On the Water
With temperatures averaging 26 degrees Celsius, every day is a beach day here on beautiful St. Maarten. No matter your skill level, you can explore the underwater world of St. Maarten’s golden shores, skirt across the waves on jet skis, or lay back on one of the many luxurious boat trips you can book to uncover the island's coastal treasures. We have over 37 unique beaches to explore; each with its own flair and style with a variety of water sport activities for all ages.
Leap Into Fun
Kayak through the mangroves in the Simpson Bay lagoon or paddleboard out on the open seas. Buggy board on the waves at Mullet Bay Beach, one of the local’s favorite beaches. At Orient Bay, channel your inner adventurer by windsurfing and parasailing. If you want to reach for the skies without the sailing you can try flyboarding and marine hoverboarding out on Simpson Bay Beach. The adventure doesn’t stop there, if you’re longing to hop on a jetski, be sure to visit Great Bay Beach. There you can find plenty of jetski rentals that will allow you to explore the turquoise waters at your own speed.
Meet the Local Wildlife
Did you know during late winter to early spring, you can go whale watching here in St. Maarten! The island also receives other marine visitors including dolphins and sea turtles. St. Maarten is a nesting habitat for Green, Hawksbill, and Leatherback sea turtles. The many coral reefs provide snorkeling opportunities for all; you can discover many tropical marine species including parrotfish, starfish, angelfish, varieties of coral, sea snakes, sea urchins, reef sharks, and more. Various local shops have some of the best local snorkeling spots for beginners with incredible sunset views as well as options for professional deep dives. In fact, visitors can get their diving certification (PADI) right on the island. On St. Maarten, you can even go deep-sea fishing and catch fresh fish that can later be prepared fresh for dinner.
Sail away at sunset with your love aboard one of the many charters available on the island. Reserve a private vessel for your party or join the adventure with others as you explore the nearby islands and beaches on St. Maarten. Even out on the sea, we’re known as a culinary capital. That’s right you can wine and dine aboard many of the charters that offer lunch and dinner bursting with flavor. Nothing beats dinner with front row seats to the sunsets of St. Maarten. For those looking to captain their own experience, you can hop aboard the 12 Meter Challenge and be a part of your very own sailing team, or pick up some more technical skills at St. Maarten Yacht Club which offers lessons for all age levels.