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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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  • This was a very short stop on our island tour. Views were outstanding, but that's about all there was to it. 
  • I wouldn't pay a taxi to get up here, but we stopped by on our way back from shopping at Mountain Top. The view is indeed awesome, but of course Drake was never really here. 
  • We were going to Magen's Beach and it was recommended that we make the 5 min detour to go to Drake's Seat. We didn't have the time to go to Mountain Top so we decided to get the view from Drake's Seat...  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.