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Highlights in a Day

Destination(s): St. Thomas

If you're coming in on a cruise ship and only have a day to explore the island, there are certain must-see sights and restaurants. Here you'll find a roundup of activities and eateries than can be seen and done in an 8-hour "shore leave."

In the morning, tour the historical landmarks of Charlotte Amalie such as Fort Christian and Blackbeard's Castle (shouldn't take more than a couple of hours). Then stop for a Caribbean-flavored lunch at Gladys' before heading north to Drake's Seat and Magen's Beach for a look around. When you leave Magen's, stop at the Udder Delite Dairy for a spiked milkshake before you tackle Coral World's underwater wonders. At the end of the afternoon, stop by Duffy's Love Shack for a happy hour cocktail before heading back to your ship. There! Now you've had a true taste of the island. read more about Highlights in a Day

Fort Christian

Fort Christian

  • Between Veterans Dr & Emancipation Garden
  • tel:+1 340 776 4566
  • Visit website
  • Charlotte Amalie, 00802
Legislature Building

Legislature Building

  • Route 30 (Veterans Drive)
  • Across from Fort Christian
  • tel:+1 340 774 0880
  • Visit website
  • Charlotte Amalie, 00802
99 Steps

99 Steps

  • Off Kongens Gade
  • (Government Hill)
  • tel:+1 809 774 8784 (Tourist Information)
  • Visit website
  • Charlotte Amalie, 00801
Blackbeard's Castle

Blackbeard's Castle

  • Located on Mafolie Road
  • tel:340 776 1234
  • Visit website
  • St. Thomas

Across from Crown House you will find Skytsborg Tower (Sky Tower), now known as Blackbeard's Castle. This Danish watchtower was built in 1679. Legend has it that at one time the infamous pirate Blackbeard, Edward Teach, used this tower as a stronghold. The property and grounds, which encompass a hotel and gift shop, are open to the public ($12 admission fee) as part of the Historic Walking Tour of St. Thomas. read more about Blackbeard's Castle

Gladys's Café

Gladys's Café

  • Royal Dane Mall
  • tel:340/774-6604
  • Charlotte Amalie
St. Thomas Synagogue

St. Thomas Synagogue

  • 15 Crystal Gade
  • ((Mail) Box 266)
  • tel:+1 340 774 4312
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  • Charlotte Amalie, 00802
Drake's Seat

Drake's Seat

  • Route 40
  • tel:+1 340 774 8784
  • Visit website
  • Charlotte Amalie, 00801
Magens Bay Beach

Magens Bay Beach

  • Route 35
  • (Magens Bay Road)
  • tel:+1 340 777 6300
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  • Charlotte Amalie, 00820
Udder Delite Dairy Bar

Udder Delite Dairy Bar

  • Route 35
  • tel:340-777-6050
  • Rosendahl

This nondescript shack is local favorite stop-off on the way to or from Magen's Bay beach. It serves thick ice cream shakes in exotic flavors such as pistachio and coconut, with a shot of liquor such as Amaretto or Kahlua (you can also order them virgin for the kids). Favorites include the Cool-A-Mint and Eskimo Sip. Also available are dairy items such as eggs, milk and butter.
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Coral World

Coral World

  • 6450 Estate Smith Bay, Route 388
  • tel:+1 340 775 1555 / +1 888 695 2073
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  • Smith Bay, 00802
Duffy's Love Shack

Duffy's Love Shack

  • 6500 Red Hook Plaza
  • Red Hook Plaza
  • tel:340 779 2080
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  • St. Thomas, 00802