Shore Excursion Details

Harbor Safari, Shopping & City Explorer

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Harbor Safari, Shopping & City Explorer


  • 31/2
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Family Recommended

Cruise the lovely natural harbor of Charlotte Amalie and then enjoy a shopping spree along the waterfront, where you will find the greatest density of boutiques, galleries and cafés.

After a short walk along the pier, you will board a boat that is ideal for sightseeing around the harbor. As you cruise along, the guide will elaborate on the history of Charlotte Amalie, regaling you with stories of pirates, plantation life, and battles for possession of St. Thomas. The Danish named the port to honor Charlotte Amalie, the wife of King Christian V.

Throughout the centuries, the port has had its ups and downs. In the early 1900s, the waterfront warehouses were in disrepair due to hurricanes, fires and diminished trade. Today, those warehouses have been restored and are home to hundreds of duty-free shops.

The guide will offer tips on how best to maximize your time shopping and where to find the merchandise you most desire. Feel free to ask questions. That way, when you disembark in the heart of the shopping district, you will be prepared.

The range of merchandise is staggering and includes jewelry, china, perfumes and cameras. The many boutiques carry the latest fashions, and there are plenty of galleries with original art. You will enjoy approximately three hours of shopping, so there will be time to pause for a beverage or to explore other attractions. Kongens Quarter is the oldest part of Charlotte Amalie and well worth a look before you return to the ship at your leisure.

Need to Know:

Note: Walking on this tour is primarily at the guests’ discretion. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with walking difficulties are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Depending upon personal touring and shopping time, this tour lasts as long as you like. For those guests wishing to extend their time with downtown exploration and shopping beyond the scheduled return time(s), you may do so; however, you will be responsible to return on your own. Please note that taxi's back to the ship are approximately $4 pp.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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