Tours and Tickets

St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach provided by Great Exploration Tours

St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach

St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach
4.5
Book in advance
from
$65.79
per adult (price varies by group size)
Reserve now & pay later: Save your spot free of charge with flexible booking.
Recommended by 95% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
We pick up and return to destination. The best Islands highlights you will see. Experience the highest point on the island for spectacular views and photo opportunities. Mountain Top is located on Crown Mountain at 2100 feet above sea level making it one of the highest points on the island. Enjoy world famous banana daiquiri (at your own expense) & great duty free shopping . St. Thomas is home to renowned duty free shopping. Mountain Top offers hundreds of selections of duty free items, from jewelry, t-shirts, alcohol, etc. Megan Bay is one mile beach. Magen's Bay Beach is often voted one of the top beaches in the world! This beach has one mile of soft white sand and clear, blue water! Included in beach tour are two stops for photo and scenic viewing opportunities. Stops included are Skyline Drive Overview and Sir France's Drake Seat. One hour island tour plus two hours on the Beach. This is a great tour for some family fun!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9295P8
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pick-up at both cruise ports/ hotels
  • Personal guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Island tour of several historical sites
  • Entry/Admission - Mountain Top
Exclusions
  • Entrance Fee at the Magen's bay
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Cost of Banana Daiquiri
  • Gratuities - recommended
  • Entry/Admission - Magens Bay
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • * We pick up in most major St Thomas hotels/resort. Please inform us the name and address of your hotel, if it's not on the list. * Pick up at Crown Bay Dock will be at The Windmill, where the prepaid tours are. * Pick up at West Indian Dock will be at Gate no. 4
  • Saint Thomas, St Thomas, 00802, USVI Selected Hotels/Resorts - Pick up will be at the front lobby. We'll get in touch when there's a change of pick up location.
  • 161 Subbase Rd, 161 Rte 304, Charlotte Amalie West, St Thomas 00802, USVI Crown bay dock - Pick up will be at the Windmill, where the prepaid tours are. We'll get in touch when there's a change of pick up location.
  • West Indies Dock Road, W Indies Dock Rd, Estate Thomas, St Thomas 00802, USVI West Indian Co. dock - Pick up will be at "Gate no. 3". We'll get in touch when there's a change of pick up location.
  • Ports:
  • 8168 Crown Bay Marina Suite 528, Charlotte Amalie West, St Thomas 00802, USVI
  • West Indian Company dock, 83JG+M8H, Estate Thomas, St Thomas 00802, USVI
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Don't forget to bring your own towels, swim wears and gears if you don't want to buy or rent.
  • This activity operates rain or shine.
  • Tour start time/duration starts at the time of pick up and is subject to change.
  • Tour start time is approximate and can be adjusted for traffic conditions and pick-up schedule
  • Late Schedule is for LATE CRUISE SHIPS ONLY. Those staying in a hotel will be put in a regular schedule or late schedule depending on availability.
  • Before getting in the vehicle after your beach time, make sure you're clean of sand and wearing dry clothes.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required. Minimum of 4 people to run the tour. Cancellation notice will be given 24 hours in advance.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Pick-up at both cruise ports/ hotels
  • Personal guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Island tour of several historical sites
  • Entry/Admission - Mountain Top
Exclusions
  • Entrance Fee at the Magen's bay
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Cost of Banana Daiquiri
  • Gratuities - recommended
  • Entry/Admission - Magens Bay
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • * We pick up in most major St Thomas hotels/resort. Please inform us the name and address of your hotel, if it's not on the list. * Pick up at Crown Bay Dock will be at The Windmill, where the prepaid tours are. * Pick up at West Indian Dock will be at Gate no. 4
  • Saint Thomas, St Thomas, 00802, USVI Selected Hotels/Resorts - Pick up will be at the front lobby. We'll get in touch when there's a change of pick up location.
  • 161 Subbase Rd, 161 Rte 304, Charlotte Amalie West, St Thomas 00802, USVI Crown bay dock - Pick up will be at the Windmill, where the prepaid tours are. We'll get in touch when there's a change of pick up location.
  • West Indies Dock Road, W Indies Dock Rd, Estate Thomas, St Thomas 00802, USVI West Indian Co. dock - Pick up will be at "Gate no. 3". We'll get in touch when there's a change of pick up location.
  • Ports:
  • 8168 Crown Bay Marina Suite 528, Charlotte Amalie West, St Thomas 00802, USVI
  • West Indian Company dock, 83JG+M8H, Estate Thomas, St Thomas 00802, USVI
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Don't forget to bring your own towels, swim wears and gears if you don't want to buy or rent.
  • This activity operates rain or shine.
  • Tour start time/duration starts at the time of pick up and is subject to change.
  • Tour start time is approximate and can be adjusted for traffic conditions and pick-up schedule
  • Late Schedule is for LATE CRUISE SHIPS ONLY. Those staying in a hotel will be put in a regular schedule or late schedule depending on availability.
  • Before getting in the vehicle after your beach time, make sure you're clean of sand and wearing dry clothes.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required. Minimum of 4 people to run the tour. Cancellation notice will be given 24 hours in advance.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Skyline Drive
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Drake's Seat
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Mountain Top
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Magens Bay
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
+
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
24 reviews
Excellent
14
Very good
9
Average
0
Poor
1
Terrible
0

