No it wasn't far from the dock. What we did is we took the water taxi into down and asked someone on the street where we could rent a jeep or ATV. Before we knew it, some was taking us to the place where we rented the ATV's. We were only about 6 block from the ships dock. You drive the ATV's on the road just as you would a car. We went around the whole Island. We will do it again the next time we're in St. Maarten.