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Prickly Pear

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Address: Marigot, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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US$ 120.00*
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Day Trip to the Island of Prickly Pear from St Maarten
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Prickly Pear Day Sail and Snorkel from St Maarten

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Absolutely gorgeous!!! The Most Friendly staff, all you can drink rum punch, fun snorkelling and fun guests. If traveling by a cruise line that does not offer this as a tour be... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2015
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Sechelt, Canada
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Sechelt, Canada
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Reviewed 26 January 2015

Absolutely gorgeous!!! The Most Friendly staff, all you can drink rum punch, fun snorkelling and fun guests. If traveling by a cruise line that does not offer this as a tour be sure to book it independently through the family's website (it's the same price as the cruise will charge). We had so much fun we Can't Wait to go... More 

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Moneta, Virginia
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Reviewed 25 January 2015

The ocean can make this a choppy ride or smooth . On a choppy day this cove where you catamaran over to is also rough with difficult conditions . If you want a bar b que lunch on a nice beach in a cove thus is the place . Understand St Martin has 32 beaches without a fee . It... More 

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Reviewed 11 January 2015

Took a catamaran ride out to Prickly Pear, an island off the coast of Anguilla. Had heard there was great snorkeling there. Nice boat ride (although a bit choppy), and beautiful beach, but the snorkeling was a disappointment. Not much in the way of interesting coral, and not that many fish aside from parrot fish.

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3 Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 18 December 2014

Great snorkeling trip to Prickly Pear. Saw some nice, colorful fish and enjoyed the day. I've been to other places in the Caribbean that I've enjoyed more.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 16 December 2014

Tough call here: when the weather is good, you can see some decent fish (depends on if you have access to other snorkeling as to how it compares). I've been here when it's relatively calm, but I've also had really choppy water... tough to see anything then. Plus, with the current and the waves, it just makes it a bit... More 

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Buffalo
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Reviewed 12 December 2014

Honestly the biggest dud of our otherwise spectacular trip. We took a reputable catamaran, the crew was a little lackluster, seemed grumpy. The reef here was unspectacular to say the least. The older of the two bars on the island had one hut serving drinks, bartender was a bit overwhelmed and frankly the crowd of cruise daytrippers was annoying as... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 12 December 2014

We stopped here as part of a speed boat tour around St Maarten, so we sadly didn't get too much time here. You can only reach this place by boat. It's small, serene, with great natural scenery. The water is calm and very clear blue. There is a restaurant and beach chairs to rent (with umbrellas). There is a natural... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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Reviewed 24 November 2014 via mobile

Had this review be solely about the snorkeling it would have gotten a very poor review. We came over on a catamaran tour and were very excited about the snorkeling as it was majorly hyped here. However everything that we saw was dead. Not sure if the area they told us to go to was not correct or what, but... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Reviewed 28 October 2014

We went to this island through Lambada at Aqua Mania. It's a long way, about 2 hours on a boat ride. The snorkeling is superb. There is plenty of reefs and all kinds of fish.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 28 October 2014 via mobile

Took day trip to Prickly Pear and Anguilla and had a great time. Saw flying fish, Dolphins on the way. Snorkeling was a little rough the day we went to Prickly Pear. Anguilla portion was really good beach and food beach side.

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