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Step streets used by the residents of Charlotte Amalie, these historical 99 steps (the actual count is 103) were built from the ballast bricks of the tall ships coming from the old world, which would then return to Europe loaded with products from...more
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All reviews blackbeard's castle great exercise nice walk walk up walking tour take your time worth the climb st thomas virgin islands cruise ship ballast trek counted homes ships repair port
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must-do for visitors of St. Thomas, it is like walking the steps of all those before you through history. Surrounded by the historical monuments near downtown it truly makes you feel a part of the island experience. Will recommend this to friends visiting in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dutch made the 99 steps because the incline was too steep to be a smooth road. They created the steps using bricks that are in view today. It's a walk down from blackbeards castle and there is a nice water fountain with sea sprites on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank adp-retired
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had to climb the 99 Steps in Charlotte Amalie. The view was nice, but had better at the place we were staying. The flowers along the steps were beautiful. Parking was a problem at this attraction. Was a little disappointed, but glad I climbed the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked DOWN rather than up the 99 steps but, of course, we had to walk up somewhere. The ambiance of a stairway rarely ranks close observation but the actual quality of the worn stones, the many views of the bays at a variety of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Leslie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's actually more like 104 steps, that are on the way to blackbeards castle, which has been closed since hurricane Irma. The view is impressive, but I'd skip this unless you want to kill ten minutes

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank danielbA853GU
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was on our Port To Do list and I'm so happy we did it! The steps are not strenuous but take your time going up and down. Why rush when you're in paradise? We were the only ship in port that day (how did...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank HaulinHalls
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is Charlotte Amaile’s famed 99 steps which connects the upper and lower parts of town. The steps are easy to do. There are actually 103 steps. Watch your stepping on the way done because at 1 step there is a hole. There is a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank karol452
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice stone stairs leading to the Blackbird's Castle. Full of palm trees, buganvilia flowers and exotic plants. On the half of the staircase there is the bronze sculpture of the historic Three Queens placed in Blackbeard's Castle garden. Must see!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EllyOpG
Reviewed 7 February 2019 via mobile

It’s a bit difficult to find if you approach it from the wrong block. It’s a nice walk up and it leads you to Blackbeard’s eventually. The top allows for a nice view of the harbor.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Shellhead
Reviewed 7 February 2019 via mobile

Climbed the 99 steps to visit black beards castle, the island is still under repairs from the hurricanes. Unfortunately the castle was closed by the time we got up there. Definitely a challenge for the climb, but worth it for the view.

Date of experience: February 2019
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31 January 2019|
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Response from Sprout211 | Reviewed this property |
As of November 2018 no.
20 January 2019|
Response from 200annettey | Reviewed this property |
We docked in Long Bay, I'm prob not the best person to answer, but Charlotte Amalie (where we did all our shopping) looks midway way between Crown Bay and Long Bay, and we walked there and back no probs. There were group... More
18 January 2019|
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Response from JAB43 | Reviewed this property |
You can take a taxi to the top easily. There are taxis available all around town. Bluebeards castle is higher than the steps as well as being several minutes away. However between the steps and the castle as well as spots... More