Image courtesy Les Fruits de Mer
Our very own Les Fruits de Mer (a non-profit French association based in Grand Case, Saint Martin) will host its first event of the year, an ecotourism-themed SnorkelFest this coming weekend.
SnorkelFest is a free, public Wildlife Discovery Event created by Les Fruits de Mer, where St. Martin residents and visitors of all ages can experience the magic of undersea life and the “sport, art, and science” of snorkeling.
The event will include snorkeling and snorkeling instruction with ECOSNORKELING, a Marine Life Discovery Station, a guided coastal walk on Pinel’s nature trails with beach clean-up, the chance to try out stand-up paddleboard with sea-life-themed art activities for kids.
SnorkelFest 2014 will take place on Saturday, January 25th from 11am to 3pm on Pinel Island.
Pinel Island is a tiny island on the north end of St. Martin, 5 minutes off the shores of French Cul de Sac, and a few hundred yards off the northwestern end of Orient Bay.
Other ecotourism events planned for 2014
Les Fruits de Mer has four major free Wildlife Discovery Events Les Fruits de Mer will be producing in 2014: SnorkelFest on January 25th, the Endemic Animal Festival on April 26th, the Migratory Bird Festival on October 11th, and Birds & Bugs 2014 on December 6th.
About Les Fruits de Mer
As a non-profit base on the island of St. Martin, Les Fruits de Mer (which playfully translates into English as “seafood”) aims to share not only the beauty of the sea but also other natural places, terrestrial wildlife, history, ecology, and cultural heritage.