St Maarten Water Sports/ St Martin Water Sports
Have you ever Kite-Surfed? Wind-Surfed?
or Taken a Ride on a Bouncing Banana?
Well now may be the time to do it!
There are many well-organized and inexpensive water sports on St. Maarten/ St. Martin that can keep you busy for weeks (or keep your teenage kids busy and away from their play stations and iPhones!)
There are some important things to understand about the water sports in St Martin SXM.
There is tons of information about them in this website (such as the best places to jet-ski, the unsafe places to jet-ski and the way you can get extra rides on the paragliding for free!).
Here are just a few of the various St Maarten water sports on offer –
- Wake boarding
- Water skiing
- Floating trampoline
- Deep-sea fishing
- Body boarding
- Under-water basket-weaving….just kidding!
Riding High On The Waves
Catching that perfect wave is not just a pro thing..
On the Northern and North-East facing beaches you can find the best surfing conditions. The rips are mild and the rollers are long – but you may have to contend with reef as well as the other wave-dancers – kite-surfers!
By far the best ‘locals’ place to surf (when the weather is mild) is Wilderness Beach – this is on the far north end of the island and is not easy to find. ou have to drive as far as you can through french cul-de-sac, leave your car at the municipal garbage dump, and walk over lose washed-up coral and rough headland about 20 minutes to the edge of the point.
Luckily, many surfers before you have made it a cosy spot with a makeshift shelter complete with table and seating out of driftwood, for you to sit back and enjoy a beer after your days surfing.
It’s not called ‘wilderness’ beach for nothing! – so it’s advisable to take a friend as well as a six-pack and a few snacks.
Forget the mobile phone – you may as well be on another island out here so don’t expect a signal. You’re best insurance is a surf buddy!
Other St Maarten Water Sports
Easiest & Safest Underwater Adventure?
Try Sea Trek St Maarten! Can you breathe and walk? Then you can Sea Trek!
This novel way of combining underwater breathing/ snorkeling and diving, requires no experience, no special training and you won’t even get your hair wet!
Walk along the sea bottom and discover all the hidden treasures of old wrecks and watch all the fish and coral on the reefs. Truly a great family adventure!
Sea Trek St Maarten
St Maarten, NA
Manager: +1 721-520-8180
Secondary: +1 721-520-8300
Whatever you choose to do you can rest assured you will be in experienced hands.
Just remember, most of these activities, in fact most of all the activities, excursions, tours and even taxi drivers have to adhere to a high standard of professionalism and care of their customers because they would not be allowed to take cruise ship passengers if they weren’t sufficiently capable of ensuring safety and security.
It is cruise line policy to be guaranteed and insured, so every guest is treated the same way whether they are from a hotel, cruise ship or a local resident.
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