Mountain Top Panorama & Shopping

  • Port

    St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD

    Price between $0-$50
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 3½ Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

Enjoy the best views on St Thomas from an open-air safari bus and visit several idyllic vantage points.

From St Thomas' highest peak, simply named Mountain Top, take in the Atlantic coastal views dotted with small islands and cays, overlooking heart-shaped Magen's Bay. St John, the smallest of the Virgin Islands, is close by, and the down-island views of the distant British Virgin Islands are spectacular.

Downtown, you'll find the enchanting harbor with views of Hassel and Water Islands, lush hillsides, your ship at the dock, and distant islands.

Continue downhill to the heart of the colonial shopping district in the revitalized Kongens (King's) Quarter. This amazing remnant of history is surrounded by historic colonial manor houses and terraced gardens, including Haagensen House, where the Antique Print & Pirate Statue Gallery is located.

On a self-guided walk, it's easy to imagine the island's past, which includes global traders and Caribbean pirates, the impacts of slavery, and a slice of life in this vibrant West Indian port city. You're surrounded by world-class heritage sites and National Landmark Properties dating back to the late 1600s.

Don't miss the Amber Waterfall -- the world's tallest and largest falls made out of amber, cascading two stories down and constructed with more than 12,000 amber stones.

Indulge in some retail therapy among the recommended stores offering some of the greatest duty-free shopping in the Caribbean. When you're finished with your free time for shopping, head back to the ship via your pre-arranged return transportation.

Notes:

Tour duration varies depending upon your personal touring and shopping time. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or walker, or for those with mobility limitations.