St. Thomas Magen Bay Beach Excursion Reviews
Take a 15 minute ride over the island to get the beach, which is gorgeous. Very scenic and water is stunning! Taxi service was relatively decently priced.
This was a great day at the beach. We have traveled to these ports multiple times, but this time we did an excursion to Magen Bay Beach. The ride beat anything at Six Flags. Don't stick your hand out the sides or you will lose an arm. Next time I think I would just take a taxi and stay longer and get there earlier. It is a beautiful beach, one of the top100.
We took a tour that included a short tour on the way to the downtown shopping, and then to Magen's Bay. St. Thomas is very pretty, & Magen's Bay is beautiful, one of the top 10 beaches in the world they say. Shaped like a heart, the water was gorgeous, warm and calm. There is a snack bar/restaurant, bath house and chairs for rent (& umbrellas). The people were friendly and the tour operator was great.
I only rated this excursion a 4 due to the price....I thought it was a little high.
We jumped on 1 of 3 shuttles that sat 25 people. Shuttles were run down and not clean. Driver was Useless. "On the left is home depot, ..." Had no knowledge or didn't care to share information on History or interesting facts. Brought us to 3 separate stops prior to megan's bay beach. All 3 stops were money grabs and not worth the stop. Finally Megan's By for one hour. Megan's Bay was Beautiful. For the ride back we stopped downtown for more shopping with the option to cab it back to the ship or not get off downtown and continue to ship. Next time we'll take a taxi directly to the beach!!!
Magen's Bay is beautiful. It's a little crowded when several ships arrive at the port on the same day. The services on the Magen's Bay are good (change room, restaurant), and worth $4 admission fee per adult for entrance into the beach.
I booked this excursion because it left after lunch so I had shopping time in the morning. I could have done without the stop at Drake's seat. It was much too crowded and was hard for us to back out. Magen's Bay beach was crowded and the water was very cloudy. The drinks were good although expensive. If I were to go again, I would just grab a taxi in town.
We did a combination of Magen Bay Beach and shopping. I can see why this beach is among the nicest in the world, crystal clear waters and nice, white sand. Shopping was a little costly but it was our choice and even though you are often solicited to go into the fine jewellery stores, everyone is respectful.
It was ok. Next time I wouldn't bother getting off the ship in st Thomas.
I booked the Downtown Shopping and Magens Bay excursion. After waiting in the lounge for what seemed like forever, we finally made it off the ship and were directed to waiting safari taxis. The first stop was Magen's Bay where we were allotted two hours for swimming. The driver offered information about various sights along the way and we stopped at Drake's seat for pictures. We got to Magens Bay and headed over to the rental area to find some beach chairs. The chairs cost $12 each to rent but you get $5 back when you return the chair. They offer no assistance to get your chair(s) to the spot you choose. Someone offered to take my chair to our area for a few dollars tip. I agreed because those chairs are heavy.
On our way to our chosen spot, the skies opened and down poured the rain. There are not many shade trees on the beach so unless you brought an umbrella or want to trek back to the concession stand, you just put up with getting wet. After it stopped raining, we spent the rest of our time at the beach enjoying the water and the sunlight that peeked through the heavy clouds. Our driver brought us back into town and we were allotted another 2 hours for shopping in the downtown area across the water from the Havensight dock and then he took us back to the port. Aside from the rain and the lack of easily accessible beach chairs at Magens Bay, we enjoyed this excursion.
Beautiful beach. The banana daiquiris were awesome. I wish we would have had longer to be there..
Drove around the island with amazing scenery. Shopped for several hours. Stopped at Magens Bay for 2+ hours to swim. Beautiful water and fine sand. Drove to Mountain Top for banana daiquiris and more breathtaking scenery. Our driver was very informative. I really enjoyed the tour.
Absolutely the worst shore excursion ever! The beach was overcrowded and we had been delivered there in an open seating bus which had seen better days. Going downhill enroute, we could smell the brakes. Positively sickening. Arriving at the beach there was little room for a lounge chair but in order to secure one, not included in the price of that excursion, you had to go into the gift shop and pay, not only for the chair but leave a deposit so that you wouldn't later share it. They took your ship and cabin number just to make sure. Then you had to go outside and give the slip to another person who presented you with a cruddy old lounge that had definitely seen better days. It was up to you to drag it up the beach to the first available empty space on the sand. Afterwards, you had to drag it back down the beach to have it marked as returned, then go back to the gift shop to get your deposit back. My advice is to avoid this excursion at all costs. It was disgusting.
Gorgeous! Nice and spacious so you don't feel super crowded even though there's a lot of people there.
Combined with island tour. Very disappointing beach. Awful restaurant and bar. Had to drag our rented chairs to where we wanted to sit and then to return.
Beautiful but crowded!!
nice to see and go into the warm aqua blue water, small beach but okay.
Overall, the Sonny Liston shopping-beach tour was good. With caveats. They picked us up on time and got us back to the boat on time. The Magen's Bay Beach was chosen by the driver and the charge of $4 per person was required. We could have gone to Sapphire Beach, but Elvis (the driver) said it was too rough as it was on the Atlantic. I didn't like Magen Bay Beach - there was trash everywhere, the public facilities nasty, it was crowded and there were no waves. The driver picked us up at the right time but then took us on a long ride to the other side of the island because he needed to "find one guy". This became annoying as the delay took us back to the ship as darkness began and the driving was, at times, quite scary.
Megan beach was amazing and beautiful and we enjoyed swimming and the facilities were very nice. Great few hours.
We booked a ship excursion in St. Thomas, touring around the island in an open-air truck and making a brief visit to St. Peter Greathouse and Botanical Gardens before returning to Charlotte Amalie to do some shopping.
nice quiet beach with changing facilities. We did not utilize the shopping portion and went back to the ship. From there, we strolled through the shops and went to a very boisterous Senor Frogs. Had a great time there.
Beautiful scenery and the water was great. Wish I could say that fir the people working there.
We took the Magens Bay and Blackbeard's Castle excursion. We loved, loved, loved Magens Bay. It's my new favorite beach. It was absolutely beautiful and the water was perfect. We were lucky that only two ships were in port. I imagine that it can get packed when there are several ships in port but it was perfect the day we were there. We didn't want to leave. Blackbeard's Castle was fun but we didn't have long enough there. We walked through each place pretty quickly and we spent about 15 minutes in the pool. I would love to go back and spend a few hours there. There was one very strange thing there. Everything seems to be from around the 1800's and then suddenly you enter a dark room with a big dinosaur roaring. My daughter was terrified and started screaming and crying. It was very out of place. My mom and I enjoyed a couple of Bushwacker's at the bar at the bottom of the hill. Other than the dinosaur, we enjoyed Blackbeard's Castle and would go back.
Magen's Bay is beautiful--go if you get the chance.