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The Pirates Chest

Paradise Point | Ride the View Tramway, Charlotte Amalie 00801, St. Thomas
+1 340-774-5279
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One of two best shops on St Thomas

This is one of the two best shops on STT. The owner Sean is truly a wealth of info about the... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Asheville, North Carolina
Great visit...customer service could improve

Adorable place...the pirate is awesome...exhibits were interesting and the tour guide was great... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
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Distinguishing The Pirates Chest from similar stores is its proprietor, Sean. Sean is an expert numismatist in the Caribbean specializing in ancient and shipwreck coins. His vast knowledge of history, travels of his inventory, adventures on high seas and pirate stories makes a trip to The Pirates Chest a Caribbean must. He carries coins from at least 15 different treasure shipwrecks from around the world. Who can return to your hum-drum normal life without an authentic Caribbean pirate coin hanging from their neck? The Pirates Chest also carries beautiful Larimar jewelry, Caribbean cook books, shirts, rum cakes, spices, locally made ceramics, souvenirs, and more.
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Paradise Point | Ride the View Tramway, Charlotte Amalie 00801, St. Thomas
+1 340-774-5279
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is one of the two best shops on STT. The owner Sean is truly a wealth of info about the Caribbean and the items carried in his shop. He has traveled the world diving and exploring and is just SO interesting and nice to...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Adorable place...the pirate is awesome...exhibits were interesting and the tour guide was great. That being said another employee at the museum for whatever reason decided to discuss my skin color with another individual at the museum and I could overhear it. Yes I am dark...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

My 14 year old daughter likes all things pirate so I consented to a visit to this museum with limited expectations. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they had a lot of true artifacts, historical items, lots of information about the pirate history of...More

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We were invited to this wonderful exhibit by the activities director at Flamboyan resort, Lucy. I didn't want to go, however once inside it was so fascinating & the items recovered seem to each tell their own story! The ladies/docents who accompanied us had so...More

Thank Judi E
Reviewed 26 April 2017

If you're into pirates and treasure, this is the place!!! I have bought numerous authentic shipwreck coins from these guys for over the past 10 years. Great service and the best sunsets on the island!

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Treasures galore and the owner is a fantastic story teller. I have read a few books about under water exploring and the owner not only knew of the books but also knew the divers that wrote them.

Thank Terry P
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We were at the Pirates Chest on January 22nd. My daughter saw a necklace she liked but decided to wait to get it. Well, upon return the shop was closed so I took a picture of the phone number. Once we were home and settled...More

Thank Roger W
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Such a fun place to walk through. So many awesome things for the pirate at heart. We enjoyed seeing the authentic things and the trinkets. People were so nice there.

Thank Millierae8
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This store had some authentic treasures (and a few knock-off trinkets for the kids!) and was more like visiting a museum than a store. The owner Sean was fantastic and was open about the stories around where, when and how the many amazing antiques were...More

Thank Kristi R
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We talked with Sean for almost an hour. He is very knowledgeable about ship wrecks, treasure and collectibles. His prices are reasonable. The merchandise is displayed nicely and is fun to look at. We would recommend a visit to his shop if you ride the...More

Thank jandsminerals
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Kathy M
5 January 2017|
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Response from jandsminerals | Reviewed this property |
I believe that you can hike to the top for free or a reduced fee. The owner of the shop also said that he would be opening another store within the next year from our visit. The new store would be at street level and I... More
29 March 2016|
Response from Sean L | Property representative |
Hi. I'm not sure if there is anyone on this island that would be interested in a barber quarter. I specialize in shipwreck coins. Depending on the on diction and mint mark of the oin it's worth anywhere fom a few dollars to... More
7 January 2016|
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Response from Sean L | Property representative |
Tramway Properties is my landlord. 340-774-9809