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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.