St. Thomas Magen Bay Beach Excursion Reviews

Arguably St. Thomas' most gorgeous and calmest beach, Magen Bay includes a bar, a cafeteria-style eatery, and one of the islands best shops for beach wear. A small admission fee is well worth it!
This is a must-see beach.
This is a must-see beach. We had a great experience here.
This is a must-see beach. We had a great experience here. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A little crowded.
A little crowded. But was very pretty. National Geographic has it listed as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches. But I would say Tortola and Hawaii best this beach hands down! Was relaxing but expensive. To rent chairs. Plus there's ... Read More
A little crowded. But was very pretty. National Geographic has it listed as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches. But I would say Tortola and Hawaii best this beach hands down! Was relaxing but expensive. To rent chairs. Plus there's and an entry fee along with the taxi fare to get there in back. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Took a island ride to Magens Bay Beach.
Took a island ride to Magens Bay Beach. Great scenery along the ride. Beach was nice but quite crowded. After this we were taken into town to shop and then transported back to the ship. Was a nice excursion.
Took a island ride to Magens Bay Beach. Great scenery along the ride. Beach was nice but quite crowded. After this we were taken into town to shop and then transported back to the ship. Was a nice excursion. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was our favorite port.
This was our favorite port. Magen's Bay beach was great. Expectedly a little crowded though. The beaches are nicer in Cuba, but this was still a stunning place.
This was our favorite port. Magen's Bay beach was great. Expectedly a little crowded though. The beaches are nicer in Cuba, but this was still a stunning place. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great experience!
Great experience! This beach was absolutely beautiful! The water was a perfect temperature! The bar was a little pricy, but otherwise really good! We also did a downtown shopping portion of this excursion. We spent 2 hours at the beach and ... Read More
Great experience! This beach was absolutely beautiful! The water was a perfect temperature! The bar was a little pricy, but otherwise really good! We also did a downtown shopping portion of this excursion. We spent 2 hours at the beach and 2 hours shopping. I would have rather done 3 or all 4 hours at the beach. Some store keepers were a bit pushy. Overall this was a great excursion and I highly recommend going to the beach! Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Megan's Beach is the best beach we saw anywhere on our cruise.
Megan's Beach is the best beach we saw anywhere on our cruise. I actually have a friend who got married there. (However, I've been next door to St. John before and it has the prettiest beaches I have ever seen anywhere.) ... Read More
Megan's Beach is the best beach we saw anywhere on our cruise. I actually have a friend who got married there. (However, I've been next door to St. John before and it has the prettiest beaches I have ever seen anywhere.) Transportation around the US Virgin Islands (and also Puerto Rico) is much more efficient than on any of the other islands we went to. Uber does not work on St. Thomas but the open-air buses on St. Thomas get you around quickly and inexpensively. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We took a taxi for $15 per person round-trip to Magens Bay.
We took a taxi for $15 per person round-trip to Magens Bay. Beautiful beach, had a great time.
We took a taxi for $15 per person round-trip to Magens Bay. Beautiful beach, had a great time. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The ride is scary for anyone who doesn't like heights, skinny roads and tight turns but it was a ...
The ride is scary for anyone who doesn't like heights, skinny roads and tight turns but it was a lot fun going to the highway point. Word of advice, GET THE BANANA DAIQUIRI! Magen Bay was incredible!
The ride is scary for anyone who doesn't like heights, skinny roads and tight turns but it was a lot fun going to the highway point. Word of advice, GET THE BANANA DAIQUIRI! Magen Bay was incredible! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very short time at the beach.
Very short time at the beach.
Very short time at the beach. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Nice trip to see the sites and great swimming beach
Nice trip to see the sites and great swimming beach
Nice trip to see the sites and great swimming beach Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Took the panoramic shopping & Magen's Bay excursion.
Took the panoramic shopping & Magen's Bay excursion. Was ok, and had a nice time swimming in Magen's bay. We met at 8am, and were back in downtown by 12:30 or so. Stayed and shopped for a few, then took a water taxi back ... Read More
Took the panoramic shopping & Magen's Bay excursion. Was ok, and had a nice time swimming in Magen's bay. We met at 8am, and were back in downtown by 12:30 or so. Stayed and shopped for a few, then took a water taxi back to the cruise port and back on the ship at 2pm. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
The short bus tour to the highest point on the island was good since it gave a great view of the ...
The short bus tour to the highest point on the island was good since it gave a great view of the surrounding islands, too. The beach part was a disappointment only because the weather was cloudy with intermittant rain. It's a ... Read More
The short bus tour to the highest point on the island was good since it gave a great view of the surrounding islands, too. The beach part was a disappointment only because the weather was cloudy with intermittant rain. It's a beautiful beach, but the weather made it less than inviting. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This tour included shopping, sightseeing and Magens Bay Beach.
