Sunset Sail on a catamaran

Water World



St. Maarten/St. Martin offers an array of aquatic pursuits, inviting all to experience unforgettable adventures on, above, and under the waves.


Written by  D.A. Robin



Tucked away into the Caribbean’s bright blue seas, St. Maarten/St. Martin grants visitors unparalleled and boundless access to its abundant aquatic treasures. This slice of paradise is perfect for water activities, pairing its views with a little bit of thrill. Get your adrenaline up with a Jet Ski adventure, angle for your next great fish tale, or set sail into the sunset. There’s an oceanic exploration to suit everyone — no matter your taste or preference.




Setting Sail


Caribbean natives have long been travelers, and island-hopping is folded into the region’s culture. You, too, can experience the thrill of gliding across the sea and transforming your vacation into an entirely new and revelatory experience, as these islands provide such amazingly diverse environments and cultures. Discover secluded lagoons and hidden caves that are inaccessible except by boat, perfect for snorkeling and basking in the serenity of untouched nature.


Explore the rich biodiversity of nearby marine parks, home to colorful fish, vibrant corals, and the occasional playful dolphin. Whether you prefer the laid-back charm of Anguilla or the rugged beauty of Saba, these day trips promise a taste of Caribbean magic that will stay with you long after you return to the shore. Local tour operators can help you experience a variety of island-hopping excursions and other fun trips. Aqua Mania Adventures provides unique catamaran tours and day trips, or you can go sailing and snorkeling with Eagle Tours. Pyratz Gourmet Sailing offers memorable trips with its ultimate yachting experience of seafaring and gourmet meals. Xisle Boat Charters offers a wide selection of boating services and watersport activities.




Racing the Waves


Jet-skiing is a fantastic sport for the thrill-seeking guest to this dual-island paradise, allowing visitors to enjoy the Caribbean from its majestic waters. Zoom across the pristine seas, carve waves at incredible speeds, and enjoy the thrill of the open water. Jet-skiing lets you blaze the day away in exhilarating speed and excitement, and St. Maarten/
St. Martin offers opportunities for day rentals and guided excursions.




Hook One On


Fishing enthusiasts can always land the big one in this ocean paradise. Cast your line in popular fishing locations, such as St. Maarten/St. Martin and Anguilla’s secluded bays and Saba’s deep-sea trenches, which promise diverse catches. Delight in this exhilarating combat with nature, test your skills against these powerful adversaries, and perhaps land yourself some game fish, such as marlin and tuna. For a more leisurely experience, explore the serene lagoons and ponds, where snapper and tarpon abound.



Surfing the Winds


Challenge yourself on the thrilling waves as you join thousands of other past guests who have marveled at the windsurfing experiences on the island. Feel yourself lifted, elevated, and carried on these wondrous glossy, azure waves while the world and your worries rush by. Windsurfing here is an adventure within an adventure as you witness the sprawling, unfolding joys of St. Maarten/St. Martin and its neighboring lands throughout your escapade.




Snorkeling the Seas


Explore the vibrant marine wonderland on one of the island’s mesmerizing snorkeling tours. Visit the many snorkeling spots in and around St. Maarten/St. Martin and the small nearby islets, including Creole Rock and Dog Island. Experienced and friendly guides are here to lead you on these incredible underwater excursions where you can explore every underwater marvel. The waters surrounding St. Maarten/St. Martin are teeming with sea life, including turtles, rays, and vibrant corals. Aqua Mania Adventures offers sailing, day trips, and private charters so you can discover the top snorkeling spots.




Dive and Discover


St. Maarten/St. Martin provides a warm entryway to an enchanting underwater realm for those fascinated with the mysteries of the deep blue. Dive into crystal-clear waters teeming with the thriving, kaleidoscopic beauty of expansive coral reefs and abundant marine life. This underwater world is available to divers of all skill levels, and the island hosts many providers that teach diving and provide certification.


Explore dramatic drop-offs and captivating, expansive depths during these adventures. Dive schools and experienced, reputable tour operators, such as Aqua Mania Adventures, ensure that your underwater escapades are both secure and deeply immersive, promising an experience filled with wonder and awe. Dive Sint Maarten stands as a reliable operator with diverse service offerings, including PADI courses and tours. The company prioritizes visitors’ safety while creating unforgettable experiences.


In St. Maarten/St. Martin, the beauty of the sea is a gentle, constantly unfolded revelation of natural splendor. Luckily for you, you can choose expert guides and operators to guide you safely through these moments of endless fascination on, above, or under the waves.





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