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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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  • Drove up here after reading about the view and was not dissapointed! Overlook of Megan's Bay and surrounding areas 
  • Ask the taxi you are lucky at Cauterets Magents Bay, make a stop at the observation deck, good views, there is a beach and neighboring islands. Enough 2-3 minutes, to admire and take photo.
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  • A scenic overlook with some great views. You can see the heart shaped coast of Megan's Bay as well as the fancy homes of celebrities and athletes alike. 
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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.