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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  • the views are amazing and such great photo oppurtunaties we went a part of an island tour and spent about 45mins here  more »
  • Limited free parking. A few small shops selling souviners in the parking lot. Worth a stop on the way up to the Mountian top.  more »
  • This was my favorite view on the island. The seat makes me sad! It is crumbling and held up by wood and needs to be restored. The road can be dangerous crossing so beware.  more »
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  • An absolutely gorgeous spot to stop at and look around. We were able to get some fantastic pictures from here. It is such a beautiful area. You can see so much from here. It is definitely worth stopping at for sure.
  • An awesome vantage point on the road before you head to the highest lookout on the island 'Mountain top' (15 mins away).
  • Pretty view over Magen's. There is usually a guy selling some coconuts perched up here. He is friendly and he'll chop them up for you. This spot gets a lot of the tourist traffic on buses. It's good for a quick stop and a picture. You won't stay here much more than 5-15 minutes.
  • Beautiful view of the island and Magen's Bay even though it was a rainy day
  • Just a bend In the road, a gentleman was washing his bowl in the rain. Backing out of a parking space will raise your heart rate

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