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The vantage point where Sir Francis Drake was supposed to have looked for enemy ships of the Spanish fleet, this lookout includes a panoramic view of the Virgin Islands where the Atlantic Ocean joins the Caribbean Sea
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Route 40, St. Thomas
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Truly is one of the best views of the island. The area is tiny and parking is limited so it would be easy to miss if you weren't careful. There are no signs at the crosswalk for traffic to slow down so cars zoom around...More

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful view of many islands and ocean. Simply beautiful! Be prepared for a short trip to the top but it has plenty of turns and ups and downs....if you are prone to car sickness make sure you sit up front or keep your eyes on...More

Thank Robbie E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drake's Seat, is named after the famous English privateer, Sir Francis Drake. Though best avoided on cruise ship days, no visitor to St. Thomas should miss visiting this site. It's an overlook that offers a stunning view of the U.S, and British Virgin Islands to...More

Thank Roy A A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overlooking the famous and beautiful Magens Bay. Drake's Seat is the perfect place to stop and grab that photo for your travel pics album.

Thank ksburrus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited as part of a shared taxi tour of the island; the views are lovely across the island and to the neighbouring islands. You'll need to rent a car or take a tour to reach it.

Thank travelpassion
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at Drake's Seat one afternoon and enjoyed taking family photo's of the beautiful scenic St.Thomas island and Caribbean Sea.

Thank Vlawson
Reviewed 19 May 2017

It really is a fantastic view. Be careful, though. For those of us from the States, we're used to looking a different way for traffic. When you park, you cross the street to get to the actual bench. Crossing back, make sure you look both...More

Thank amyanderic1
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This is one of the best views in the Caribbean, but you won't get to see it unless you get your taxi driver to make the 1 minute detour off the usual route around the island. Be sure to request the stop if you're on...More

Thank mikeandterri
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This is worth a 10-minute stop to see the islands around St. Thomas. It's an easy stop on the way to or from Magen's Bay, just a couple of minutes out of the way.

Thank alandF6879AU
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I never tire of this view. After a quarter of a century on this little rock I never miss a chance to gaze at Magen's Bay and the islands beyond. Panoramic and awesome photo opp on the island of St. Thomas. Stand there and count...More

Thank CARIBBEANonlinemagaz
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