St. Thomas Shopping, Sightseeing And Beach Combo
Shopping, Sightseeing & Beach Combo Tour
With so much to do in St. Thomas, this combination tour is the perfect way to take it all in. Beginning with shopping in the capital city of Charlotte Amalie, followed by a sightseeing tour and a trip to your choice of three beaches, this is the ideal St. Thomas excursion for someone who wants a little bit of everything. You will enjoy all of this, intermingled with some Caribbean music for your entertainment and fun.
Your day begins with a trip to Charlotte Amalie for shopping along the Waterfront and Main Street. You will be free to explore the upscale shops and boutiques of this historic port. Enjoy duty-free shopping for jewelry, watches, liquor, and more.
Around noon during your St. Thomas excursion, everyone will gather for the sightseeing trip to Mountain Top, rising 1547 feet above sea level. There will be plenty of opportunities along the way for pictures and taking in the scenery, including views of the white sand and crystal clear water of Magen's Bay Beach, named one of the world's 10 most beautiful beaches by National Geographic magazine. While on the Mountain Top, enjoy the free lookout spot overlooking Magens Bay Beach and spectacular views of neighboring islands. Mountain Top is famous for their daiquiris and rum drinks so go right ahead and indulge (not included), and even visit their gift shop.
Bring your beach gear and a beach towel because your afternoon concludes with a stop at your choice of one of three beaches. For two hours, you can choose to swim, snorkel, jet ski, parasail, or just relax on the white sands of Sapphire Beach, Coki Beach, or Magen's Bay Beach. And don't worry about your purchases -- your personal items will all be safely secured in the vehicle while you enjoy the beaches. With duty-free shopping, breathtaking sights, and some of the world's best beaches, this is sure to be a day to remember.
Please Note: The duration for this tour varies depending on the arrival time of your ship. Guests whose ships arrive into port at 9:30 AM Local Time or earlier will have 2 hours of shopping time prior to the sightseeing portion of the tour, with a total duration of 6 hours. Guests whose ships arrive into port at 10:30 AM Local Time or later will have 1 hour of shopping time, with a total duration of 5 hours. There is an additional entrance fee (not included, about $5 US per person) to visit Magen's Bay Beach. There is no entrance fee for Coki Beach or Sapphire Beach. Each guest is free to choose which beach they would like to visit. This tour NOT recommended for guests whose ships leave port before 1:00 PM Local Time.
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