Explore An Ocean of Possibilites

An island paradise, St. Martin/St. Maarten offers countless activities. Try your hand at sailing, jet skiing, parasailing, scuba diving and snorkeling. Island visitors can enjoy mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding and parachuting.

The clear blue water off the island makes for ideal snorkeling and scuba diving conditions. Dawn Beach is among the island’s best spots for snorkeling just off the beach. However, opportunities for more in-depth exploration abound and you can book half-day and full-day trips for snorkeling and diving among the area’s colorful reefs. Captain Alan, owner of five slips in the Oyster Bay Marina, offers three- and six-hour snorkeling tours daily. Make sure you enjoy this unique experience by making reservations in advance on his website or through our reservations department by calling (721) 543-6040 or toll free 1-866-978-0212.

Experience the island’s underwater life, without getting wet, and book an excursion aboard the Seaworld Explorer — a semi-submarine with large windows for underwater viewing. You can also charter a sailboat from nearby Simpson Lagoon, or Cole Bay, or ride on the swift and spacious 60-foot catamaran from Bluebeard Charters for a trip to Anguilla. Deep sea fishing trips are also available through Lee’s Deep Sea Fishing.

Join us Sunday morning in the courtyard for an orientation session providing an opportunity to hear all about these activities and meet the people that run them. You’ll also receive a fascinating history lesson and cultural brief from a local historian. St. Martin/St. Maarten has a rich history and culture worth exploring. Stop by the courtyard Sunday morning to learn more.

When you tire of wearing your bathing suit (if that’s even possible), head for terra firma for a bike ride between Simpson Bay and the French lowlands. Or take a mountain biking adventure or a hike to the highest peak on the island, Pic Paradis (Paradise Peak), where you also can enjoy the excitement of its zip-line obstacle courses. There’s a course for adults (more arduous and quite a workout) and one for children.

Need help deciding? Then head over to our Activities Desk for help planning your adventure.

Highly recommend for couples and families. Make sure you rent a car to explore the island.