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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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Route 40, St. Thomas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views at Drake’s seat are outstanding and it’s a quick stop on the side of the road. Worth the stop for sure to sit and enjoy the beauty overlooking Magens Bay.

Thank Shauno77
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Legend has it that Sir Francis Drake sat here to look far out to sea and to spot the odd Spanish vessel sailing by. If it's true then he certainly knew how to pick the best look-out places! From here you have a beautiful view...More

Thank ArryAwk
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hard to beat the gorgeous view from this pullout on the road. If you can find your way to this spot, you won't be disappointed (on your way to 13 restaurant!)

Thank Maine D
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

A view of one of then 10 most beautiful beaches in the world! Not to mention the historical spot where Sir Francis Drake discussed maritime with his crew.

Thank dewightking
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Drake’s seat gives you a fantastic view of the BVI’s and St. John on a clear day and you can see for miles. There is parking to pull right up to the overlook so you can hope out and take pictures. On a busy day...More

Thank Alyssa R
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Apparently this is considered one of the must-see attractions on St. Thomas and so Viking thoughtfully included a stop here as part of its included tour of St. Thomas. We stopped here on our way up to the Mountain Top. Although the views were nice...More

Thank John E
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

It really is just a seat overlooking the bay below. Supposedly visited by Sir Francis Drake and lots is made of this even though there is little to do. Intersting as long as you have a guide to fill in the details

Thank peterw373
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

A tour of St Thomas will take you past Drake's Seat so it is worth stopping for 5 minutes to see the view particularly if you are on the way to Mountain Top from which you will see even more islands.

Thank MBKOKent
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

This spot was absolutely perfect for stopping and looking around. We got some fantastic pictures from this place. It is so beautiful here. You can see so far and see so much. Definitely worth stopping at for sure. The views are breath taking. There was...More

1  Thank Marcia A
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

If you want to see Magens bay in peace come here and park your car. When the tourists arrive be prepared to lose the peace.

1  Thank StNu
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