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Water Island

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Water Island

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3 Hours St Thomas Rum and Food Tour

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Foodies will enjoy this guided sightseeing tour of St. Thomas that includes local eats at spots in Charlotte Amalie. Also learn how to make a signature island rum cocktail, known as a Painkiller. Sample Caribbean dishes such as curried chicken, "fungi" - a local staple, delicious dessert, and more, as you hear about the island's colonial history.
US$92.40 per adult
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88PATCH wrote a review Dec 2020
Madison, Wisconsin124 contributions7 helpful votes
The US government bought this island from the Danish East Asiatic Company for $10,000 in 1944. Their original intent was to use it for defense of St. Thomas and built a fort and set up artillery. After WW II, it was used for testing chemical weapons to use in tropical environments. It later transferred to the Department of the Interior and, from 1992-2005, it was transferred to the US Virgin Islands. The Water Island Ferry costs $5/person each way. If you want to park at the marina and stay for longer than 2 hours, you need to go to the Marina office and buy a parking pass for $10. Once we got to the island, we were informed that there are no hiking trails and no ruins to see...just the beach. The beach is small and nothing special.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Skier134 wrote a review Nov 2020
Dallas, Texas141 contributions21 helpful votes
Take the time to take a water taxi to visit here. Then, a free 3 min shuttle to Honeymoon beach. Beautiful!!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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A M Bryant wrote a review Nov 2020
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Eh for us this was just something to check off our to do list. Nothing to really boast about. Friendly bartender and quiet island. Beach wasn’t our favorite. Only stayed for a couple hours.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Amie B wrote a review Aug 2020
Tucson, Arizona71 contributions12 helpful votes
I took the ferry over to Water Island to complete my tour of all the US Virgin Islands. I rented a golf cart (reviewed separately) and explored the small island, including the fort, before spending some time on Honeymoon Beach. It's a fun day trip and something to get to say you did. Beautiful beach that it not very busy, has clear blue water and soft sand, and a little bit of exploring to do. I recommend it for anyone wanting a little something extra to do.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Chris14814 wrote a review Jul 2020
7 contributions2 helpful votes
Went for 2 hrs during boat tour. Had excellent meal and drinks. Fun seeing roosters running around and seeing the other nice boats. I would recommend for young family
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Date of experience: July 2020
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