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St. Thomas Island Overview

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Skyline Drive & Island Overview Shore Trip

This is a two-hour orientation tour of St. Thomas, with stops at some of the island's highlights and exciting views of the island itself.

St. Thomas is a mountainous island with one long ridge of hills running east and west through the center of the island, with smaller ridges branching off. The island is thirteen miles long by four miles wide, encompassing a little over 31 square miles. The highest point is Crown Mountain at 1,556 feet.

St. Thomas has a history that dates back to 1500 B.C. and the Ciboney people. They were replaced by the Arawaks and then the Caribes, long before Christopher Columbus first saw the island in 1493 on his second voyage to the "New World." Unfortunately, almost all signs of the pre-Columbus days have been lost to time.

Most of the structures and ruins that remain date from the 16th and 17th century and include Blackbeard's Castle (Skytsborg), Fort Christian and Bluebeard's Castle (Tower Fort). During your scenic orientation drive you will be able to see them on nearby hilltops.

Riding along the crest of St. Thomas on "Skyline Drive," visitors are treated to vistas of Charlotte Amalie town, harbor as well as Hassel and Water Islands to the south; the Atlantic Ocean, Magens Bay and Inner and Outer Brass and Hans Lollick islands to the north; and the chain of cays leading to St. John and the British Virgins to the east.

On this St. Thomas excursion, your driver/guide will make stops at various scenic overlooks as traffic / safety allows. You will pass by Drake's Seat, believed to be the spot where Sir Francis Drake himself watched for enemy vessels. A stop will be made at Mountain Top, where you will take in the most amazing views from the balcony of the shopping arcade, and if you choose, purchase a "world-famous" banana daiquiri.

At the end of the two-hour driving orientation, you will have the option of being dropped off in downtown Charlotte Amalie to experience its world-famous shopping or be taken back to the cruise ship dock.

Please Note: Guests departing in downtown will be responsible for their transportation back to their destination. Depending on the number of guests participating, tour will be conducted in vans or open air safari buses.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
2 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
None
Dress
Comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes are recommended. Sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested.
Restrictions
Minimum age to participate is 2 years old. Guests will need to be able to step up into the transportation and walk on paved gravel and packed dirt surfaces, several on inclines, at the photo stops.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 133 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsTure guideJanuary 02, 2019

Reviewer: Roula Oliynik
Our trure guide Ali was the best, best ture ever!!

3 StarsexcursionDecember 29, 2018

Reviewer: Dale Wereschuk
We enjoyed the tour. Had been to St Thomas before and this was a different event.

5 StarsSt. ThomasDecember 13, 2018

Reviewer: Mary LeBlanc
Beautiful island the guide was very good and told us a lot about the island history.

5 StarsGreat experienceNovember 23, 2018

Reviewer: Russell McClure
This excursion was excellent. The driver was very knowledgable and personable and gave many interesting facts about St. Thomas. He was very attentive to all his passengers and tried to insure that they had a great tour.

5 StarsSt. ThomasOctober 26, 2018

Reviewer: Doreen Urie
The tour was great and the guide very funny and provided plenty of history, etc. The tour was 2 hours and we were having so much fun we wish we had longer with our guide. Would definitely recommend to anyone

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