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“One of our reasons for coming to STT”
Review of The Pirates Chest

The Pirates Chest
Ranked #12 of 40 Shopping in Charlotte Amalie
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Owner description: Distinguishing The Pirates Chest from similar stores is its proprietor, Sean. Sean is an expert numismatist in the Caribbean specializing in ancient and shipwreck coins. His vast knowledge of history, travels of his inventory, adventures on high seas and pirate stories makes a trip to The Pirates Chest a Caribbean must. He carries coins from at least 15 different treasure shipwrecks from around the world. Who can return to your hum-drum normal life without an authentic Caribbean pirate coin hanging from their neck? The Pirates Chest also carries beautiful Larimar jewelry, Caribbean cook books, shirts, rum cakes, spices, locally made ceramics, souvenirs, and more.
Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

We have been visiting The Purates Chest since it opened many years ago. Sean has watched our kids (Melissa and Tyler) grow into adults over the years and remembers us every year. He always has amazing and interesting finds and great stories. His products are offered at a great value and everyone is a friend. Well worth making a stop while in St. Thomas.

3  Thank VIadict
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

This is a definite place you gotta check out. They have cool pirate stuff as well as old coins. The best part is the owner found some of the items he is selling on some of his dives. I bought a necklace made from an old piece of china that was found on a wreck. The owner is very friendly.

2  Thank Wandering_Freee
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Sean Loughman owner of this unique store is very knowledgable about any ship wreck you want to know about. He has lived on St Thomas for over 25 years and dives to find his own unique treasures that he has displayed in his store. He also sells one of a kind authentic ship wreck coins from various ship wrecks that have certificates with them. Just don't ask to buy anything he has found himself from diving. Those are his own personal treasures. He is also the curator of the new museum at Bluebeard's Castle and will gladly give you a personal tour. This store is conveniently located right at the cruise ship dock but used to be at the top of the tram and may be adding another location up there again! A must see store!!

3  Thank CarolB1962
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Whether you are a visitor on a Cruise ship or just on a vacation..you need to stop by the Pirates Chest and meet Sean. He is the most awesome and knowledgeable person when it comes to shipwreck coins and shipwreck artifacts. I visit Sean and Aja whenever I am on the island and they never cease to amaze me with a new find or sharing their wealth of information on a new coin to add to my collection. This a family owned business for children of all ages. Let your Pirate fantasies loose in the Pirates Chest. I promise you will not be disappointed (unless you show up early or late when they are not open).

3  Thank TexasParadiseSeeker
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is an awesome shipwreck coin shop and a great stop in the hrabor. I was impressed with the enthusiastic and well-informed staff. The Cazador and Consolacion shipwreck coins were amazing.

3  Thank JamesJohnson_12
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