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Drake's Seat

438 Reviews

Drake's Seat

438 Reviews
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** We only take a maximum of 14 guests per trip **<br>This is a very personalized tour. Spend your day with one of the world's most picturesque islands always in view. We cruise along the North Shore and pass scenic Hawksnest Beach, Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Maho and Francis Bay. The Captain will choose a calm and clear snorkel spot before heading to Lime-Out the new floating Taco and Craft Cocktail bar located in Hansen Bay on the Southeastern Coast of St. John. <br><br>After Lunch the Captain will find another beautiful snorkel spot along the Souther Coast of St. John before heading back to shore. <br><br>The price of this trip includes: Captain, Mate, Fuel, Open Bar, Light Snacks and use of Snorkel Equipment.
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Linda Y wrote a review Feb. 2021
Frisco, Texas3,892 contributions3,733 helpful votes
Located just minutes from the Charlotte Amalie Lookout, this breathtaking scenic point provides panoramic views of Magens Bay and the islands. There are a limited number of parking spots available. The green weathered bench seat is across the street (be careful crossing the road). The local legend is that Sir Francis Drake used this vantage point to watch his fleet and be on the lookout for the enemy. It is a great story, but the truth is that Drake’s Seat was built in 1933 by Arthur Fairchild. Mr. Fairchild was a former wall street genius, philanthropist (he is the one that gifted the land at Magens Bay to the people) and longtime island resident. Back in the 1930s, travelling the hilly terrain of St. Thomas was by horse or foot. The location of Drake’s Seat was the perfect place to rest and gaze down at Megans Bay. And it still is today! You’ll get a more expansive panorama from Mountain Top, but I love this view too. The Charlotte Amalie Lookout, Drake’s Seat, Mountain Top and Megans Bay can all be visited in the same trip.
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Date of experience: February 2021
Johnny J wrote a review Dec. 2020
Baltimore, Maryland846 contributions105 helpful votes
Since we had rental car we took our guests to Drake’s Seat before heading down to Magens Bay for the day. Nice view, limited parking, free, be careful of the traffic, which was limited during COVID.
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Date of experience: December 2020
LoJo466 wrote a review Nov. 2020
Bayville, New Jersey333 contributions95 helpful votes
Cuz you might miss it. We almost did a second time if it weren’t for a couple of locals visiting as well. Yes it’s a seat but you could see why it’s just a seat. The look out was as far as the eye could see. Amazing, breathtaking, and bright. I wish I had a scope to look beyond my plain sight. Not every day you get those views. Take as long or as short as you want, because one day it might just all be gone again like Mike(one of the locals) said. It was all washed away. But it all comes back, longer in time or shorter in time. It’s how we treat our Mother Nature.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Shamila wrote a review Oct. 2020
13 contributions9 helpful votes
Its just a green bench and the view is good but thats it. Its ok to do as part of a tour. Its not something that I would just go to see.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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swarthy1999 wrote a review Aug. 2020
Chattanooga, Tennessee44 contributions18 helpful votes
What a view. A tour to just see this spot ? No, probably would not book that trip. It is a bench along side a major road with an AWESOME view north of the island. But, with a car, I would be sure to make a special trip to see THE VIEW. Sir Drake could not have picked a more strategic place to keep a eye on all ship movements around the island. Plus, major routes abound to send and recieve messages everywhere.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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