Mary P
3 contributions
Hamlet was such a kind, educated tour guide. He kept in great communication with us prior to the trip and was flexible with us on how much time we needed at stops. Magens Bay more than lived up to my high expectations of how beautiful the beach was and the time provided on the beach was around 3 hours (but my friend and I ended up staying longer because we had such a good time).
Written August 10, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sheena D
Thank you so much for your positive and wonderful review. We are happy you enjoyed your time with Hamlet as your guide/driver. As locals, we enjoy sharing history, culture, and beautiful scenic views of the Island. We hope to see you again.
Written August 17, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

182travellerw
Toronto, Canada51 contributions
The response from the Customer Service team was quick and efficient and all our concerns were addressed promptly prior to the tour. They were very accommodating in the pickup time and the order of the tour to our group of 18, travelling with our Mom who is almost 85 years old. We made the mistake on pick up time as we were not aware that the ship time did not follow St. Thomas time. Hamblet, our driver, waited patiently for us at the port for almost an hour as a result. He was very accommodating to our special needs with our mom. It was raining hard at Magens Bay before our pickup time and he came quickly and safely returned us to the ship. All in all, it was a fun day.
Written January 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Meander32494467268
Thank you very much for review and taking our St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach tour. Our tour guides are local historians who enjoy what they do. Our tours and day trips are the perfect overview of each destination's history, culture, activities, scenic views and cuisine. We try hard to provide our guest an unforgettable experience tailored to their needs. Thank you again for your review. We hope to see you on your next trip.
Written January 23, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cheryl M
Pewaukee, WI3 contributions
Our driver Hamlet was very nice, however when he was telling us information about the island on our trip up the mountain he talked in one tone and it was very hard to understand and did not keep anyones attention so we have no idea what he said. The drive up and down the mountain was very scary and he drove very fast and it felt like we were on 2 wheels half of the time, with this being said he was an accurate driver and kept us safe. The views were beautiful up the mountain so well worth going. The Magens Bay Beach is also very pretty and a must see. Renting chairs was a pain and my husband had to drag the chairs half way down the beach to our area and then return ... this proceedure is not vacation friendly, but still very worth the trip. Overall we loved our expierence in St Thomas and would do it again!
Written March 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
greatexplorationtour
Hi redcinn! Thank you very much for your review of our tour. We are happy you enjoyed your time in the Virgin Islands. As locals, we enjoy sharing history, culture, and beautiful scenic views of the Island. Thank you again for your review and we hope you visit us again soon.
Written May 19, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Stacey H
2 contributions
Family
This tour was great. We were lucky enough to have Hamlet as our guide. He was friendly and knowledgeable of his island.Excellent form beginning to end I highly recommend this tour and please try the banana daiquiri. Best I ever tasted.
Written March 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
greatexplorationtour
Hi Y63UP! Thank you very much for your positive review of our tour. We are happy you enjoyed your time in St Thomas. As locals, we enjoy sharing history, culture, and beautiful scenic views of the Island. Thank you again for your review and we hope you visit us again soon.
Written May 19, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Doyle
4 contributions
Couples
There are scores of bus trips around the beautiful island . But there is only one Luen . He is intelligent , Fun , Knowledgeable , and just an all around amazing human being .We got on the bus of a stranger .And left the bus of a friend . We sit at home talking about our time with Luen being one of the best parts of our cruise .
Written March 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
greatexplorationtour
Thank you very much for your review of our tour. We are happy you enjoyed your time in the Virgin Islands. As locals, we enjoy sharing history, culture, and beautiful scenic views of the Island. Thank you again for your review and we hope you visit us again soon.
Written May 17, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jim d
Halifax, Canada1,056 contributions
Our driver and tour director was very good. He was well informed and interesting to listen to. This tour gave a great overview of the Island. I was shocked to see how much damage was still evident form the 2017 hurricane. Mahogany Run golf course, which I had played in 2016 was completed destroyed - nothing was left and the course was completely overgrown. Terrible. Magen's Beach was awesome. Great beach with excellent amenities. highly recommend.
Written February 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
greatexplorationtour
Hi jimd475! Thank you very much for your review of our tour. We are happy you enjoyed your time in the Virgin Islands. As locals, we enjoy sharing history, culture, and beautiful scenic views of the Island. Thank you again for your review and we hope you visit us again soon.
Written May 19, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

