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“The friendliest place on the island.”

Cruzan Rum Distillery
Ranked #2 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!
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Yashira was the best tour guide ever!!! Very knowledgeable, kept it interesting and has a beautiful friendly smile. Plus she knows how to make a drink.

Thank suzannelizabethpabst
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Thank you Yashira for an amazing tour and for braving the rain with us! This was my 5th time doing the tour and I always learn something new. Can't beat the price and the yummy drinks at the end. I really enjoy how you get to see the stages of production first hand, unlike other tours I've been on where they drive you around in a trolley. All the employees at the factory and the shop have a very high level of customer service!

Thank Katie P
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

I visited the distillery while in port from my cruise. St. Criox was our first stop on the cruise and it was a Sunday so it was very quiet. We were lucky to learn about this tour as it is not apart of the excursions provided by RCCL. We found out about it from locals and took a short taxi ride from the port. The fee for the tour is only $5.

The tour lasted about 35 minutes and at the end you got a cup of pina colada, a cup of rum punch and you were able to take 4 shots of any rum you wanted to taste. They were not regular size shots...much smaller, but still good.

Our tour guide was great. She was very knowledgeable about the rum making process and a lot of fun.

Tips.....bring your credit card because it is all they take. I had only cash, but a lovely couple from my cruise paid my fee and I gave them the cash in exchange. There is a lot of stair climbing and walking so if you have trouble climbing stairs or walking, it is not for you.

Cruzan Velvet Cinnamon is the best, take several shots and even add it to your pina colada fro added flavor.

1  Thank Anika W
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Was not expecting this but you actually got a tour of the working plant. Cost is $5 to go in and then you get 4 tastes of rums and 2 actual drinks. Very informative tour and drinks afterwards were very good. Workers very nice too.. Only issue is it is not well marked to find on the road.

Thank steve c
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

We toured on Easter Monday. Yes, it's a holiday locally and production was shutdown, but this also allowed us to hear our guide easily and allowed us to see the inner portion of the vats since no product was present. The entire operation has a charm that is steeped in aged buildings and materials as opposed to their competitor's shiny new glitter. Cruzan Rum was by far the best experience.

Thank Ed S
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