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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  • The tour from our cruise ship was expensive and didn't give you more than a ride over. Take a cab - they will get you one on the dock right after you disembark and let the tour guides at the castle so...  more »
  • Worth viewing though there is a road beside the used to be cannons. Takes you back to the good old days. 
  • Our first day in St. Thomas, we explored downtown Charlotte Amalie, then took the 99+ steps up to the Castle and joined the self-guided tour. Wow, the views up there are amazing! Really enjoyed meetin...  more »