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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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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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“rum factory” (30 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1001 Blackbeards Hl | Hotel 1829, Charlotte Amalie 00802-6732, St. Thomas
+1 340-776-1234
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed our trip to Blackbeards Castle. The views were wonderful. We came up from the dock, so we did the 99 Steps. If we did it again, we might consider a taxi to the top. Working your way down is much easier a walk....More

1  Thank Jennifer V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was nice, it would have been better if we knew beforehand that they have pools that are open to the tour people. This place should be open more than two days a week. If you are staying on the island, it was tough to...More

Thank fleckhunter
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an amazing historical sight detailing the Pirates history and incorporating rum tasting. Particularly interesting if you have naval links. Beautiful buildings, good value for money. Excellent day out. Can't believe they are only open on Tuesday's and Wednesday's!

Thank Patricia D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had fun, beautiful views. Great folks to tell you about Blackbeard's history. Cute bar and historic homes below.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a self guided walking tour of the 99 steps that will take you up here. 3 pools and lots of outside space to enjoy incredible views.

Thank mary h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this place as part of our shore excursion. It was nice if you are into historical landmarks. It had a pretty lighthouse that had amazing views. There is a hotel there with a very nice pool and a nice bar that has amazing...More

Thank Sara G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid an additional amount to visit Blackbeard's Castle. What you see in the picture is all there is! Children get a plastic gold coin, there is a statue you can take pictures in front of (with a box for additional donations near it, although...More

Thank Genova3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location, location, location. You can definitely stay here without need to rent a car. You can walk into town or the nearby grocer. For a few bucks you can take their shuttle too. It sits on top of a hill and has great views with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveler beware, this looked great from outside the gate after a long 99 step walk in the heat of summer. But closed. I would suggest checking schedule as a lot of items are closed in off season and this is one of them.

1  Thank memmottrw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They offer guided & self guided tour.. also rum tasting tour is optional. Historical homes & information about the famous pirate Blackbeard. It has 3 swimming pools & the main pool can be used. Skytborg tower can also be toured where you'll have fantastic view...More

Thank jhacruz94
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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
Debbie D
January 15, 2017|
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Response from Nano1958 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is. I took about that amount of time.
Kristen K
May 30, 2016|
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Response from 2919George_S | Reviewed this property |
It depends on which dock and which cruise line. We were on the Royal Caribbean "Oasis of the Seas" and for me a street bus was the answer. They have buses built on Ford truck bodies that carry about 20 people and charge a... More