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– Valerie S, Maine
We rented a stand up paddle board and a kayak for the day. VERY reasonable price, superb service, and a wonderful trip to Pinel Island. Caribbean Paddling folks were very personable, helpful and enthusiastic. Renting from them was one of the best island experiences we have ever had, and set the stage for a great day on Pinel Island.
– Andrew H, Brooklyn
I spoke with Oswen about reserving 2 boards for the week of our stay via email 1 month before my arrival date. He stayed in contact with me up until the night he delivered the boards. I gave him the address where we were staying and he delivered the boards the night before we were suppose to get them so we could use first thing the next morning. We left the island on Friday and Oswen told us to just leave the boards and he will pick them up. The process of renting couldn’t have been easier and the boards were in great condition. A big thanks to Caribbean Paddling and Oswen for allowing us to have a great time on the water in St. Maarten.
– Jim P, Atlanta, Georgia
My wife and I wanted to explore Pinel Island and had read the other reviews here on TripAdvisor, so we gave Oswen a call to reserve a 2-person kayak for the day. We found his service right next to the shuttle in Cul de Sac and were quickly on our way. Oswen made several recommendations that proved to enhance our day. Most noted were the waterproof bags he provided us to keep our electronic safe, as it also rained a bit that day. Bravo to Caribbean Paddling!
– Don, Raleigh, North Carolina
The best way to get to Pinel Island is to rent a kayak or stand up paddle from Oswen Corbel and CaribbeanPaddling.com. He will give you the dry bag also so your camera and stuff will stay dry. And if you still want to take a full cooler, it will fit on top the two person kayak. Why take the ferry when you can go with adventure!
– Stacy, Newport Beach, California
I was looking to rent a standup paddleboard & this was the place!. Located next to the ferry for Pinel Island, there are also kayaks to rent & paddle your way easily to Pinel. Caribbean Paddling is the perfect place for water fun!
– Melanie, United Kingdom
Our group of 4 had an amazing day kayaking and paddle boarding over to Pinel Island! Oz, the owner was so kind. He responded promptly to email questions prior to our trip and was ready with our rental equipment when we arrived in the Cul-de-Sac. We were very impressed with our experience and would definitely go again!!! If you are considering paddle boarding or kayaking, you need to give Oz a visit :)!
– Carol, Detroit, Michigan
Oz went above and beyond to make an unforgettable day of paddling to and around Pinel Island. I came in on a cruise ship and had no problems getting back to the ship on time. On the day I arrived, it turned out that I was the only “customer” so I ended up with a private paddle excursion, complete with snorkeling, drinks on the island. Some operators would have cancelled, but these guys just made lemonade out of lemons that day:) Looking forward to my next trip to the Island and some more paddling with Caribbean Paddling!
– David, Brest
The best way to go to Pinel Island. I really enjoyed the freedom of going around the island with my paddle board. We really had a great time with my friends during that day. Thanks Oswen for happiness and advices. I will come back for sure.
We rented a double kayak and had a great time paddling out to Pinel island and spending the day there on the beach. Oz was super helpful and his prices are EXTREMELY reasonable. The paddle to pinel is quick and easy and we even went a bit beyond to see the other side of the island. Highly recommended and much more fun than taking the ferry!
– Scott, Ottawa
We rented a double kayak here at Caribbean Paddling.
Its a very short paddle over to Pinel Island from here in French Cul de Sac. It was a lot of fun getting over to the island,where we spent the day lounging on the beach.
It was a great experience
– Kevin, Chicago
We are so glad we listened to Travel Advisor and took a double kayak to Pinel Island for the afternoon. We paddled the calm, shallow water for 20 minutes to get to the silky beach where we rented chairs and enjoyed the best, freshest lobster of our trip. Oz, the kayak manager was super friendly and helpful, took our photo and didn’t charge us extra when we came back late. At the island, we planned to go Eco-snorkeling but ran out of time eating, drinking and people watching. We highly recommend but bring money for the dining part, it’s not cheap.
– B.C, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Kayak over to Pinel Island. It’s only a few more dollars than the ferry AND you don’t have to be on a schedule. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We have done this for three years and will not likely take the ferry to Pinel again.
Thanks, Oz, for a wonderful time. We have already recommended Caribbean Paddling to friends, and what’s better than that as a well-deserved compliment !
Je suis venu en Janvier dernier, j’ai eu la joie de pouvoir partir en Kayak tôt le matin et découvrir la magnifique Ilet Pinel désertique. Le responsable de Caribbean Paddling s’adapte à vous et vous accueille avec joie et bonne humeur. Les kayaks et paddle sont en très bon état et facile d’usage.
– Lily, Grand Case
If you want to go to Pinel, you have to rent a Kayak from Caribbean Paddling, the double kayak is 34$ the day which is not excessive. I won’t go another way, the average ferry is always overcrowded and kayak only enables you to go on little key, a tiny island half way (5 minutes away from shore), it’s the perfect private spot to go with your girlfriend/boyfriend, you can beach the kayak and go snorkeling around the key, nobody will bother you ! Then you head to Pinel and go to Karibuni restaurant to taste their Lobster with a glass of Rosé or a Rhum Punch !
This is a great way to see the Caribbean. Ben rents kayaks by the day and half day. We rented a double kayak for a half day and paddled to Pinel Island to go snorkeling. We went out 3 times during our stay because it was our favorite thing to do. The kayaks are $20 for a half day which is a fun way to enjoy the area.
Des prix abordables (les moins cher de l’île pour la loc de kayak et Paddle), du matos neuf, un accueil et un service au top dans un endroit magnifique et préservé. Que demander de plus!
– Aaron, Toronto, Canada - http://www.bluwave.ca/
We were in St Martin last week and wanted to Paddleboard at least a few times during our stay. I contacted Oz from Caribbean Paddling prior to our trip and he was incredibly accommodating. We considered renting two boards for the whole week, and Oz gave us a great deal. Once we arrived we realized it would be difficult to transport the boards, so we drove over to Caribbean Paddling’s location by the Pinel Island Ferry in Cul de Sac. We rented two boards for the afternoon and paddled over to Pinel Island for lunch and some lounging. Highly recommended! We when returned with the boards we planned a few more paddling excursions with Oz’s help and he delivered the boards to each location for us the rest of the week – Creole Rock for snorkelling (by SUP) and SUP surfing on Dawn Beach beside our resort Incredible service and VERY reasonable rates…..Oz is the man for SUP or kayak excursions on St Martin.
Très jolie ballade en stand up paddle jusqu’à Pinel. On découvre les fonds marins debout sur le paddle avec les raies et autres poissons qui nous accompagnent. Il y a même une petite vague qui permet quelques sensations de glisse très agréable et ludiques.
– Seth, Saint Louis
My wife and I rented a kayak and Stand Up Paddel Board for our trip over to Pinel and some paddling around. Oz was extremely helpful in responding to email and providing information. The rental went smoothly and the gear was in good shape and resonably priced. Oz also took the time to point out a small break on the map and give advice about paddlign around Pinel. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience on the rental and day.