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“This is worthless, please don't waste your time”

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!
Estell Manor, NJ
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“This is worthless, please don't waste your time”
Reviewed 24 April 2007

This is billed as a complete tour of a working distillery(with the tasting afterward, of course). As a chemist myself, I was hoping for an interesting tour, but we got a 10 minute stroll through the factory with a guide who had poor people handling skills. She also couldn't (or wouldn't) answer any more questions about the process than was on the display board in the gathering place.
I guess a lot of people go for the drink afterward, but since you pay for the tour, you're really only getting your money's worth on the drink, and frankly, you can get that on any bar on the island with the same rum.
So skip the tour and head straight to your favorite bar on the beach!

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Edwardsburg, MI
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“Don't Miss”
Reviewed 31 January 2007

Intersting tour. Don't miss the "Rum Cream" and "Rush Hour" - they package their rums well for travel - take home your favorites!

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Forest Hill, MD
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“Great tour and place to get drunk”
Reviewed 8 September 2005

We just got back from a weeklong vacation in St Croix and not to be missed is the Cruzan Rum Distillery Tour. It takes all of about 20 minutes and the rest of the day you can spend sitting in the visitor center bar getting drunk on RUM. Probably the best $4 spent on the island. Lucy, our tour guide was a hoot. (-: We also purchased 6 bottles of various types of rum for $37 to bring home as souvenirs, suggested retail back in the U.S. is $92, what a bargain.

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