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1/2 day to Tintamare #87006
02/17/2016 10:22 AM
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Is there anyone who does a half day snorkel trip to Tintamarre?

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Re: 1/2 day to Tintamare [Re: kish] #87007
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Philippe the captain of the Tiko Tiko did a half day Tintamare trip for us and 6 other couples last year. It was a 4 or 5 hour trip with snacks and drinks (beer, wine and punch). I think it was $40 or $50 per person.
Captain Philippe is usually at Papagayo at Club O early in the morning and sometimes late in the afternoon.

Re: 1/2 day to Tintamare [Re: daveb7] #87008
02/18/2016 03:08 PM
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Can you hike Tintamarre nude?

Re: 1/2 day to Tintamare [Re: timmycs] #87009
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I think there is now a cover up rule on Tintamare once your feet touch the sand.

Re: 1/2 day to Tintamare [Re: daveb7] #87010
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Nudity is allowed on the beach that is close to where the Tiko-Tiko drops anchor.

Re: 1/2 day to Tintamare [Re: daveb7] #87011
02/18/2016 05:58 PM
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Perhaps I am mistaken but I thought the nudity went away with or soon after the mud baths and is part of what this being in the Reserve is all about.


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Re: 1/2 day to Tintamare [Re: ruralcarrier] #87012
02/18/2016 06:00 PM
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North NJ, 1720 miles from Para...
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As I remember, you can now be nude on the beach, but if you want to hike around the island, you must wear a cover up of some sort.


That's why I wander and follow La Vie Dansante, that's all I want, La Vie Dansante (JB)
Re: 1/2 day to Tintamare [Re: Kathleen] #87013
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Allowed? Tolerated? Acceptable and Legal?? I have no idea.


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Re: 1/2 day to Tintamare [Re: ruralcarrier] #87014
02/18/2016 06:07 PM
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Allowed. It was set up originally to NOT allow nudity, but several captains protested and they backed off to allow nudity on the beach only.


That's why I wander and follow La Vie Dansante, that's all I want, La Vie Dansante (JB)
Re: 1/2 day to Tintamare [Re: ruralcarrier] #87015
02/18/2016 06:16 PM
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I recall the Tiko Tiko Captain struck a deal with who i'm not sure if it as the local government or Natural reserve. The deal is that nudity would be allowed by the umbrellas that are set on the beach and just in that small area. If anyone left that area they are to cover up. But its been a few years since so I'm not positive that is still in effect.

Re: 1/2 day to Tintamare [Re: ruralcarrier] #87016
02/18/2016 06:27 PM
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I think a proper phrase might be "unofficially tolerated." At Tintamarre, nudity is tolerated on the boats, in the water, and on the beach - but what is not tolerated is walking along the beach nude, as was commonly done in the past. Presumably, the no nudity when walking the beach also would mean that there is no nudity in walking around the island. Arrete No. 001-06, January 9, 2006, bans nudity on the beaches of St. Martin, only except for the Club O beach, and it is the local legal authority for the bans on nudity on beaches.

Re: 1/2 day to Tintamare [Re: Snorkeller] #87017
02/18/2016 06:40 PM
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I think a proper phrase might be "unofficially tolerated." At Tintamarre, nudity is tolerated on the boats, in the water, and on the beach - but what is not tolerated is walking along the beach nude, as was commonly done in the past. Presumably, the no nudity when walking the beach also would mean that there is no nudity in walking around the island. Arrete No. 001-06, January 9, 2006, bans nudity on the beaches of St. Martin, only except for the Club O beach, and it is the local legal authority for the bans on nudity on beaches.

That sounds like what I heard before just wasn't sure who was enforcing the ban

Re: 1/2 day to Tintamare [Re: JohnB] #87018
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Did the Tiko party in April and all Nudes stayed at Yellow umbrellas.It was a great trip...

Re: 1/2 day to Tintamare [Re: JohnB] #87019
02/18/2016 07:00 PM
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The current arrangement is primarily self-enforced. The excursion boats have to be registered with the Reserve Naturelle to operate in teh Reserve (including Tintamarre) and they have no interest or need in getting into a fight with the Reserve. All of the captains keep (and I think generally have) a good relationship with the Reserve. I think that currently the Reserve Naturelle has three rangers who have police powers and then there is the gendarmerie maritime (the maritime police). You just would not want to mess with any of those guys. Particularly as a tourist, if one of them "requested" you to do something, you would do it and thank them for it.

Re: 1/2 day to Tintamare [Re: JohnB] #87020
02/18/2016 08:35 PM
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We just went there on a nude trip. Nude under your umbrella and short walk to enter the water. Bottoms are needed everywhere else!

Re: 1/2 day to Tintamare [Re: kish] #87021
02/18/2016 10:20 PM
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Maureen, I think there is a little hut on the beach somewhere between Bikini and Pedro's that offers short snorkel trips...I was walking down the beach one day when my son was here and I stopped to ask a few questions but I can't recall any other details...I think there were 2 different huts that had snorkel trips

Re: 1/2 day to Tintamare [Re: Sungoddess] #87022
02/19/2016 06:49 AM
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Thanks Patty. My thread seemed to be turned into "nude or not nude" on Tintamarre.!!! Only you and one other person actually answered my question

Re: 1/2 day to Tintamare [Re: kish] #87023
02/19/2016 09:25 AM
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Maureen,
Try Capt Alan at Oyster Pond, he may have 1/2 day sails.


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Re: 1/2 day to Tintamare [Re: kish] #87024
02/19/2016 11:03 AM
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Wind Adventure may be "hut" referred to above. They have various trips to Tintamarre advertised on website. http://www.wind-adventures.com/ecotours.htm

Re: 1/2 day to Tintamare [Re: kish] #87025
02/19/2016 03:52 PM
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It looks like Captain Allan has a 3 island tour which includes Pinel and Tintamarre as two of the stops. For us, it works out since they leave from Oyster Pond. See: Captain Allans site.

Tiko Tiko also offers a trip to Tintamarre which they call their PikNik trip. See: Tiko Tiko PikNik trip.

Hope this helps.


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Re: 1/2 day to Tintamare [Re: kish] #87026
02/19/2016 04:26 PM
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Thank you everyone who answered my original question. Greatly appreciated.

Re: 1/2 day to Tintamare [Re: kish] #87027
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Maureen, did you walk down the beach and find the place(s) I was talking about...it was reasonable, like 40 euros

Re: 1/2 day to Tintamare [Re: Sungoddess] #87028
02/20/2016 06:57 AM
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Not yet Patty. I did look at the website for Wind Adventures, but they were WAY over 40 euros, and I haven't persuaded Larry to go yet <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />.

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Re: 1/2 day to Tintamare [Re: kish] #87029
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I think a half day trip to Tintamare would be perfect. A little sun, some snorkelling, then some lunch and head back to Club O. Price should be reasonable too.


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