Fun in the Sun – St Maarten
The Fun Stuff
What to Expect…
Boarding begins at 8:15 a.m. at our pickup location, behind “Nowhere Special” Restaurant in Simpson Bay . Our crew will transport your party on a quick dinghy ride out to our yacht, anchored in Simpson Bay. On arrival at Enigma, you will be greeted by our friendly crew who will give you a brief introductory tour of your boat for the day, while you indulge in a light breakfast of bottomless coffee, French pastries, and other tasty tidbits.
Once we complete boarding there be a quick safety briefing. Next, it’s time to set sail along the picturesque southern coast of St Maarten on our way to our first anchorage. Along the way, we will be sailing past the world-famous Princess Julianna International Airport, adjacent to Maho Beach. Be sure to have your camera ready! There is always a good chance we may catch a low-flying passenger jet on final approach.
Continuing on to our initial destination, while we’re under sail, we’ll typically put out a fishing line or two. If we are in luck, we might be able to put freshly caught fish on the lunch menu.
Our first stop is the typically calm waters of Happy Bay on the French side of the island. The beach is gorgeous while the water is such an indescribably beautiful shade of turquoise that you may never want to leave.
While the Chef and first mate prepare your gourmet lunch right on board using the freshest ingredients, feel free to swim or snorkel, try paddle boarding, discover the sea life just beneath the boat or relax with a noodle and a cocktail in the water.
Your Top Shelf bar includes favorites such as Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Pina Coladas, and Margaritas.
Who knew having so much fun could work up such as appetite? Back on board, the refreshing waters will be replaced by the aroma of a lavish lunch. From Seafood Paella, BBQ Baby back ribs, Mahi Mahi, Roast vegetables in season to specialty salads, and maybe even a fresh caught fish straight from the ocean. We guarantee you’ll be in culinary heaven.
After lunch, we’ll hoist anchor and set off for Long Beach and anchor in front of La Samanna. If you’re so inclined, take one last dip in the crystal clear water or (more likely) relax and enjoy another drink from the open bar before cruising back to the anchorage.
We will have you back on the dock at Nowhere Special again in St Maarten by around 4:30 p.m.
The Fine Print
Know Before You Go…
No Passport is Required
No passport is required when traveling between the Dutch and French sides of St Maarten.
Please let us know at least 24 hours in advance if you have any special dietary requirements. We will do our best to accommodate special requests with prior notice.
If you or any of your party have significant mobility issues or medical conditions, please contact us before booking. We are always willing to accommodate all guests and we will do what we can to assist. However, due to the nature of boating and the unpredictability of the seas, not all things are possible. We do regret that our boat is NOT rated as ‘Wheelchair Accessible’.
Please call ahead, if any of the above applies. We will do what we can to assist, if we can.
Your Tour Includes…
Luxury Catamaran Sail
Engima is a 62 foot, Sailing Catamaran. She features wide open deck spaces, luxurious internal appointments, and plenty of shade when it comes time to escape the sun. You’ll also experience a smooth ride, typical of a catamaran of this size.
Light Breakfast on Arrival
Hot Coffee and Tea, Fruit Juices and delicious Fresh French Pastries
Fabulous Gourmet Buffet Lunch
A selection of Barbecue Meats, Fresh and Grilled Vegetables, Salads and Desserts. You definitely won’t go hungry!
Full, Open Bar
Top-shelf Cocktails. Local and International Beers, all served to order by your experienced crew.
Snorkeling Gear, Paddleboards and Water Toys.
Feeling energetic? We have plenty of distractions to keep you busy at each anchorage.
Tour Options & Upgrades…
Treat your family and friends, or corporate group to an exclusive private yacht charter. Premium service and discretion assured, our crew will treat your party like royalty.
Our Private Charters feature an enhanced level of food and beverage service. Our yacht is yours to command on your very own private tour of St Maarten.
Please feel free to call ahead and discuss your specific requirements.
The published prices shown here may differ from those on our Booking System. We do our very best to keep things in sync but sometimes, things just go awry.
These prices are our rates when you book directly through Celine Charters. If you book through a 3rd party, we cannot guarantee the same rates.
Shared Charter* Per Adult (15 or over)
- Children (2 to 15 yrs): $95
- Infants (to 2 yrs old): Free
- Price includes $30 per person for Customs and Immigration Clearance Fees.
Private Charter* Base Price
- Base Price includes provision for up to 10 Guests (all ages). Infants under 2 years of age, not counted.
- There is a charge of $150 Per Guest over and above 10 Passengers.