Excursion Details

Blackbeard's Castle, Historic King's Quarter & Shopping

STT-115 | St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands | See Special Notes

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Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Blackbeard's Castle Blackbeard's Castle
You will see:

    Moderate Shopping

    Excursion Length:
    Approx. 4 hours

    Tour Overview

    Your tour begins as you travel along picturesque Skyline Drive, witnessing vistas of Magens Bay and Charlotte Amalie, the Caribbean Sea, and the British Virgin Islands, en route. Your first stop is Drake's Seat, the lookout point at the top of one of St. Thomas' many hills, where you'll snap a photo or two, before continuing to Blackbeard's Castle and the Kongens (King's) Quarter, the former center of Danish colonial enterprise and the heart of the historic shopping district. Upon arriving at Kongens Quarter, as known as "The Williamsburg of the Caribbean," you'll see several National Landmark Properties and historical manor houses set on approximately five acres of grounds dating as far back as the late 1600's. From here start your historic walking tour at your own pace and visit guided areas at your leisure.

    You'll hear the island's legacy of pirates and slavery, as you visit Blackbeard's Castle (originally a 17th century Danish military tower) and former manor houses Villa Notman, Britannia House, Crown House (once used by visiting Danish Royalty) and Haagensen House, all listed in the National Register of Historic Places. History comes alive as you view the world's largest collection of life-sized pirate sculptures, crafted in copper and bronze, the world's most extensive collection of authentic hand-made West Indian Mahogany furniture.

    Next you'll pass by lush tropical gardens, terraces and fountains, and the 99 Steps, one of St. Thomas' most famous landmarks, built in the 1700s to make climbing Government Hill a bit easier. Before embarking on a downtown shopping adventure, you'll visit the spectacular Caribbean World Amber Waterfall that cascades two stories down and is comprised of over 12,000 stones of amber. After a short walk downhill, you'll arrive at Main Street, where you're free to browse and shop at your leisure. When you are finished with your free time of shopping, head back to the ship via your pre-arranged return transportation.

    Detailed itinerary Show All Itinerary Details

    Depart from ship for Skyline Drive

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:20 Transport type:Open-Air Vehicle
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):25
    Inside Visit :Yes
    Total number of steps:75 Notes

    Flat surface walking from gathering point to taxi safari

    Wheelchair accessible?:No Notes

    Tour is not suitable for wheelchairs or walkers

    Restrooms available?:No
    Shopping available?:Yes
    Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: Yes

    Transit to Blackbeard's Castle & Caribbean World Amber Waterfall

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:15 Transport type:Open-Air Vehicle
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):25
    Inside Visit :No
    Total number of steps:2 Notes

    Steps in and out of taxi safari

    Wheelchair accessible?:No Notes

    Tour is not suitable for wheelchairs or walkers

    Restrooms available?:No
    Shopping available?:Yes
    Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: Yes

    Explore Blackbeard's Castle, surrounding Kongens Quarter & Amber Museum

    Details:
    Transport type:Walking
    Time at site:01:30 Inside Visit :Yes
    Total number of steps:200 Notes

    Intermittent steps down hillside (all steps have handrails)

    Wheelchair accessible?:No Notes

    Tour is not suitable for wheelchairs or walkers

    Restrooms available?:Yes
    Air conditioned?:No

    Free time for shopping Downtown

    Details:
    Transport type:Walking
    Time at site:01:30
    Total number of steps:100 Notes

    Relatively flat surface walking in town to return transport

    Return to the ship at your leisure by a pre-arranged transportation

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:15
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):200
    Inside Visit :No
    Total number of steps:4 Notes

    Steps in and out of vessel

    Wheelchair accessible?:No Notes

    Tour is not suitable for wheelchairs or walkers

    Restrooms available?:Yes
    Air conditioned?:No

    Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

    Special Notes

     

    Your tour includes Main Street for recommended shopping. When you are finished with your free time of shopping, head back to the ship via your pre-arranged transportation which could be via land or sea. Tour duration is approximately 4 to 6 hours depending upon your personal touring and shopping time. There are numerous steps to walk down from Blackbeard's to Main Street. This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs, walkers and guest with walking difficulties.

    Excursion Length:

    Varies

    Child Price:

    12 & under reduced

    Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

    For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

    Wheelchair Accessibility:

    For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

    Camera/Video Restrictions:

    For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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