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Skytsborg Tower a.k.a. Blackbeard’s Castle

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Address: 1001 Blackbeard's Hill, Charlotte Amalie 00802, St. Thomas
Phone Number: 13407761234
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Open seasonally Oct 20 - May 1. Tues-Wed 9AM-3PM. Visit one of St. Thomas's...

Open seasonally Oct 20 - May 1. Tues-Wed 9AM-3PM. Visit one of St. Thomas's most famous historical sites. A Walking Tour rich in History and Beauty. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Spectacular views, sparkling pools, life size pirates and more.

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Loved the Pool!

this was our third time in st thomas on a cruise so we decided to check out this attraction instead of going to a beach. it costs $12 per person USD. we were given a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
peggy d
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Saskatoon, Canada

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Houston
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213 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We hiked up the 99 steps in town and then saw we could hike up some more to get to Blackbeard's Castle. Once there we paid an admission, and thought we would end up climbing the tower, looking out and then be on our way. No, the tower was just the first overlook. The tour included walks through 4 additional... More 

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MB1567, Public Relations Manager at Skytsborg Tower a.k.a. Blackbeard’s Castle, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting! We are glad you enjoyed our properties. More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tried to visit here on Monday January 18th. I had read various reviews saying it was often shut but was really hoping it was open. It was my 50th Birthday and had planned a few things I wanted to see on the island on this day. Unfortunately it was shut (in retrospect I should have found exact opening times prior... More 

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MB1567, Public Relations Manager at Skytsborg Tower a.k.a. Blackbeard’s Castle, responded to this review

Sorry, that we were not open for your birthday. Happy Birthday and hope you had a great day and hope you make it back to see us. More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While the Castle itself may not blow you away, the views are worth the price of admission. We arrived to St. Thomas on the Carnival Valor and grabbed a taxi as we got off the ship. The taxi took us directly to the front door step of the tour. We were able to enjoy the animated story of Blackbeard just... More 

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MB1567, Public Relations Manager at Skytsborg Tower a.k.a. Blackbeard’s Castle, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting! We are glad you enjoyed our properties and views! More 

Seminole, Florida
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40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The story of Blackbeard and him meeting his demise is an exciting tale told by a very animated actor. Definitely a must I would say for kids if they are into pirates. Some friends of mine who had been here before many years ago talked of a drink called "Blackbeards Revenge." It was a drink with five types of rum.... More 

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MB1567, Public Relations Manager at Skytsborg Tower a.k.a. Blackbeard’s Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and sorry that we no longer server alcohol, but there is a bar close by. More 

Bridgeton, New Jersey
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210 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is easy to see why Blackbeard the Pirate would have built this tower in this particular location. You can see 360 degrees for miles.It takes some strong walking legs to get up the hill so you can see why we were disappointed the grounds were closed. The website indicated the hours and days open, but when we were arrived... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place takes a little bit of finding but its definitely worth the effort. The taxi drivers may tell you it's closed because they cannot be bothered to take you on a short journey. The current cost is about $12 and the view from the tower is magnificent. A pirate will tell you an interesting tale of his personal experience... More 

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Thank you so much for visiting! We are glad you enjoyed our properties. :) More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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225 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

and I am overdue for my review. If you can find your way here without being on a tour, take your time. The island is hot, and there are many cool pools on the property. Around a turn on the bend you have the option to enter a rum factory with taste testing. What a wonderful place.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was our third time in st thomas on a cruise so we decided to check out this attraction instead of going to a beach. it costs $12 per person USD. we were given a little performance by "Blackbeard" telling us about his history, quite informative. It was very hot that day so after touring the "castle"( not much to... More 

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MB1567, Public Relations Manager at Skytsborg Tower a.k.a. Blackbeard’s Castle, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting! We are glad you enjoyed our properties, pool and views! More 

Brooklyn, NY
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We never actually made it there but thought I should post this anyway to make others aware!! We stopped in St Thomas while on the Getaway, NCL. My boys were so excited about visiting black beards castle. Upon leaving the ship and walking over to where the men/women taxi operators were waiting we asked to go to Blackbeard castle...immediately we... More 

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MB1567, Public Relations Manager at Skytsborg Tower a.k.a. Blackbeard’s Castle, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting and glad that you checked to see if we were open first! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's not a lot to see here other than the tower, but the hike up the hill is nice and views of the water from the top are nice. There is a $10 admission fee.

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