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Drake's Seat, St. Thomas

Categories: Lookouts, Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
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 is a great place to take pictures overlooking Magen's Bay and beyond. There's a small parking lot which is across from Drake's seat which is supposedly where Sir Francis Drake watched to see if t...  read more »
  • This stop seems to be included in nearly every tour of the island and the view is outstanding, but you don't need to spend much time here or take a tour specifically to do this. 
  • Nice view of Megans Bay but the area, like most of St. Thomas, could use a little attention. Some clean up and brush clearing would help make this sight more attractive. Worth seeing if you're going t...  read more »
  • 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.
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