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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. Use our Magens Bay itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Drake's Seat and other attractions in Magens Bay.
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  • Drake's Seat, is named after the famous English privateer, Sir Francis Drake. Though best avoided on cruise ship days, no visitor to St. Thomas should miss visiting this site. It's an overlook that of...  more »
  • Overlooking the famous and beautiful Magens Bay. Drake's Seat is the perfect place to stop and grab that photo for your travel pics album.  more »
  • We visited as part of a shared taxi tour of the island; the views are lovely across the island and to the neighbouring islands. You'll need to rent a car or take a tour to reach it.  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