Downtown Shopping & Magen's Bay Beach Getaway

St. Thomas, USVI

Back to Excursion Results

Excursion Overview

  • text size

  • a
  • a
  • a


This combination tour offers you pre-arranged transportation for some beach time at the world famous Magen’s Bay followed by 2 hours of bargain shopping in the quaint town of Charlotte Amalie.

Excursion Description

There is so much to look forward to when your Carnival cruise calls on Charlotte Amalie, known for fantastic shopping at duty-free prices and spectacular beaches. The Downtown Shopping & Magen's Bay Beach Getaway shore excursion gives you the best of both worlds.

Your St. Thomas shore excursion begins when you board an open-air safari bus for  your island style transfer to Magen’s Bay Beach.

On the way to the beach, you’ll stop at Drake’s Seat, a breathtaking vantage point that offers a commanding vista of Magen’s Bay, St. John, the British Virgin Islands and all the cays. From the green islands to the cerulean sky, the view is awesome. There is a bench, thus the designation Drake’s Seat that’s named after the Sir Francis Drake, the British privateer who was commissioned by Queen Elizabeth I. It’s at this place that he used to spy on enemy ships of the Spanish Fleet passing through Drake’s Passage, where the Atlantic Ocean joins the Caribbean Sea. Upon arriving at Magen’s Bay, you’ll see why the beach is highly rated.

You’ll find pristine white sand stretching for nearly a mile, clear calm water and swaying palm trees all along the coastline. For your convenience, there are lifeguards, showers, restrooms, a snack counter, a bar, a souvenir shop, and concessions for beach chairs, floats, windsurfers and small sailboats. So kick back and relax for two hours. Go for a swim, enjoy the warm Caribbean sunshine or go explore the beach for treasure.

After two hours meet your driver for the drive downtown. Nearly all of the shopping in Charlotte Amalie is located along the harbor. The old warehouses that once stored pirate goods still stand and many are now shops. Besides the main shopping street, you may explore other side streets, walkways and alleys for bargains. You’ll find duty-free prices on watches, jewelry, crystal, china, fragrances, liquor, fashion apparel, leather goods and linens.

At the end of two hours, you’ll meet your driver at a scheduled time and place for your return to your “Fun Ship”.

So if you’re looking for a St. Thomas shore excursion that offers both great shopping and a beach getaway, book the Downtown Shopping & Magen's Bay Beach Getaway now. It’s an unforgettable way to add fun ashore to your fun afloat.

Downtown Shopping & Magen's Beach Getaway in St. Thomas Downtown Shopping & Magen's Beach Getaway in St. Thomas Downtown Shopping & Magen's Beach Getaway in St. Thomas Downtown Shopping & Magen's Beach Getaway in St. Thomas
There are no videos available for this shore excursion at this time

Benefits of Booking

Shore Excursions with Carnival

  • Our shore excursion providers are insured, reliable, and reputable.
  • Competitive prices and no hidden costs or fees.
  • Plan ahead and reserve your excursions online before you cruise.
  • A range of activities — something for everyone at any age or skill level!

If you've been on a Carnival shore excursion and had a great time, why not tell the world how much fun you had, so everyone else knows the best places to find fun? And if your shore excursion experience was less than perfect - well, that's perfectly alright too - we'd like you to share your experience here too. The more reviews that are left, the better a resource this is for everybody.

How to leave a great review

All you need to do is share your honest opinions. (Just make sure it doesn't include personally-identifying information or pricing information.) Try to remember as many details as you can about your experience - the more you can add to it, the better. We'll also ask you to score the excursion based on Value, Convenience... and perhaps most importantly, Fun.

Why reviews are important

Reviews help cruisers just like you make more informed decisions when planning ways to spend their time ashore. They also help Carnival understand which shore excursion operators are providing our guests with fun experiences that meet their expectations, so that we can constantly improve our shore excursion lineup across all ports of call that Carnival visits.

Getting started

Writing a shore excursion review is easy! Here's how:

  • Select a port of call you've visited
  • Find an excursion you've done
  • Click "Write a Review"
  • Then just write a review!