Sea Excursions

Dutch Side

Aqua Mania Adventures. You can take day cruises to Prickly Pear Cay, off Anguilla, aboard the Lambada, or sunset and dinner cruises on the 65-foot sail catamaran Tango. The Edge goes to St. Barth and Saba. There are tours on inflatable boats, scuba and snorkel trips, and motor cruises around the island. The company also operates a floating playground called Playstation 4 Kids. Pelican Marina, Simpson Bay, n/a St. Maarten. 721/544–2640; 721/544–2631; www.stmaarten-activities.com.

Bluebeard II. The 60-foot, custom-built day-sail catamaran is specially designed for maximum safety and comfort. Bluebeard II sails around Anguilla's south and northwest coasts to Prickly Pear Cay, where there's a coral reef for snorkeling and powdery white sands for sunning. Thrill-seekers might prefer the three-hour racing trip aboard a 52-footer built for speed. Private charters are also available. Billy Folly Rd., 10, Simpson Bay, n/a St. Maarten. 721/587–5935; www.bluebeardcharters.com.

Celine. For low-impact sunset and dinner cruises, try the catamaran Celine. There are also full-day sails with breakfast, lunch, and drinks included, private charters, and a pub crawl by boat. SkipJack's Restaurant, Simpson Bay, n/a St. Maarten. 721/526–1170; 721/552–1335; www.sailstmaarten.com.

Golden Eagle. The sleek 76-foot catamaran Golden Eagle takes day-sailors on eco-friendly excursions to outlying islets and reefs for snorkeling and partying. They can pick you up from your hotel or condo. Bobby's Marina, Jurancho Yrausquin bd., Philipsburg, n/a St. Maarten. 721/543–0068; www.toursxm.com.

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