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Skytsborg Tower a.k.a. Blackbeard’s Castle

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Address: 1001 Blackbeards Hl, Charlotte Amalie 00802-6732, St. Thomas
Phone Number: +1 340-776-1234
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Open Tues & Wed 9AM-3PM Visit one of St. Thomas's most famous...

Open Tues & Wed 9AM-3PM Visit one of St. Thomas's most famous historical sites. A Walking Tour rich in History and Beauty. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Spectacular views, sparkling pools, life size pirates and more.

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A "MUST DO" while visiting Charlotte Amalia, USVI

I was reluctantly dragged to this attraction by my wife while staying at Marriott's Frenchman's Cove. We were there two weeks so we couldn't just hang on the beach for two weeks... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2016
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Modesto, California, United States
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Blackwood, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our tour. The tour guide took us to each level in the tower and was very informative. Best pics!

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Thank Tisa G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I actually walked up the 99 steps from Main Street to get to the start of the tour at Blackbeards Castle. Nice scenery and real sense of historic St. Thomas just in those steps. The most interesting thing about this tour is that it takes you to several locations at your own pace. The guides are knowledgeable. But I was... More 

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Cable, Ohio
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We was there but it was not open and the help was not real friendly all though they did get us a taxi out of there which was nice!!

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Thank alltoph
Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Blackbeard Castle area is nice, it was raining off and on the day we visited so they wouldn’t let you go up in the tower. The staff does a nice story about Blackbeard’s life and a little about the castle. They have a bar that has nice views of the harbor and a breeze so you can relax a bit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

did a training in this pool and had some time to stay and enjoyed the food and the view is amazing a must if you like quite places with a nice view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the guided tour and it was so worth the money. I was a bit concerned the tour was only going to be about Blackbeard but it was all about the history and landmarks of St Thomas. Our tour guide was Phillipe and he was incredible! He is truly a walking encyclopedia and you can hear his love... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Highlight of the trip to St Thomas. Outstanding views of the harbor, history and what a great pool on a hot day!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The castle was closed but the lady at the gate opened it for about 30 seconds so we could take a couple of pictures. Castle is only open on certain days.

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I wouldn't say this is a must do. A little over priced and kinda false advertising as "Blackbeards Castle". But if you want some history on the island then absolutely go. You start with a great view from the tower, although nothing like mountain top. There are a few old homes to go through that have some things in them... More 

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Modesto, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I was reluctantly dragged to this attraction by my wife while staying at Marriott's Frenchman's Cove. We were there two weeks so we couldn't just hang on the beach for two weeks could we [I say yes, my wife says no - I lost again]. But getting back to Blackbeard's Castle Tour - it was a blast and the historical... More 

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