Friday, January 26, 2024

A trip to Anquilla on Scooby Too

On previous trips to Saint Martin we have spent a day on Scooby Too, a catamaran out of Anse Marcel, just around the corner from Grand Case.  Scooby leaves Anse Marcel and makes a stop at our hotel's beach which is truly convenient.  We book two trips in advance and take the first one to Anguilla, the nearest large island and a UK dependency.

First, Scooby Too heads over to Tintamarre (Île Tintamarre), a small island off the Saint Martin coast, for swimming, snorkeling, beach walking, and viewing of sea turtles and sting rays,

Scooby Too

Leaving Saint Martin behind us

A short stop in Tintamarre

The crew puts out lunch (with lots of great cheeses - we are in France) and, after a leisurely repast, we depart Tintimarre, raise the sails (actully, the crew of Scooby Too raises the sails), and head across the Anguilla Channel to Rendezvous Bay.

Sailing across the channel

Arriving in Anguilla, it's time for more swimming and water sports.  We swim to the beach for a walk on the beautiful white sand, while others accept the offer of a shuttle ride on Scooby's inflatable dingy.

In the water

Along the shore

After swimming and walking and more swimming (and a few trips on the water slide off Scooby's deck), we get back onboard Scooty Too and cruise back across the channel to Marigot in Saint Martin, then up the coast to Grand Case.

Anguilla in the rear view mirror

Approaching Saint Martin

Returning to Grand Case

After Scooby Too drops us off at our hotel's beach, the sun begins to set for the end of another day in the Caribbean.

We arrive back at the hotel

The sun sets again

Another great day in paradise!

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