PARADISE ISLAND FOR LUNCH
PINEL ISLAND PARADISE
Pinel Island is an excellent spot to have lunch while you will discover the marine reserve.
You will enjoy swimming or a great stand up paddle session on a shallow and warm water after a high quality lunch.
BOOK YOUR DAY TO PINEL ISLAND
EAT GRILLED FRESH LOBSTERS !
KARIBUNI one of the two restaurants in Pinel is wellknowed for their delicious lobsters plate!
PINEL ISLAND ON A MAP
What our guest says about Pinel Island
Stayed at Four Seasons Anguilla with family (8) and did a lot of research planning a full day private boat charter for snorkeling and cruising. Parents/kids and grandparents.
Funseaker was our choice and it was awesome! We booked about 4 months ahead of time just to be sure. Even though it was “off season” Funseaker seemed to get booked up pretty frequently. Virginie was great in helping to recommend an itinerary for the day and arrange dates and payments ahead of time.
Although just 8 of us – you could have had twice as many people and still felt like you had your own space. Large comfortable boat that makes moving through the water smooth and quick. Picked us up at the beach in Rendezvous Bay Anguilla at 9:30 am and off to St Maarten for snorkeling at Creole Rock (spotted rays and and a big barracuda named “Gaston”), lunch at “Karibuni” on Pinel Island. Pick your own lobster from the trap and eat under a Tikki hut. (Virginie and Matt made our reservations as we were snorkeling). Virginie also took the kids over to feed some Iguanas. Then turtles and rays at Tintamarre Island as well as some great water sports. Then returned to Rendezvous Bay by 5pm.
Our Capt/Crew (Matt and Virginie (ViVi)) were awesome! Fresh fruit, snacks, cheese constantly served as well as soft drinks, fruit punch, beer, rum punch and wine.
Matt and Vivi were very personal – struck up great conversations and provided information about the area (the islands, where to snorkel, what to see). They were also both very accomplished in handling the boat – anchoring in the right spot/ navigating any big waves etc.
Very good snorkeling gear (no leaky masks or faulty flippers) and great water toys. Huge water mat provided fun wrestling or just lounging in the water. Very cool water scooters/seabobs (James Bond type water propelled scooters pull you through and under the water). Matt took us to snorkel at a shipwreck around Tintamarre and let my 16 y.o.’s take the wheel on the motorized dingy – great fun for them. Also provided paddle board lessons for the family. Whenever we were out snorkeling, Matt was close by in the dingy to make sure everyone was OK or to take someone back if they wanted to go.
Boat was in extremely good/clean condition. Spacious living area, bathrooms, cabins/sleeping quarters inside although we spent maybe 5 minutes of the day inside just to set aside our passports. Outside – Great comfortable seating in back under cover from sun with dining table as well as up on fly bridge where Matt was steering. But what we loved most was sitting up in front on padded deck in bean bag chairs or feet hanging off front of bow – cruising the blue water and listening to my daughter’s ITunes playlist piped in from Funseaker’s speaker system. Virginie always made sure we had a drink in hand. Heard they were adding a 51′ catamaran next year – maybe we’ll try that one next time.
A splurge for our family but it was well worth it – Highly Recommend – All of us voted this the best day of our trip.
Guest from New Jersey – August 2017