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Private Sightseeing Tour of St. Thomas

The Best of St. Thomas Private Sightseeing Tour provides a unique, intimate exploration of St. Thomas’s stunning beaches, historical landmarks, and vibrant culture. Enjoy an exclusive, customizable experience for your group of up to seven, exploring the island’s top six attractions at your own pace.

What to expect on the St. Thomas Tour

This exclusive six-hour tour offers an intimate and personalized way to experience the beauty and charm of St. Thomas, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

The private tour lets you customize your day to focus on what interests you most, like relaxing on the beach, visiting historical sites, or tasting local food.

Dive into a seamless blend of sightseeing, from the iconic Magens Bay Beach, celebrated among the world’s top beaches, to duty-free shopping that offers everything from high-end luxury to unique local crafts. 

A knowledgeable local guide, fluent in Spanish and English, will enrich your experience with insights into the island’s secrets and history. 

This tour is thoughtfully designed to provide an intimate exploration of St. Thomas’s splendor, ensuring accessibility for all, with wheelchair-friendly arrangements. 

With the luxury of a modern, air-conditioned 14-passenger bus, your family or group will enjoy the comfort and safety of private transport away from the crowds.

The St. Thomas private tour operates with convenient pick-up and drop-off services at the Havensight or Crown Bay port and local hotels. 

This tour does not include lunch or admission tickets to Magen’s Bay.

If you cannot make it during your preferred tour date, you can receive a full refund by canceling at least 24 hours in advance.

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Places to visit during the private tour

Discover the enchanting beauty of St. Thomas in Charlotte Amalie on a private sightseeing tour featuring exclusive access to the island’s most breathtaking beaches, historical sites, and local flavors. 

You’ll also get to see Drake’s Seat which offers stunning views of Magens Bay and nearby islands, historically used by Sir Francis Drake to spot Spanish fleets.

Here are the six best things to do on the island.

Magens Bay Beach

Magens Bay, celebrated for its heart-shaped bay and mile-long white sandy beach, is a highlight of this private tour. Recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, its crystal-clear waters and soft sand make it ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports like kayaking. The well-equipped beach offers amenities such as chair rentals, lifeguards, and a Magen Bay Concessions café, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable visit for all.

Charlotte Amalie

On this tour, explore the charming alleys and vibrant bazaars of Charlotte Amalie, the capital city of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Key attractions like Fort Christian and Blackbeard’s Castle reveal the island’s Danish colonial and buccaneer history. Make sure to ascend the iconic 99 Steps for a stunning harbor view, encapsulating the essence of St. Thomas’s vibrant capital.

Skyline Drive Lookout

Skyline Drive, a pinnacle of scenic beauty in St. Thomas, offers unmatched panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and the island’s lush landscape. This route is dotted with lookout points that provide stunning vistas, including the bustling Charlotte Amalie harbor and the serene distant islands. On a clear day, the visibility is spectacular, making it a paradise for photography enthusiasts.

Mountain Top

At 1,500 feet (457 meters)  above sea level, Mountain Top provides breathtaking vistas of Magens Bay and the Virgin Islands. It’s a prime spot not only for its panoramic views but also for its famed banana daiquiris. This destination combines natural splendor with a taste of local tradition, making it a highlight for visitors seeking scenic beauty and a flavor of the island’s culinary delights.

Coral World Ocean Park

The St. Thomas Private tour offers a unique, interactive experience at Coral World Ocean Park, allowing visitors to explore the underwater world. It’s entertaining and educational, featuring an underwater observatory and marine gardens aquarium where visitors can observe diverse marine life. The park provides direct encounters with sea lions and turtles, making it an unforgettable experience for marine life enthusiasts of all ages.

St. Thomas Synagogue and Fort Christian

A tour of St. Thomas is incomplete without visiting the St. Thomas Synagogue, one of the oldest synagogues in the Western Hemisphere, known for its beautiful sand floor and rich history. Fort Christian, just three minutes (0.4 miles) from the synagogue, is Virgin Islands’ oldest edifice, providing insight into the Danish colonial era. These landmarks offer a tangible connection to the island’s rich cultural tapestry.

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Cultural experiences

The St. Thomas private sightseeing tour provides a rich cultural immersion, deeply exploring the island’s culinary and artistic heritage.

Local Cuisine 

Savor the flavors of the Caribbean with authentic dishes like conch fritters, johnnycakes, and the smooth Cruzan Rum, each offering a glimpse into the island’s culinary diversity. Visiting local eateries will give you authentic insights into St. Thomas’s food traditions.

Art and Craft

The exploration continues through the island’s art galleries like Jonna White Gallery and craft stores, where the creativity of Virgin Islands artists shines. From traditional to contemporary, the art reflects St. Thomas’s history and the diverse cultures that shape it, perfect for finding unique souvenirs.

Live music and dance 

Live music performances may enrich your cultural journey, where the sounds of steelpan, reggae, and calypso music animate the Caribbean’s lively spirit. Traditional dance performances further illuminate the island’s African heritage and local customs, offering a captivating glimpse into St. Thomas’s cultural heart.

Festivals and market visits

Visit the local markets on this tour, where tourists understand the local community and get a snapshot of the daily life of vendors selling fresh produce. If your visit aligns with local festivals or holidays like Thomas Carnival, you’ll experience the traditional festivities of the island, bringing St. Thomas’s culture to life.

How to prepare for the St. Thomas Private Tour

Preparing for a private sightseeing tour on St. Thomas Island ensures a comfortable and enjoyable experience while exploring this tropical paradise. 

It is advisable to book your tour in advance, especially during peak tourist season from December through June. 

Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for walking in the tropical climate of Charlotte Amalie. 

Don’t forget to pack swimwear for beach activities. 

Sun protection is crucial; arm yourself with sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to shield against the Caribbean sun. 

Carrying a reusable water bottle will keep you hydrated, and having both cash and credit cards on hand allows for easy purchases, from souvenirs to local dishes. 

Ensure that all necessary documents, like IDs and tour confirmations, are easily accessible, and consider motion sickness remedies if winding roads affect you. 

A light backpack can hold essentials, including a camera for capturing memories. 

Check the weather forecast before your tour to be prepared for any sudden changes, and communicate any special needs or interests with your guide to personalize your experience further.

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