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St Thomas Private and Customized Sightseeing Tour provided by V.I. Scenic Tours

St Thomas Private and Customized Sightseeing Tour

St Thomas Private and Customized Sightseeing Tour
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
EXCLUSIVE CUSTOM ST. THOMAS SIGHTSEEING TOUR Take a private tour of St. Thomas United States Virgin Islands with a knowledgeable local guide. The island welcomes you with its hugh natural harbor, bustling port and vistas that will take your breath away. This tour can be customized to include highlights and landmarks that are of interest to you, your family and friends. Experience the island at your own pace as we travel onboard an open-air/coach vehicle. Tour can be customized to your liking it can include a little of everything the island offers as, beach hopping, sightseeing, cuisine and or, special engagement such as wedding etc. Along the way learn some of the island rich Danish and American history from one of our certified tour guide/ driver. Enjoy complimentary beverages and our local flavored Cruzan Rum. St. Thomas, where your dream vacation awaits you.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 53333P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Hotel/ cruise port pickup and drop-off
  • Light refreshments
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • PICKUP TIME 9AM FOR SHIP ARRIVAL LATER THAN 9AM PICKUP TIME IS .5 HOUR AFTER SHIP ARRIVAL OR GUEST CAN STATE PICKUP TIME.
  • Airports:
  • Cyril E. King Airport, St. Thomas
  • Ports:
  • CROWN BAY CENTER, NEAR THE WIND MILL
  • WEST INDIAN COMPANY DOCK, GATE #3 PRE-ARRANGE TOUR AREA
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of bookin
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Hotel/ cruise port pickup and drop-off
  • Light refreshments
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • PICKUP TIME 9AM FOR SHIP ARRIVAL LATER THAN 9AM PICKUP TIME IS .5 HOUR AFTER SHIP ARRIVAL OR GUEST CAN STATE PICKUP TIME.
  • Airports:
  • Cyril E. King Airport, St. Thomas
  • Ports:
  • CROWN BAY CENTER, NEAR THE WIND MILL
  • WEST INDIAN COMPANY DOCK, GATE #3 PRE-ARRANGE TOUR AREA
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of bookin
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

4.5
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edward m
1 contribution
Dec 2019
Became ill on the ship the night before and could not make the tour. Ask for a refund and only tour provider offered half credit. Tripadvisor refused.
Written 23 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Burlie M
Thanks for your review but according to company policy tour should be cancelled 24 hour before arrival tour was cancelled 15 minutes before pick-up time, as tour provider I decide to give the family the benefit of the doubt and provided a 50% refund.
Written 26 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mike M
Louisville, KY189 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
We had a group of 11 looking for a driver for the day while on a cruise aboard the Carnival Breeze. Unfortunately, there are no drivers available for the day so we had to look for a private customized tour. We found VI Scenic tours through Viator. A s a new Viator customer, I was offered a 10% off coupon which we used. We sent our itinerary to Viator and received a confirmation from Burlie of VI Scenic Tours. The morning we arrived in St Thomas, we were delayed leaving the ship so we called Burlie and explained the delay. We were told to meet her in Tour Area 3 or 4. We exited the ship and it was kind of confusing where to go. We asked the security officer at the port exit and he instructed directly to where Burlie was waiting for us. We all boarded her modified Ford F-250 that accommodated 12 people. She asked where we would like to go. We replied: Paradise Point for pictures, downtown Charlotte Amalie for shopping, Magens Bay Beach, Drakes Seat overlook, and finally back to Havensight Pier. She quickly informed us that we could not drive up to Paradise Point. We were disappointed, but we had no other option. We left and she dropped us off right in downtown Charlotte Amalie for shopping. We told her we would be back in 2 hours unless we contacted her. We arrived back about 15-20 minutes early so we had texted her so she would be expecting us. Since we could not go to Paradise Point, she elected to take us to Mountain Top. This place is merely a tourist trap with excellent views. Their claim to fame is their Banana Daquiri. Honestly, they are grossly overpriced. The views however were stunning. It overlooks Magens Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, and several of the US and British Virgin Islands. We took several pictures and off to Magens Bay Beach we went. Once at the beach, Burlie allowed us to store our purchases in the cab of her truck while she waited for us. On the way back to port, we stopped by Drake’s Seat for one final set of pictures. She was kind enough to take our pictures for us. Burlie was very gracious in showing around her beautiful island while giving us tidbits of history along the way. If you are looking for a private tour guide or driver for the day, be sure to check out Burlie’s website and book a tour with her!!!
Written 2 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SDwalkerSOCAL
San Diego, CA4,169 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
We saw and photographed the island with this customized tour. Interesting and informative with a guide that knew the island.
Written 26 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

