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The Ghosts of Piracy Past - Tropical Treasure Hunt
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The Ghosts of Piracy Past - Tropical Treasure Hunt

By The Tropical Treasure Hunt
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$199.00
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Ages 16-100
Duration: 4–5 hours
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  • Enjoy one locally brewed craft beer or equal value drink.
  • Bottled water
  • Use our Tropical Treasure Hunt adventure pack which includes tools to assist with solving clues during the adventure.
  • Tropical Treasure Hunt Map. Clients have the opportunity to take home our trademark map for memories
  • Clients will enjoy an appetizer at the end of the experience. Snacks such as fruit snacks and oatmeal bars are included. Please eat dinner ahead of time.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pirate gear including hats and eye patches to get in the spirit are included.
  • Entry/Admission - St. Thomas
  • Entry/Admission - Bluebeard's Tower
What's not included
  • Dinner is not included with the experience.
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Bug spray. On the mangroves there can be mosquitoes and other insects. Please plan accordingly.
  • A treasure (gift) is not included at the conclusion. For private groups clients can purchase a gift.
  • Towels will not be provided. You will get wet on the kayak excursion and will need a towel.


Departure details
  • Bluebeard's Castle, 1331 Estate Taarneberg, St. Thomas, St. Thomas, Bluebeard Loop, Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas 00802, USVI We meet in front of the historic Bluebeards Castle. It is located at the top of Bluebeards Castle Resort which can be found on Google maps. There is a parking lot right below the castle where you can park throughout the evening. You will be returned to this spot at the end of the experience.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 107562P3

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 18 & Up - Kayaking required
  • Although you will not have to swim, you will be tandem kayaking for approximately 40 minutes round-trip.
  • The Ghosts of Piracy Past is designed to be a spooky and immersive experience. It will be dark, and at one point during the experience you will be in tight quarters in a wooded outdoor area. Strobe lights and other disorienting props may be used. Live actors may spook you in various ways but will not touch your person or belongings.
  • If you are afraid of heights the sky ride is 700 feet above sea level. You may sit out during that portion of the treasure hunt.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 107562P3

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Bluebeard's Castle
    1331 Estate Taarneberg, St. Thomas, St. Thomas, Bluebeard Loop, Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas 00802, USVI
    We meet in front of the historic Bluebeards Castle. It is located at the top of Bluebeards Castle Resort which can be found on Google maps. There is a parking lot right below the castle where you can park throughout the evening. You will be returned to this spot at the end of the experience.
    See address & details
  • 1
    VI Ecotours
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Havensight
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 3
    St. Thomas
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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We loved it!
We (4 adults and 2 kids - ages 2.5 yrs and 6 mos) did the pirate themed treasure hunt and had an absolute blast. Ev
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leslieaT6522EM
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Looking for Pirate Booty!
A fun day hunting for the treasure and exploring The Pirate Museum! We even got back to the ship on time!
kyliet497
kyliet497
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SO fun!
Our family had a wonderful time!! We loved the part of our excursion that took us on a boat to St. John to snorkel
tmeyter
tmeyter
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Engaging and Educational!
Tropical Treasure Hunt is a fantastic experience for families looking for a fun-filled adventure. Both parents and
Wanderer768282
Wanderer768282
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Small Group of 3, Great Fun!
Our tour guide was great and helpful. We had a small group of 3 and had a blast. We got to see some cool places alo
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Salty Pirate is a memorable adventure
This 7-hour duration scavenger hunt was a perfect way to fill an entire day on the island . We were able to see a d
akgrenier
akgrenier
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Finding treasure is a great way to spend time in St. Thomas!
After searching for things to do during our two month stay in St. Thomas, my husband and I were ecstatic to find th
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603sadiec
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Boat and beach treasure hunt
The boat charter treasure hunt was so much fun; searching for clues and hanging out in such an amazing environment!
merw81
merw81
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Fun experience but a bit expensive for what we got
I spent a lot of time researching a fun shore excursion for my kiddos (8/11) while on St. Thomas for the day from o
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Sperez0042
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Above and Beyond an Escape Room!
Truly an Escape Adventure!! Detailed story line, exciting activities, beautiful destinations, and refreshments alon
F1017NDchelseas
F1017NDchelseas
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Awesome experience!!
