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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!
Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

We had an excellent time at the distillery. Maria was the BEST guide and an absolute delight to talk to and spend time with after the 30 minute tour. The rum is top notch!!! Be sure to make this a priority during your stay. Affordable, informative, and fun!!!

Thank Shannon W
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

My wife and I spent our honeymoon on St. Croix in attempt to get away from everything for a week. Our hotel concierge told us that we must visit the Cruzan Rum Distillery and go on a tour. We heeded her advice and took a short trip to the distillery one morning.

In short, the distillery and tour were well worth it! It only cost us $5 per person. This nominal fee includes a half an hour tour, 2 cocktails, and 4 alcohol samples.

As a home brewer I found the tour to be immensely interesting. Our tour guide/bartender Shelly was fantastic! She was incredibly knowledgable, friendly, and was open to all the questions we had. It was interesting to see how the raw ingredients go through the process to end up as some of the highest quality rum in the world.

At the end of our tour Shelly mixed our cocktails, which were all delicious by the way. I highly recommend the Painkiller...so tasty! Then she snapped a couple pictures and bid us farewell. The distillery also has a store where they sell pre-packaged variety boxes of their rums. We opted for the "Beach Day" package which included two bottles of aged rum, one bottle of spiced rum, and three bottles of flavored rums. All that for $42.50! What a steal! And the best part is that it is labeled for the TSA and you don't even have to pay any baggage fees! All our bottles made it home safe and sound. Now we can enjoy a little bit of St. Croix back in California.

Overall it was a great experience and I highly recommend it. Thanks Shelly and best of luck with the wedding!

2  Thank MShelbourn
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

We took this tour to learn about how Cruzan Rum was made. Little did we know we would get a History lesson as well. Nice touch! Magda who was our tour guide was very patient and answered all our questions. We were taken through the Distillery and afterwards offered to sample the Rum. It's delicious! Their are many different Rum flavors to choose from. All were really good. If you want to bring Rum back to the lower 48 states, they will box and bubble wrap the bottles for you in a nice Cruzan box. All 6 of our bottles made it back to Michigan in checked baggage with out a problem. The entire staff at the Rum Distillery were very friendly and knowledgeable about the product. The grounds are well maintained with a preserved Sugarcane Mill from before the Distillery was opened. I would highly recommend this tour. It's a short drive from the Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort where we stayed.

2  Thank airpolice40
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Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

Our tour guide, Shelly, was fantastic! She knew so much about the factory and it's history. Cruzan Rum is a staple of St. Croix and you can see why when you visit. We especially enjoyed tasting the rum and having 2 mixed drinks after learning all about it. We highly recommend visiting!

Thank Shannaboo16
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

The Cruzan Rum Distillery in St. Croix is a must see! If you go early their aren't too many people in a group. Each tour guide is an employee, ours had only been working there for 10 months, but she had so much knowledge about the place and it's history that it seemed as though she was there for 10 years. After the tour there is a tasting of all the rums even the 12 year old rums. I prefer the flavored rums even if they are bottled in Kentucky.

Thank Trish M
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