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Address: St. Vincent
Activities: Hiking
Description: Built around 1800 on a tiny island next to Young Island, this fort once...
Built around 1800 on a tiny island next to Young Island, this fort once protected a chief port of St. Vincent.
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Beautiful views

We had gotten off a boat the day before and had just one day on St. Vincent so hung out at the pool of our hotel (Mariners) in the morning and then took a boat over and the water... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had gotten off a boat the day before and had just one day on St. Vincent so hung out at the pool of our hotel (Mariners) in the morning and then took a boat over and the water taxi guy waited while we walked up the stairs to the top. The view from the steps up is fantastic! The... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Fort Duvernette is easily accessible from the mainland by boat. However, my pro-tip is to take the free ferry to Young Island, walk to the back of the island with some snorkeling gear, and from there it is only about 50 meters of beautiful snorkeling over to the jetty. Bring some water shoes with you or some flip-flops and climb... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

A 200 ft basalt rock rising straight out of the sea, next to Young Island off the South Coast of St. Vincent! I first visited back in the mid 90's and swam out from the mainland. Most recently, 2014, I took a little boat and we docked at the jetty. The irregular steps wind you up and up to the... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

A local where I was in Indian Bay, Nato did this trip for me for $20 EC although I paid him $40 EC, still a good deal because I did a lot of snorkelling as well. The stairs up the fort were paid for by the Finnish government, why I have no idea. It's a British fort, and they retreated... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

I went over there on a 3-minute-boat ride to Fort Duvernette, also locally known as Rock Fort. I hired a Rasta to get me just behind Young Island, drop me off and pick me back up 2 hours later, for EC$30 round-trip (approximately US$10). I brought my picnic (some samosas that I got to go from French Verandah Restaurant at... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

The climb up is not too arduous and the views are excellent. However, it is not worth a special trip; visit only if you are it the area, and in a boat!

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Long Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

There is a warning about climbing the steps but the view is worth it. Don't go after a bad rain

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