This experience was totally awesome for our daughters. We did a pirate themed scavenger hunt. My 7 year old has wen
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Coral World Sea Lion Treasure Hunt
First, this is our 5th Treasure Hunt and every hunt is better than the last. Anthony and his team are wonderful at
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Tropical Treasure Hunt is a must do! Book now, you will be glad you did.
I live on St. Thomas, so I have my own special favorite places to go and things to do on-island. But when I was inv
Barbara S
Barbara S
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Super fun!
Great way to explore the pirate museum and see the beach to include a nice beachfront bar! Our group had a great t
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Pirate Treasure in the Virgin Islands? Yes, please!
We loved the treasure hunt! It was a great way to experience several of the tourist stops and spend an afternoon. N
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Traci H
Troy, IL2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
We had such a blast! The crew were so helpful and fun to hang with. We will definitely schedule other adventures with these guys! Book it, you won’t regret it!
Written August 28, 2022
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Thanks Traci! And a very big thank you to your group for providing the GO-PRO footage of your Salty Piracy Adventure! We look forward to you trying our other immersive adventures!
Written September 11, 2022
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Belinda V
Port Neches, TX30 contributions
Great fun! Our group of 3 couples were able to find the clues and solve the puzzle to find the treasure. We started off at Bluebeards Castle with a lively bit of history and a close look at the real treasures that have been found near there. The view from the top was amazing. Then we followed the clues to drinks and then adventure on the kayak tour. We got out of the kayaks and walked through the mangroves to find a pirate and a few crabs and some scary characters. ( be sure you have applied loads of bug spray before getting in the kayaks) Next we took the van to our Secret location for pizza ( delicious) and another round of drinks before the search on the beach for buried treasure. The creepy ghostly pirates tried to keep us from stealing their treasure. And scared the p… out of me! It was a fun evening. It took over 6 hours , which was my only complaint. We were never bored, but it did take longer than I expected, making for a very late return to our boat
Written July 12, 2022
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Thanks Belinda for the thorough review! We greatly appreciate hearing from our clients. So glad that you got to celebrate Sarah's 40th birthday with us! We do apologize for the length of time your adventure took. Out of all of our treasure hunts this is the toughest one to predict timing since we can't predict how fast people are comfortable kayaking. Also, the pizza came out longer than we hoped at the final beach bar for you guys. But we are working with our partner to get the timing flawless where clients can get their clue and enjoy the food ASAP (so they can get right back to hunting for booty).
Written September 11, 2022
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Eduardo R
1 contribution
It was great fun! As first time visitors to St Thomas we loved that we got to explore different cool spots and activities across the Island and have have a few drinks along the way! Our guide Ryan was really attentive and accommodating to our needs. He made sure it was a smooth transition between all of our activities.
Written April 26, 2022
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Anthony S
Ahoy Eduardo! Thank you and your crew for joining us on a Ghosts of Piracy Past treasure hunt and for leaving us an excellent review! We are so happy that you all had a great time exploring the island with us. Next time you are visiting St. Thomas feel free to join us for another one of our super fun adventures, including Salty Piracy Adventure where you find clues on a half day boat trip! Cheers, Ryan
Written May 3, 2022
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Ian H
Arlington Heights, IL3 contributions
Feb 2022
Treasure hunt was a wonderful experience, Anthony did an excellent job of running the show, and the night kayaking hosted by eco tours was unforgettable!
Written March 31, 2022
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Yadin Rozov
2 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
My husband and I took our four kids on the treasure hunt during a recent visit to St. Thomas. Our kids’ ages range from 5 to 13. It was awesome! We learned a lot and had a great time as a family. Honestly we enjoyed this way more than we expected and way more compared to other similar activities on the mainland. The team was very professional and was heavily invested in the activity and our needs.
Written March 29, 2022
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Anthony S
Thank you so much for the wonderful review Ursula! Your family was a lot of fun! So glad you learned a lot as well. We strive for Edu-tainment! We hope to see you on future trips to St. Thomas or St. Pete Florida!
