with free beach floats and snorkeling equipment, and will be available for any help or instruction you may need. Time for a nice French Baguette mini sandwich (Turkey Ham & Cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and Tuna salad prepared by our hostess.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Happy Bay Beach
Next stop will be Happy bay very quiet and almost deserted beach, swimming time, aperitif enjoy our open bar. Then it will be time for a very nice lunch served either on board or in Grand Case.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Orient Bay Beach
The next leg of your round-island sailing voyage takes you past Orient Bay in direction of either Green Cay or Anse Marcel. Here, you'll enjoy a final dip in the ocean before returning to the dock in Great Bay and toast the day with French Champagne
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • On board freshly made snacks usually consist of ham, cheese and salad baguettes. You may bring your own food as well (have coolers to store)
  • Tour buses and boat are wheelchair accessible, but do not have a wheelchair lift. Persons in a wheelchair must be able to walk a little (with help from the driver) in order to get on and off the boat. The wheelchair must be foldable
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Eagle Tours N.V.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The Original Farewell Tour: Sailing Around the Island, Snorkel, Beach and More?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by The Original Farewell Tour: Sailing Around the Island, Snorkel, Beach and More.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The Original Farewell Tour: Sailing Around the Island, Snorkel, Beach and More?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by The Original Farewell Tour: Sailing Around the Island, Snorkel, Beach and More.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during The Original Farewell Tour: Sailing Around the Island, Snorkel, Beach and More?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by The Original Farewell Tour: Sailing Around the Island, Snorkel, Beach and More.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Original Farewell Tour: Sailing Around the Island, Snorkel, Beach and More?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by The Original Farewell Tour: Sailing Around the Island, Snorkel, Beach and More.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during The Original Farewell Tour: Sailing Around the Island, Snorkel, Beach and More?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by The Original Farewell Tour: Sailing Around the Island, Snorkel, Beach and More.

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  • "There are less expensive options, on the island, but do yourself a favor and spend the extra couple dollars on The Original Farewell Tour." See review

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Never know what you’re gonna see!
Dennis
, Feb 2020
Fantastic time. Great food and service. Well worth the money. Enjoyed the friendly and fun crew. A nude boat excursion parked next to us at one beach site which was interesting. Suggestion: Could have been more attentive to swimmers getting on the boat.
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Cat tour of island
Terry_K
, Feb 2020
Great time. Good crew made sure we were well taken care of. Great food great drinks. Smooth boat ride and great snorkeling
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Crew was absolutely fantastic!
Bill_Anh
, 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!
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The day was amazing but I did think...
Christine W
, Jun 2017
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.
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My husband and I had a great time...
silver62005
, Mar 2017
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.
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We were older by a generation or...
Gerald M
, Mar 2017
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.
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It is the little details that make...
Howard M
, Dec 2016
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!
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Took some friends on the trip around...
David C
, Dec 2015
Took some friends on the trip around the island. It was our second time and it was amazing. The crew was very professional and friendly. You gotta do it when you go to St. Marrten.
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My husband and I were originally...
Mom of 4
, Jun 2014
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.
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Good trip. Snorkeling was not very...
Clarence M
, Apr 2014
Good trip. Snorkeling was not very impressive. Crew was great!
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