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St Thomas Shore Excursion: Shopping, Sightseeing and Beach Tour

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St Thomas Shore Excursion: Shopping, Sightseeing and Beach Tour

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icon6 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

When your ship docks in St Thomas, explore untouched beaches, scenic vistas and duty-free shopping. During this guided sightseeing shore excursion, climb aboard for a taxi safari with a dynamic, entertaining guide who will show you the highlights of St Thomas. Visit Mountain Top for stunning views of Magens Bay and some of the neighboring islands. Peruse the shops for souvenirs in Charlotte Amalie. Upgrade your tour to add some time relaxing on a pristine local beach. Choose from five tour times for maximum flexibility.
  • Enjoy included refreshments during your tour
  • Shopping and sightseeing shore excursion in St Thomas
  • Fun-loving tour guide with live music and singing on board the safari taxi
  • Browse through the numerous duty-free shops in Charlotte Amalie
  • Enjoy beautiful views of Magens Bay from Mountain Top
  • Upgrade your tour to include a visit to a St Thomas beach
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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Port pickup and drop-off
Professional guide
Live commentary
Hotel or vacation home pick up and drop off
Lunch
Gratuities
Entrance Fee to Magen's Beach if chosen ($5 per person)

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We also pick up from Private residences and vacation homes. Please let us know where you are staying in order to arrange pick up. 8:30 AM is also a pick up time for those who are doing the Shopping, Sightseeing, and Beach and the Shopping and Sightseeing options. We pick up from all hotels on the island of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and from both the Havensight WICO Dock and the Crown Bay Dock.
When your cruise ship docks, disembark and meet your enthusiastic tour guide at the entrance to the port.

Follow your guide into the heart of downtown Charlotte Amalie, a bustling area packed with duty-free shops, cafés, galleries and restaurants. Amble down Main Street and the waterfront to find unique local goods and great deals on jewelry, clothing and electronics. How long you spend filling your shopping bags and emptying your purse will vary according to your tour start time. Head out on your safari taxi for some St Thomas sightseeing. Be ready to sing along to lively music as you make your way to your first destination.

The safari taxi will ferry you to the 1,547-foot (471-meter) summit of Mountain Top, the highest point on the island. Make several stops at scenic viewpoints on the way up, listening to engaging commentary about the history and culture of St Thomas on the way. Be sure to bring your camera for stunning photos of the lush green vegetation and turquoise water splayed out below. From this vantage point, you'll see some of the neighboring islands, Blackbeard's Castle and the famous Magens Bay.

Upgrade your tour to include time at one of the island's legendary beaches. Choose Magens Bay, Coki Point Beach or Sapphire Beach, where you can swim, snorkel, scuba dive or simply relax in the powdery sand. 

Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to Port of St Thomas for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Main Street
Not included in Sightseeing Only Tour or Sightseeing and Beach Tour. Spend your shopping time perusing through the hundreds of stores and shops in the downtown shopping area.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mountain Top
Here you get a magnificent view of the Atlantic Side of the island. Enjoy the view of Magen's Bay which was rated as one of the top 10 beaches in the world. Also enjoy views of neighboring islands such as St. John, Tortola BVI, Jost Van Dyke and others. Buy yourself one of the world famous banana daquiris at the bar and get another chance to grab some more souvenirs.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Drake's Seat
Sit in the very spot where Sir Francis Drake had his home, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Here you also get another view of Magen's Bay.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Skyline Drive
From this vantage point you will enjoy the most picturesque view of the Caribbean Sea. See islands such as Water Island, Hassel Island, St. Croix, Culebra and Vieques.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Magens Bay
Beach Option: Only Included in the Shopping, Sightseeing and Beach Tour and the Sightseeing and Beach Tour. If you choose Magen's Bay as your beach choice get ready to enjoy a mile long white sandy beach, beautiful turquoise waters, with a restaurant and bar on site and lockers, showers and restrooms for your convenience. There is a $5.00 per person admission fee. Kids 12 and under are free. Additional fee paid on site if renting chairs or umbrellas.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Sapphire Beach
Beach Option: Only Included in the Shopping, Sightseeing and Beach Tour and the Sightseeing and Beach Tour. If Sapphire Beach is your beach choice you will enjoy swimming, snorkeling, or just lying on the beach. Restaurant and bar on site as well as restrooms and showers. Additional fee paid on site if snorkeling or renting chairs and umbrellas.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Coki Point Beach
Beach Option: Only Included in the Shopping, Sightseeing and Beach Tour and the Sightseeing and Beach Tour. Is Coki Point beach your beach choice? Enjoy your time swimming, snorkeling or just relaxing on a beautiful beach. Local food and drinks available for sale on site. Showers and restrooms available. Additional fee paid on site if snorkeling or renting chairs and umbrellas.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The $5 per person entrance fee to Magens Beach is not included in the tour price.
  • Foldable wheelchairs, strollers, and collapsible scooters are accepted. Guests must be able to get in and out of vehicle.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Due to the Covid-19, Government regulations require that facial masks be worn during the tour. Please bring your own masks. No Masks, No Service.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 500 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sunny Liston Tours LLC
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during St Thomas Shore Excursion: Shopping, Sightseeing and Beach Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by St Thomas Shore Excursion: Shopping, Sightseeing and Beach Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during St Thomas Shore Excursion: Shopping, Sightseeing and Beach Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by St Thomas Shore Excursion: Shopping, Sightseeing and Beach Tour.

