Skytsborg Tower a.k.a. Blackbeard’s Castle, Charlotte Amalie
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Learn about the Caribbean's pirate-filled past at Skytsborg Tower a.k.a. Blackbeard’s Castle, a lookout tower located on a historical site. Built in 1679, the tower reaches a height of 12 m (40 ft) and has walls 1.8m (6 ft) thick, allowing excellent visibility of, and protection of, incoming enemies. Nowadays, the top of the tower offers extensive views of the town and its harbor, while downstairs you'll find three sparkling swimming pools. Plunge into the water to relax after a long day spent plundering the high seas. Blackbeard's here too, in the form of a 4.2 m (14 ft) bronze statue. See Skytsborg Tower a.k.a. Blackbeard’s Castle and all Charlotte Amalie has to offer by arranging your trip with our Charlotte Amalie trip itinerary maker.
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  • We went on the guided tour and it was so worth the money. I was a bit concerned the tour was only going to be about Blackbeard but it was all about the history and landmarks of St Thomas. Our tour gui...  more »
  • Ride is very worthwhile. A lot of history about pirates, opportunity to taste rum and beautiful views of the island. It is also possible to buy souvenirs and refreshments.
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  • Highlight of the trip to St Thomas. Outstanding views of the harbor, history and what a great pool on a hot day!