frednpat
Staffs10 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
My wife and I stepped off the cruise ship and were met by Burlie, who offered us an afternoon tour of St.Thomas. We joined another couple, which reduced the cost to us. A wonderful tour was provided with clear commentary along the way. Burlie is a kind person who will tailor the tour to suit your requirements. We were lucky to have met her, but perhaps it would be best to make an advance booking.
Written 10 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John S
Phoenix, AZ45 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
2018 was the year of our 25th wedding anniversary, Stephenie and I, and she had never sailed on a cruise. So that was our choice for the year's vacation – sailing the Caribbean. St. Thomas was a specially chosen port of call.

After A LOT of online research and investigation, and because we dislike the sardine-can ambience of packaged tours, we decided to reserve a private tour with VI Scenic Tours and Burlie Mantoute.
Disembarkation can be a little confusing so it took us a few moments to find each other, but hey, that's what cell phones are for.

Shopping is not a priority for us, so we skipped it – I've never understood people who spend $2,000 on a cruise so they can save $20 in a duty free shop. Instead, Burlie drove us to the old town with its pirate history and fascinating buildings and streets with Danish names. We walked down Creque's Alley (although it's not called that any more) made famous back in the hippie 1960s by The Mamas And The Papas.

At our request and giving her free rein, Burley took us all over the island ... including just a few of the touristy hot spots, but mostly instead to captivating places that she knows and other tours don't. Each one accompanied by an enthralling history, viewed through a prism that is uniquely Burlie.

Magen's Bay, for example, not too long ago with unspoiled beaches and clear turquoise water that almost hurt your eyes, has been coarsened by development and too many tourists. Burlie showed us a little-known beach with clear sparkling water, fully its equal. The Freedom Garden. The Three Queens Fountain (in 1878 Queen Mary, Queen Agnes and Queen Josiah led a successful fight against the Danish Government for better working conditions and higher pay. Bet you didn’t know that. There's a monument).

On the way we passed radio station (WSTA 1340 AM) which, she said, held the entire island together during Hurricane Maria ... it's perhaps not the most earth-shattering story in the world, but with Burlie telling it, you can't stop listening.

I'll bet that on that day we experienced more of that island's unique character and history than any other cruise passenger on any other tour.

She told us, "There is nothing I love more than showing my island off to people who truly want to see it."

If you're one of those people, Burlie MUST be your guide.

Visit her website. Look at the lots of different tours she offers, some for groups of various sizes, some for couples. Most have themes, but some – like ours – are treasures of spontaneity.

In all of the city of Charlotte Amalie, on the Caribbean island of St Thomas, in the United States Virgin Islands, you cannot find a better, more personable, kinder or more entertaining guide.
Written 9 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Verna S
1 contribution
Jun 2016 • Friends
I took a tour of the island with V.I Scenic tours and the tour guide who was also the taxi driver was well knowledgeable of the city. Burlie will take you to the most attractive sites on the island. Very friendly and has a wonderful personality. She will make your tour of the island an exceptional one and one to remember. She has a nice and neat truck and is prompt and efficient. So whenever you visit the island of St. Thomas U.S.V.I remember to choose VI scenic tours for touring needs.
Written 9 January 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Christine O
Washington133 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
My friends and I took a tour of St Thomas, it was a waste of money. $25.00 plus tip. Our tour guide Thomas was very nice, personable, but the tour itself was boring and not much to see. We stopped at some large shopping sight where they are known for their large banana daiquiris. Who cares, I wanted to see more of the history of the island. It was very limiting. We did not get to see the gardens which should be included. We stopped at one of the resorts and it was disgusting, the smell of sewage! Stayed for about an hour, an hour for what? to swim? That is not what I had in mind for an island tour.You are better off as we did the day before to do the walking tour of the historic building and doing the 99 steps tour for free. This bus tour is really for the short cruise ship day the travelers have to see the island. I would not recommend this tour. Disappointing.
Written 16 July 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