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star-5
Definitely give Sunny Liston a try on St Thomas
Kevin_M
, Jun 2022
Loved Magens Bay and visiting the food trucks in town. Sunny Liston has a great personality and is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet!
star-5
Great time
Velska_B
, Jun 2022
This was an awesome excursion. The tour guide was friendly and really new his history about the Virgin Islands. By the end of the tour I felt like we been everywhere and knew everything 😂. Great tour, perfect price
star-5
Great excursion
Penny_C
, May 2022
Excellent tour. Glad we did it. Driver very nice and fun. Loved the mountain top and Magen’s Bay. Love St Thomas too
star-5
Great honeymoon!
Kevin_K
, May 2022
My wife and I were on our honey moon and had a great time. My wife found the perfect piece of jewelry while shopping, she made a new friend in Lady Gaga the donkey, and the views were amazing. Magen's Bay was very peaceful and not too crowded. Loved it!
star-5
We had an AMAZING...
Heidi_R
, May 2022
We had an AMAZING experience! It was the perfect tour for our first time at the US Virgin Islands. Taxi love was awesome! He was very informative on every detail of the island and had great energy. We felt welcomed and safe and would definitely book this tour again the next time we come to the island. It’s a MUST!
star-5
Nothing but fun
Anthony_B
, May 2022
Great time taxi love very entertaining showed a many of great sights lots of Island knowledge and facts
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Taxi Love was a great...
Daija_M
, Apr 2022
Taxi Love was a great tour guide. The pickup time was a little unorganized but he accommodated me and made up for it throughout the day. I met some great people on the tour and the banana daiquiri was truly the best. I seen parts of St. Thomas and learned a lot. We went to Sapphire beach and it was beautiful.
star-5
Trip of a lifetime. Amazing!!!
Lawrence_H
, Jan 2022
Had the time of our lives, will never forget this trip! The tour guide was amazing, and very informative, the island view was breathtaking, almost like a dream. Thank you so much for the tour. Hopkins Family
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
It was sure a dream, but one that came true! I am so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your tour. Thank you very much for your great review. Hope to see you back some time soon in the future. All the best!
star-5
Neal Family
Maria_T
, Dec 2021
Mr Love was wonderful! He was professional, funny, and very entertaining. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Sounds just like the Mr. love I know. He would be happy to hear such compliments. Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am ecstatic that you thoroughly enjoyed yourself. Hope to see you back soon! All the best
star-5
Excellent Service!
Dustin_A
, Dec 2021
Very funny and friendly tour guide! They provided a lot of history information about the island! We felt very safe! The tour was very organized!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you so much for your awesome review. Just reading your review made me chuckle, I can only imagine the jokes lol. It seems like you had a whole lot of fun. Our aim is to leave you with fun and lasting memories. Hope to see you soon on another trip to our beautiful island of St. Thomas. All the best!
star-5
Taxi Love Tour Guide!
Theresa_G
, Nov 2021
Taxi Love our driver made the trip memorable. The tour and beach were great. The shopping was OK, not many choices, 90% jewelry stores.
star-1
Hard Pass
Dawn_M
, Nov 2021
Would suggest a hard pass on this excursion. Our tour operator picked us up at the hotel which was great. He took us into town and left us to shop Main St while he picked up another group. 99% of the shops on Main St are jewelry stores and merchants are very aggressive for business. When we started the tour I expected to learn about the history of the island. There wasn't much of that. Instead the tour operator blasted music and sang along. When we reached the mountain Top we had 20 min to browse in a gift shop and quickly have the famous banana daiquiri before heading back. The trip down was frightening! The driver was reckless and went way too fast for the conditions. He dropped some to a beach and then took us back to our hotel. I honestly couldn't wait to get our of the truck. We traveled everywhere using local taxis and everyone else was great. I would suggest just taking a taxi into town to shop and another to the mountain Top. It is the same price and your on your own schedule.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thanks for your feedback. It seems like your day started not going too well with your experience downtown shopping with the merchants etc. And that just put you in a certain mind frame for the day. We strive to provide the best service on our tour. Playing music has been a part of our tour for a while and many enjoy it. Ar each stop the driver gives a briefing of the history and overview of the Lookout spot and island . We hope that you did enjoy your vacation. All the best
star-5
Wonderful Date Night Experience for a Traveling Couple
Letrice_G
, Nov 2021
We enjoyed watching the Sunset and sharing dinner with these guys. John and Jack were all very kind guys and they served us dinner and drinks through the entire ride.
star-5
Great experience
Latoya_C
, Feb 2021
Beautiful day, Maegans Bay was beautiful. Water clear. My family and I also enjoyed the view from the peak of the island
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Thank you very much for your excellent review. We strive for excellence and to provide a fun and memorable experience for our guests. It was our pleasure. Hope to see you soon sometime in the future again!
star-5
A worthwhile experience!
Crystal_M
, Dec 2020
First of all my driver was amazing!!! Very nice and courteous and knowledgeable of the island. Didn’t mind taking our pictures and we requested to try the local of the island and it was delicious!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Thank you so much for your great review!! It was a pleasure being able to take care of your transportation needs while visiting our beautiful island. You also made it fun. We do our utmost to fulfill the needs of our guests and to make them feel welcomed and comfortable, and to leave them with lasting and fun memories. Looking forward to seeing you again on your next trip !
star-5
Happy with Viator dependability and value once again!
imccrindle
, Feb 2020
Sunny was energetic, fun and informative! Showed as highlights of St. Thomas Virgin Islands and entertained us along the way!
star-4
ISLAND TOUR
Lawrence_D
, Nov 2019
A thorough trip of the downtown and a breathtaking view of the island from the mountain top. Recommend.
star-4
St. Thomas
MARIA_C
, Sep 2019
Overall the tour was good and informative. The only complaint is that they took us shopping to the market and almost everything was still closed.
star-3
Great guide just wasn’t our thing
Tim_G
, Aug 2019
Dennis the tour guide was great. This tour just wasn’t my husband and mine thing. A lot of shopping and beach which we wanted to experience it but just wasn’t our cup of tea.
star-4
Sunny with Sonny
Tracy_D
, Jul 2019
Second time taking a Liston tour, third time on the Island. Beautiful place, good tour. The one tip I would offer is that the earlier your pickup time, the more time you will spend shopping. Not interested in shopping, skip it and pick the latest pickup time.

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