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Departing Philipsburg, on the Dutch side of the island, you’ll drive up the eastern side to the second largest town in St. Martin - Grand Case. A quaint, unspoiled fishing village surrounded by an idyllic bay. Upon arrival at Grand Case Pier, you’ll board the Seaworld Explorer, a semi-submarine, which takes you on a 45 minute narrated tour of the coral reefs surrounding Creole Rock. Seaworld Explorer is a state-of-the-art semi-submarine developed in Australia for use on the Great Barrier Reef. The vessel does not submerge; you descend into the hull of the boat and sit in air-conditioned comfort five feet below the surface of the water, exploring sea life in this cruising underwater observatory through clear glass windows.
The highlight of this portion of the trip is when a diver surrounded by an array of fish appears before your window. A knowledgeable marine expert will provide you with information on the amazing underwater world around, and will be happy to answer questions. On the return trip to shore, you’ll enjoy the magnificent view of Grand Case Bay and Creole Rock. On the return transfer relax in your air conditioned bus and take in the scenic beauty of the French and Dutch side of St Maarten.
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Note: Participants must be able to walk approximately 100 feet and negotiate 7 steps into hull of boat.
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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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