Coconut Reef Powerboat Tours

Join Coconut Reef Powerboat Tours and explore the beautiful blue Caribbean waters off the coast of Sint Maarten! The charter is operated by Captain Craig Nicholls. It’s made up of experienced captains who’ll make sure that your fishing trip is as enjoyable and productive as possible.

Hop aboard the spacious 38’ Custom catamaran and explore the deep ocean in style! The boat can accommodate up to 12 people, but 8 can comfortably fish at the same time. There’s a private toilet on board, as well as a shower and kitchen for your convenience.

Capt. Craig will provide you with all the equipment you’ll need. You’ll be using high-quality Penn rods and reels, and there will be live bait ready for you as well. If you want to deep drop for Snapper, Grouper, and other species, you will be provided with top of the line electric reels. After a productive day on the ocean, the crew will be happy to clean and fillet the fish.

The waters around Sint Maarten are as fish-rich as they are beautiful. Enjoy some of the best views in the world while reeling in some big specimens of the area’s prized fish. You’ll come across a variety of species, including Cubera and Yellowtail Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, and Spanish Mackerel.

Come with your friends and family and make some unforgettable memories! Children over 8 are welcome on board, so if you’re on vacation, this is a great option for some quality family time. There’s also snorkeling equipment on board if you want to explore the amazing marine life up-close.

You’ll have snacks and a variety of drinks provided.
You can also order lunch for $10 per person. Sandwiches on French baguette (ham and cheese, tuna or chicken) with homemade coleslaw and condiments. All prepared fresh on the day of the charter. Make sure to wear long sleeves, a hat, and bring some sun protection so you can feel relaxed under the hot Caribbean sun!

Choose your adventure, and come have fun in these turquoise waters with Coconut Reef Powerboat Tours



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    FISH-5
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $825
    If you're on a time budget, this is a shared charter that ranges into deep water just 3–8 miles from the shore. You'll be fishing the Puerto Rican trench off the coast of St. Maarten. Expect to battle creatures like Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Wahoo, and Spanish Mackerel. The fishing gear will be provided for you on board. Make sure to bring some sun protection, and you're ready for an exciting fishing adventure in some of the bluest waters you've seen!
  • Private trip
    FISH-7
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,035
    Spend the whole day out on the water fishing for some of the prized species in the area. This is an offshore charter heading out up to 20 miles offshore to different deep water honey holes. There's a variety of species to target, including Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Wahoo, and Spanish Mackerel. All the fishing equipment will be ready for you on board. Bring some sun protection so you can relax, and get ready to have an unforgettable Caribbean adventure! This trip can depart at either 8 AM or 10 AM.
  • Private trip
    FISH-9
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,250
    Spend the whole day out on the water fishing for some of the prized species in the area. This is an offshore charter heading out up to 20 miles offshore to different deep water honey holes. There's a variety of species to target, including Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Wahoo, and Spanish Mackerel. All the fishing equipment will be ready for you on board. Bring some sun protection so you can relax, and get ready to have an unforgettable Caribbean adventure!
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About the Charter Operator

Coconut Reef Fishing & Snorkeling Tours
Cole Bay, Sint Maarten
Angler's Choice
8 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
22 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2019
Captain Craig Nicholls is the charter operator and he's been in this business for 4 years He goes out with one main captain and 2 crew members. The main Captain is American-French and he speaks English and French, while the rest of the crew speak English. All members of the crew are locals, who know all about fishing in these waters. They'll make sure to take you to the best fishing grounds in the area. They always make sure that all their customers have a great time. Their motto is: Every guest is a VIP!

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack (Horse-eye) Horse-eye Jack
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Queen Snapper (Caribbean) Caribbean Queen Snapper

Boat specs

Custom (Catamaran) originally built in 2015. Powered by 2 150HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
3-10 miles, 100-1500 ft
Offshore Fishing
5 to 25 miles, 100-2000 ft
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
High speed Wahoo trolling where conditions permit.
Bottom Fishing
Deep drop for Snapper, Grouper using electric reel
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Some nice inshore targets for slow/fast jigging.
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing
300-1200ft on electric reels

Amenities

Toilet
Private toilet on board.
GPS
Maretron GPS
Fishfinder
Simrad/Airmar 1Kw
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Terminal tackle is on us. Rod/Reel loss is on you.
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Water, soft drinks, sodas, beer, cocktails.
Drinks
Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Drinks suppplied
First Mate
Fishing License
We maintain all local licenses required.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Ages 4 and up.
You Keep Catch
Reasonable limits apply
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 22 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5 hours trip with JP and Randy
5 hours trip with JP and Randy
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Vítor D.
New York, NY
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5 hours trip with JP and Randy

VERIFIED   NEW  FISH-5 on August 4, 2022
We are a family of 4 and we went for a 5 hours trip to fish and do some snorkeling. The crew provided and prepared all the...
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Cody W.
United States
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Full day with JP and Randy.

VERIFIED   FISH-5 on April 28, 2022
JP and Randy led us out to sea around 10:30, from that moment until we docked we had an amazing time. Even if we hadn’t caught...
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Angela T.
Warner Robins, GA
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Half day trip with Randy and Fritz

VERIFIED   FISH-5 on June 21, 2022
Awesome trip, daughter said we have to go deep sea fishing every beach trip from now on. They told us how to cook what we caught...
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Zoryana B.
United States
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Half Day Trip with Captain JP and Randy

VERIFIED   FISH-5 on May 15, 2022
Amazing day on the water with Captain JP and Randy! They are great company, the boat is incredibly comfortable, the water beautiful....
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RYAN L.
Dalzell, SC
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Half day with Capt JP and first mate Randy

VERIFIED   FISH-5 on March 22, 2022
Outstanding March day to be on the water! Capt JP and First Mate Randy were very professional and knowledgeable in the fishing...
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FAQs about Coconut Reef Powerboat Tours

Coconut Reef Powerboat Tours offers the following trips to customers:
  • $825 per group, additional $120 per person after 4 guests - FISH-5 (5 hours)
  • $1,035 per group, additional $110 per person after 2 guests - FISH-7 (7 hours)
  • $1,250 per group, additional $110 per person after 2 guests - FISH-9 (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Coconut Reef Powerboat Tours, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Private toilet on board.
  • GPS Maretron GPS
  • Fishfinder Simrad/Airmar 1Kw
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System Bluetooth enabled - bring your own tunes
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Life Jackets Available in all sizes.

Trips booked with Coconut Reef Powerboat Tours include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Terminal tackle is on us. Rod/Reel loss is on you.)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Water, soft drinks, sodas, beer, cocktails.)
  • Drinks (Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Drinks suppplied)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License (We maintain all local licenses required.)

Coconut Reef Powerboat Tours offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (3-10 miles, 100-1500 ft)
  • Offshore Fishing (5 to 25 miles, 100-2000 ft)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Coconut Reef Powerboat Tours offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle (High speed Wahoo trolling where conditions permit.)
  • Bottom Fishing (Deep drop for Snapper, Grouper using electric reel)
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging (Some nice inshore targets for slow/fast jigging.)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing (300-1200ft on electric reels)

Top targeted fish species with Coconut Reef Powerboat Tours include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack (Horse-eye)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Queen Snapper (Caribbean)
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tilefish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo