St Maarten/St Martin is the hub of the Northeast Caribbean and nearby islands provide many opportunities to explore a wide range of beautiful beaches, world renown dive sites, an island rich in early United States history and even to rub shoulders with the rich and famous on one of the most exclusive islands in the world.
Visit one of the nearby islands or charter a cruise during your stay at The Summit, and truly immerse yourself in the Caribbean. These St. Maarten cruises and island excursions offer an experience you will never forget, and are the perfect way to make the most of your time in St. Maarten.
Saba: Known as the “Unspoiled Queen of the Caribbean,” Saba is less than eight square miles in size and located just 31 miles from St. Maarten. Hike through five levels of rain forest vegetation to the highest point in the Eastern Caribbean and enjoy visiting The Bottom, Saba's capital city, to experience the warmth and friendliness of the local Saban people. The surrounding marine park offers world class scuba diving where you'll see unspoiled coral, numerous shipwrecks and the occasional dolphin as well.
St. Barth's: Gustavia, the capital of St. Barth’s, is just 16 miles from St. Maarten and hosts many designer boutiques, trendy restaurants and wonderful people watching. The island is small enough to explore in a half day and rental cars, scooters and taxis make it easy to get around. There are 14 beautiful beaches to visit on the island and they are never crowded, even in high season.
Anguilla: Just 13 miles from St. Maarten, the British island of Anguilla boasts miles of gorgeous beaches, over 100 restaurants, a championship golf and more. An easy island to get to by high speed ferry from Marigot.
St. Eustatius: Statia, as it is known locally, is just 38 miles from St. Maarten. Once a vibrant trading port in this part of the Caribbean, it was the first foreign country to officially salute the flag of the new United States of America back in 1776. In return, the British sacked the island and it has remained undeveloped ever since. Visitors to the island can enjoy a hike to the top of the Quill, an extinct volcano, as well as visits to the remains of an old Jewish synagogue and cemetery as well as the earth and hospitality that Statians are famous for.
AquaMania Adventures offers high speed ferry service to Saba, St. Barth's and Anguilla and Summit guests receive a 10% discount on all bookings made through our activities desk. Be sure to stop by, or email us, to discuss schedules and fares and any other questions you may have.
The Anguilla Ferry System (public ferry) offers frequent and fast ferry service between French St. Martin's capital Marigot and Blowing Point on Anguilla. The trip takes just 25 minutes and departures are every 45 minutes beginning at 8:15 each morning.
Cruises and Boat Tours:
Moon Dance Sail Boat:
Moon Dance is a great way to explore St Maarten and some of the surrounding beaches and islands. Relax on deck, or enjoy being a part of the crew. Use our fishing poles on board and the noodles. Access the shore with our kayak and dinghy. Comfortable bunks are available for napping. Contact us for details and arrangements.
Santino Motor Boat:
Beach, snorkel, swim or simply grab a noodle and relax next to our floating cooler. Snorkel gear, beers, sodas and rum punch are included. Bring your own special refreshment and a picnic lunch. Relax on deck, or enjoy being a part of the crew. Contact us for details and arrangements.
Calypso Sunset Dinner Cruise:
Join our Sunset Lagoon Cruise aboard Calypso, enjoying drinks and snacks as daylight fades to nighttime and the lights of the marinas guide you around. Dine at a quaint French Bistro for a three-course meal. Contact us for details and arrangements.
Pub Crawl Dinner Cruise:
Experience three different restaurants in one night, and an open bar on board all night. Celine cruises around the Simpson Bay Lagoon and stops at waterfront restaurants for a three-course meal and drinks. Book in at 6.30 pm. Return around 10:30pm. Contact us for details and arrangements!
Sunset lagoon Cruise:
Spend an evening on the lagoon and see a side of St. Maarten you cannot see from the roads, including the homes of the rich and famous. Cruise around the lagoon, viewing some of the fabulous villas, waterfront properties and the amazing sunset. In season, the mega yachts are spectacular. There is an open bar, including rum punch, beer and wine, and light snacks are served. Contact us for details and arrangements.
Tango Dinner Cruise:
Tango is a large 63-foot sail catamaran that boasts a spacious walk-up bar area and seating with large nets up front and plenty of cover in case of rain. Get on board for a unique Caribbean style Dinner Cruise. Dress is as informal as the evening. Enjoy full open bar and snacks while sailing the coastline of St Maarten at sunset.
Dinner includes sumptuous choice of creole chicken, succulent baby back ribs, salads, breads, rice and beans and plantain, and guests are invited to share the entire boat space to enjoy the fare picnic-style. Dinner is followed by dessert, famous Caribbean rums, music and dancing. Tango is also available for private charter for day sails, sunsets and dinner cruises. Contact us for details and arrangements.
Lambada Sunset Cruise:
Lambada's coastal sunset sails from Pelican Marina are unforgettable. Enjoy sightseeing as you sail slowly up the coast to Long Bay, straight into the setting sun. Music and an array of snacks and drinks are provided for a perfect ending to a beautiful day in paradise. Contact us for details and arrangements!
Champagne Sunset Cruise:
This cruise sails down the coast passing Simpson Bay, Mullet Bay and towards Long Bay with our festive crew. The cruise includes: