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St. Maarten: Full-Day Catamaran Sail to Prickly Pear Cays

4.7 / 5

23 reviews

Activity provider: Aqua Mania Adventures

St. Maarten: Full-Day Catamaran Sail to Prickly Pear Cays

Activity provider: Aqua Mania Adventures

From US$ 145 per person

Enjoy the turquoise waters of the Caribbean as you spend the day on a 65-foot sailing catamaran. Visit Prickly Pear Island and make a swim stop off an Anguillan beach on the way back.

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Duration 7.5 hours
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  • Spend a memorable day with your friends on this full day trip
  • Visit the beautiful island of Prickly Pear with a swim stop on the way home
  • Snorkel, swim, relax, and enjoy lunch at Prickly Pear Cays
Full description

Enhance your St. Maarten holiday with a full-day sail to the gorgeous and unspoiled islands of sun and sand – Prickly Pear. The Lambada has a 17-year history of boat fun, family gatherings, and an outstanding crew. This is always a top-ranked excursion. Departing from Simpson Bay Resort, the Lambada sails down the coast of St. Maarten and across the Anguillan channel with a heading bound for Prickly Pear Cays. The 16-mile trip from St Maarten is about an hour and 45 minutes. After snorkeling the reefs at Prickly Pear, enjoy a tasty meal at Johnno's Prickly Pear. Choose the BBQ chicken, fish, or ribs, and then enjoy some free time beach combing, swimming, or relaxing in the sun.

On the way back to St Maarten, anchor off Mead's Bay for a refreshing dip before pulling up the sails for the trip back to Simpson Bay. During the nice leisurely sail back you’ll be treated to foot-tapping Caribbean rhythms and a tasty rum punch.

  • Day catamaran cruise
  • Guide
  • Drinks on board
  • Lunch at a restaurant
  • Snorkel gear
  • Port fees
  • Hotel transfers
  • Extra drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must present a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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  • Shoes
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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 23 reviews

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It was a great experience. The crew are friendly, pleasant, funny and helpful. There was plenty to drink, we had snacks on the boat, lunch was very tasty. With every stop you get enough time to enjoy and experience. The best thing was sailing back, then there was enough wind and the engine was switched off and we went sailing a lot. Super!!!

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April 7, 2019

Amazing Captain and Crew

I wish I had read the activity closer because I didn't realize it was mostly about the snorkeling. The water was too choppy at Prickly Pear that we couldn't even take the dinghy to the beach. Being a non-snorkeler, that was what was going to be fun for me. Even some of the snorkelers were having trouble. The beach in Anguilla was very pretty and the BBQ lunch at Roy's Place on the beach was very very good. The most enjoyment I had was watching Justine, one of the crew members, snag a pretty sizeable Mahi Mahi and learning about pouring rum down the fish throat to stop them from struggling. My husband got sick on the way back and forgot his glasses on the boat and the crew had put them up and kept them until we got back to claim them. Although the crew and the catamaran itself was very nice, they served snacks on the trip out and the return trip, the all you can drink bar kept it flowing. But, because I don't really snorkel I would probably not do this activity again.

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December 5, 2015

The trip was a very enjoyable experience where new friends were made.

The only negative aspect was that we were told that we had to be there at 8:00 am sharp where we did not board the boat until 8:50. We stood in the hot sun watching the crew get the boat ready. They should have had the boat ready prior to our arrival. Other than that The Day of Sailing was wonderful the crew was great, The people on board were all about having fun and we did. All Day Long! Paramedic Billy

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March 14, 2014

Product ID: 3955