Drake's Seat, St. Thomas

4.4
#4 of 10 in Nature in St. Thomas
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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  • August 13, 2017
    Limited free parking. A few small shops selling souviners in the parking lot. Worth a stop on the way up to the Mountian top.  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    This was my favorite view on the island. The seat makes me sad! It is crumbling and held up by wood and needs to be restored. The road can be dangerous crossing so beware.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    The view is a 5 and the seat in itself is not something that takes you forever to look at but add the history around its origin and you will like it  more »
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  • April 12, 2017
    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.
  • June 11, 2017
    An awesome vantage point on the road before you head to the highest lookout on the island 'Mountain top' (15 mins away).
  • January 28, 2017
    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.
  • July 5, 2017
    Beautiful view of the island and Magen's Bay even though it was a rainy day
  • May 1, 2017
    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

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