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Caribbean Paddling

| Embarcadere de Pinel Island, Cul de Sac 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+590 690 22-0322
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Caribbean Paddling to Pinel Island is a "Must-Do!!"

Great value with shuttle transport & tandem kayak package. Perfect water/beach activity for 4-6... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Martin E
Lufkin, Texas

lovely, amazing, simply perfect! well done guys, you made my vacation perfect and just dream to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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We offer everyday eco-friendly adventures to Pinel Island in St Maarten. Rent a tandem kayak for the family or a single kayak for a solo trip, give paddle board a try and discover the ocean like you've never seen it before! With very affordable prices, you can spend an incredible day with our kayaks or stand up paddle board (SUP) on Pinel Island! Explore the keys, have a photo break on the sandbar, and lunch in one of the two restaurants on Pinel Island, Karibuni or Yellow Beach! Booking ahead of time is strongly advised, especially during high season between Christmas and April.
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| Embarcadere de Pinel Island, Cul de Sac 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+590 690 22-0322
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Reviewed yesterday

Great value with shuttle transport & tandem kayak package. Perfect water/beach activity for 4-6 hours on beautiful Pinel Island. Enjoy easy kayaking, white sand beach & dining at 2 beachside restaurants/bars... plus souvenir gift shops. Don't miss this unique French-side experience with Carbbean Paddling!!

Thank Martin E
Reviewed yesterday

lovely, amazing, simply perfect! well done guys, you made my vacation perfect and just dream to come back.

Thank suelaluli
Reviewed 4 days ago

We just started exploring the island and were looking for a nice beach. More or less accidentally we ended up at Cul-de-sac. That beach doesn't look very great once on it, but we spotted Pinel island from the hills when we approached the beach and...More

Thank stephandejong
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I rented kayaks twice on our trip and this was by far the best place and value out of the two trips we took during our week. The Kayaks were well taken care of, the staff was very engaging and attentive. The...More

Thank jimmerkley
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Found out about this by another guest at our hotel. Rented a double and a single. Stephen was very nice and the equipment was in good condition. Had a wonderful time on Pinel Island! Kayaking was easy and scenic. The Island is amazingly beautiful. We...More

Thank AlissaDP
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great trip. Would recommend this to anyone. Great price for the kayak rental. Had a wonderful day with my girlfriend kayaking to Little Key first and snorkeling. Giant Iguanas were awesome. Then kayaked to Pinel for the afternoon. Definetly worth the money.

Thank N1867VGsusans
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a great time paddling out to Pinel Island. On the way out we stopped by the little island to the right and got some great snorkeling in.

Thank HappDad
Reviewed 5 days ago

I would HIGHLY recommend this place! My husband and I decided we wanted to go to Pinel Island... and this is the way to do it rather than a Ferry! We rented a double kayak (very reasonable prince $30 for the day) and the service...More

Thank Lisa-Charisse B
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I rented a 2 person kayak and snorkel equipment here to head over Pinel Island. Stephen was a great guy and set us up with what we needed. We did not have a waterproof camera with us and he was nice enough...More

1  Thank Marshall J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time kayaking to Pinel. Very attentive staff who briefed us on where to go and set us all up. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Rachel M
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We are going to St Maarten on a cruise the end of March (Celebrity Equinox). How far from the port is Caribbean Paddling?
4 March 2017|
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Response from ford717 | Reviewed this property |
It would be about a 20-30 minute ride by taxi.
Hello Were the Kayaks only for two people or were there ones for three ? and did you have to reserve ? Thanks
5 January 2017|
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Response from maureendesmarais | Reviewed this property |
We did reserve in advance since we knew our son wanted to have a kayak while on vacation.
Judy Q
Hi Michael, How much was your taxi ride to Caribbean paddling? Also, were there taxi when you were ready to go back to the ship. We are coming in later this month and have booked the kayak but just curious about taxi info. Thanks J
12 November 2016|
Response from traveler51915 | Reviewed this property |
Our taxi ride from Orient Beach to Cul de Sac was about $15 and there were several taxis availble at the dock when we returned.