susanplatt
Clarksburg, WV7 contributions
Family
Hamlet was a great tour guide. He was right at the pier waiting for us. We got to see some beautiful views of St Thomas, enjoy a delicious banana daiquiri and have a swim at the beautiful Meghans (sp) bay.
Written January 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Ambassador759800
Thank you very much for review and taking our St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach tour. Our tour guides are local historians who enjoy what they do. Our tours and day trips are the perfect overview of each destination's history, culture, activities, scenic views and cuisine. We try hard to provide our guest an unforgettable experience tailored to their needs. Thank you again for your review. We hope to see you on your next trip.
Written January 30, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LillieUsa
Florida263 contributions
We took the tour from our Celebrity Equinox cruise. A very scenic tour our St Thomas with a stop at Mountain Top for fresh banana daiquiris and quick shopping. Then on to Magens Bay for 2 hour swim. Enjoyed by all.
Written August 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Glenn Marie T
Hi Sharon! Thank you very much for your review of our tour. We are happy you enjoyed your time in St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach. As locals, we enjoy sharing history, culture, and beautiful scenic views of the Island. Thank you again for your review and we hope you visit us again soon.
Written August 16, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Traveller
3 contributions
Couples
We got to the gate where the driver supposed to be. our driver wasn't there. there was another guy there and he told us our driver left but we can ride with him and he will take us to our driver next stop. Then I got a call from our driver yelling at me that were not at the gate were supposed to meet so we're delaying his other pick up. I told the driver to just pick us up at the location where the other guy drop us off which was just 5 minutes away from the original pick up location but he was just yelling and saying nonsense stuff..well eventually he picked us up but he didn't need to yell and saying all that nonsense stuff.
Written December 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hambletstthomastour
Greetings Islahopping, Thank you for the review. Unfortunately you left out very important details in your review. You never read your pickup instructions or booking information. You went to the wrong Gate, the driver didn't leave you. You went with a different tour Company, we have more than one tour company on island,. Your review dimistraites how important it is to read your booking and voucher information prior to the tour, this would have eliminated, you getting into the wrong company's vehicle. Additionally, we apologize if our driver yelled out of frustration. He should have never done this. Our drivers have a pick up route and scheduled time to pickup other guests. You going to another location disrupted his route. In closing, our driver went beyond the call of duty to locate you. Technically you were a no show, by leaving your original pickup location and going with another tour company. Our company was under no obligation to find you and pick you up. Imagine if you boarded the wrong Airline plane. Do you think the pilot would have come looking for you? The driver saved you from losing your tour and fee.
Written December 13, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Grace Anne W
10 contributions
Couples
