St. Thomas Magen Bay Beach Excursion Reviews

Arguably St. Thomas' most gorgeous and calmest beach, Magen Bay includes a bar, a cafeteria-style eatery, and one of the islands best shops for beach wear. A small admission fee is well worth it!
Sail Date: March 2019
Not as good as we hoped for. We got toMagens Bay Beach, and the loungers and umbrellas were an additional (outrageous) fee. We ended up having to stay in the bar area there the whole time. Then our driver was one hour late picking us up, ... Read More
Not as good as we hoped for. We got toMagens Bay Beach, and the loungers and umbrellas were an additional (outrageous) fee. We ended up having to stay in the bar area there the whole time. Then our driver was one hour late picking us up, although we were all there in the assigned waiting area, standing in the heat. Many of us felt faint. We were not happy at all. Then when we got to Sky Ride, it was never explained in booking description that you had to run and jump into the moving car!! As a post bilateral TKR, that was very scary and difficult for me. As a result, once on, I never attempted to get out at the top, and worried all the way down that I would not be able to get out. Well, the hubby helped me get out without falling. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: February 2019
Took a open air tour bus to the top where we could see Megan's Bay. Then we went to Megan's Bay. Beach stay was about two hours. Beautiful, calm, warm waters. very clean.
Took a open air tour bus to the top where we could see Megan's Bay. Then we went to Megan's Bay. Beach stay was about two hours. Beautiful, calm, warm waters. very clean. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
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Sail Date: February 2019
Excursions Puerto Rico Did our own thing and made reservations weeks in advance at Marmalade in Old San Juan St. Thomas My friend and I did the PANORAMIC ISLAND DRIVE, MAGENS BAY BEACH & SHOPPING The driver drops you off at ... Read More
Excursions Puerto Rico Did our own thing and made reservations weeks in advance at Marmalade in Old San Juan St. Thomas My friend and I did the PANORAMIC ISLAND DRIVE, MAGENS BAY BEACH & SHOPPING The driver drops you off at Magens Bay before 9 am and picks you back up before 11. Nothing opens until 9:30 He then takes you to the top of the island. Beautiful views. Drops you off downtown. There must be a hundred jewelry stores with “barkers” trying to lure you into their store. Obnoxious. We had lunch at Amalia Cafe. Very good. The sandwiches are very large. Gratuity is added to the bill. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Sail Date: February 2019
Beautiful beach , no chair with it, and very short time at port. Island people not quite as friendly this time
Beautiful beach , no chair with it, and very short time at port. Island people not quite as friendly this time Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: February 2019
I'm not really a beach person, but this one was absolutely beautiful. Well worth a visit.
I'm not really a beach person, but this one was absolutely beautiful. Well worth a visit. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Sail Date: February 2019
Drove across the island. Photo op at the highest point on the island. Also souvenir shopping and banana daiquiris. Dropped us off at the Magen Bay beach for two hours, picking us up on time; no trouble making "all aboard".
Drove across the island. Photo op at the highest point on the island. Also souvenir shopping and banana daiquiris. Dropped us off at the Magen Bay beach for two hours, picking us up on time; no trouble making "all aboard". Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: January 2019
Way overcrowded and the transportation was like loading cattle in a cattle truck...
Way overcrowded and the transportation was like loading cattle in a cattle truck... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: January 2019
went to the top of the mountain and got a banana daiquiri, great view. the went to magen bay beach. awesome beach.
went to the top of the mountain and got a banana daiquiri, great view. the went to magen bay beach. awesome beach. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: January 2019
The people working here were exceptionally rude and lazy. We had to haul the heavy lounge chairs across the beach with no help. We are both disabled. The beach was wonderful. The "safari" driver drove very fast in the hills and ... Read More
The people working here were exceptionally rude and lazy. We had to haul the heavy lounge chairs across the beach with no help. We are both disabled. The beach was wonderful. The "safari" driver drove very fast in the hills and where we sat was very dangerous. We were thrown about and had to hold on for our lives. I will never go on this tour again! Take a taxi and save your life and your nerves. We were supposed to stop at Drake's Seat. We never did. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Sail Date: January 2019
Amazing beach, get there early!
Amazing beach, get there early! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: December 2018
Nice place but it shuts down precisely at 4:30 as does most of the island it seems.
Nice place but it shuts down precisely at 4:30 as does most of the island it seems. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: December 2018
$8/person each way in taxi. Plus another couple $/person once you arrive at the beach. Driver very awkwardly pulls off to the side of the road half way there to collect payment... this appeared to be common practice but caught us by ... Read More
$8/person each way in taxi. Plus another couple $/person once you arrive at the beach. Driver very awkwardly pulls off to the side of the road half way there to collect payment... this appeared to be common practice but caught us by surprise. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: December 2018
One of the most beautiful beaches we've been to. 3 times now. Plenty of chairs/umbrellas to rent. Food and drink. Shopped in downtown after. Wish I had more time in town. Lots of shopping.
