Floating Tiki Hut in Sint Maarten with the Colorado Traveling Ducks

Today we swim, snorkel, and shop in Sint Maarten.    First we take a water taxi to Philipsburg, the capital of St. Maarten.

To the Water taxi

To the Water taxi

After transferring to another boat, we all arrive at the floating Tiki Hut.

Floating Tiki Hut

Floating Tiki Hut

Isn’t this beautiful?   That pool has water from the Caribbean and we saw tropical fish there, eating bread.   Bucket’s dad is already in the water.

Bucket's Dad

Bucket’s Dad

It looks fun, but again, no snorkeling mask in our size.   Some humans are enjoying stand up paddle boarding.

Stand up Paddle Boarding

Stand up Paddle Boarding

Oh this exciting.   We, the Colorado Traveling Ducks, are swimming with Bucket’s parents.

We are swimming in the Caribbean Sea

We are swimming in the Caribbean Sea

They are having a little problem keeping us together.   This is so much fun.   We are bouncing along on top of the waves.   Back on the Tiki Hut, we ducks needed to rest and lounge in the sun.

Ducks resting

Ducks resting

Swimming can be tiring, but it sure was fun!  Look what we saw.

Fish

Fish

We could see the fish under water.   We looked through Bucket’s parents snorkel mask!   Bucket’s parents are on the floating platform, waiting for another snack.

Bucket's parents

Bucket’s parents

We already ate lunch here, but they are hungry again.  Taking ducks swimming causes hunger.   It is time to leave the floating Tiki Hut, so we take the first boat back to Philipsburg.   Then another water taxi to the ship.   This is our cruise passenger shopping area.

Shopping area

Shopping area

Beautiful tropical flowers also.   These steps are very inviting.

Let's wander

Let’s wander

Let’s explore.   We like these crafts that are for sale.

Crafts for sale

Crafts for sale

Following our moms on a shopping trip is exhausting.   So, snacks and beverages anyone?

Snacks anyone?

Snacks anyone?

Have a seat humans.   There is just a little time before we board the ship, so hurry.

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

I, Zeb the Duck, must leave Baltimore in an hour. Mom and I spotted this sculpture near the Inner Harbor area.

Looks good to me

Looks good to me

So pretty.

You will want to spend at least a full day at the Inner Harbor. The body of water here is the Chesapeake Bay. The shops and restaurants are welcoming. The National Aquarium is near. There are four ships to board and tour.

Many people enjoying the Inner Harbor

Many people enjoying the Inner Harbor

Don’t miss any of this!

I love water taxis.

I love the water, but I am a duck.  You will love water taxis also.

I love the water, but I am a duck. You will love water taxis also.

So convenient and so much fun to travel by water.   This ship, the USS Constellation served our country, in various capacities, for almost 100 years.

USS Constellation

USS Constellation

Take a tour and learn of her time in the Mediterranean. Before the Civil War, the USS Constellation was the flagship of the US African Squadron. The USS Constellation sailed near Africa to capture slave ships and free the Africans headed to North America for slavery. Later, this ship took food and supplies to Ireland during that famine. The USS Constellation transported items across the Atlantic for world fairs.

A great ship

A great ship

The end of her career was spent training future Navy leaders.

We had less than one hour before our airport pickup, so we just wandered along the dock. Please, spend some time there and enjoy this great place! We want to return to board the ships and visit the National Aquarium.

Visit Baltimore's Inner Harbor soon.

Visit Baltimore’s Inner Harbor soon.

And so much more!