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St. Thomas City Tour Excursion Reviews

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Take a tour of beautiful St. Thomas, from its thriving urban center to the many popular attractions and duty-free shopping locations.

john1549

1 review

A good tour but the beach would have been better.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Donald1946

1 review

These ships make a fortune off these trips. Way to expensive for what you get!!! Wish I had the money back for excursions on St Thomas and ST Maarten!! I was stupid and regret it. St Thomas was ok. It is more crowded at Megan's Beach than it used to be. Downtown shopping was ok too. Crowded too! Is there a limit on how many ships they will let in port at one time? Maybe there should be. No more expensive excursions for us!! We will take a cab or something. You have to see the bay from high up because it is beautiful to see.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

mychickadee

1 review


very interesting and beautiful


Provider: Independent Operator

laurensc325

1 review

Once we got off the ship, we found a bus tour. The tour took us to some shopping areas, beautiful views from the top of the island, and to a beach. We got to spend some time in each of these places.


Provider: Independent Operator

lindakay13

1 review

Awful. 7 Ships in port created traffic gridlock. Streets are terrible. Not much to see. Beach was packed and restaurant and bar were packed so we packed up and took a taxi to town immediately. Town crowded so we took a taxi back to the ship which was a much better place to be.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

melissa07

1 review

Did the island tour on a bus. Awesome...views were spectacular. Guide was wonderful. Went shopping afterwards. Shops get to be very similar after you've been in a few. Loved this port!

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

Buffalofirsttimer4

3 reviews

We got shopping, informational tour of the island & beach time -all for $30 PP, great time!!!!


Provider: Independent Operator

awhfy

2 reviews

Great taxi around island could have used more shopping time

Provider: Independent Operator

slandreas

1 review

They took us into town to shop which was fun. Our driver George was very nice and told us a lot about the island as we were driving from the beach to the shopping area. I went to a store to buy Pandora Charms and they served champagne which was an added bonus.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

egfel

1 review

Toured the shops and open air market. The quality of merchandise is fantastic.

Provider: Independent Operator

shanghai88

1 review

fabulous tour takes you to the top of several mountains. 2hrs in duration. Typically charge $25 p/p but can get $20 no problem. Well worth the money to see this beautiful landscape. Didn't want to leave.

Provider: Independent Operator

andre4259

4 reviews

Saw the whole island like the locals do.

Provider: Independent Operator

the bruin and the duck

1 review

We went to Blackbeard's castle ($14 admission/per person is steep for what you get to see. We cannot recommend this. We also did a city tour for $30 where we saw a few photo ops and went to the banana daquiri place. We opted to go to Coki Beach over Meghan's Bay because we only had 2 hours (part of the tour). If you remember one thing, it is this, do not go to Coki Beach. That was my singular biggest regret of the whole trip was having to spend 2 hours there. Meghan's Bay and or Sapphire Beach would be much better choices. Having gone on the tour I cannot recommend it either-it was rather boring unless you are a history buff although our tour operator Godfrey was nice enough. I would recommend just spending a day at the beach.

Provider: Independent Operator

DeepBlueSeeeeee

2 reviews

The tour stops at many of the highlights of St. Thomas -- Mountaintop among them. There is plenty of time to take pictures, shop, bathroom breaks, etc. The tour guide was informative and entertaining and very patient, as well, when my sister-in-law did not return to the bus at the specified time.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Itsdbfromdb

1 review

Great excursion.. Started going to megans beach which was absolutely breathtaking.. Stopped for a scenic pic or two along the way.. Drivers were crazy on the windy roads but was fun.. Went to blackbeards castle next.. Was fun, was able to sample alot of rum and see some historic sights while there.. Last was "downtown shopping" which was good, i would advise to explore some other than the pier shops by the ship, we found a store downtown with ship antiques which was amazing.. Caught a ferry ride back on a pirate ship and that was the day.. Overall fun day, gorgeous place

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Gravedigger

1 review

25 people on the tour 2 hours in town shopping then a tour of the island including mountain top. Very loud music and not enough discription of what we were seeing

Provider: Independent Operator

ugadan67

1 review

St. Thomas was a very nice island. The shopping is mostly jewelry and liquor. We took a ride with locals and they should us some of the sights and tried a Banana Daiquiri. We went to an exclusive beach and the water was crystal clear.

Provider: Independent Operator

mick4reg

1 review

Walk out of the LONG-WALKWAY!!! from the ship,,to the Taxi stand (Took about 20-minits) Paid $4.00 Each for the ride to downtown, and the shopping area,,walked around spent a Lot of money and had a great Meal by the water and then took a Taxi back to the Ship,,,

Provider: Independent Operator

rlpresley3959

1 review

Rode around in an open air bus taking photos of scenery at different stops along the way. Nice, but I'd rather snorkeled.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

deck2261

1 review

We took one of the bus tours outside for a local excursion. It was fun.

