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Garfield Fun Charters - CLOSED

La Sucriere Bakery Airport Road, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-587-1503
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The highlight of our vacation!

Take the full day snorkeling excursion - it is so worth it! You meet at the french bakery at 8:30... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2013
lbagley77
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Meriden, Connecticut
Best Snorkling Experience Ever - Even Off-Season

We visited St. Maarten's July 20-26, 2013 which is "off-season." I can only imagine how many... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2013
SSMATZ
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Tacoma, Washington
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Garfield Fun Charters is now being operated by Coconut Reef Powerboat and Snorkel Tours. The charters were designed by Bruce Hancock a skipper with extensive local knowledge and who wanted customers to experience the hidden gems of St Martin. A chance to escape the crowds, snorkel in pristine clear blue waters, explore uninhabited islands and have a much more intimate and relaxing experience. We are continuing with his vision and want to make your trip with us one you will never forget.
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  • Very good2%
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  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
22 Oct 2013
“The highlight of our vacation!”
27 Jul 2013
“Best Snorkling Experience Ever - Even Off-Season”
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La Sucriere Bakery Airport Road, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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+1 721-587-1503

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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Take the full day snorkeling excursion - it is so worth it! You meet at the french bakery at 8:30 am - get there early! The coffee is good and the croissants are amazing!!!!! The owner and Captain were extremely knowledgeable, down to earth and...More

1  Thank lbagley77
CarlaCoconutReef, Owner at Garfield Fun Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2013

Thanks for the lovely review. So glad that you enjoyed your day with us, and as you said if you ever make it back to St Maarten then be sure to look us up. Thanks again!

Reviewed 28 July 2013

We visited St. Maarten's July 20-26, 2013 which is "off-season." I can only imagine how many people they entertain "on-season." Our family of 10 was lucky enough to discover Alex at Garfield Fun. Check in at the French Bakery in Phillipsburg. Not only did Alex...More

1  Thank SSMATZ
CarlaCoconutReef, Owner at Garfield Fun Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2013

Thanks for the great review. I will make sure Alex sees it! No problem about the cake, we actually home bake it when we can and didn't want you guys to miss out! Also sorry about the confusion over the marine park fee. It should...More

Reviewed 23 July 2013

We had a great day of snorkeling (Creole Rock), swimming with the sea turtles, viewing the iguanas and site seeing on the trip to and from the four stops during the day. Alex was our captain for the day and he was very helpful throughout...More

Thank Dane W
GarfieldFunCharters, Owner at Garfield Fun Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2013

Great to hear that you had a good day on the boat, and no problem about delivering the cake. Hope you had enjoyed the rest of your holiday and look forward to seeing you next time you are on the island! ( Remember to look...More

Reviewed 4 June 2013

Garfield has just been awarded the 2013 certificate of Excellence for 2013. Well, we returned home to Florida yesterday and wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the snorkeling with Alex on Friday. The trip was my highlight of the week. Alex was just...More

1  Thank jean c
GarfieldFunCharters, Owner at Garfield Fun Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2013

Dear jean c, Thank you very much for the great review. We're pleased you had a great day on board Garfield. If you have any photos you'd like to share, please send them to us and we'll post them on our FB page. Regards, Captain...More

Reviewed 3 June 2013

We had a great time on this snorkel trip, Bruce wasn't our captain, he was recouping from surgery I believe. Anyway, Alex was our captain, he was great. He took us to four different places to snorkel, also have him go by the giant iguana...More

1  Thank NRose754
GarfieldFunCharters, Owner at Garfield Fun Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2013

Good Morning NRose754, Thank you for taking time out to write us a great review. We're pleased you had a wonderful day and look forward to taking you out on the water the next time you visit our beautiful island. Regards, Captain Bruce and Captain...More

Reviewed 7 May 2013

We went on the Garfield Fun Charters, for a day of snorkeling and boating around the island. There were 4 couples on this boat, so made for a smaller crowd and very nice. The captain was very knowledgeable about the area. He took us snorkeling...More

Thank Lperry44
GarfieldFunCharters, Owner at Garfield Fun Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2013

Dear Lperry44, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, We're pleased you enjoyed your day and look forward to taking you out on the water the next time you visit our beautiful island. Regards, Captain Bruce

Reviewed 26 April 2013

We went out for a snorkeling trip on The Garfield yesterday -- although the weather could have been better, Captain Alex was just the greatest taking us to protected areas to avoid the rain -- we saw iguanas up close and swam with turtles. Lunch...More

Thank Jeanne C
GarfieldFunCharters, Owner at Garfield Fun Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2013

Dear Jeanne C, Thank you so much for your great review! We're sorry the weather wasn't what it was forecast to be, but we're pleased you had a fun time on board and look forward to taking you out on the water next year. Regards,...More

Reviewed 26 April 2013

We have had an amazing vacation here in St Martiin. Our trip today on the Garfield was excellent, informative and a lot of fun. Unlike some of the larger group excursions, this small group allowed plenty of personal interaction with the captain. The locally made...More

Thank Dawn R
GarfieldFunCharters, Owner at Garfield Fun Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2013

Dear Dawn R, Thank you very much for taking time out to write us a great review. We enjoyed meeting your group and look forward to taking you out on the water when you next visit our beautiful island. Regards, Captain Bruce and Captain Alex

Reviewed 23 April 2013

One word sums up our entire trip “AMAZING"!!!! From beginning to end, it was a fabulous experience. Captain Alex is fun and charismatic, he went the extra mile to ensure my family had a great day. There was not a dull moment. If you and...More

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GarfieldFunCharters, Owner at Garfield Fun Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2013

Dear Krystal Prince, Thank you for your great review. We enjoy taking you and your family out on the water and hope you can take time out of your busy schedule to come out with us again soon Regards, Captain Bruce and Captain Alex.

Reviewed 16 April 2013

A dirty smelly boat, old leaky snorkel equipment, and a captain that made the girls uncomfortable. We did this years ago and it was nice. But not anymore - it was terrible. Time to retire this operation.More

Thank michelle p
GarfieldFunCharters, Owner at Garfield Fun Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2013

Dear michelle p, We appreciate your feedback and because we take all reviews seriously we will look further into this. At the time of your trip the equipment was being upgraded and this has been done. We're sorry your girls felt uncomfortable on board, our...More

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