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Sand Dollar Half Day Snorkel Trip provided by Aqua Mania Adventures

Sand Dollar Half Day Snorkel Trip

Sand Dollar Half Day Snorkel Trip
4.5
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AU$95.25
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Tour snapshot
Choose from morning or afternoon departures
Duration:
3h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    8
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Hop aboard the Sand Dollar, a 28-foot-long custom power boat, to go snorkeling out by Creole Rock with this excursion. Once you reach the rock formation, known for its shallow waters and abundance of marine wildlife, you’ll get the chance to don snorkel gear and jump in or just hang out on board and snack on cheese and baguette provided for you on board.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Beer, water, and soft drinks are served on board
  • Baguette and cheese is provided to all guests
  • Free use of snorkeling equipment is included
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Beer, water, and soft drinks are served on board
  • Baguette and cheese is provided to all guests
  • Free use of snorkeling equipment is included
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3324SANDDOLLAR
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional crew
  • Beer, water and soda
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Bread and cheese snack
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Towels
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Simpson Bay Resort and Marina, Billy Folly Road, 37, Simpson Bay, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten We are located on the Marina of the Simpson Bay Resort in Pelican. IMPORTANT NOTE: Please arrive 30 minutes before departure time.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 3 and under
  • Check in is 20-30 minutes prior to departure time
  • Cruise through the lagoon up to the reef at Creole Rock in Grand Case, on the French side. The ride is about 40 minutes.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Should know how to swim & be comfortable in the water
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional crew
  • Beer, water and soda
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Bread and cheese snack
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Towels
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Simpson Bay Resort and Marina, Billy Folly Road, 37, Simpson Bay, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten We are located on the Marina of the Simpson Bay Resort in Pelican. IMPORTANT NOTE: Please arrive 30 minutes before departure time.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 3 and under
  • Check in is 20-30 minutes prior to departure time
  • Cruise through the lagoon up to the reef at Creole Rock in Grand Case, on the French side. The ride is about 40 minutes.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Should know how to swim & be comfortable in the water
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
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G3760GOrichardm
Marlton, NJ250 contributions
Feb. 2021 • Couples
This was a great trip great crew then these guys knew how to do their stuff plenty of beer to drink plenty of soda and water fun fun fun good music snorkeling swimming up to the beach was fantastic we love you guys thank you
Written 14 February 2021
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LoveToTravel
Orlando, FL38 contributions
Oct. 2018 • Couples
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 hour. My husband saw a small octopus!! This trip is totally worth the money!
Written 1 November 2018
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Joseph P
Hillside, NJ10 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Couples
We went with Junior to Creole Rock. He was very helpful in answering all our questions about the island and the work since Irma. Contrary to the reviewer below, we saw tons of fish, and beautiful corals and anemones. Various species of parrot fish, sergeant majors, flounder, butterfly fish, trunk fish, ballyhoos, tangs, even a large stingray. Junior was very helpful in pointing out different fish and helped find the stingray, which had buried itself in the sand. We have been going to St. Maarten for a few years now, and this was definitely one of nicest and most economical excursions.
Written 6 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

cindy r
Plymouth, MI9 contributions
Apr. 2022
Snorkleing was great but I think our Captain may have been preoccupied by something else that day. We weren't greeted too warmly and he was not the typical outgoing personality I have encountered on previous trips with Aqua mania or other providers.........

