St. Thomas Island Tour Excursion Reviews

See all the best of the beautiful St. Thomas with a guided tour of the immaculate island.
Sail Date: December 2018
NCL: Best of St. Thomas tour. We paid (I think) $60/ person? We took an open-air bus to Mountain Top (VERY fun, lol!) where we had 25 minutes to shop and snap photos. We then headed to Magens Bay where we had 2 hours to enjoy the beach. ... Read More
NCL: Best of St. Thomas tour. We paid (I think) $60/ person? We took an open-air bus to Mountain Top (VERY fun, lol!) where we had 25 minutes to shop and snap photos. We then headed to Magens Bay where we had 2 hours to enjoy the beach. We were dropped off downtown where we could shop before returning to our ship. We liked the trip, but would have enjoyed more historical commentary on the bus. The sound system made it VERY hard to hear/understand. Other reviews critiqued the means to get folks back to the ship, but the tour operator was very clear in their communication (verbal and written) to us on where to catch our water shuttle back to the Bliss. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: December 2018
$25 per person for a 2 hour tour. It was nice in an open vehicle. Our driver and tour guide was super nice. Wish we would have been able to stay longer on the island. 7-1 was not enough time.
$25 per person for a 2 hour tour. It was nice in an open vehicle. Our driver and tour guide was super nice. Wish we would have been able to stay longer on the island. 7-1 was not enough time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: December 2018
Went on island tour on open air truck. Up to the top for fantastic views of all surrounding islands. $25 per person. Well worth it
Went on island tour on open air truck. Up to the top for fantastic views of all surrounding islands. $25 per person. Well worth it Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: December 2018
The tour was a ride to the top of the highest point on the island. The vehicle to get us there made as set an open cart loaded on the back of a large pickup. There was no safety belt and since we both sat at the end of a row there was no ... Read More
The tour was a ride to the top of the highest point on the island. The vehicle to get us there made as set an open cart loaded on the back of a large pickup. There was no safety belt and since we both sat at the end of a row there was no protection. I've addressed this issue with Holland America. Theoretically the view from the top of the island is beautiful, but there is a huge tourist shopping store which takes up most of the summit. However, the views or very good. The roads were primitive, without guardrails and not advisable for nervous tourists. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Sail Date: December 2018
Excellent tour, only skipped on star because we did not really get to see Charlotte Amalia. But great guide, gave us a real Caribbean feel.
Excellent tour, only skipped on star because we did not really get to see Charlotte Amalia. But great guide, gave us a real Caribbean feel. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: December 2018
Took an open bus tour; they are right at the dock. Couldn’t hear tour guide. Not particularly informative during the ride or at the stops.
Took an open bus tour; they are right at the dock. Couldn’t hear tour guide. Not particularly informative during the ride or at the stops. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: December 2018
St. Thomas USVI was the best stop on this cruise. We had been here before but only explored the shops at the port and downtown back then. On this repeat visit we joined a handful of others on a mini-bus tour. The shopping map provided ... Read More
St. Thomas USVI was the best stop on this cruise. We had been here before but only explored the shops at the port and downtown back then. On this repeat visit we joined a handful of others on a mini-bus tour. The shopping map provided by the ship didn't reflect that fact that some stores at the cruise port were still closed due to hurricane damage. This included the same places that the ship provided coupons for like Del Sol, Milano and Cariloha. It is a pretty long walk from the Crown Bay dock to the taxi stand and we were unable to find a golf cart or other shuttle between the two. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Sail Date: December 2018
We really enjoyed the island of St Thomas. We did a tour on a bus around parts of the island. The guide was not able to point out much other than a nursing home and hospital. We had some opportunities to stop and take photographs ... Read More
We really enjoyed the island of St Thomas. We did a tour on a bus around parts of the island. The guide was not able to point out much other than a nursing home and hospital. We had some opportunities to stop and take photographs from a high altitude. We stopped at Megan’s bay for a couple of hours. We were not given beach chairs so had to sit on towels on the beach. There were toilet facilities and shower. The beach was not too busy and very beautiful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: December 2018
Most tour vehicles are open-sided truck-buses. Steep steps to climb in and out, and they ride -- well, like a truck. Tour had just two stops, at Mountaintop (50 minutes to shop, drink the original banana daiquiri, and enjoy the view over ... Read More
Most tour vehicles are open-sided truck-buses. Steep steps to climb in and out, and they ride -- well, like a truck. Tour had just two stops, at Mountaintop (50 minutes to shop, drink the original banana daiquiri, and enjoy the view over Magen's Bay). Ten minutes would have been plenty for me. The second stop was at an overlook above Charlotte Amalie, shorter, but also featuring vendors. Then you have to walk through a shopping plaza to get back to the ship. Not much of a tour, and the worst kind -- the kind where they have to point out the post office and the high school because there's nothing more interesting to look at. Not worth the price. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: December 2018
Great overview trip with photo spots, highlights and beach stop. Transport was not overcrowded and they gave us drinks.
