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Self-Drive Boat Tour & Snorkel from Simpson Bay

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Cole Bay, Sint Maarten
Self-Drive Boat Tour & Snorkel from Simpson Bay

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover the beauty of St Maarten's western coast aboard a self-drive inflatable boat—a unique alternative to the typical sightseeing tour. A knowledgable guide will accompany you on your journey from Philipsburg to Creole Rock on the island's French side. Once arriving, spend some time snorkeling in protected waters alongside sea turtles and schools of tropical fish, then get back behind the wheel to marvel at hidden bays and beaches. *Please note: in order to book multiple boats, you will need to make separate bookings
  • St Maarten self-drive boat tour from Simpson Bay
  • Travel from the Dutch side of the island to the French side on your own personal watercraft, led by an expert guide
  • Pass by secluded beaches and bays on the island’s west coast
  • Go snorkeling at Creole Rock to see marine life like sea turtles
  • Choose a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule
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Local guide
Use of Rhino Rider
Use of snorkel equipment and noodles
Use of life jacket
Fuel
Bottled water or soda on the watercraft
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Marine park fee (approx US$6)
Rhino Safari , 58 Welfare Rd, Cole Bay, Sint Maarten

Located Directly Behind Pineapple Pete Restaurant!

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Must be 18 years old to drive the watercraft or have a valid license
  • Valuables and any belongings you don't want to get wet can be stored with the local tour operator; the watercraft does not have a dry compartment
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Rhino
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.


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star-5
Ride a Rhino!
John_S
, Jul 2022
Leo, Andrew and Nate made this a great experience from the start. Everything was ready for us and once the pre-ride check was complete we were off. We had a great time. Great sights of the island as well as nice snorkeling. We would definitely return. Thank you Leo, Andrew and Nate!
star-5
Highly recommend
Eric_S
, Jul 2022
The boats are very fun and easy to drive. Had a great time. Would definitely do this trip again next time we're here.
star-5
Rhino’s Rock!
Arasele_N
, Jul 2022
From the hotel pick up to the snorkeling this experience was awesome. For someone who’s afraid of deep waters, I felt very safe. It was an adventure of a lifetime. The drive there was a little bumpy but very fun. Loved the entire experience.
star-5
Such a fun tour & the...
Jason_S
, Jun 2022
Such a fun tour & the tour guides were awesome. I definitely recommend this tour. It shows you a lot of the island you can’t see via vehicle.
star-5
Tremendous fun!
Laura_Z
, Jun 2022
Tremendous fun. I had never driven any kind of boat but this was very easy to do. We could go as fast or slow as we wanted. Our guide Cam was terrific - teaching us about the boat, giving us information about the area but mostly in making it a blast.
star-5
Great way to sightsee while enjoying the waves
Amber_B
, May 2022
The speed boat ride was a nice experience. Snorkeling was wonderful as the view of the fish was amazing. Andrew was our tour guide. I had an issue with my personal snorkel gear and he helped me out.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Intimate boat tour
Jodi_R
, Apr 2022
Raj was a great tour guide. Fun experience to see the west side of the island and snorkel a bit at Creole rock.
star-5
Must do activity.
Ross_H
, Apr 2022
Excellent experience throughly recommend it. We departed around 10:30 and returned at 1pm. We were lucky as there was only 4 people on the trip plus the guide. The guide was excellent very knowledgeable Gentleman. Great way to see the coastline and gain an appreciation for the Island. Recommend a hat that won’t blow off and lots of Sun tan lotion. A must do activity while on the island.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience with William and Omar.
Chintan_P
, Apr 2022
Excellent excursion, family enjoyed the Creole Rock Rhino and snorkeling expedition. The Rhino boats are a blast to ride. We bought the photos package, got the link but haven't spotted our pictures in the link sent. I am sure Leon will come through with the solution. Leo runs a great operation. William and Omar were friendly and helpful. Would definitely do it again. Just Do It..
star-4
Something New and Different
JeffreyKKunz
, Apr 2022
It’s not your usual trip❗️👍 This tour was not offered from our cruise ship. I found it on my own 👍. ($10/person from the cruise area and about 15-20 minutes) Rino is very safety conscious❗️ 👍 The ‘boys’ that showed us around were great❗️👍 Fun drive past wonderful scenery. (The snorkeling was ‘mediocre’ at best.)
star-2
We had 2 singles but they...
Paul_S
, Apr 2022
We had 2 singles but they ended up making us ride in the same boat. Which made us over the weight capacity and was not what we paid for. I don't think they were prepared since our tour was at 10am but we didn't leave the docks until 11:15
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Rhino fun in the sun!
Elaina_T
, Mar 2022
Andrew was a great guide! The Rhino was easy to maneuver and fun to drive! The ride out to Creole Rock for some snorkeling was exciting, and the race back to dock was terrific. Would recommend this tour highly!
star-5
The staff were very good....
Irene_C
, Mar 2022
The staff were very good. They gave good and clear instructions so all went well. I would just tell others if you get sea sick - motoring on the boat is fine but when we stopped to snorkel it was wavy and I did not feel well so got into the water as soon as possible. I wish I had worn a motion sickness ear patch prescription which usually takes care of it. Also the ride is quite bouncy so if you have back or joint issues that might bother one. Getting back in the boat from snorkeling is a little challenging but the strong staff member was able to haul me in. Most people won’t have to worry about these issues but I am 67 and not the most flexible person. Despite all that it was a fun and beautiful ride, touring the island. Good value and very good staff directing you.
star-5
Worth the price of admission !!!
Steve_M
, Mar 2022
Start to finish a great experience great team and the views and snorkel ing were awesome. I would highly recommend this to any visitor to st martin
star-5
Great tour that doesn't take all day!
Fatima_O
, Mar 2022
This is a great tour by water for couples, singles and friends if you are interested in something fun that doesn't take your entire day. The Rhino speed boats are easy to navigate, lots of fun and safe to operate. Creole Rock offered great snorkeling and we were given plenty of time to explore. Our guides Andrew and John were very attentive, informative and took good care of us!
star-4
The tour was amazing but...
Jainabu_S
, Mar 2022
The tour was amazing but William one of the tour guys is the worst and so rude and careless . Junior is much more calm and really nice
star-5
Great Afternoon
John_F
, Mar 2022
We had a great tour with William and Rhino Safari and would recommend it. After the initial instruction and test drive the tour began. 17 nautical miles and numerous stops later we were done. It was a fun afternoon.
star-5
A different type of Shore excursion with great staff and a fun experience
Laura_W
, Mar 2022
This was such an awesome experience - the boats were super fun ( and something we hadn’t done before ), the staff was very helpful and the snorkeling was unbelievably beautiful. Andrew and John were amazing!
star-4
Well organised and good fun
Paul_F
, Mar 2022
Well organised and good fun. Our guide William explained things well and although we were unlucky with the weather we still had a good time m
star-5
A great time!
Teresa_M
, Mar 2022
Getting to drive your own craft amongst all the boats was very fun. And seeing the beaches from the water was beautiful.

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