hrhmadonna
KY52 contributions
Jan 2016 • Friends
For the past 16 years we have gone on a Caribbean cruise every January to escape the cold weather. Many of the cruises out of Florida stop in St Thomas so we have been there many times. We always tour with Burlie because her tour allows us to do it all: sightsee, shop and get in some beach time. I am always with a large group and this makes everyone happy! Because of the size of our group we always make advance reservations and usually have a private tour. Burlie has always been prompt in her email correspondence and always meets us right where the ship docks and returns us right to the ship at the end of the tour. She has taken us to several beaches and our favorite is probably Coki Beach because we like to snorkel and the water is crystal clear. We always have a good time with Burlie and enjoy seeing her lovely island home. Her prices are very reasonable especially when compared to what the cruise ships charge for similar shore excursions. Highly recommended.
Note: Her truck is always spotless and appears to be well-maintained. It is open-air with space for just a few people inside the air-conditioned cab. This has never been a problem for us and this is what you should expect for most tours in the V.I. I mention this only because some reviewers complained about the lack of air conditioning.
Written 31 March 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gilma F
4 contributions
Nov 2015 • Friends
My trip to St. Thomas Virgin Islands was one of the Best Stops on my Caribbean Cruise, thanks in part to Burlie as the tour guide on VI Scenic Tours. I was part of a group and we booked our tour ahead of time. VI Scenic Tours was highly recommended to me by a co-worker who recently visited St. Thomas US. VI and had a wonderful experience with Burlie on her Island Safari. I certainly had a beautiful time! She welcomed the group with her beautiful smile and suggested the best places to visit. She took us to Magen’s Bay beach for the best group rate one can find on the Island. She allowed us lots of time to stop, enjoy the views and take pictures at Photo stops like Sky View. Wow!  What a beautiful view of Magen’s Bay beach from that location.  

I especially liked how Burlie accommodated some members of the group who wanted a taste of the Island cuisine. She recommended Chicken or Goat Roti from one of the popular local restaurant. She called and placed the order and we picked up the order with extra time to spare.  Yummy!

I highly recommend VI Scenic Tours to anyone visiting St. Thomas Virgin Islands. 
Written 14 December 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

may2000
Indiana201 contributions
Jun 2012 • Family
We pre-booked with Burlie for a tour.. She met us when when we got off the boat at 9am. At $30.00 a person we thought it was a great value..She took us to the shopping area for a bit then on to see various sights & picture taking.. Very nice tour with a lot of information about the area & gladly answered any of our questions.. She let us out at Emerald Beach for a short time then picked us up & took us back to the boat. She also offered us drinks. We Loved this beach..& Burlie was an awesome tour guide for St Thomas. Check out her website & contact her the next time you visit St Thomas.
Written 26 June 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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I personally recommend v.I. SCENIC tours to anyone contemplating visiting the usvi
Myself and my wife had a great time on our tour of st.thomas & st.John virgin islands. ms.Burlie was informative a
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Excellent tour
Burlie was a wonderful tour guide. We had pre reserved her for the day. We wanted a private tour not on a tour bu
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Mountain Top
We hadn't booked anything in advance and were just going to roam. The staff of V.I. approached us and showed us sev
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Amazing Service
This was my second time using Scenic Tours and as in the first visit, Burlie's professional and friendly demeanour
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Thank you Burlie!!
We had never been to the virgin islands before but our friends had told us that we needed to do some sightseeing an
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