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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
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Route 40, St. Thomas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place to admire the view on Caribbean Island around. Very nice to stop on your way to Magen's Bay. I asked the taxi driver to include this stop as it was not foreseen on the ride to Magen's Bay. This is a small loop...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EllyOpG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite a journey to actually get up here. Steep hills, large taxis/vans hogging the road.... but you cannot have a trip to St Thomas without visiting here. Beautiful views. Pictures and videos don't do justice.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Simasu01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great view, and you can take fun, touristy pictures in the large green bench (if you are looking at the water, turn around and look at the hill).

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank buckeyebren
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely view overlooking Magen's Bay, the Seat itself is only marked on the Seat! Easy to overlook. After you park you have to cross the road and climb a few steps.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed January 16, 2019

This area has turnout parking (and a man with donkey to pose with if you are inclined to that sort of thing.) The view to the north on a clear day is Great!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David L
Reviewed December 11, 2018

A wonderful view of the bay from top, amazing sight, A picture post card view. Photographs dont do justice to the real thing. Fortunately the weather was good, although it was very warm. Well worth a visit, we visited late morning.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DilrukshiH
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

This was a quick stop on our way to Mountain Top. There are only a few parking spaces, so if you see one take it. There are great views from the parking area. Drake's Seat however is behind you across the street on the hillside....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Quick stop on the way to Mountain Top. Good view of Magen’s Bay, but I thought the view and parking at Mountain Top was better.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RKWh2o
Reviewed September 20, 2018

A wonderful view of Magen's Bay and the surrounding islands from this viewpoint. There are about 5 parking spots and the people move quite quickly, so wait for your kodak moment. Most of the cruise ship people arrive around 11am in groups. Try to avoid...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pinchetravels
Reviewed September 17, 2018

This was my favorite lookout spot on the island. We stayed and just marveled at it for some time. Great family photo op spot. The tropical splendor is at its peak right here!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stephanie O
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