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Blackbeard’s Castle

1001 Blackbeards Hl | Hotel 1829, Charlotte Amalie 00802-6732, St. Thomas
+1 340-776-1234
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CLosed right now

We hiked the 99 stairs and a whole lot of other steps and inclined roads to get to the castle only... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sammygirl12
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Savannah, Georgia
Closed for renovation

Climbed all the way up to this place to find it closed for renovation - there was no indication of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MeredithAussie
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Canberra, Australia
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One of St. Thomas's most famous historical sites. A Walking Tour rich in History and Beauty. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Spectacular views, sparkling pools, life size pirates and more.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“pirate statues” (21 reviews)
“rum tasting” (30 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1001 Blackbeards Hl | Hotel 1829, Charlotte Amalie 00802-6732, St. Thomas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked the 99 stairs and a whole lot of other steps and inclined roads to get to the castle only to find that it's closed for repairs. Disappointing, but it was nice to see.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Climbed all the way up to this place to find it closed for renovation - there was no indication of this along the way or at the tourist office. Peered through the gates - probably not worth the entry fee.

1  Thank MeredithAussie
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

This is a cool stop to make. The "castle" is really an old tower. The statues are cool, the rum punch is a nice touch. It's a pretty good tour.

1  Thank Russ F
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Reviewed February 8, 2018

The last visit was before Irma...Grand children LOVED it...this visit should NOT be rushed...relax, enjoy....learn

Thank James W
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Reviewed January 10, 2018

Really sad they closed when we visit. They are still under recovery from the hurricane, we do see workers are patching their fence (actually most of attractions in St. Thomas are closed). If you are planning for a visit please definitly check their availability.

5  Thank djb0646
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Reviewed November 28, 2017

Worth it if you continue past the castle and do the rest of the self-guided walking tour through the other sites, like the old estate house, pirate museum, amber waterfall and rum emporium. They don't make it readily obvious that there are more places to...More

5  Thank ThomasH10
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Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

The tour and history is very informative. Bring your bathing suit and towel! The pool is delightful, and the rum punch is delicious.

Thank Sabrina B
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Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

If I remember correctly the open sign said Tuesdays and Wednesdays only with tours that are either at 9 AM or later in the afternoon around two or three pm. There is a $15 self-guided tour that you can take I believe its anytime however...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2017

What an amazing place! Beautiful views and a pool! This is somewhere I would definitely come back to visit so I could enjoy all of the services - pool access comes with tour. The guides are what makes this place awesome. They are full of...More

Thank Jane M
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Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

Great view and we took the guided tour, Felipe was an amazing tour guide! Interesting sights and a terrific day! Very much worth the price for the guided tour.

Thank Cassandra W
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A W
September 2, 2017|
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Response from wildcatway e | Reviewed this property |
We walked up the steps but had an informal self-guided tour before dinner. I'm not sure about the actual days when tours are available.
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Vittoria G
April 3, 2017|
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Response from keithth0ms0n | Reviewed this property |
The taxi to the top cost us $4 per person. Considering what I paid for the cruise...my wallet opened up pretty quick for that! At the end of the "tour" you end up at the bottom of the hill about a 5 minute walk from the... More
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