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Drake's Seat, St. Thomas

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Lookout
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. Use our Magens Bay itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Drake's Seat and other attractions in Magens Bay.
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  • Quick stop for some pictures and fresh local coconut water. Local vendor selling coconuts for $4. Hacks off the top in front of you and even offers to add some of the good stuff.  more »
  • One of St. Thomas best view points. Panoramic pictures from this sight are amazing. You can see how Magen's Bay is actually shaped and you have an amazing view of other U.S. and B.V.I.  more »
  • Easy place to find and stop for a few minutes to take in the gorgeous views. Great vantage point over Magen's Bay. Worth the trip!  more »
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  • One of the pic stops on the tour we took. Amazing view of Magens Bay below us.
  • The view is extraordinary. There's nothing to do here or read about--just look--but we ran into a local selling coconut water and he was very pleasant and told us the history of Drake's Seat.
  • Great Spot For Great Pictures. Use a taxi or tour guide for history
  • Be sure to stop here for a fantastic view of the island. This should be a quick cab ride away from in. May want to head on out to Megan's Bay after here. You won't be spending a lot of time here this is a great spot for about 10 or 15 minutes. Get out the selfie stick
  • Great view from this lookout point. U can see Magen's Bay and a few of the other smaller islands.