Combine three great outdoor activities for an unforgettable day of exploration. Enjoy Pinel Island by land and by sea and learn about the wildlife and marine life of St Martin. See the natural side of St Martin and learn about its unique biodiversity and ecology.
Kayak the calm, protected seas of Cul-de-Sac, Little Key and Pinel Island
Learn the local wildlife and marine life
Combine kayaking, snorkeling and hiking to see the sights like a true island inhabitant – instruction is included in the tour
The protected bay makes this location perfect for first-time kayakers or snorkelers
The Pinel Island hiking trail is easy to walk and offers beautiful views of Pinel Island, St Martin and other nearby islands.
Enjoy a perfect end to the day: a free tasting of local rum
Explore Cul-de-Sac Bay, Little Key and Pinel Island, just off coast of St Martin. Learn about and see the wildlife that inhabits the area, and get exclusive access to information from our experts.
You will begin the kayak tour from the small fishing town of Cul de Sac. After a short briefing on the beach you will set out into the calm of the turquoise waters. Here you will be on the lookout for sea turtles, which can be spotted coming up to the surface to breathe. Majestic spotted eagle rays can also be found gliding underwater here.
Next we will stop at Little Key, a unique uninhabited islet that is a popular roosting ground for brown pelicans. From here you will paddle to the beach at Pinel Island where you will meet Isa, a marine biologist who will teach you all about the unique marine life to look out for on the underwater snorkeling trail. Whilst on the trail you will use your newfound knowledge to identify fascinating marine habitats in the vibrant coral reef and beds of sea grass. If you are lucky you might catch eagle rays, stingrays and sea turtles lurking below.
After snorkeling, enjoy lunch at one of the two restaurants on the island. After lunch, we will take a break to relax in the crystal clear water or on the beach at Pinel before hiking around the island.
We will take a leisurely hike around the island where our expert guide will identify and explain the wildlife and local ecology. The trail offers magnificent views of St Martin, St Barth, Anguilla and Tintamarre as well as many other photo opportunities.
After hiking you are free to swim or relax before kayaking back to Cul de Sac. Then we will finish the kayak tour in style with a free tasting of local rum punch.
• Hi-Comfort back-rest
• Life jackets
• Bottle of water
• English speaking guide
• Transportation to Cul-de-Sac
• Lunch on Pinel Island is not included in the tour price
• Sunscreen, hat, shoes
• Weather appropriate attire and sun protection are recommended
• Footware is required, but sandals or flip-flops are sufficient for hiking the island
• The snorkeling can be cancelled or set in a different place due to the weather