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“The best view” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Drake's Seat

Drake's Seat
Route 40, St. Thomas
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Ranked #31 of 140 things to do in St. Thomas
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
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Owner description: 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
Santa Cruz, California
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“The best view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Fabulous view of the north side of St. Thomas and some of the British Virgin Islands. The guy with the donkey ("Lady Gaga") has great stories which may even include elements of truth. It seems all the tour buses stop here. I strongly recommend you don't miss this view.

Visited January 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“WOW Great View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Great View, must see spot, Really love the history, nothing to do but snap some pictures. But it is worth it.

Visited February 2013
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New York City, New York
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“what a view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

we took so many pictures here. it is an amazing view and a historic spot as well. you can picture the pirates hanging there hundreds of years ago... very cool!! definatley a must see.

Visited January 2013
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Grafton, Wisconsin
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“Beautiful Views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Great stop over on the way to Magen's Bay. Drake's seat is a wonderful photo opportunity with panoramic views of Magen's Bay the surroundings. Not many parking spots and it can get crowded when there are a lot of cruise ships.There is a man with a dressed up donkey if you are interested.

If you are on Carnival cruise line, they have a pretty good shore excursion that will take you to Magen's Bay and that tour will stop over at Drake's Seat. A must see in St Thomas!

Visited December 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Drake's Seat (bench) is An Overlook with a Nice View of Magen's Bay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Drake's Seat (actually a green bench) is an overlook off the road where you get an amazing view of Magen's Bay and can see off to the B.V.I.'s. There are 8-10 parking spots (estimate) and it isn't busy at all when there are no cruise ships in town. If there are, expect it to be busier there but don't let that deter you. It is definitely worth a stop if you are on the island.

Visited January 2013
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