Tintamarre Island Snorkeling

The 11th most popular snorkel dive spot in St Martin - St Maarten.

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Off the northeast coast St Martin, the snorkeling at Tintamarre Island is ideal for a full day adventure. Most snorkelers at Ile Tintamarre start at the main beach on the southwest corner near the boat mooring area where they enjoy all the reef fish and sea turtles. While the reef extends far of this beach, make sure to drag along a diver-down buoy so the heavy boat traffic can spot you. Next, head to the south coast into an area called The Lagoon where the barrier reef protects the snorkelers at low tide. On the far northeast coast, there is a good cove that very adventurous snorkelers enjoy.

To reach the snorkeling on Saint-Martin by air, fly into Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM). Note, there is a $30USD departure tax collected at the airport.

TIP: Plan for a few extra days on your snorkeling trip to St Martin/Sint Maarten to make use of the ferries to other nearby islands. There are two ferries providing service to Anguilla, and one ferry heading over to St Barts. Matter of fact, many tourists use these ferries for day trips to the islands.

SPECIAL NOTICE: In September 2017, the island of St Martin/Sint Maarten took a direct hit from the destructive Hurricane Irma. The island infrastructure was severely damaged and will take significant time to rebuild. The hotels should begin the reopening process in late Spring 2018 and should be fully open by Winter 2018-2019. While there have been no reports on the exact impact on the coral formations, the high surf associated with hurricanes of this magnitude typically result in coral smoothering due to sand and the breaking of large coral structures. Therefore, the quality of the snorkeling should be adversely impacted for many years to come.

Overall, Tintamarre Island is the 11th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 12 snorkeling dives in St Martin - St Maarten. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Tintamarre Island including Creole Rock, Pinel Island, Turtle Reef, Happy Bay, Baie Aux Prunes and Baie RougeAnse Marcel.

MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  Reserve Naturelle Saint-Martin +59-0590-290-972; Capt Alan Boat Charters; Octopus Diving +590-69067-8245; The Scuba Shop.

Recommended Book:  "The Ultimate Snorkeling Book" from Wes Burgess

Best Season:  Any

Luxury Loding:  Esmeralda Resort, Baie Orientale; Hotel Riu Palace St Martin

Reference Source:  click here http://reservenaturelle-saint-martin.com/

GPS:  18.118144, -62.988546

Date Published:  5/8/2017

Date Updated:  1/12/2018

ID:  25145

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