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St Maarten Shore Excursion: Rock 'n Roll Snorkel and Sightseeing Safari of St Maarten

Pointe Blanche, Caribbean
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Good for avoiding crowds


When your ship docks in St Maarten, snorkel and sightsee around the island on this 2.5-hour shore excursion. Pilot your own 2-passenger inflatable watercraft to idyllic snorkeling locations in Happy Bay and Baie Rouge. Accompanied by the guide boat, the Rock 'n Roll, you'll explore the island's scenic waters while enjoying cold refreshments. Snorkeling equipment and round-trip transportation to the cruise port is included.
  • Refreshments
  • St Maarten snorkeling and sightseeing shore excursion
  • Drive your own inflatable boat through the Caribbean Sea
  • Moor up to the mother boat, Rock 'n Roll, to get your equipment and refreshments
  • Port fees included for quick and easy access to the catamaran on travel day
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Refreshments
  • Rock 'n Roll Boat Tour
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Lunch
  • Port pickup and drop off (approx. USD18.00 taxi ride, one-way)
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Tour departs from Pelican Marina in Simpson Bay, an approximate 20-30 minute drive from the cruise ship pier

Departure Time

  • Coincides with your ship's arrival

What To Expect

When your cruise ship docks in St Maarten's port, disembark and meet your guide and tour group. Transfer to the launching point for your day's excursion. 

Listen to an orientation and short safety briefing before climbing into your inflatable boat. Each boat can accommodate 1 or 2 passengers. 

Set off along the coast of St Maarten, piloting your own boat. The guide boat, the Rock 'n Roll, will accompany you, bearing cold refreshments and snorkeling equipment. Feel the Caribbean breeze in your hair and the sun on your skin as you skirt the island, headed toward Happy Bay and Baie Rouge, two of St Maarten's best snorkeling spots. 

When you reach your destination, collect your snorkeling equipment from the guide boat and jump in. Spend time exploring St Maarten's underwater world, including schools of tropical fish and vibrant coral reefs. 

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to Port of St Maarten for your ship’s departure. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Guests must be at least 18 years old to drive
  • Note: tour departs at local time, not cruise ship time
  • Please Note: You will be required to have a credit card at time of check in as a security deposit for the vehicle
  • Vehicles are much like a large, inflatable Wave Runner or Jet Ski
Operated by Aqua Mania Adventures

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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22 reviews
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In St. Maarten for a single day on a...
Chris B, Mar 2016
In St. Maarten for a single day on a cruise. Booked in the tour in advance independently. Taxi from the port was easy enough and sensibly priced. about 20 mins travel. Arrived to find we were the only boat on the tour that day, but they still ran the full tour for us. Tour guide lead in a larger craft and was friendly and helpful. Really enjoyed trip and amazed at how many Super Yachts moor in St Maarten harbors. Good snorkeling site. Helpful in sorting a taxi for our return journey. Nothing negative to report - a good value trip with plenty to see and do. 10/10. Thanks
My husband and I just returned from a...
jennifer b, Sep 2014
My husband and I just returned from a cruise. This excursion was easily the highlight for us. Bobby and Kay with Aqua Mania were awesome. Bobby took us out and went into the water with us. He pointed out lobsters, starfish, and identified many many other fish. They obviously take pride in their company and work, and genuinely wanted us to have a great time, which we did. I would highly recommend them.
We had a blast. My 16 yr old son liked...
Deborah I L, Sep 2014
We had a blast. My 16 yr old son liked the speed boats the best because he got to drive and the tour guide made it really fun with follow the leader. The snorkeling was good but a little crowded as other tour boats came over to where we were. It didn't take away from the experience though. We wanted to go to the airplane beach afterward for about an hour and they were willing to drop us off there and came back to get us right on time to take us back to our ship after we were done which was a nice surprise.
we had a great time on the power boats...
Jennifer W, Jun 2014
we had a great time on the power boats and the diving at creole rock was beautiful. We spent our afternoon hanging out at the beach in Simpson Bay and eating at the bar and grill. That was amazing!
Overall we had a good time on our tour...
Patrick L, Apr 2014
Overall we had a good time on our tour. Our group showed up early so we started our tour early which was nice. Driving the boats was fun. I was wondering if the boats were going to be slow and they were actually pretty fast. The snorkeling was good but not great. The goggles that my wife was using would not seal and our guide was nice enough to allow her to use his. Our guide was good however he did not provide an "over the top experience" that I feel would warrant 5 stars.
What a fantastic time! Loved driving...
clerid61245, Mar 2014
What a fantastic time! Loved driving and riding in our own boat! We had great snorkeling around creole rock. Our group had 4 boats following the larger lead boat. Only problem was that viator had the departure time as 10am and they actually leave at 9am. We were there 30minutes early and the other 6 people were waiting for us. Thankful that they didn't leave without us!
Best part of our vacation! Our group of...
Susan L, Mar 2014
Best part of our vacation! Our group of six went and we are all senior citizens. Some of us familiar with boating. It was a little hard getting back into the boats once you are in the water but manageable. The guide will help you if you need it. Snorkeling was great and the guide showed us different species.
It was great, highly recommend it. The...
Roger W, Feb 2014
It was great, highly recommend it. The staff was great!
Really fun excursion and a great way to...
Jennifer D, Feb 2014
Really fun excursion and a great way to see the island. The tour takes you on a nice ride along the coastline with plenty of opportunity for fun pictures or to switch drivers. The snorkeling was OK. Not the best I've seen but it added a fun element to the trip. Our guide was really great and very attentive to keeping everyone on track to be sure we had plenty of time in the water. The location is a little tough for the cab drivers from the cruise dock so be sure to tell them Pelican Bay. Several great lunch spots around the location of the marina so don't rush back to the ship.
This was the best shore excursion we...
John B, Oct 2013
This was the best shore excursion we have ever done. Great driving boat. Great snorkeling Fun


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