Hassel Island, St. Thomas

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Hike around Hassel Island and uncover historic ruins set against a stunning backdrop. Once a peninsula of St. Thomas, this spit of land became an island in the 1860s, when a channel was dug out to improve water circulation in the area's harbor. The British occupation of the island left behind numerous buildings, including barracks and forts. Take a guided tour or simply follow the signposted trails to soak in the views and spot native wildlife. Don't miss the remains of one of the oldest steam-powered marine railways in the Western Hemisphere, which operated until the 1960s. Some paths can be strenuous, so pack plenty of water, a snack, and sunscreen for your visit. Make Hassel Island part of your personalized Charlotte Amalie itinerary using our Charlotte Amalie day trip planning site .
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  • If you want to see Hassel on your own time without paying for a tour, call Capt Al with Sea Tow (Frenchtown STT) to drop you off for $10/pp. He'll come back and get you when you're ready. Our group co...  more »
  • A short boat ride to an old wooden dock on the island takes you back in time. Although the climb is rocky and steep, you will enjoy the ruins of a once active military encampment. The British, Danes a...  more »
  • We came into St Thomas on a cruise ship and had booked a tour of Hassel Island through the Historical Trust. We walked to French Town and met Hurricane Bob for an amazing escape from the busyness of t...  more »

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