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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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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! Booking ahead of time is strongly advised, especially during high season between Christmas and April.

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Amazing Kayak Experience

The rental service was quick and easy. Very friendly owner that has a small surprise at the end of your trip! The overall experience was amazing. Little key offers great... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The rental service was quick and easy. Very friendly owner that has a small surprise at the end of your trip! The overall experience was amazing. Little key offers great snorkeling as well as a great spot for picture taking. Pinel island itself was beautiful with great restaurants. Would highly recommend this as part of your St. Martin bucket list... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

According to the website, Theresa, is the driver and is the sweetest and most reliable taxi they know on the island. It goes on to say she will pick you up with a smile on her face and drive you to the shop. In addition, it mentions that her Hyundai H1 van is comfortable, clean, with air conditioning. The website... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is easy going, renting a kayak a less than 5 minutes and you can 'sail' away to Isle Pinel! Very friendly staff at this kayak rental. And the kayak comes with a dry-sack. And has comfortable back rests, so paddling made easy!

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Cattaraugus, New York, United States
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We rented kayaks for four days on our recent trip to St Maarten. We were immediately greeted and set up with our boats and given some advice on where to go and where not to go. On our second day, the attendant immediately stopped what she was doing to assist us in getting on the water quickly. It definitely pays... More 

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Thank Suzanne H
Oswen, Owner at Caribbean Paddling, responded to this review

Dear Suzanne H, Anytime I read a review such as yours, it gives me great satisfaction! Our main goal is to satisfy our guests in every way so that their experience with us gets as close to perfection as possible. I feel complete to see that our mission were a success with you :) I hope to see you very... More 

Key West, Florida
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I used to live in this wonderful Island, I went back to visit few weeks ago and me and my husband loooooveee to be in the water and let me tell you, we met Oswen at the beach of Pinel Island and he gave us the best experience on a night tour paddling that you could ever ask, he knows... More 

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Oswen, Owner at Caribbean Paddling, responded to this review

Dear Danafric90, Thank you SO MUCH for your glowing review, how can I thank you enough? I am so happy to read that you have enjoyed your experience with us so much that you came back to us as a tourist, and not a local ;) Any chance you come back for good? We will be there to welcome you... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I rented a paddleboard and a kayak. We went to Pinel Island. I would definitely recommend. Why pay $25 per hour when you can pay $25 for the day for the rental

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Thank Tim B
Oswen, Owner at Caribbean Paddling, responded to this review

Dear Tim B, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! I am glad to read that you have enjoyed your day SUPing and kayaking to Pinel Island. I would just like to rectify the price mentionned, we actually charge 15 dollars per person for a full day rental, available from 9h30am until 5:00pm :) See you... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I rented stand-up paddleboards last Sunday and had a blast. Getting to Pinel Island was a workout with the wind in your face, but it just made the cold beers taste that much better. Great time, will definitely be back!

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Oswen, Owner at Caribbean Paddling, responded to this review

Dear Jrun462, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! I am happy that you have enjoyed the SUP excursion to Pinel, despite the difficulty added by the strength of the wind. Congratulations & see you very soon again (I will make sure to ask the wind to stay away this time :p) More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time kayaking over to Pinel Island. Caribbean paddling gave us everything we needed to go over and spend the day at a super price. This was our first time kayaking and we found it to be an easy ride over. Loved it, would highly recommend it, if you want a duo kayak better book online ahead... More 

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Oswen, Owner at Caribbean Paddling, responded to this review

Dear Catherine R, Many thanks for your positive comment regarding your experience with us :) It made our day as yours was during your visit! So may I say, see you very soon again? :) More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time we have rented a tandem kayak to get over to Pinel Island during our stay on St. Maarten. Kayaking to Pinel is much more fun than the ferry! Everyone at Caribbean Paddling is very friendly and informative, they get you set up with your gear quickly so you can enjoy your day. It costs $30... More 

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Oswen, Owner at Caribbean Paddling, responded to this review

Dear Jalapeno6, A BIG thank you for your kind & complete review! I am so happy to read that you have enjoyed every side of your day in Pinel Island and that you have met our dear iguanas and crabs. We maintain a very good relationship with them :p I also wanted to mention that we also rent snorkel gear... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was definitely one of many highlights on our trip. Each bay holds something a bit unique. Renting a kayak and paddling out to the sandbar and then the bar on the sand at Pinel Island made for an excellent day. Don't forget to try the frozen mojitos and the fresh pina coladas at Karibuni! Awesome vistas of both the... More 

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Oswen, Owner at Caribbean Paddling, responded to this review

Dear Ben W, Thank you so very much for taking the time to review us! I am so glad to read that you have enjoyed your day to the fullest: from the kayak rental to the beautiful Caribbean sea and without forgetting the delicious cocktails from Karibuni (we could not agree more with you ;)) More 

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