We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Pirates Chest

Paradise Point | Ride the View Tramway, Charlotte Amalie 00801, St. Thomas
+1 340-774-5279
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Great Place to see

We found this place by accident and we are glad we did. Everyone in the store was very nice and... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
suzyq2520
,
Tampa, Florida
One of two best shops on St Thomas

This is one of the two best shops on STT. The owner Sean is truly a wealth of info about the... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
55ramblinrose
,
Asheville, North Carolina
Read all 47 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Distinguishing The Pirates Chest from similar stores is its proprietor, Sean. Sean is an expert numismatist in the Caribbean specializing in ancient and shipwreck coins. His vast knowledge of history, travels of his inventory, adventures on high seas and pirate stories makes a trip to The Pirates Chest a Caribbean must. He carries coins from at least 15 different treasure shipwrecks from around the world. Who can return to your hum-drum normal life without an authentic Caribbean pirate coin hanging from their neck? The Pirates Chest also carries beautiful Larimar jewelry, Caribbean cook books, shirts, rum cakes, spices, locally made ceramics, souvenirs, and more.
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good6%
  • Average0%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ship wrecks” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Paradise Point | Ride the View Tramway, Charlotte Amalie 00801, St. Thomas
CONTACT
Website
+1 340-774-5279
Write a ReviewReviews (47)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"paradise point"
in 5 reviews
"pirate history"
in 3 reviews
"ship wrecks"
in 2 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 2 reviews
"st thomas"
in 4 reviews
"customer service"
in 2 reviews
"artifacts"
in 8 reviews
"coins"
in 20 reviews
"sean"
in 27 reviews
"museum"
in 11 reviews
"treasure"
in 18 reviews
"necklace"
in 5 reviews
"shop"
in 21 reviews
"skybridge"
in 3 reviews
"dives"
in 8 reviews
"stories"
in 3 reviews
"photos"
in 4 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 47 reviews

Reviewed 13 February 2018

We found this place by accident and we are glad we did. Everyone in the store was very nice and helpful. Sean was beyond helpful and talked about different treasures and some of his experience. We didn't get a chance to see the museum but...More

Thank suzyq2520
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is one of the two best shops on STT. The owner Sean is truly a wealth of info about the Caribbean and the items carried in his shop. He has traveled the world diving and exploring and is just SO interesting and nice to...More

2  Thank 55ramblinrose
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
A TripAdvisor Member
264
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Adorable place...the pirate is awesome...exhibits were interesting and the tour guide was great. That being said another employee at the museum for whatever reason decided to discuss my skin color with another individual at the museum and I could overhear it. Yes I am dark...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My 14 year old daughter likes all things pirate so I consented to a visit to this museum with limited expectations. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they had a lot of true artifacts, historical items, lots of information about the pirate history of...More

1  Thank Bill T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We were invited to this wonderful exhibit by the activities director at Flamboyan resort, Lucy. I didn't want to go, however once inside it was so fascinating & the items recovered seem to each tell their own story! The ladies/docents who accompanied us had so...More

1  Thank Judi E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 April 2017

If you're into pirates and treasure, this is the place!!! I have bought numerous authentic shipwreck coins from these guys for over the past 10 years. Great service and the best sunsets on the island!

3  Thank Chris K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Treasures galore and the owner is a fantastic story teller. I have read a few books about under water exploring and the owner not only knew of the books but also knew the divers that wrote them.

1  Thank Terry P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We were at the Pirates Chest on January 22nd. My daughter saw a necklace she liked but decided to wait to get it. Well, upon return the shop was closed so I took a picture of the phone number. Once we were home and settled...More

1  Thank Roger W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Such a fun place to walk through. So many awesome things for the pirate at heart. We enjoyed seeing the authentic things and the trinkets. People were so nice there.

Thank Millierae8
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This store had some authentic treasures (and a few knock-off trinkets for the kids!) and was more like visiting a museum than a store. The owner Sean was fantastic and was open about the stories around where, when and how the many amazing antiques were...More

Thank Kristi R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 22 hotels in St. Thomas
Marriott's Frenchman's Cove
1,476 reviews
1.20 km away
Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort
4,423 reviews
1.49 km away
Bluebeard's Beach Club and Villas
633 reviews
1.85 km away
Windward Passage Hotel
722 reviews
1.99 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Paradise Point Bar and Cafe
128 reviews
.64 km away
Pizza Amore
260 reviews
.23 km away
Grande Cru Restaurant and Wine Bar
356 reviews
.29 km away
The Smoking Rooster
285 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Skyride to Paradise Point
779 reviews
.65 km away
Frederick Lutheran Church
82 reviews
1.30 km away
Day Sail High Pockets
398 reviews
.27 km away
The Shops at Yacht Haven Grande
47 reviews
.34 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Kathy M
6 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from jandsminerals | Reviewed this property |
I believe that you can hike to the top for free or a reduced fee. The owner of the shop also said that he would be opening another store within the next year from our visit. The new store would be at street level and I... More
0
Votes
Giavonni71
29 March 2016|
Answer
Response from Sean L | Property representative |
Hi. I'm not sure if there is anyone on this island that would be interested in a barber quarter. I specialize in shipwreck coins. Depending on the on diction and mint mark of the oin it's worth anywhere fom a few dollars to... More
1
Vote
Mjs369
8 January 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Sean L | Property representative |
Tramway Properties is my landlord. 340-774-9809
0
Votes
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor