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Blackbeard’s Castle

1001 Blackbeards Hl | Hotel 1829, Charlotte Amalie 00802-6732, St. Thomas
+1 340-776-1234
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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.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1001 Blackbeards Hl | Hotel 1829, Charlotte Amalie 00802-6732, St. Thomas
+1 340-776-1234
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pretty, a little expensive but nice...... Like the scenery and the surrounding areas Great hills everywhere

Thank Felicia H
Reviewed 4 days ago

For one fee you see Blackbeard's Castle (really a tower built by the Danes), tour some of the old Danish colonial dwellings and free rum and liquer tastings. Very large bar with a nice view is a great place to relax on your way to...More

Thank Clark J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We especially enjoyed the pirate museum, the statues of each and their descriptions. The rum tasting was also fun.

Thank edvallen2
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked up to the castle when visiting the shops at Main Street. The views are gorgeous and we could see what we needed to without the tour. They even let us look in the gate and take a picture. From what we could see........More

2  Thank 537shawnaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

awesome views from Blackbeards Castle over looking the bay. The rum tasting was awesome. Tried 30 different rums that are made on the islands. Exotic to sophisticated tastes. A wonderful way to spend the afternoon!!

Thank Joy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was great fun! The narrator at the entrance was great...dressed as a pirate, he told the fascinating story of Blackbeard's life and demise. The self guided tour was interesting as well. Would be good for children as well.

Thank Joyce T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's place is very beautiful. Also your staff are very friendly. The facilities are excellent. The tour is good and the pool is good.

Thank ojoslindos2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here with some friends. Had a studio for a week. Rooms were clean, kitchenette, several restaurants on site. They had Karaoke one night. There is a swimming pool, a pool side bar and restaurant. It was quiet our entire stay and had some great...More

Thank Tactical20
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I did the Blackbeard's Castle tour on our honeymoon last week and it was one of our favorite outings. We learned a lot about the island itself as well as got to see local culture and learn about how the island became...More

1  Thank Amber G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The views are amazing, we did the selfguided tour including the rum tasting, it was great. We sampled 25 plus types of rum and the guides are located at each stop giving you historical bits of info for each house or museum. You also have...More

1  Thank Angela B
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Vittoria G
Hi, I am going on Carnival cruise and I would like to visit this castle, but first I have few questions : 1. Can we walk from port to this location ? 2. How much does it cost for a tour ? 3. Can we visit the castle by our self ? 4. Does Black beard really lived there ? 5. Tips :P Thank you so much and have a good day Vittoria
4 April 2017|
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Response from keithth0ms0n | Reviewed this property |
The taxi to the top cost us $4 per person. Considering what I paid for the cruise...my wallet opened up pretty quick for that! At the end of the "tour" you end up at the bottom of the hill about a 5 minute walk from the... More
Debbie D
Does anyone know if two hours is enough time to do the blackbeards castle and rum tasting tour?
16 January 2017|
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Response from Nano1958 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is. I took about that amount of time.
Kristen K
Is this within walking distance of the cruise dock or will we need to grab a taxi?
31 May 2016|
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Response from 2919George_S | Reviewed this property |
It depends on which dock and which cruise line. We were on the Royal Caribbean "Oasis of the Seas" and for me a street bus was the answer. They have buses built on Ford truck bodies that carry about 20 people and charge a... More