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Exploration By Kayak

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Explore Simpson Bay Lagoon on this easy kayak tour.

Kayak Exploration at Simpson Bay Lagoon

Take our Simpson Bay Lagoon kayaking tour and you may never want to return to civilization!

After making your way to Simpson Bay, you will meet your guide for a paddling demonstration on the beach. After your quick lesson, you will board your sit-on-top type kayak, which offers exceptional stability, and follow your guides on a gentle paddle across the bay, under the Simpson Bay Bridge, and into the Lagoon. You will pass the incredible mega-yachts docked at the various marinas that dot the coastline of the Simpson Bay Lagoon (Mega-Yacht season is from November to April) and explore the mangroves along the Bellevue coastline.

The guides on your St. Maarten tour will point out interesting creatures like the upside-down jellyfish and the strange sea cucumbers which thrive in these shallow waters. Keep your eyes open for the rarely seen grey and blue herons that nest in these quiet havens on your St. Maarten excursion.

Continue along the coast, where you will be shown the invisible border which has signified a peaceful separation of the Dutch and French parts of St. Maarten since 1648.

Paddling past some of the world's most luxurious motor yachts you will continue out through the bridge into the quiet bay for a well-deserved swim at the beautiful Simpson Bay Beach.

Return to your starting point, where you will enjoy a cold drink and good conversation with your guides at a nearby restaurant.

This St. Maarten tour requires a minimum of four participants to operate.

About Shore Excursions Group
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $61.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Scenic, Active
Tour Duration
2.5 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
30 minute taxi ride (not included) from the cruise pier (details will be provided when this excursion is booked).
Food/Beverage Provided
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing your swim suit under comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. A towel, Sun glasses and sunscreen (biodegradable preferred) are also suggested. Storage space is limited so only bring what you need.
Minimum age to participate is 10 years old. All guests must wear a flotation vest and sign a waiver. Guests should be in good health and have a general knowledge of swimming.