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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  • If you want to see Magens bay in peace come here and park your car. When the tourists arrive be prepared to lose the peace.  more »
  • not sure if real history supports this stuff about all those pirates. No doubt, they were there but I think it is being "blown out-of-the-water. Every turn you take is another "pirate site". But all i...  more »
  • the views are amazing and such great photo oppurtunaties we went a part of an island tour and spent about 45mins here  more »
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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!
  • 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
  • Great place to pull over off the road on your way to/from Mtn Top...excellent view of Megan's Bay and the neighboring islands. We were able to watch a rain storm roll through and it was beautiful to watch.
  • Beautiful view of Megan's Bay. Very relaxing to sit and unwind.

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