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Fort Christian

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Fort Christian

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Circle the Island of St. John | Lunch stop at Lime Out (Taco Boat)

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** We only take a maximum of only 12 guests per trip **<br>This is a very personalized tour. Spend your day with one of the world's most picturesque islands always in view. We cruise along the North Shore and pass scenic Hawksnest Beach, Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Maho and Francis Bay. The Captain will choose a calm and clear snorkel spot before heading to Lime-Out the new floating Taco and Craft Cocktail bar located in Hansen Bay on the Southeastern Coast of St. John. <br><br>After Lunch the Captain will find another beautiful snorkel spot along the Souther Coast of St. John before heading back to shore. <br><br>The price of this trip includes: Captain, Mate, Fuel, Open Bar, Light Snacks and use of Snorkel Equipment.
$165.00 per adult
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philip_blank wrote a review Mar 2021
Pleasanton, California97 contributions86 helpful votes
I don't write a lot of 'activity' reviews (mostly restaurants) but this place was great. If you don't mind a bit of self-guiding, it is the best $10 that I have spent on the island. The facility is clean and well maintained. A lot of the rooms have wall mounted iPads which provide you with a ton of detail about what you are visiting and how it was used. The self-guided tour stars in the dungeon and you are introduced to some of the sadder aspects of the history of Danish slave trading. You get to explore every nook and cranny after the dungeon and don't forget to climb the stairs to the ramparts for an absolutely spectacular view of the harbor.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Bob G wrote a review Mar 2021
West Chester, Pennsylvania86 contributions39 helpful votes
I have been coming to St. Thomas since 1966. Feb. 2021 was the first time I have seen Ft. Christian opened. Entrance fee was $10, a value I'd say. The ticketing lady was helpful and delightful, answering any questions we had. WE spent about 1.5 hours self guiding through the fort. It appears it was used mostly as a fort..... and I'm happy I never had to be a guest there. This is not El Morro in San Juan, but if you are a history buff or just like old forts, as do I, It's worth the time to visit...
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Linda Y wrote a review Feb 2021
Frisco, Texas3,893 contributions3,896 helpful votes
Listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, Fort Christian’s bright red exterior with its 19th century Victorian clock tower is a landmark in downtown Charlotte Amalie. The fort was constructed between 1672-1680 by an expeditionary force from Denmark-Norway, who named the fort after King Christian V. The fort is recognized as the oldest standing structure in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Expanded and modified through the years, its colorful past includes functioning as town center, place of worship, the governor’s residence and until 1983, the island’s police station and jail. The fort is now open as a museum and can be toured. Entrance for non-locals is $10 per person. We peeked through the gate and decided to pass. I found the history to be more interesting than the actual building. There is parking adjacent to both sides of the fort, which makes this a convenient location for exploring downtown.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Insightful Tourists wrote a review Dec 2020
Madison, Wisconsin124 contributions10 helpful votes
The lady in the ticket office apparently didn't expect anyone to actually come to buy a ticket as I stood at the window for a few minutes attempting to get her attention with my voice while she read some letter. I finally had to knock on the window and she gave some vague, rushed instructions. We ended up giving ourselves a self-guided tour, which certainly wasn't worth the $10 each we had to pay.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Shamila wrote a review Oct 2020
13 contributions10 helpful votes
The guy that is the tour guide there. i cant remember his name. he is so every passionate about this place and the history. It warmed my heart to hear him share with me and my husband and the other couple. Walking around this place makes you feel somethings that no one should ever feel.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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