Also, one little bowl of cheese cubes, half a baguette and a couple sliced apples is the snack. Bowl was served when captain started drive back to swim location.. Needs a little more and perhaps two bowls as people are distributed between front and back of boat....
Written 1 May 2022
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CathySXM
Hi Cindy Thank you for sharing this feedback. Our captain usually gets great reviews. We will look into this on our end regarding your observation of him being preoccupied. Your suggestion regarding an additional bowl will be considered. Thank you again for this feedback.
Written 3 May 2022
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backintime
Garwood, N.J.48 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Family
We dropped anchor about 50 feet from swimming area, then had to swim closer to rock near Creole Rock. We were told by the Capt. upon arrival (certainly not before we paid already) that due to Hurricane Irma last year the reef was destroyed and the fish relocated. So basically, they FALSE ADVERTISE by telling you what to expect as far as marine life, and when you get there...nothing. All that, and all I saw the entire time was alot of rock, 2 sponges, and 2 small sergent major fish. Totally ripped off, and disappointed.What made it more insulting is that these locals know these waters, and knew this ahead of time, yet continue to book customers under false pretenses. not cool. Now we don't trust you, won't use you anymore, and are telling everyone to stay away. Better straighten up if you want to stay in business. My suggestion: Take the longer excursions to Tinntemare Island and Pinel Island with food. I saw more marine life back in the states in Key West, Fla.
Written 5 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Charlie M
Highlands Ranch, CO40 contributions
Jan. 2022
I did my four open waters for open water certification over 2 days with Jen she was very helpful, great personality and I learned a lot from her - and I graduated yea!
Written 31 January 2022
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Zachary And Courtney
4 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Solo
My husband and I were on our honeymoon and ended up going solo with our guide. We had so much fun and our guide was really professional.
Written 4 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alamito
Texas257 contributions
Oct. 2020
Wonderful day on the water! We were on The Dive Machine with Brett and they were great hosts. Excellent value and way to spend the day when so many things on the island are closed due to COVID.
Written 10 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Alamito Thank you for your review. COVID has brought its challenges, but nothing beats a great time out on the water, in the fresh air ....with a different kind of mask :0) Hope you choose St Maarten again as a travel / relax spot ... come visit us!
Written 23 October 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Crusader77
Washington Crossing, PA34 contributions
Dec. 2019
Went out for a half-day on the Sand Dollar with Junior. He was great! Gave us a lot of info about Marigot, Grand Case and the beaches we saw along the way. Snorkeling was good - saw several things I had never seen before! And the cheese, bread, beer/soda/water provided after snorkeling was most appreciated. An excellent trip and an excellent value!
Written 14 December 2019
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aquamaniaadventures
Thank you for leaving such an awesome review about our Sand Dollar Snorkel Adventure. Captain Junior always makes the trip a good time. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves. We hope to see you back again next time you are in St. Maarten.
Written 15 December 2019
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Lorrie O
New Haven, CT14 contributions
Great snorkeling at Creole Rock and Junior gave us a guided tour along the way! We would definitely consider going out on the Sand Dollar again!
Written 17 November 2019
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aquamaniaadventures
Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review. Junior is an awesome captain and we are so thrilled you enjoyed your time snorkeling. We can't wait to see you back at Aqua Mania adventures again!
Written 17 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Definitely Recommend
I decided to tag a 2 day diving trip onto my visit to St Maarten and I'm really glad that I did. It's been a while
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How to avoid the stairs
My wife and I have taken this cruise several times during our visit to the Island. The food and drinks are alway o
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This will make you very happy
We loved everything and everyone. They go above and beyond to make your trip a memorable one. Thank you Kaye, Pres
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Skip it and watch the sunset from the beach
I wish we had skipped this and just gone to the beach instead. The only “entertainment” was constantly pushing drin
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Avoid the stairs!
We have taken this excursion several times and have never been disappointed. The crew are always helpful and frien
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Dive trip St. Maarten
My husband and I spend a wonderful week at Simpson Bay Resort and Marina. Aqua Mania Divers is located onsite at th
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Wonderful
It was wonderful!! The food, the team, the ride.. everything was perfect. I’ll definitely recommend.
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Great 2 tank dive
We had a great two-tank dive with DM Nathan and Captain Swami! The other diver was new to diving and had some diffi
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3 dive minimum
Very good dive experience! They had me do a checkout dive first because it had been awhile since I last went on a d
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Outstanding diving experience
Outstanding diving experience in Divi Bay. Nathan was outstanding instructor for the first-timers and the underwate
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Enjoyable Sunset on the Water
Very fun way to enjoy a sunset, although the clouds were a bit of a bummer. The boat was large enough for the gues
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Sunset Sail
This was a great way to end our trip in Sint Maarten! The crew provided snacks and drinks and kept them flowing all
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Great dinner on the water!
We love to take sunset/dinner cruises when we’re in the islands. This was another great evening during our first vi
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Loved Diving with Them!!
We booked 3, 2 tank dives. Jen, Swanne ( forgive me if my spelling is oncorrect) and Nathan were amazing!! The dive
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