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“Caribbean Paddling, Cul de Sac St Martin”
Review of Caribbean Paddling

Caribbean Paddling
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Caribbean Paddling, Cul de Sac St Martin”
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Rented a 2-seat, sit on top kayak. All-day rental. No problems. They had lots of boats on hand. They provide a big drybag for your belongings, which is a great thing (and you need it!) Fill the bag with your nap sacks, purses, towels, etc then strap it to the kayak.
Officially open til 5pm but the booth closes before, which works in your favour if you want a bit more time - just leave the boat by the booth when you're done.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Doug C
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Oswen, Owner at Caribbean Paddling, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Hi Doug C,

thank you for posting your review. Happy to see you spent a very good time with our kayaks.

Take care,

Oz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fun and new way to experience Pinel Island”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

On our most recent trip to St. Maarten, my sister and I wanted to try new and different things. We saw Caribbean Paddling on TripAdvisor and decided to give it a try to visit Pinel Island. What a fun adventure this was! The owner of the small rental facility located right next to the ferry dock was easy-going and set us up in no time with a two-person kayak and paddles (with a water proof bag) and sent us on our way. We enjoyed a liesurly paddle out to the Pinel Island beaches, waving at passing ferry riders and the multitude of pleasure boats anchored nearby. It was all so easy and fun for us. Something we will definitely do again next time we visit Pinel Island!

Visited November 2013
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Thank DJHerm
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Oswen, Owner at Caribbean Paddling, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Thanks a lot DJHerm for contributing to our reviews, and see you again around Pinel island.

Regards,

Oz
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Tiel, The Netherlands
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“Perfect arranged kajak trip to Pinel island”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Renting a kajak from Caribbean Paddling was perfect for us. Total freedom about the hours you want to stay out. They simply calculate the hours when you return the kajak. Further they provide everything else you need to make a trip such as a waterproof bigbag for your belongings, snorkel gear etc. etc. Very nice company to deal with and for very reasonable (even cheap) prices.
Trip itself to Pinel Island was wonderful, as well as the island itself.
Will definitely do it again next time on St. Martin.

Visited October 2013
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Oswen, Owner at Caribbean Paddling, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Thank you Betuwecruisers for your nice and helpful review!

Enjoy your trip in the Caribbean!!

Regards,

Oz
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Just what we needed!”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

My husband and I have been living in St. Maarten since January and have been wanted to paddle board for a long time. I contacted Oz and since he knew we had lots of time he made sure to let us know the best weekend to do it with the most perfect weather conditions. Definitely going back for more and to try other sights like Grand Case. I can't wait for my friends and family to visit to take them paddle boarding too!

Visited October 2013
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Thank jackiegreco5
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Oswen, Owner at Caribbean Paddling, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Hello jackiegreco5,

thank you for visiting us! Can't wait to see you again :)

Oz
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Guelph, Canada
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“Simply, Quick, Amazing Fun”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

My partner and I rented a kayak to take to Pinel Island and it could not have been easier. We really just walked up to his stand and asked him for one, gave some information about how long we would be and then we set off. The trip takes only minutes and the current is not strong but you will get wet. He provides you with life jackets and waterproof bags for your things. When you get to Pinel simply pull the kayak onto the beach or continue around the island from the water. We brought it onto the beach and hiked the entire way around the island but you could also paddle- I wouldn't recommend paddle boarding around Pinel though as on the far side the current is much stronger.
ps- There is a great boardwalk by the parking lot when you get to the cul de sac- great for birding if that is your thing!

Visited October 2013
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Thank zoolab
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Oswen, Owner at Caribbean Paddling, responded to this review, 27 October 2013
Hello zoolab,

thank you for posting your review. I'm sure it will help other travellers!

See you,

Oz
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