Semi-Submarine Underwater Experience

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Encounter St. Maarten's iconic shipwrecks, sea turtles, and more underwater sights via semi-submarine on this guided semi-submarine tour.

Spot sea turtles and tropical fish as you explore the underwater world hidden in Divi Little Bay's deep blue waters, and more when you book this scenic one hour semi-submarine water adventure in Philipsburg. Your excursion comes with an expert captain and guide who will share the tales of iconic landmarks that you'll pass on your way to Divi Little Bay. Be provided with a safety briefing and get a one-of-a-kind experience with an up close look at age-old shipwrecks.

Embark on your scenic one-hour semi-submarine excursion by making your way to Bobby's Marina by foot and meeting up with your guide for a safety briefing. After your safety instruction, board your comfortable water transportation that will take you from Bobby's Marina to Divi Little Bay, a beautiful bay area known for its various historic shipwrecks like that of the 18th-century shipwreck of the HMS Proselyte. During your scenic 10-minute cruise, your knowledgeable guide will share the stories behind St. Maarten's historical landmarks and shipwreck sites that you'll pass. Grab your camera and get ready to catch beautiful panoramic coastal views along the way.

Board the semi-submarine and descend to its underwater compartment to gaze through its glass windows at Little Bay's iconic shipwrecks that lurk in its deep blue waters. Have the chance to take in stunning views of a variety of tropical fish like the colorful parrot fish and majestic puffer fish that call the bay waters their home. Keep your eyes open and have a chance to spot St. Maarten's various sea turtles like the Green Sea Turtle and the Loggerhead before hopping back in the water transportation to return to your port.

If you're looking for a short yet one-of-a-kind excursion that will give you the chance to experience St. Maarten's underwater world up close, then this is the tour for you. Reserve this exciting underwater tour and get ready to create unforgettable memories aboard a semi-submarine on your next visit to St. Maarten.

About Shore Excursions Group
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

Our People
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.
Starting At
$39.00 USD
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Scenic, Water/Beach
Tour Duration
1 Hour
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
A 10 minute walk from the Cruise Ship Terminal.
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable, casual, weather appropriate clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes.
Maximum weight for this tour is 270 lbs. Guests must be able to walk independently and climb up/down a couple of stairs. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.