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The vantage point where Sir Francis Drake was supposed to have looked for enemy ships of the Spanish fleet, this lookout includes a panoramic view of the Virgin Islands where the Atlantic Ocean joins the Caribbean Sea
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  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“magen's bay” (66 reviews)
“mountain top” (34 reviews)
Route 40, St. Thomas
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

the views are amazing and such great photo oppurtunaties we went a part of an island tour and spent about 45mins here

Thank lovells37
Reviewed 13 August 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.

Thank Bob555555
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank leeshajoy
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Birgitta-Kenneth
Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you want a great view of famous Magen's Bay, this is it. Sit on Drake's Seat and relax. Sir Francis Drake did not actually sit here though. My grandfather Achille Lindesay hand crafted the stone structure in the 1940's.

Thank everice l
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We were actually driving our rental and went the wrong way up the hills but oh, what a beautiful mistake!! AMAZING VIEW!! I have many postcard perfect pics from this point of the island!

Thank Cheryl J
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Drakes seat itself itself is pretty insignificant, just a bench on a rock, however, the views are amazing and it's incredible to think that you are standing/ sitting where one of the great explorers once stood

1  Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Nice pull off on the side of the road with an amazing view. I wish there were more places like this or maybe I missed them...but STJ seemed to have a bunch of places like this.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The view from Drakes Seat is wonderful! Climb up and relax in this historic setting. Just take a deep breath and take in that breathtaking view!

Thank Mary Ann G
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We were out sightseeing on our recent trip and this was one of the stops we were looking for. We accidently found it as we parked in a spot for a look off point / view and I turned around to get back in the...More

Thank bamatide12
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