Drake's Seat

Drake's Seat, St. Thomas: Address, Phone Number, Drake's Seat Reviews: 4.5/5

Drake's Seat
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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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Terry D
Broussard, Louisiana, United States121 contributions
This is probably a bucket list item while in St. Thomas. It's an interesting drive up the mountain side to a viewing area overlooking Magens Bay. Good picture point.
Written 9 June 2022
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Kimberly B
Grove City, OH6,613 contributions
Excellent place to stop and take a picture overlooking Magens Bay. Parking is very limited there but everyone quickly moves on because there's not anything else up there other than to take a picture of Magens Bay. The view is breathtaking though. Definitely worth a stop if you are going to Magens.
Written 30 May 2022
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DespSt
132 contributions
Couples
Beautiful views of Magens Bay, worth the drive up. Views on the road west are also very pretty but places to stop are limited.
Written 28 May 2022
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Elizabeth G
Atlanta, GA162 contributions
Family
Incredible views - worth a stop for some beautiful pictures! Plenty of parking when we arrived early evening on our way to dinner (5:30ish) We decided to stay at the pull over site instead of running across the street to the bench since we were with our toddler.
Written 28 May 2022
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Jamie D
6 contributions
Drakes Seat was a pull of where you cross the road and sit on "Drake's Seat". You have an amazing view and experience a piece of history.
Written 25 May 2022
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pedsrn
Mooresville, NC102 contributions
The best place to take a great Instagram worthy picture to make sure all your friends are envious of your Postcard picture.
Written 22 May 2022
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Adrianna P
Tampa, FL44 contributions
Friends
Beautiful few to take pictures. The seat is right behind the road where you park. Only few parking spaces there. Picture from the seat is best although may have cars in the pictures. Good for quick 10 minute stop!
Written 8 May 2022
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kidznk9z
Blaine, MN44 contributions
This is a beautiful look out over Magan's Bay. There is a short history of the seat, which is interesting.
Written 6 May 2022
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Luke
Philadelphia, PA13 contributions
A beautiful lookout over St. Thomas (particularly, Magens Bay). I spent about ten minutes taking pictures and enjoying the scenery. I'm not sure why this spot has negative reviews. If you're in the area and have time to stop, take some time to admire where you are.
Written 21 March 2022
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AliBug
Charlotte, NC1,452 contributions
Couples
What a gorgeous view of Magens Bay. We went right before sunset and caught the golden hour. Plenty of parking to pull over and take it all in. Very worth it.
Written 18 February 2022
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