Diving & Water Sports at Great Bay Beach Resort in St Maarten

Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa - St. Maarten

Diving & Water Sports

Here at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort and Casino Adventure Dive Center and Water Sports offer something for everyone. Enjoy a fun-filled day and get wet in the sun. Our instructors, dive masters, captains, tour guides and beach staff are friendly, knowledgeable and ready to give you the personalized service you expect.

You can choose from diving in small groups, PADI scuba diving courses with one-on-one instruction, boat charters, snorkeling trips, jet ski rentals, jet ski tours or just relaxing back on a floating mat.

Scuba Diving & PADI Courses

We specialize in small groups with a maximum of 6 certified divers for our two morning tank dives. Want to give scuba diving a try? Then DISCOVER SCUBA with us! Learn the basic skills of scuba diving in a confined shallow water area and then join us for a one-or two-tank dive in the afternoon.

We also offer full PADI certification and a variety of other courses done one-on-one, with private instruction and personalized service in mind.

Jet Skis Rental and Jet Ski Tours

Jetscursion - Lagoon Tour
Depart from Great Bay and head out on your wave runner into the beautiful blue Caribbean Sea. You will enjoy the sights of the island while passing Little Bay, Cay Bay and Simpson Bay. Pass under the bridge into the lagoon to see the mega yachts and multi-million dollar estate homes of the French Lowlands. Our guides will take you to explore one of our many snorkel sites or the famous Sunset Beach Bar. Approximately 2.5 hours.

Rent your own Jet Ski
Get out on the water and feel the power and freedom of a jet ski ride. Rent your own or take someone for a ride on the beautiful, turquoise waters of Great Bay.

Boat Charters and Snorkel Trips

Choose between an exclusive private boat charter on board Adventuress (maximum 10 people) or enjoy our daily island tour to Tintamarre, Pinel Island on board LiL’ injun. Departure every day at 10:00 a.m. Free shuttle service from Great Bay Beach Resort.

Private Boat Charter

An exclusive, private boat charter on board Adventuress, our new 30-foot Privateer Atlantic, is the best way to experience the Caribbean and everything it has to offer. The Adventuress boasts two 200 Hp engines, a sound system,a  freshwater shower, a 10-foot canopy and a sun deck.

Full Day Tour (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Visit three locations. Complimentary drinks and snorkeling equipment included. (Maximum of 10 people)

Half Day Tour (10 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Visit two locations. Complimentary drinks and snorkeling equipment included. (Maximum of 10 people)

Day trip to Tintamarre & Pinel Island and Snorkeling

This excursion departs every day at 10:00 a.m. from Dock Maarten Marina in Philipsburg. Ask your activity desk for reservations. Shuttle service available. Lunch & drinks included.

Explore Sint Maarten/St. Martin with the LiL’ injun, a 34-foot Apache speed boat. This boat rips through the water with grace and will deliver you there with speed and comfort. We will make our way past beautiful Caribbean estate homes, pristine beaches, bays and coves. Tintamarre Island is where you will arrive for the first stop to do some snorkeling and feel the soft white sands on your feet.

Rejuvenate your body and soul with a day of mud baths, local food and sea life. Venture out into the beautiful Caribbean Sea and back in scenic views of both the Dutch side and French side of St. Martin.

Our resident mud mixologist will mix you a batch of the famous Tintamarre clay for bathing. Rinse your body and return on board as we make our way to the next stop, Pinel Island. Relax on this sandbar island where we treat you to lunch followed by some of the nicest snorkeling St. Martin has to offer.


Come snorkel with us! There is something for everyone to experience. Perfect for beginners or experts. See the many species of fish, rays, coral and rock formations as you snorkel in the relaxing, warm waters of St. Maarten. Explore two snorkeling sites and see the beautiful underwater life that St. Maarten has to offer. Trip includes instruction, snorkeling gear, complimentary soft drinks and water. Approximately three hours.

Soft Water Sport

  • Waverunner 1/2 or 1 hour
  • Waverunner Tours 2 ½ Hours
  • Banana Boat
  • Kayaks
  • Paddle Bike
  • Snorkeling Set
  • Floating Mats
  • Boogie Board
  • Snorkeling Vest
  • Life Jackets

For more info, rates and reservations

Email info@toursstmaarten.com or call 721 520-9169 in St Maarten or 305 897-0941 in the US.