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Address: Route 40, St. Thomas
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The vantage point where Sir Francis Drake was supposed to have looked for...

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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St Thomas Island Tour: Mountain Top and St. Peter's Great House
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US$40.00*
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Magen's Bay Beach Tour
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US$30.00*
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St Thomas Cultural and Historical Sightseeing Tour

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Great view

As we drove up we stopped on the road to park in the look out, great view of Magen's Bay, as well as some surrounding islands. It was a nice place to sit and gaze off. The actual... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As we drove up we stopped on the road to park in the look out, great view of Magen's Bay, as well as some surrounding islands. It was a nice place to sit and gaze off. The actual drake seat is a bench behind you across the street. The view is stunning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drake's sear has a nice story on its own. The bench is facing the atlantic ocean because he was thinking about Europe. Beautiful north side view.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This overlook is just a small parking lot along the road. It is nothing elaborate but it is a pretty good view. In my opinion its a better view than Mountain Top.

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Littleton, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This was a very short stop on our island tour. Views were outstanding, but that's about all there was to it.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I wouldn't pay a taxi to get up here, but we stopped by on our way back from shopping at Mountain Top. The view is indeed awesome, but of course Drake was never really here.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We were going to Magen's Beach and it was recommended that we make the 5 min detour to go to Drake's Seat. We didn't have the time to go to Mountain Top so we decided to get the view from Drake's Seat and it didn't disappoint. We only stopped for 5 mins or so and we got a spectacular view... More 

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South Lyon, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

A definite must see place. This place offers a stunning view of Magen's Beach and the Caribbean Sea. The water is beautiful. There is parking available and great places to take pictures.

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Riverbank, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Drove up here after reading about the view and was not dissapointed! Overlook of Megan's Bay and surrounding areas

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Leland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A scenic overlook with some great views. You can see the heart shaped coast of Megan's Bay as well as the fancy homes of celebrities and athletes alike.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Great spot to see Magen's Bay and other sites. It's better when the place isn't full of tourists, but it's still pretty even then.

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