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the reason that no one is responding is because st martin is not a great snorkeling destination. dawn beach had ok snorkeling if it is a calm day, but that's about it. if your cruise takes you to curacao or st thomas, they would be much better.

 

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we were told Dawn Beach from several locals but it was way too choppy for us to go out. St. John -- waterlemon cay is a great spot- we couldn't gop but many locals told us we would see turtles, stingrays and starfish there. We have to go back now:D

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We Took A Taxi To Baie Rouge Beach. Beach Is Remote And Most Taxi Prefer To Go To "busy" Beaches. Beach Had A Small Crowd , Maybe 40 People But Snorkeling Was Excellent To The Left Of The Beach Around The Rocky Side. Water Was Clear And The Waves Were Not Bad. Taxi Cost Us $10 A Person Round Trip.

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We Took A Taxi To Baie Rouge Beach. Beach Is Remote And Most Taxi Prefer To Go To "busy" Beaches. Beach Had A Small Crowd , Maybe 40 People But Snorkeling Was Excellent To The Left Of The Beach Around The Rocky Side. Water Was Clear And The Waves Were Not Bad. Taxi Cost Us $10 A Person Round Trip.

 

 

We will be cruising on Miracle to St. Maarten on 3/14. Were there reefs? What was the depth of the water?

 

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Actualy there is nice snorklilng of Pinel Island on the french side, which is really just a peninsular out into the ocean. Nice restaurants there too (a little pricey!). Great beach. There are also many offshore islands on the northeast side that have nice diving/snorkeling (Creole Rock, Green Key, etc.) that are only accesible by boat.

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Actualy there is nice snorklilng of Pinel Island on the french side, which is really just a peninsular out into the ocean. Nice restaurants there too (a little pricey!). Great beach. There are also many offshore islands on the northeast side that have nice diving/snorkeling (Creole Rock, Green Key, etc.) that are only accesible by boat.

 

No, Pinel is not a peninsula, it is an island.

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My vote for snorkeling is Creole Rock, which happens to be on the North side of the island, not North East.

 

gary

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