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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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St Thomas Shopping and Sightseeing Half-Day Tour
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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%
Travellers talk about
“pirate statues” (21 reviews)
“rum tasting” (30 reviews)
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 5 September 2017 via mobile

If I remember correctly the open sign said Tuesdays and Wednesdays only with tours that are either at 9 AM or later in the afternoon around two or three pm. There is a $15 self-guided tour that you can take I believe its anytime however...More

Thank luv2travelmucho
Reviewed 1 September 2017

What an amazing place! Beautiful views and a pool! This is somewhere I would definitely come back to visit so I could enjoy all of the services - pool access comes with tour. The guides are what makes this place awesome. They are full of...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Great view and we took the guided tour, Felipe was an amazing tour guide! Interesting sights and a terrific day! Very much worth the price for the guided tour.

Thank Cassandra W
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This is a bit of a wacky place, but I love it. The tower is a National Historic Monument, but there is a hotel-style pool at the bottom of it. You can tour the property as a museum, or you can spend the day enjoying...More

1  Thank Skadar
Reviewed 22 August 2017

I really wanted to go but the castle was only open 2 days a week. but I still climbed the "99" steps and took some pics.

1  Thank DLamp4401
Reviewed 18 August 2017

My husband and I visited on our last day there and it was very neat. It was a little confusing to get to but we made it. The staff was very nice and the "pirate" who gave us the history of Blackbeard was super nice...More

Thank Erica P
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Apparently only open when ships are in port...but we TRIED to visit twice with ships in port and it was STILL closed!

Thank GrayCyn75
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We are on a cruise and this was part of an excursion we went on today. Tony the Pirate was both entertaining and informative and the sweet wonderful lady at Hotel 1829 showed me a great photo op and guided me to the perfect spot...More

Thank Elaine H
Reviewed 13 August 2017

There are a lot of pirate related information, not just blackbeard. There were several areas of steps to additional information and displays.

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Definitely not worth the money. I took a trip up on Sunday when they were closed to sneak a peak and that worked just fine. Nothing crazy to see here but the statue and castle. Let me tell you it is a hike up the...More

Thank PhatPatW
MB1567, Manager at Blackbeard’s Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

We beg to differ! You have no idea what you missed because it is not evident from peaking through the gates. We do have amazing views of the Harbour and a beautiful pool. From here you can climb up and take in the breathtaking panoramic...More

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2 September 2017|
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Response from wildcatway e | Reviewed this property |
We walked up the steps but had an informal self-guided tour before dinner. I'm not sure about the actual days when tours are available.
Vittoria G
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
16 January 2017|
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Response from Nano1958 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is. I took about that amount of time.

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