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Reef-It Snorkel Park Guided Eco-Snorkeling Tour provided by Reef-It Snorkel Park

Reef-It Snorkel Park Guided Eco-Snorkeling Tour

Reef-It Snorkel Park Guided Eco-Snorkeling Tour
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from £27.68 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 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, Dutch
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Guests will first receive an educational briefing on our conservational efforts to rejuvenate the coral reefs of St. Maarten and safety instructions on how to properly use the snorkel gear before they enter the water. This is not a boat excursion, guests enter the water right from our dock, entering and exiting the water via our industrial ladder. Once they are in, they will be taken on a 45 minute guided tour throughout the park, stopping along the way to see the reef balls that have been set up and the coral that is steadily growing on them. They will also get to see the abundance of reef life that inhabits the area. Once the tour is over there are refreshments for sale and free Wi-Fi.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 122456P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Use of Snorkelling equipment • • Educational information on coral rejuvenation and the million coral head initiative • Free Wi-Fi
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
Dock Maarten, Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten We are happy to meet you at our Reef-It Snorkel Park located at Dock Maarten next to the 12 meter regatta office (approximately a 5 minute walk from the cruise ship terminal and downtown Philipsburg).
Inclusions
Use of Snorkelling equipment • • Educational information on coral rejuvenation and the million coral head initiative • Free Wi-Fi
Departure details
Dock Maarten, Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten We are happy to meet you at our Reef-It Snorkel Park located at Dock Maarten next to the 12 meter regatta office (approximately a 5 minute walk from the cruise ship terminal and downtown Philipsburg).
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
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Elaine D
Livonia, MI25 contributions
Fun with the Fish
Feb 2020
My 8 1/2 year-old granddaughter enjoyed the Swim Park very much. Staff was very helpful and there was lots to see near the rocks around the point.
Written 25 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Reef-It S
We are so happy she enjoyed her snorkeling experience with us! We hope to see you again some time soon!
Written 27 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sami
Vancouver, Canada19 contributions
Wonderful staff and great cause
I really enjoyed the tour unfortunately it was on a rainy day so there was not a whole lot of fish out on this particular day but the staff where very nice and I’m always happy to help a good cause! Would love to see how this reef grows next time I’m here!
Written 12 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sunsea111
4 contributions
Supporting a great effort to rebuild natural coral.
Located close to the cruise terminal, the eco park is helping to plant coral and bring back the coral population. A portion of the fee goes to the non-profit supporting the project. Fun to see baby coral!
Written 5 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Reef-It S
Our efforts are only made possible by your contribution! Thank you for this lovely review! We hope to see you soon and hopefully the coral has developed even more!
Written 6 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Victor L
12 contributions
Recommended for beginning snorkelers or those with only a short time
Jan 2020
Convenient: Reef-it has a small booth on the pier very close to the cruise ship dock, or a 5-minute walk from Philipsburg. You check in, get your gear, and get in the water right there! No one in my tiny group of 3 needed a lesson, so we just got in, our guide lead us out along the shore and back.

Good Business: The location is extremely convenient, the staff is very friendly, the business is straightforward and organized,and they have a mission to help restore the coral reef. $25 if you buy direct for a 45-minute session seemed fair to me.

Calm: The water is warm, and the day that I went the water was very calm and clear.
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Not the best variety:I have been snorkeling 8 to 10 times in Hawaii, the Caribbean,
and the Galapagos. There is no coral here yet. They have planted concrete shapes like semi-spherical wiffle balls on the sea floor on which coral, sea urchins, and other life can cling to and in which fish can hide from predators. But it will take time. For now, there are rocks along the shore, and that is where most of the fish are.

