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Sand Dollar Half Day Snorkel Trip

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    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.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We took this trip with our 2 kids aged 10 and 12 and we all loved it. Our captain JT was helpful and attentive and answered all of our questions. Just enough time to not be to much and lose interest. Highly recommended.More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank jdaly4721
    Debby L, General Manager at Aqua Mania Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hi JDaly4721 Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review. We hope you will be back on St Maarten soon, enjoying sun, sea and sand and maybe another adventure. Thank you for choosing our excursion. We will be sure to...More

    Reviewed 2 April 2019

    Our captain, Junior, was what made the trip most enjoyable. We spent half of our time snorkeling and the other half at a beach.

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Destination158238
    Reviewed 24 March 2019 via mobile

    We went as a family with the youngest being 15 and oldest 54. It was a fun trip! JT and Junior were very knowledgeable of the island and kept a good watch of everyone in the water. Great guides! We saw some cool fish and...More

    Thank wich0603
    Reviewed 17 January 2019

    We booked this excursion and ended up being with 2 other couples (6 total) and had a great time. JD was our guide and he was amazing. We had so much fun with him and he was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I would highly recommend...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank taylorlynn05
    Reviewed 1 November 2018

    We took the afternoon boat, which leaves at 2pm. Captain Albert took us out to Creole Rock. Along the way he told us many things about the beautiful Island. The boat ride was so relaxing and gorgeous. We were able to snorkel for almost an...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    1  Thank l00vethebeach
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