One of the most beautiful beaches we've been to. 3 times now. Plenty of chairs/umbrellas to rent. Food and drink. Shopped in downtown after. Wish I had more time in town. Lots of shopping. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: December 2018
Great cab service. Great view of the bay. Beach is awesome and full of fishes and birds.
Great cab service. Great view of the bay. Beach is awesome and full of fishes and birds. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: December 2018
Megan Bay is BEAUTIFUL. We were the only ship in port that day, so it wasn't even crowded. Beautiful, calm water. Soft sand. Our transport stopped at Drake's Seat before going to the beach so we could get perfectly positioned ... Read More
Megan Bay is BEAUTIFUL. We were the only ship in port that day, so it wasn't even crowded. Beautiful, calm water. Soft sand. Our transport stopped at Drake's Seat before going to the beach so we could get perfectly positioned photos of the area. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: December 2018
I thought the beach was ordinary - nothing special. I would not go again.
I thought the beach was ordinary - nothing special. I would not go again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: November 2018
Our tour did not start until noon so we paid $10 each and took the multiperson taxi to Magens Bay. water was cloudy but we did see some fish and 6 squid (first time seeing squid)
Our tour did not start until noon so we paid $10 each and took the multiperson taxi to Magens Bay. water was cloudy but we did see some fish and 6 squid (first time seeing squid) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: November 2018
Beautiful beach, however there was little value in the price paid. The price basically included admission to the beach (which was $2.00USD) and transportation to the beach (20 minutes by bus). We paid $180 for a family of 4 for a 2 hour ... Read More
Beautiful beach, however there was little value in the price paid. The price basically included admission to the beach (which was $2.00USD) and transportation to the beach (20 minutes by bus). We paid $180 for a family of 4 for a 2 hour trip to a beach. Since it was crowded, the area of the beach we were dropped off at did not have beach chairs to use or to rent. There was a picnic table that was available to use. In the future, I would take a cab on my own. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: November 2018
Nice to return to this pretty beach. The evidence of hurricane damage can be seen in the beach trees.
Nice to return to this pretty beach. The evidence of hurricane damage can be seen in the beach trees. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: November 2018
Visited Magens bay 25 years ago and loved it. This time it was seriously lacking in facilities ie sun beds, shades, toilets. Only one bar with the rudest bar tenders on the island. One of the top ten beaches in the world, I don't
Visited Magens bay 25 years ago and loved it. This time it was seriously lacking in facilities ie sun beds, shades, toilets. Only one bar with the rudest bar tenders on the island. One of the top ten beaches in the world, I don't think so. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: October 2018
Over priced two hours in the ocean no chairs, driver was crazy going fast close to edge of mountains. Shopping was a joke let out back at the port for $90
Over priced two hours in the ocean no chairs, driver was crazy going fast close to edge of mountains. Shopping was a joke let out back at the port for $90 Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: October 2018
Magen's Bay Beach was beautiful but I have to tell you about the wildlife that is in the waters. I saw a stingray, some medium sized fish and small fish. Don't forget to bring your own snorkling gear because renting everything ... Read More
Magen's Bay Beach was beautiful but I have to tell you about the wildlife that is in the waters. I saw a stingray, some medium sized fish and small fish. Don't forget to bring your own snorkling gear because renting everything out at that beach is not cheap. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: October 2018
Every one talks about this place but it wasn't impressive. The birds with the long beaks won't let you swim because they are to busy catching fish and they fly in fast so you have to be watching them. The water was pretty but it ... Read More
Every one talks about this place but it wasn't impressive. The birds with the long beaks won't let you swim because they are to busy catching fish and they fly in fast so you have to be watching them. The water was pretty but it was crowded. I should have paid to go to a different beach. All the water is pretty there. We didn't get to stay but 2 hours. That's not long enough. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: October 2018
Excursion left the port on time, the driver and guide and was a delight, such nice people on the island. Loved lounging at Magens Bay beach and swimming in the calm sea. The facilities for changing clothes were also good, nothing fancy, ... Read More
Excursion left the port on time, the driver and guide and was a delight, such nice people on the island. Loved lounging at Magens Bay beach and swimming in the calm sea. The facilities for changing clothes were also good, nothing fancy, but clean and adequate. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: September 2018
Got a taxi/guide at the port. Great day on a gorgeous beach, then a nice tour back to port.
Got a taxi/guide at the port. Great day on a gorgeous beach, then a nice tour back to port. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises