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Address: | Embarcadere de Pinel Island, Cul de Sac 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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+590 690 22-0322
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We offer everyday eco-friendly adventures to Pinel Island in St Maarten....

We offer everyday eco-friendly adventures to Pinel Island in St Maarten. Rent a tandem kayak for the family or a single kayak for a solo trip, give paddle board a try and discover the ocean like you've never seen it before! With very affordable prices, you can spend an incredible day with our kayaks or stand up paddle board (SUP) on Pinel Island! Explore the keys, have a photo break on the sandbar, and lunch in one of the two restaurants on Pinel Island, Karibuni or Yellow Beach! We also offer paddleboard lessons at Galion Beach on demand. Booking ahead of time is strongly advised, especially during high season between Christmas and April.

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Giant paddle

Ideal for friends and family !! What a day! We stopped mid way on a sandy island. Kids loved it, then 8 more minutes and we were on pinel island

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Eric N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ideal for friends and family !! What a day! We stopped mid way on a sandy island. Kids loved it, then 8 more minutes and we were on pinel island

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent a week in sint maarteen on january and went almost every morning paddling or kayaking to pinel to enjoy for a while the best beach of the island. Oswen, the owner of caribbean paddling is the best to give the right advices to spend a fabulous trip to pinel with the perfect equipment: kayak, large choice of paddle... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went later in the day (late morning) and picked up our kayaks to head to Pinel Island for lunch. Be sure to book ahead of time to ensure enough kayaks or paddle boards for your group because they can run out! It's a quick (15 min) and easy kayak to Pinel Island where you can have lunch (only 2... More 

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1 Thank TammyN125
Saint-Martin, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Pinel several times taking the ferry boat. I always loved this island! Who could resist to sip a cocktail while sun bathing and having the shallow water refreshing you now and then. We went it back last week but this time around, my boyfriend had the great idea to rent a tandem kayak. I'm not much of... More 

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2 Thank Eve D
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I decided to go to Pinel Island with the giant Paddle that allows 8 people on it! It was such a great experience to paddle on the clear water of the bay, we saw a turtle!!! We even stop in the middle of the bay where you can walk on the sandbank. It was an amazing day,... More 

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in St Maarten for the day as a cruise port. I booked 2 single person kayaks with Caribbean Paddling. GREAT company to deal with, the package included RT taxi from the cruise port. Once we got to the where our kayaks were we just gave our name and headed off to Pinel Island, it is a very easy... More 

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived from a cruise ship and met our pre arranged taxi....everyone else was standing in a line. Wonderful taxi driver brought us to the location where we quickly received our paddle boards. Nicoli was easygoing and low stress. Off we went to Pinel island where we had an amazing, relaxing day. Wonderful beach vibe..... I highly recommend Caribbean Paddling

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the idea of going to Pinel Island even before arriving in Saint-Martin! We were a party of 8 girls celebrating a bachelorette party and wanted to paddle to Pinel all together! When we reached Caribbean Paddling shop, they were sold out of all their paddle boards (we did not have a reservation) but Ozzy offered to inflate his... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The stand up paddling experience we had was exactly like the company web site claimed. It was the best paddling experience!!! the water from Ferry Pour Ilet Pinel to Yellow beach was calm and shallow. I felt very safe and comfortable to paddling through. the only reason we gave 4 star was because their snorkel gears were not seal well.... More 

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Big Indian, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pinel Island is a great place to visit while on St. Martin. You can take the ferry or rent a kayak or paddle board from Caribbean Paddling. They are friendly and helpful. It's a short enjoyable paddle

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