Calling all scallywags and history buffs for some swashbuckling fun around St. Thomas on a 2.5-hour trip that leads you to Drake's Seat lookout, the historic Kongens (Kings) Quarters, and the Pirate Treasure Museum for interactive discovery. Hop in an open-air safari bus and along the way to Drake's Seat, envision the island’s past global traders, Caribbean pirates, and life in a vibrant West Indian port city dating back to the late 1600’s. At this strategic mountain top location, hear all about the exploits of British sea captain Sir Francis Drake while taking in views of the sea and surrounding islands. Then it's a drive through the Kongens Quarter, the oldest part of Charlotte Amalie. Here you'll have photo opportunity of historical sites. Nearby old manor houses are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Continue your exploration with an hours' free time at the Pirate Treasure Museum. Here you can learn about local shipwrecks in the US and British Virgin Islands, see a collection of ancient cannons, weaponry, gold and silver bars and coins, experience hurricane winds in a simulator, and operate a real treasure collecting ROV, plus more.
• Drake's Seat: Hear legends of Sir Francis Drake and check out panoramic island views from this hilltop overlook.
• Kongens Quarter: Here you will have a photo opportunity of historical sites.
• Pirates Treasure Museum: Shipwreck exhibits, gold bars, silver coins and weaponry tell the adventurous story of local pirates.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Cash/credit cards
• Sun protection
What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes
• Light clothing
• Guests must be able to walk approximately .04 miles over flat surfaces, with inclines and about 70 steps and extended periods of standing.
• 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.
• Guests needing special assistance must be accompanied by an able-bodied companion.
• Guide will designate a time and place to rejoin your coach for return to ship.
• Guests who miss the return transportation will be responsible for getting back to the ship.
• Tour sequence may vary.