Such a great tour. Hamblet was our driver and he is the nicest person. He is very knowledgeable about his island. He taught us a good bit about the history. He took pictures of us at the overlook spots. We will cherish these pictures forever. Magens Bay was the most gorgeous beach I have ever seen and we had a great two hours there. On a side note, I left my phone on the tour truck by accident. I contacted Hamblet and he found it. He went way above and beyond to get this phone back to me. He handed it off to another trusted driver who was coming in our direction and eventually made his way back to our resort to get it back to me. These people are so nice and when we come back, we are DEFINITELY calling them for our tours. We love St. Thomas!!
Written December 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sheena D
Thank you, 233graceannew for the amazing review! We put in the work to keep you and all of our clients happy. As locals, we enjoy sharing history, culture, and beautiful scenic views of the Island. We hope to see you again. Have a nice day ahead!”
Written August 15, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 23
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Great Exploration Tours
Wanderer283738
Wanderer283738
00
Trunk Bay is a must!
Our driver and our tour guide, Kenneth, was amazing. Lots of knowledge about the island and it's beauty. I would h
AlbertoD798
AlbertoD798
00
Not What I Expected. However beautiful beach
We had booked this tour by ourselves. Everything was done by text or e mail. I paid it by Pay Pal and confirm by ph
howniceinhouston22
howniceinhouston22
00
Beautiful Trunk Bay
We love Trunk Bay and the snorkeling there. The drivers were nice and I felt safe with them. We only got two hours
489mauriceo
489mauriceo
00
St Croix Island Tour
The entire tour was a tremendously wonderful experience! Mr Joseph was very informative, polite, and made the tour
shantinao2022
shantinao2022
00
Excellent 10 out of 10
Mr. Joseph was a delight! he was very informative and friendly, he took us where we wanted to go as well as gave us
Freedom09112994849
Freedom09112994849
00
Worth the money
Trip was wonderful! Very informative. Driver/tour guide was amazing. We got to see some interesting sights. Can'
scottpauli
scottpauli
00
Beautiful Beach
If you want to go to an uncrowded beach this is it. However, they do not serve food and a couple of guys were selli
Pamela C
Pamela C
00
Took our own tour of the island!
Beautiful island, lots of places to hike. Beautiful water. Many of the local shops were closed which made it a bit
736ankitap
736ankitap
00
Memorable excursion
We chartered a private tour of buck island with snorkeling for our group of 12 on the “inconceivable”. Our captains
Egitter
Egitter
00
It was awful
Not worth the cost! Not what was promised! We were picked up in a van with a taxi sign on top, no seatbelts inside
michaelgP8179AK
michaelgP8179AK
00
Beautiful island
It was a nice way to see St. Johns and learn about it's history. Ken was awesome and the transportation was ok. We
khaylin
khaylin
00
Lovely
It was very beautiful. I fell in love with the plants, so I bought some but I do want to go back and get more
759jaimier
759jaimier
00
A lot of fun!!
The tour was excellent! Kenneth did a great job! He was super friendly and prompt. We got caught in a tropical stor
TessNarvon
TessNarvon
00
Not a Tour, just a taxi ride!
Guide was no more than a Taxi driver. Did not tell us much of anything. Great Explorations ran this tour and it was
stephaniebT2559WC
stephaniebT2559WC
00
Beautiful St. John
I took a St John tour too Trunk bay beach! The driver Kenneth stopped several times. To allow us to take pictures a
Frequently Asked Questions about St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach

St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach will start at 9:00 AM. Discover and book St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach on Tripadvisor


St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach price starts from $65.79. Discover and book St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach on Tripadvisor

St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach on Tripadvisor