So why did I like this? (1) I had limited time. I was in Philipsburg for business and had only a few hours. (2) My previous experience, at the Great Barrier Reef(!) did not go well: I couldn't keep water out of my mask and my tube, I got seasick and got out of the water almost immediately. My confidence was shaken. The calm water was exactly what I needed to restore my confidence and get my technique back.
Written 5 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Reef-It S
We are so happy we were able to restore your confidence in snorkeling! We appreciate this review so much and are glad you enjoyed your time spent with us at Reef-It. The coral will take time to regrow! Hopefully on your next trip the coral will have developed significantly.
Written 6 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Erik G
11 contributions
So incredible!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Incredible experience and great staff! They are trying to rebuild the reefs after the hurricane came through which isn’t an easy task.
Written 1 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Reef-It S
We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us! It isn’t a easy task but it is so worthwhile! We hope to see you soon, when more reef has developed!
Written 2 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ryan S
1 contribution
Reef-it
Jan 2020 • Family
I had a very nice experience at Reef-it! The staff members were super friendly with fast service. They supplied me with all of the snorkel equipment needed (One was very cute😊). When snorkeling, I saw beautiful fish and other cool things under the water.
I would definitely come back here again!!
Written 17 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Reef-It S
Hi Ryan, We are so happy you enjoyed your snorkeling experience here at Reef-It Snorkel Park! We hope to see you again!
Written 18 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kevin R
3 contributions
Snorkeling in St Maarten
Sep 2019 • Couples
I booked this separately and not through the cruise ship so I was a little concerned but when I got there they were very friendly and did a great job setting us up and guiding through the reef. I would definitely recommend them to anyone that is looking to snorkel there!
Written 13 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Reef-It S
Hi Kevin, Thank you so much for leaving a review and booking our tour! Here at Reef-It, we love to receive your feedback! We had so much fun on our trip with you, and we are looking forward to seeing you again! We hope you had a lovely cruise!
Written 14 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Magazzi
1 contribution
Great Experience
Jul 2019 • Family
We had a wonderful time visiting the snorkel park! The guides were very knowledgeable and patient... especially for those of us that don’t normally snorkel. The kids were so surprised when they saw the tiles with their names on them! They couldn’t believe it!! I HIGHLY recommend doing this while on the island. It’s a MUST do!!
Written 5 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Reef-It S
Thank you so much for the great review and the recommendation! We're so glad the kids enjoyed the tiles! Hope to see you again!
Written 6 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

esmith12
Zachary, LA22 contributions
Great family snorkel!!
Jul 2019 • Family
Reef It Snorkel park is a fun filled and educational time for the young and old. The guides are very knowledgeable and helpful. Don’t know how to snorkel, no worries the guides have the patience to teach and make your trip a memorable one. It is a wonderful park which is working with the St Maarten Nature Foundation to help educate and regenerate coral reefs. Great location anyone traveling on the cruise ships and a easy drive for everyone just visiting the islands.
Must do!!
Written 1 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Reef-It S
Great to hear you liked the tour! Thank you for visiting our snorkel park.
Written 2 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

FLmtgirl
San Antonio, FL51 contributions
Building a new reef
Jun 2019 • Couples
Following reef destruction from Irma, the domes they are placing in the sea are already drawing fish into them. The staff is so enthusiastic about the project and also very helpful.

The snorkeling wasn’t phenomenal but it’s one of my favorite things and I did see a lot of fish. There just wasn’t anything unusual. They provide any gear you need and there is a guide who showed the group some sea life. Beautiful water and lovely, helpful and caring staff!
Written 3 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Reef-It S
Thank you for your visit and review! Snorkeling is one of our favorite things too :)
Written 2 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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KIDS Loved it
We sent our 4 teen/20s kids out on this advanture and they loved it. The underwater sights were great and the staf
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Wonderful Afternoon!
Took our 17 year old (who usually prefers scuba to snorkeling) to Reef-it Snorkel Park and we had a lovely afternoo
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Loved it
Very nice activity to do for all ages!! Enjoyed swimming between the many fishes. Staff is really friendly, they ar
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Great activity Snorkel swim and experience what Reef-It Snorkel Parc has to offer in it's safe/beautiful environmen
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A great time and a great cause!
What a wonderful time we had at the Reef-It Snorkel Park! The staff is great and we saw a wonderful variety of fish
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Great snorkelling spot
So happy to be contributing to this reef rejuvenating project in St. Maarten! We saw lots of cool fish and had goo
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