Written March 30, 2022
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Carol
St. Thomas4 contributions
Fantastic Pirate Adventure. We contacted Anthony directly to see what he would recommend as there were just us two couples. He arranged a perfect personally planned pirate adventure that was the highlight of our trip to St Thomas. From the hotel pickup, the viewing of shipwreck treasures and clues at Bluebeards Castle, a few drink and clue stops along the way, an exciting and spooky nighttime kayaking journey through the mangroves for more clues, delicious dinner of fish tacos, more clues and tromping along the beach with our lantern searching for the lost and buried pirate treasure, this was an amazing and magical experience! Such attention to detail! Anthony and his pirate crew were always surprising us with the next site, scare, activity and clue along our adventure. Best tour ever! You will not be disappointed!
Written March 11, 2022
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Ahoy Carol! Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that this was the highlight of your trip to St. Thomas! We hope it is a birthday celebration that you will never forget! We TREASURE the details at Tropical Treasure Hunt to make sure the adventure will be of the highest quality. Please let us know next time you are back on St. Thomas. Each treasure hunt is very unique from the clues to the places you will visit. - Anthony
Written March 14, 2022
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Cassandra M
2 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
This is a must-do adventure when you’re in St Thomas! We booked the ghost kayak adventure and had an absolute blast. The owner is beyond knowledgeable, the staff were amazing, and my small group had the most fun. We saved this for our last night on the island and I’m incredibly grateful we did. Anyone from amateur puzzlers to larger families, kids, and groups would enjoy this adventure. Our friend was even a first time kayaker and the entire team took her under their wing to make sure she was safe and felt comfortable. This is a tour that feels like it’s run by family and is definitely one to not miss!
Written February 8, 2022
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Thank you for your review! We believe in making sure everyone can have an enjoyable and memorable adventure! It is our pleasure to make sure everyone can complete the whole experience, and seeing the joy on your faces as you kayak for the first (or hundredth) time, and enjoying everything we offer is what makes our jobs great!
Written March 20, 2022
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JSNJD
Asheville, NC3 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Six of us ranging in age from 10 to 76 took part in this hunt for buried treasure. The clues scattered in the Pirates/Shipwreck Museum kept us all engaged and paying attention to the various exhibits. Shuttling from there to the place where the treasure was buried (no spoilers here!) made the day even more interesting. Anthony could not have been more helpful in understanding and accommodating our interests. Luckily we had the museum essentially to ourselves, which alleviated Covid concerns. Highly recommend for a family outing!
Written January 5, 2022
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Ahoy Julie and crew! Thank you for the warm review! Your group was a lot of fun and it is always great to see the whole family actively working together while making memories! We want our clients to maximize their experience in the Pirates Treasure Museum which is why many of the clues involve learning more about the fascinating history of the Golden Age of Piracy. We hope the family will come back again and try another one of our adventures!
Written January 8, 2022
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Brandy L. Wright
2 contributions
Dec 2021
This was certainly one of the most unique pass time experiences we've had in a very long time! The problem solving was fun and the pirate facts enlightening. The most striking aspect of this experience was how personally attentive the owner and employees of this company were - We both felt like VIPs through all of it, the entire afternoon. Playing and laughing together over all the amusing and creative touches created a memory we will both *treasure*.... Definitely worth repeating!
Written December 7, 2021
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Thank you for the fantastic review. Our philosophy is that every client is a VIP. We know our clients help us grow our dream business so we continue to find ways to exceed all clients expectations. Regardless if someone is a kid or just a kid at heart we are confident they are going to have a memorable adventure with us! We hope to see you guys in the future for future adventures. Next time hopefully you will be able to visit the island longer!
Written January 8, 2022
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Kristin H
Orlando, FL1 contribution
We had an amazing time on our tropical treasure hunt. The experience made the museum exponentially more fun! We enjoyed finishing the hunt at a beach near by. We highly recommend it! Phillip 9 and Nicolas 7 were a great age for the perfect adventure!
Written November 29, 2021
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Thank you for the terrific review Kristin! We are so happy that Phillip, Nicholas and crew enjoyed the adventure! We believe our experience enhances clients experience at any of our partner's establishments! Any normal experience is transformed into an adventure that requires teamwork and critical thinking. So glad it made the museum exponentially more fun for you guys! Hope to see you guys in the future for another adventure!
Written January 8, 2022
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