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“Begin your stay on the island here.”

Cruzan Rum Distillery
Ranked #1 of 14 Tours in Frederiksted
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Cruzan Rum Distillery welcomes you to come visit our "Don't Hurry" atmosphere. Learn how to create delicious cocktails and relax island style! The Visitors' Pavilion houses the Gift Shop & Rum Boutique, in addition to our tasting bar. This guided walking tour takes you on the aromatic journey of turning molasses into rum at the only still functioning historic distillery site in the Virgin Islands. This is an outdoor walking tour that requires climbing stairs and possible uneven walking surfaces. We try to run our tours in either rain or shine, so be prepared for the weather conditions of the day. No matter the weather conditions, guests of legal drinking age will be rewarded with 2 sample cocktails at the conclusion of the tour. Low Season (May - October) hours are 9 - 5 pm, Monday to Friday, and 10 - 2 pm on Saturdays. We are open on Sundays, 10 - 2 pm, when a cruise ship is in port. During High Season we open every Sunday. Tours leave every 30 minutes from the top of the hour. The last tour departs an hour before closing. Cash is not accepted, so please bring your Visa, Mastercard, or Discover Card. Do hurry to the Don't Hurry!
Rochester, New York
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10 reviews
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“Begin your stay on the island here.”
Reviewed 11 April 2014

This review is geared toward adults staying on the island and traveling without kids. We arrived in STX around 4pm, left the airport and what do ya know, the distillery is like a mile down the road. Tried to catch the last tour but it had just left. Their absolutely wonderful staff let us pay the 5 bucks a piece and we got to sit at the bar and have 2 mixed drinks and 4 samples. Great way to taste some different flavors to plan for the days ahead...the painkiller became my drink of choice for the week. Shelly was serving us and she was awesome! She had good knowledge of the rum and the island. We talked for about an hour while we got a good buzz on. Bought a couple shirts, thanked Shelly for the hospitality and headed out. Was regretting not buying any rum (still had to get supplies/groceries so intended to pick up all at once) but there was a bottle waiting on the table for us at Cottages anyway :) they know how to take care of you on St Croix. My recommendation; if you arrive early enough, stop here right from the airport before you even check into your hotel. Was our first trip to the island and because of the customer service we immediately felt right at home, got some good insight from Shelly and had a good feel for the culture. Starting my next trip here too! Make a right out of the airport and about a mile or so down the road it will be on your right.

Visited March 2014
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Annapolis, Maryland
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“I've converted!”
Reviewed 11 April 2014

I will admit that I was a Captain Morgan girl, which is also made in St. Croix, for no other reason than that's the only one I'd had, knew the name, and that's what I ordered. Since our trip, I have converted to CRUZAN!!!

Our tour-guide was absolutely phenomenal. She had a ton of knowledge, energy, and enthusiasm. We learned the history, current method of rum making, saw it in action, learned about bottling, and got to sample drinks and shots at the end. If you are in St. Croix, this is a MUST do!!! You won't be disappointed.

Visited March 2014
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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
“Rum, rum, rum!”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

The Cruzan Rum Distillery is truly a small family run distillery! It's got a great family feel and charm to it. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and the drinks were awesome! She was super friendly and made us all feel so comfortable. NOTE** Be sure to tip your tour guide, it may even get you some free extra drinks! The best of all is the price of 1 liter of flavored rum is $8.00! Your allowed to check in a box of 6 per person, duty free, back on the plane, bubble wrapped for a $3 fee, for FREE! I definitely got my supply of rum for the summer. The $4 fee for the tour includes 2 mixed drinks and 4 samples of any of the rums they have. We have been to the Bacardi distillery in Puerto Rico and we felt as though this tour is more in depth (we even got to see them beat the wooden barrels to pop out the spout and drain the rum out of the barrels) and way less commercialized than that tour, though we enjoyed that one as well. Next time your in St. Croix, this is definitely a tour worth doing!

Visited April 2014
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Boca Raton, Florida
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“Best Rum!”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

The tour was informative and entertaining. Be prepared for some walking and stairs. The small admission price included two drinks, alcoholic or not, at the end of the tour. Great value and well worth the admission price!!

Visited March 2014
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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“One of my Favorate attractions”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

If you like rum this is a must. The unique distillery has allot of history and the tour was interesting from a historical and cultural perspective. But the best was the free sample 2 cocktails and 4 shots of rum that is included in the tour. Also the shop is stocked with every flavor of Cruzan Rum and is worth the tour just for the free rum samples and shop.

Visited March 2014
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