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Mountain Top, Blackbeard's Castle & Downtown Exploration
Destination: Caribbean

Port/City: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Activity Type:
Destination Highlights | Family Connections | Culture & Sights

Approximate Duration:
3 hour(s) 30 minute(s)

Prices starting from:
*49.00 USD (Adult)
*39.00 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)
  

Restrictions:  N/A



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*Prices shown above are representative. Dates, times, and prices are subject to change and may not be available for your sailing. To purchase a Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursion, you must already have a reservation number for a cruise and have made a payment towards that reservation. Shore Excursions must be purchased in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program and may be subject to change without notice. All monetary exchanges onboard are processed in U.S. Dollars directly to your SeaPass® onboard charge account unless otherwise specified.This tour requires a minimum number of guests in order to operate.
Shore Excursions
Mountain Top, Blackbeard's Castle & Downtown Exploration - STV7

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Peaks, panoramas, pirates — you’ll encounter all of these and more on a half-day, open-air bus tour of St. Thomas that packs in stops at a mountain lookout and historic castle before free time for shopping. Hop in a safari vehicle and head for Mountain Top. Situated 2,100 feet above sea level, this is the island’s highest peak, and while standing on its expansive observation deck, you’ll relish postcard-worthy views of Magens Bay and neighboring St. John. In Charlotte Amalie’s historic colonial district, you’ll be challenged with a climb up the 99 Steps. Built in the mid-1700s, this picturesque stairway (actually 103 total steps) leads to Blackbeard’s Castle. On a self-guided walk around the hilltop bastion, you’ll explore the lookout once occupied by the infamous buccaneer after which the castle is named. Upon descent, you’ll find the world’s largest and tallest amber waterfall, which was built using 1,200 pieces of amber from all over the globe. To round out your adventure, enjoy plenty of time in downtown Charlotte Amalie to shop around one of the world’s most renowned duty-free destinations, where local merchants sell liquor, linens, and local crafts like shell jewelry and carved calabash bowls. You can return to the ship on your own and at your leisure.  

Highlights:
• St. Thomas: Enjoy spectacular views of turquoise Magens Bay and surrounding Virgin Islands on this four-hour, open-air bus ride.
• Kongens Quarter: Climb the daunting 99 Steps, explore the 17th-century Blackbeard’s Castle and admire the world’s tallest amber waterfall.
• Charlotte Amalie: You’ll have time to take advantage of this duty-free shopping destination before returning to the ship independently.

What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Camera
• Cash/credit cards
• Sun protection

What to Wear:
• Walking shoes
• Hat and sunglasses
• Light clothing

Important Notes:
• Guests must be able to walk approximately 140 yards over paved surfaces, with inclines and about 156 steps and extended periods of standing.
• Pregnant women and guests with back/neck problems should not select this tour.
• Guests in wheelchairs and others with limited mobility should not select this tour.
• Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
• Guests with concerns should consult their personal physician.
• This tour is not suitable for blind or deaf guests.
• Participation limited but minimum required for tour to operate.
• Guests are responsible for getting back to the ship at their own expense. Taxis to the ship are approximately $4 per person.
• Tour sequence may vary.
• This tour is mostly self-guided.

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