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Not much to look at but still fun

This is a cool stop to make. The "castle" is really an old tower. The statues are cool, the rum... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
Russ F
Loved This!

Blackbeard's Castle was the main historic site to see on my Saint Thomas list. Unfortunately, it... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2018
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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.
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 4 weeks ago

there are a lot more than 99 steps, which i don't mind, until you get there and it's closed. we planned a 7 island tour meticulously and there was no indication on any website or tourist information that the castle was closed. this is quite...More

2  Thank simon b
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Did pirate tour as excursion from Royal Caribbean cruise. This did not meet expectations as most places visited were still closed from hurricane Irma from 2017. Our tour guide wasn’t, he basically drove the bus and told us when to get off and on. If...More

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Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Blackbeard's Castle was the main historic site to see on my Saint Thomas list. Unfortunately, it was closed due to damage from Hurricane Irma so we were only able to view the exterior from the street. What an impressive structure with its stately rustic look,...More

1  Thank TravelingAngelaDawn
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Closed from the 2017 Hurricanes, however if you are agile, you can climb up on the brick ledge and snap a photo of it! you can walk around the outside grounds. Great views of the Bay and Frenchtown

1  Thank MKTravelingMed
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

It would have been great to see Blackbeard's Castle, but it's unfortunately closed. We hiked up the 99 Steps hoping to check it out, but unfortunately not. Call or contact them before you go here. I only found out when I looked at Trip Advisor...More

2  Thank emmdeeceee
Reviewed June 13, 2018

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.

1  Thank sammygirl12
Reviewed June 11, 2018

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.

2  Thank MeredithAussie
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
Reviewed February 8, 2018

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

1  Thank James W
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.

6  Thank djb0646
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April 22, 2018|
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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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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