This tour included shopping, sightseeing and Magens Bay Beach. Shopping was fine, but a lot of the shopping was jewelry stores and we weren't interested in jewelry. Sightseeing portion was short but the views were great. I wish we had ... Read More
This tour included shopping, sightseeing and Magens Bay Beach. Shopping was fine, but a lot of the shopping was jewelry stores and we weren't interested in jewelry. Sightseeing portion was short but the views were great. I wish we had more time at Magen's Bay. We had about 2 hours there but by the time we sunscreened, went to the restroom, etc. it didn't feel like enough time. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Our driver Hajjii was wonderful!
Our driver Hajjii was wonderful! Very informative (brief tour as we went to the beach), knowledgeable, funny, and friendly! Loved the chance to stop at Drake's Seat for gorgeous pictures. Beach time was only 2 hours, but not the ... Read More
Our driver Hajjii was wonderful! Very informative (brief tour as we went to the beach), knowledgeable, funny, and friendly! Loved the chance to stop at Drake's Seat for gorgeous pictures. Beach time was only 2 hours, but not the tour company's fault. That was Norwegian's poor planning. However, we had a great time! Would definitely go again but would like to stay longer. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Pretty beach but too crowded and long lines.
Pretty beach but too crowded and long lines. Only two hours. Not really worth it.
Pretty beach but too crowded and long lines. Only two hours. Not really worth it. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
No beach time.
No beach time. Just super long lines for everything. Pretty drive there though.
No beach time. Just super long lines for everything. Pretty drive there though. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Beautiful beach but too crowded the day we were there since there were 5 ships in port.
Beautiful beach but too crowded the day we were there since there were 5 ships in port. When we were dropped off after the tour we were dropped off at the very end of the pier and had to walk the length of the Regal, the NCL Epic and ... Read More
Beautiful beach but too crowded the day we were there since there were 5 ships in port. When we were dropped off after the tour we were dropped off at the very end of the pier and had to walk the length of the Regal, the NCL Epic and finally to the Crown in the pouring rain! Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We took a private tour with Godfrey Tours and it was very nice.
We took a private tour with Godfrey Tours and it was very nice. We choose the island tour and beach break. Water and soda provided through the entire trip. Spent time at Megen's Bay - such a beautiful beach!! Would highly
We took a private tour with Godfrey Tours and it was very nice. We choose the island tour and beach break. Water and soda provided through the entire trip. Spent time at Megen's Bay - such a beautiful beach!! Would highly recommend! Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Do Not miss this Beach it is breathtaking
Do Not miss this Beach it is breathtaking
Do Not miss this Beach it is breathtaking Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Tour took us on a scenic drive and learning about the island before arriving at the beach.
Tour took us on a scenic drive and learning about the island before arriving at the beach. This beach is magnificent and offers up rentals of chairs and umbrellas and has a great food place to sit and enjoy a drink and food and get out of ... Read More
Tour took us on a scenic drive and learning about the island before arriving at the beach. This beach is magnificent and offers up rentals of chairs and umbrellas and has a great food place to sit and enjoy a drink and food and get out of the sun for a bit. next stop is shopping if you like ar back the the cruise terminal which has plenty of open air shopping buildings in walking distance from the ship. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Was there many years ago and was not as impressive the second time.
Was there many years ago and was not as impressive the second time. This beach is crowded, and the beach is a bit run down and expensive. Approx $30 usd for chairs and umbrella rentals. Not overly impressed and would not recommend.
Was there many years ago and was not as impressive the second time. This beach is crowded, and the beach is a bit run down and expensive. Approx $30 usd for chairs and umbrella rentals. Not overly impressed and would not recommend. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A breathtaking and beautiful beach.
A breathtaking and beautiful beach.
A breathtaking and beautiful beach. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Not as good as we hoped for.
Not as good as we hoped for. We got toMagens Bay Beach, and the loungers and umbrellas were an additional (outrageous) fee. We ended up having to stay in the bar area there the whole time. Then our driver was one hour late picking us up, ... Read More
Not as good as we hoped for. We got toMagens Bay Beach, and the loungers and umbrellas were an additional (outrageous) fee. We ended up having to stay in the bar area there the whole time. Then our driver was one hour late picking us up, although we were all there in the assigned waiting area, standing in the heat. Many of us felt faint. We were not happy at all. Then when we got to Sky Ride, it was never explained in booking description that you had to run and jump into the moving car!! As a post bilateral TKR, that was very scary and difficult for me. As a result, once on, I never attempted to get out at the top, and worried all the way down that I would not be able to get out. Well, the hubby helped me get out without falling. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was an island tour with beach time at Magen Bay.
This was an island tour with beach time at Magen Bay. Tour was nice, but be prepared for Magens. You will need in cash to rent the umbrella and chairs. Half the fee is for a deposit. Beach was not clean.
This was an island tour with beach time at Magen Bay. Tour was nice, but be prepared for Magens. You will need in cash to rent the umbrella and chairs. Half the fee is for a deposit. Beach was not clean. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Took a open air tour bus to the top where we could see Megan's Bay.
Took a open air tour bus to the top where we could see Megan's Bay. Then we went to Megan's Bay. Beach stay was about two hours. Beautiful, calm, warm waters. very clean.
Took a open air tour bus to the top where we could see Megan's Bay. Then we went to Megan's Bay. Beach stay was about two hours. Beautiful, calm, warm waters. very clean. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line