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Sand Dollar Half Day Snorkel Trip

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    What to Expect
    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Simpson Bay Resort and Marina, Cole Bay, Sint Maarten
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional crew
    • Beer, water and soda
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • Bread and cheese snack
    • Gratuities
    • Dive Equipment
    • Towels
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Divers are welcome but diving equipment is not included
    • Not recommended for child aged 3 and under
    • Check in is 15-30 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.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    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
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    Response from aquamaniaadventures, Marketing Specialist at Sand Dollar Half Day Snorkel Trip
    Responded 5 weeks ago
    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.
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    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!
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    Response from aquamaniaadventures, Marketing Specialist at Sand Dollar Half Day Snorkel Trip
    Responded 16 Nov 2019
    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!
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    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.
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    Response from Debby L, General Manager at Sand Dollar Half Day Snorkel Trip
    Responded 13 Aug 2019
    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 pass along your compliments to Cpt. JT :0)
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    Our captain, Junior, was what made the trip most enjoyable. We spent half of our time snorkeling and the other half at a beach.
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    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 found 3 engines under water! The beer/pop, apples, bread,
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