Drake's Seat, St. Thomas

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Stop at Drake's Seat, where the famed Sir Francis Drake once sat to spot unsuspecting Spanish ships. Today you can appreciate the views of the island and its beaches. During the 16th century, Drake used this location to watch for Spanish ships leaving with their cargo before attacking them in his crown-sponsored piracy. Now the lookout serves as a quick stop to view the land and beaches below. Make Drake's Seat a part of your Magens Bay vacation plans using our Magens Bay day trip planner .
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  • A tour of St Thomas will take you past Drake's Seat so it is worth stopping for 5 minutes to see the view particularly if you are on the way to Mountain Top from which you will see even more islands.  more »
  • This spot was absolutely perfect for stopping and looking around. We got some fantastic pictures from this place. It is so beautiful here. You can see so far and see so much. Definitely worth stopping...  more »
  • I recently with the car to the Drake's seat drove up, here the impressions: positive:--> Super views over the stomach Bay and other parts of the coastline of St. Thomas--> evening top negative is in fact a "seat", where you can enjoy the view,:--> getting some Local dealer, who want to sell their stuff--> permanent a minibus after another comes here high, 15 people out of here, a few photos and away, equal to then the next mini bus, on cruise ship days of course with the highest frequency. It doesn't bother me, but some people like the Caribbean only excluding cruise ships (what never will be) ;-)
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  • If you're in the neighborhood, it's a beautiful point to stop and enjoy the view. A nice view of both the land and the water.... and... it's free!
  • It's a great view, with about ten parking spaces. That's all it is here, just a big vista point.
  • Beautiful view tourist attraction. Lots of history behind it.
  • View Peterborg, Magens Bay Beach, the Atlantic Ocean and beyond from this popular tourist overlook site.
  • A beautiful view and one of the best places for cell signal on the island in the post Hurricane time at least

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