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A haven for hikers, more than 135 acres of this island located in Charlotte Amalie harbor is part of the Virgin Islands National Park.
5332 Raadets Gade, 00802-6903, St. Thomas
+1 340-774-5541
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We really wanted to go to Hassell but it is officially closed. The trails haven't been maintained since hurricane Irma. There is no way across anyway. The Historic Society is also closed as they haven't got any volunteers at the moment. So disappointed.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ozi-gal
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Well worth the $15.00 round trip. You will be looking at history and buildings going back to the 1680's. You don't need a tour. Take plenty of water and STAY ON THE TRAIL. You really have no choice. The triple story THORN FOREST will keep...More

Date of experience: February 2018
11  Thank 21stcentury2018
Reviewed 11 March 2017

If you want to see Hassel on your own time without paying for a tour, call Capt Al with Sea Tow (Frenchtown STT) to drop you off for $10/pp. He'll come back and get you when you're ready. Our group collected tons of sea glass...More

Date of experience: February 2017
6  Thank heliophil
Reviewed 10 February 2017

A short boat ride to an old wooden dock on the island takes you back in time. Although the climb is rocky and steep, you will enjoy the ruins of a once active military encampment. The British, Danes and Americans left numerous structures for you...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Stacelia
Reviewed 22 February 2016

We came into St Thomas on a cruise ship and had booked a tour of Hassel Island through the Historical Trust. We walked to French Town and met Hurricane Bob for an amazing escape from the busyness of the city. After riding the water taxi...More

Date of experience: January 2016
7  Thank WilliamS1948
Reviewed 12 February 2016

The historical Island has a great trail going through it. The remains of the buildings in some areas are in excellent condition and others are just a few walls. there are plaques with historical context in several locations. The iguanas on the island are very...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank alderthorn
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Nice hiking and photo opportunities. Steep hills so not for the unfit or non-able bodied. Wear appropriate shoes. Take plenty of water and sunscreen. Very private with historical sites to explore.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank 134vickim
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Great place to go hiking and see a bit of history! Most of the hiking is not too bad, but some of it is in the sun and some has some elevation, so comfortable shoes and plenty of water are a must!

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank DrNic1144
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Lots of good hiking trails connecting historic sites. Very hot though so brings tons of water! You can also see the Real Life:St. Thomas house if you so please.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Natalie W
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Jai from VI ecotours is the man! So knowledgable re VI history and also fun and funny. Hassel island is so historic and a great place to learn about pirates, Carib-African heritage, and more

Date of experience: April 2015
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Tiffany K
14 January 2015|
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St Thomas Historical Trust Make your reservations for Hassel Island Historical Tours and Downtown Walking Tours by calling 340-64FORTC (340-643-6782) or 340-774-5541. Hassel Island Tours are approximately 3 hours and leave... More