St. Thomas, USVI

harbrvwstWelcome to St. Thomas,  Charlotte Amalie.   Quite the busy harbour with the cruisers and up to four large cruise ships!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A birdseye view of Hassel Island and further to the east,  Water Island, a popular mooring area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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St. Thomas attracts      many fine larger yachts from around the world.  Here is a classic docked over in the Crown Bay area.

 

 

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The US Coast Guard mantains a presence here in St. Thomas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Marriott Hotel sits at the entrance to the main harbour and has a shuttle boat to down.  The hotel is on Frenchman’s Reef.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Buck Island is three miles east of St.Thomas is has great snorkeling viewing turtles and a wreck.  Great visibility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BlackBeard’s castle is still overlooking the harbour.  Definitely had pirate dominance in St . Thomas……

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This Pirate is part of the museum as you walk down from the castle.  Tough looking fellow these pirates!

 

 

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Many fine old churches are still in use in St. Thomas.

Below,  the Ninety-Nine steps are original and joined the lower harbour area to the hilly area above.

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S/V Whitewing at anchor in Charlotte Ameli, St. Thomas,VI.