• Location: Simpson Bay, St Maarten
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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Explore Creole Rock on this half-day snorkeling excursion from St Martin. Float on the tranquil waters among vibrant displays of coral and schools of tropical fish, and keep an eye out for the rare frogfish. Sip complimentary beverages and snack on French baguettes and cheese provided by your professional crew.


  • Half day trip to Sand Dollar from St. Martin
  • Sightseeing, snorkeling and swimming
  • Creole Rock
  • Diverse marine life including the rare frogfish
  • Snacks, refreshments and beer
  • Port fees included for quick and easy access to the catamaran on travel day

What You Can Expect

Sand Dollar Half Day Snorkel Trip

Sand Dollar Snorkeling Trip

Make your way to Simpson Bay and board the Sand Dollar with Captain Junior at the helm. Be sure to bring along a towel and swim suit, as well as sunscreen and a hat to protect you from the hot St Maarten sun while snorkeling. Sand Dollar is a custom built 28 foot power boat with a canopy for shade.

Trips start with the boat gliding into the lagoon. Find a space on the deck and relax, grab a cold soda, a beer or some French cheese on a crusty baguette while viewing the picturesque coastline as you sail out towards Creole Rock, about a mile offshore.

Creole Rock is an unusual rock formation with a reef extending out towards the shore, whose calm, shallow waters make for excellent snorkeling and diving. When Captain Junior moors the boat, slip on your provided snorkel, fins and mask and jump in. Feel free to ask the captain and crew any questions about the surrounding environment or get a few pointers on snorkeling. 

View the surrounding rock formations as tropical reef fish dart in and out of their hiding places. Be on the lookout for barracuda, pufferfish and the rare frogfish. 

Non-swimmers are always welcome to take the scenic boat ride with beautiful views of neighboring Anguilla. Divers are also welcome to join this excursion, but must indicate in advance. 

After approximately 3 hours, Captain Junior will return you safely to shore at Simpson Bay.

Customer Reviews

Merven M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

Awesome snorkeling trip. Highly recommend this to everyone.

Jodie L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012

This was my first snorkeling trip and it was great! Junior our captain was very helpful. And the view was amazing!

Paul C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

This was a terrific snorkel trip. I would recommend to anyone.

Patricia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2012

Wonderful snorkeling trip.. Our captain was courteous and helpful and we enjoyed the day tremendously. We'd recommend it to anyone.

Victoria V USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2010

The tour was great! The tour guide was so informative and made everyone feel welcome on the boat.

Annette M USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2009

I snorkeled many times in St. Maarten. This location provided the calmest waters for the entire trip. Unfortunately it was also the most crowded. They had been hit with a hurricane about a month before so there were not as many fish as normal but there was still plenty to see. Reef squid were my personal highlight.

Elaine V USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

I have done this trip many times and the guides never disappoint. Great boat, good company, and very well run. Just perfect for the beginner or advanced snorkeler.

Tony C USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

The trip was fantastic. The snorkeling was great, a little rough, but some of the better snorkeling we did the entire week. The captain of the boat was great. He was like a tour guide. An unforgettable trip that we will definitely take next year.

James B USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2007

This adventure was a great deal of fun. Our two kids 9 and 10 years old snorkeled for the first time and loved it!

TNchicklet United States of ... 

4 star rating: Recommended August 2016

It was a nice trip, but not quite as described in the advertisement. There is no 'catamaran', there is no 'gliding through the lagoon' and we never met 'Captain Alex.' Quite the contrary, you are whisked away in a speedboat to the destination, time to snorkel, then return. Good point is if you're not interested in the catamaran's leisurely round trip, you'll love it since you will have more time to snorkel. My wife and I enjoy snorkeling, but after an hour, we are worn out. It is a nice quick trip I would recommend, but be sure you reread my second sentence and ensure you're okay with all the deviations from what is being marketed.

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