Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Cruise Port

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Best Caribbean Port

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Cantonman2001 says ...
Went to St. John on excursion and it's 75% US National Park so it's beautiful. Forget...
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About Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

As a U.S. Virgin Island, St. Thomas blends domestic ease — your cellphone works and everyone speaks English — with the allure of the Caribbean. So put your feet up, grab a rum punch, and watch your ship come in.


What people said about this port:

"we actually took a boat ride to st. john and went to trunk bay, the most beautiful beach we have..." in 211 reviews.

"Took the tour to St. John island to visit trunk bay , it was nice but you only get about an hour and a half the..." in 84 reviews.

"We took a " bus " to Coki Beach for snorkeling." in 73 reviews.


4040 reviews and tips of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas




Lesfed
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

My favorite port. Beautiful. We took a cab to Magen Bay Beach for the day and loved it. Don't book the tours. There are many cabs at $8 each way. You can rent chairs for cheap. We loved it.

Visited: Feb 07, 2017

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jaydub80
Contributor Level: Third Mate

St. Thomas is one of my favorite ports. It is so picturesque and there are so many things to do here. We have been three times as stops on cruises. The first time we did a half day at Magens Bay beach and then walked around town shopping and had lunch. The second time, we just went to Magens Bay and last month we did a catamaran to St. John snorkeling at Honeymoon Beach. All were awesome and I look forward to a return visit!

Melilalo
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
2-3 cruises

We visited Magens Bay and absolutely loved it! We've been to beaches in Mexico, Cuba, and the Dominican republic and this one was the best we've ever seen. It was beautifully maintained, safe, no one bothered you on the beach. Also, if you walk down to the end of the beach you're completely alone so it's super romantic and private. We would visit again.

Visited: Sep 05, 2015

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dirtondog
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Family (older children)

Experience:
4-6 cruises

We booked an independent tour thru Godfrey Tours (online). This worked out seamlessly. Our first stop was the Gift Shop on top of the "mountain" (famous for it's Banana daiquiri's). This is by far the best place to purchase ALL your souvenirs. The selection was amazing, as were the prices! Also via the island tour we scoped out Magen's Bay, Coki Beach, and Sapphire Beach. Coki Beach was a total "no way" for us...tiny beach with zillions of people and local "salesman" hounding you from the moment we opened the van door! Sapphire was a bit more relaxed & laid-back but Magen's Bay definitely took the cake. Beautiful setting and large enough to escape the crowd if you were willing to walk a ways down the beach.

Visited: Dec 10, 2016

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RobTheresa
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

If you have the time, get over to St John. Trunk Bay was amazing with visibility at 75' it's the clearest water you'll ever see - on one of the most beautiful beaches you'll set foot on.

Visited: Apr 29, 2017

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First13Barbell
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Traveled As:
Large Group

Experience:
4-6 cruises

This was the least pushiest island for sales! You can shop and not be bombarded by taxi drivers and sales people.

Visited: Mar 06, 2017

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pikebob
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Family (young children)

Experience:
2-3 cruises

Take the gondola to the top and eat lunch. I could have sat there all day--best views of the trip!!

Visited: Mar 11, 2017

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CaribbeanCrazed
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Traveled As:
Family (young children)

Experience:
4-6 cruises

Go to the SMOKING ROOSTER for lunch. Avoid the crappy food and rip off pricing at Señor Frogs! A tourist trap. BBQ at the Rooster place is OUT OF THIS WORLD and the drinks were phenomenal. Great family place to eat!

Visited: Feb 25, 2017

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