Provider: Independent Operator

sjcruiser

6 reviews

Grabbed a shuttle/open air shuttle off the pier for a tour of the island with stops and highlights from Mountainview or Mountain Top and Megan's Bay. Great views of the ships and bay, and great shopping. Cant wait to go back.

Provider: Independent Operator

brino99

6 reviews

We toured St. Thomas with Godfrey of Godfrey Tours. We took the Shopping and Siteseeing Only tour. It was $25.00 a person and a great value. You can't go wrong with Godfrey. He was knowledgeable and you could understand what he was saying (a big plus with me).

Provider: Independent Operator

kumbaya99

1 review

Did a city tour with Godfrey's Tours. Very inexpensive ($25.00) and well worth it.

Provider: Independent Operator

Mike Atkin

1 review

Waste of money and totally unsafe tour. Horrendous boat-ride over choppy seas and no warnings or help from a two man crew ! Many people were ill and several were soaked. The tour guide was useless and the island is dirty and very old and tired. We took a ferry back to St Thomas and took a taxi back to the ship! Did not like the island at all.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

ppines

3 reviews

Tour Guide was horrible. The speaker in his bus was inaudible making every word garbled. I did not hear a word he said. His name was Raymond and that was the last thing I understood. The open air safari bus needed some maintenance! The number of jewelry stores was overwhelming! And the shop owners are very pressuring. I did not enjoy shopping.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

Le Cruiser

4 reviews

nice trip around the island, decent beach (Magen's Bay Beach), but shopping was wanting. Large "tent city" of vendors, although other shops were within walking distance.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

pupsmama

1 review

We had 13 reservations for a private tour of the island and shopping. It ended up being a tram that piled in as many persons as could fit. The tram took us into town and dropped us for 3 hours of shopping. We went through the flea market and in and out of several stores and had a delightful lunch in a sidewalk cafe. The tram then picked us up and drove us up a steep incline to the top of a mountain where there was a huge souvenir junk shop with an exquisite view of St. Thomas. The highlight of the trip was the RUMRUNNER I had at the bar in the junk shop; it was SUPERB! The tour price wasn't bad - $28. godfrey@godfreytoursvi.com

Provider: Independent Operator

jpeace121

1 review

Loved St. Thomas, Magen's Bay was the most beautiful beach we have ever been to. Blackbeard's Castle was interesting, and a nice change of pace from the beaches and swimming. Didn't like the avalanche of jewelry stores in downtown Charlotte Amalie, but with some searching we were able to find some other places to shop to find the things we were looking for (don't be afraid to take detours down the side streets!).

Provider: Princess Cruises

seattletrvlr

1 review

Guide very disappointing. Liked the open air vehicle. Mountain View great and Blackbeard's' Castle interesting [primarily self-guided]. Self guided walk through historic town including church and government buildings. Not everyone comes to St.Thomas to shop!!!!

Provider: Holland America Line

luvmyjrt

1 review

Good overview of the island with opportunities to take photos, shop and dine.

Provider: Holland America Line

Shay's Sister

1 review

I have to give this a poor review for the following reason: our bus driver made several racist & bigoted comments. I could not WAIT to be away from him. When he wasn't discussing the Japanese and the French (he's not a fan) we enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Once he dropped us off at Blackbeard's castle we had a much better time but his comments really were off-putting.

Provider: Holland America Line

hehny

3 reviews

We made the mistake of doing a shore excursion. The tours are all given in long jeeps, no air conditiong and very bumpy. We could barely understand our tour guide, who mumbled in a thick accent. He took us up the coastline instead of driving around the city. He seemed to work on island time, we spent half an hour looking at some overlook while he smoked a cigarette. We were dropped off at bluebeard's castle for a self guided tour (not worth it). St. Thomas is really for the shopping, a shame we did the tour. Would have been five stars but for that!

Provider: Holland America Line

fishguidebrian

1 review

Had a great Island tour on our way to Blackbeard's castle from a local and then on to the tour, which included the castle, rum factory, amber museum and several old colonial era houses. Very well worth it. Shopping on our way back to the ship and the water taxi back to the Pier was nice too!

Provider: Princess Cruises

jfroschauer

1 review

As a first time cruiser, this seemed like a logical choice to get a good sense of the island. We saw some interesting things and found some great places for pictures but I found myself wondering if I could've spent my money on something a little more exciting.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

TeMich

1 review

City is where the dock is. There are lots of shopping stores and some restaurants in the area.

Provider: Independent Operator

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