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Passaat Classic Schooner

| SkipJacks Restaurant Lagoon Dock, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-580-3301
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Passaat is a schooner built in 1911 & 100ft long. If it is for a days sail, sunset or dinner cruise, she provides the perfect sailing experience. Join us for a cruise along the St.Maarten coast. We have no music aboard except for the wind in the sails & water against the hull. Relax & enjoy sailing, gourmet Caribbean food & cocktails in great company.
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  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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| SkipJacks Restaurant Lagoon Dock, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-580-3301
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our friends, newly engaged, went with us on this great master ship. We were greeted at Skip Jacks restaurant then ferried over to the Passat for a great evening experience. The skipper and crew were so friendly, gracious hosts, and served excellent snacks and drinks....More

Thank 2_4SXM
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't imagine how wonderful it feels to be on this exceptional vessel with the sails full of wind, no engines rumbling, holding a rum runner in one hand, a piece of pizza in the other and keeping your balance. Our 7th Sunset Cruise with...More

Thank Joe-Lori-KW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend Jackie and I had a wonderful two hours. We met some of the nicest people from different parts of the states, wish we could have extended the cruise another hour, just to take in the beauty of this Island and the other vacationers...More

Thank ELCUBANO1959
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time on our sunset cruise. Meriam and Peter were great people and the history of the boat was very interesting. We are looking forward to doing it again next year.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cruise was one of the highlight's of my recent holiday in St Martin. Miriam is a charming, hard working lady who's sole aim is to make sure that everyone enjoys their 2 hour cruise on her beloved schooner . The sunset was wonderful and...More

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Boat was a little pieced together but the sunset was beautiful. Always fun to get out on the water. Met some very nice people. Food was average at bestMore

Thank Tammy B
Mirian E, Owner at Passaat Classic Schooner, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Tammy, Thank you for your review of your experience on Passaat! Our ship is a schooner built in 1911, we, Pieter and I, put in a lot of love and care to keep the ship in good shape. Of course this is not a...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017

The sail was lovely, the Passaat is very nice! This is a nice quiet sail. We enjoyed it so much, we have booked it for a small group next visit!

Thank cafemom
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

My family and I live on St.Maarten and I was looking for something new and different to do for Mother's Day so we decided to try out the Passaat for the sunset cruise. The boat was so unique and the sunset views were amazing! Miriam...More

Thank DominoSXM
Reviewed 11 May 2017

From the time we were escorted by Miriam via inflatable tender to the time we were returned back to shore, this was an experience of a lifetime. The Schooner Passaat is a classic in the truest sense from the rigging , the wooden ships' wheel...More

Thank Den420
Mirian E, Manager at Passaat Classic Schooner, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thank you for your review and kind words. It was a pleasure having you on board of Passaat and making sure your bucket list shrunk 1 item! Sunny regards, Mirian, Pieter & Jan Thomas

Reviewed 5 May 2017

We went ahead and booked the sunset cruise with dinner. It was a nice and relaxing time, and the sunset was beautiful. The staff is great. They provided us with appetizers and drinks before our dinner. It be even better i think if they served...More

Thank vroom2
Mirian E, Manager at Passaat Classic Schooner, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed the cruise and loved the dinner! As the dinner itself is 3 courses we consider the appetizers just that...as....of course we don't want to spoil your appetite with the nitbits before. On a ship...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What is the maximum seating capacity? We are interested in this for a September small anniversary party as well as trying it out while we are here in SXM this month. Would you let us provide our own wine for the group?
9 March 2017|
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Response from Mirian E | Property representative |
We are licensed for 30 passengers. we are planning to haul out somewhere in September, like we do every year, what date in September are you looking at so maybe we can work around it. Yes you can bring your own wine or I can... More
Where do you board?
29 November 2016|
Response from Mirian E | Property representative |
Our boarding dock is at SkipJacks Restaurant. We transfer you with a dinghy to the Passaat which is out in Simpson Bay.
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29 November 2016|
Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
You wait at Skipjack's Restaurant just on the east side of the lagoon drawbridge. Mirian will be there in the little gray dinghy to take you and the guests out to the Passaat (usually in two trips) which is anchored in the... More