Great overview trip with photo spots, highlights and beach stop. Transport was not overcrowded and they gave us drinks. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: November 2018
The included tour was a trip through the streets of Charlotte Amalie then up a steep mountain where we were given 45 minutes to shop and take a look at the view. 5 to 10 minutes would have been enough for me. Some of the guides narrated ... Read More
The included tour was a trip through the streets of Charlotte Amalie then up a steep mountain where we were given 45 minutes to shop and take a look at the view. 5 to 10 minutes would have been enough for me. Some of the guides narrated the view but ours didn't so we listened to the others. We stopped for two more overlooks on the way down. One had some street vendors and the other included a glass of rum punch from our ship's crew. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Sail Date: November 2018
We booked a island tour with shopping and beach time. The tour meeting place was incorrect so we got off to a late start and really didn't get the shopping portion of the tour which was fine with us. We went to Coki beach were we eat and ... Read More
We booked a island tour with shopping and beach time. The tour meeting place was incorrect so we got off to a late start and really didn't get the shopping portion of the tour which was fine with us. We went to Coki beach were we eat and snorkeled. The island tour portion was really just driving over to the beach but was fine as well. The driver/tour guide was very nice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: November 2018
Took us to all major tourist points good value at 25 dollars each
Took us to all major tourist points good value at 25 dollars each Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: October 2018
5 Star Island Tour was more of a 1 star. Not 6 hours like they stated and never stopped at scenic spots on the way up and on the way down the mountain as promised by RC. Better to rent a car and explore the island yourself.
5 Star Island Tour was more of a 1 star. Not 6 hours like they stated and never stopped at scenic spots on the way up and on the way down the mountain as promised by RC. Better to rent a car and explore the island yourself. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: October 2018
Was basically a taxi not a tour but the island is still recovering from hurricanes Irma and Maria so that affected the tour.
Was basically a taxi not a tour but the island is still recovering from hurricanes Irma and Maria so that affected the tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: October 2018
Went on a tour bus, the driver gave us lots of opportunities to take photos and gave us some information about the Island.
Went on a tour bus, the driver gave us lots of opportunities to take photos and gave us some information about the Island. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: September 2018
We were taken round some of the island and even got to see blue beards castle but unfortunately it was closed due to storm damage, the scenery was fabulous and there was an unusual aroma in the air that i don't think was flowers lol
We were taken round some of the island and even got to see blue beards castle but unfortunately it was closed due to storm damage, the scenery was fabulous and there was an unusual aroma in the air that i don't think was flowers lol Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: June 2018
Took a taxi from pier to downtown. An independent tour guide approached us and for $25 pp we took an island tour to the high overlook, a shopping area and ended at a private resort beach for 2 hours before he picked us up and returned to ... Read More
Took a taxi from pier to downtown. An independent tour guide approached us and for $25 pp we took an island tour to the high overlook, a shopping area and ended at a private resort beach for 2 hours before he picked us up and returned to the ship. Great experience, best price we had seen. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: June 2018
This was a terrible experience, booked it, thinking we were going to receive information about the island. Instead, we got a rude taxi driver that sped through town, allowing us as little as five minutes to take pictures, then dropped us ... Read More
This was a terrible experience, booked it, thinking we were going to receive information about the island. Instead, we got a rude taxi driver that sped through town, allowing us as little as five minutes to take pictures, then dropped us off at the Botanical Gardens and did not return for over two hours! He offered no apologies and no explanation. The manager of the Botanical Gardens stated that "he went to pick up another tour group and return them to the ship, instead of coming back for us". Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: June 2018
Well organised. The highlight of the trip was the beautiful Magens bay. Would have liked longer here.
Well organised. The highlight of the trip was the beautiful Magens bay. Would have liked longer here. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: March 2018
Amazing tour guide David gave us an incredible lay of the land. Learned a lot and got breathtaking views from Mountain Top- highest point in St. Maarten.
Amazing tour guide David gave us an incredible lay of the land. Learned a lot and got breathtaking views from Mountain Top- highest point in St. Maarten. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: March 2018
Very nice tour. Unfortunately, no time is planned in the city. If you want to explore Charlotte Amalie, you have to take a taxi back to the ship.
Very nice tour. Unfortunately, no time is planned in the city. If you want to explore Charlotte Amalie, you have to take a taxi back to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: March 2018
6.5 hour excursion which included sightseeing, beach time and shopping. Very worthwhile.
6.5 hour excursion which included sightseeing, beach time and shopping. Very worthwhile. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: March 2018
Open sided bus which held about ten people. Very knowledgeable guide.
Open sided bus which held about ten people. Very knowledgeable guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: March 2018
Open bus ride. Too many scenic stops including a souvenir paradise with rum drinks. Good tour guide.
Open bus ride. Too many scenic stops including a souvenir paradise with rum drinks. Good tour guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line