HISTORIC WALKING TOUR in st. thomas, virgin islands

The only way to truly experience the capitol city of Charlotte Amalie, in St. Thomas, is to walk.

At first glance, Charlotte Amalie seems like any other Caribbean port town – a brightly colored maze of tourist traps. But scratch the surface and delve into the backstreets, hidden courtyards, and tucked away alleyways and you’ll soon discover there is much more than the well-known and well-trodden tourist haunts.

Tour Overview:

Explore a 400 year-old town with an insanely knowledgeable guide.  

You’ll learn about the many cultures, the people, the plants, the food and architecture of this lovely Caribbean island. 

Every walking tour is unique as your guide winds you through the streets, alleyways and secret gardens of Charlotte Amalie.  

Your tour may include visits to famous locations such as:

  • Fort Christian 
  • Blackbeard’s Castle (spoiler alert – not really Blackbeard’s or a Castle, but still awesome)
  • 99 Steps
  • One of the oldest Jewish Synagogues in the Western Hemisphere
  • The Estate of General Santa Anna
  • A incredibly preserved former Slave Quarters
  • Churches dating back hundreds of years
Bjerge Gade, Charlotte Amalie Walking Tour, St Thomas
Tamarind Tree Museum Charlotte Amalie Tour
Snegle Gade, Charlotte Amalie Step Street

Walking Tour Includes:

  • 2-3 hour guided, historic tour
  • An engaging guide that will pretty much know everything about everything St. Thomas and the Caribbean
  • Bottles of water throughout the tour
  • Depending on the season, you might get to sample island fruits hanging from trees (mangos and tamarinds are our favorites)
  • A little exercise (the step streets work those glutes)
  • Hugs – as many as you like

Where to Meet:

In front of Fort Christian (it’s a huge red fort that looks like it was built in the 1600s). If you’re driving, you’ll park in the Fort Christian Parking lot. (They charge $2/hr.) If you’re coming via taxi, tell them to drop you “in front of Fort Christian”.


What to Bring:

  • Sunblock
  • An umbrella if you like (it occasionally rains here in the islands but seldom for more than 10 minutes at a time)
  • A bottle of water (we provide water throughout the tour but it’s safe to bring backup)


Experience St. Thomas in a way that's different from just drinking cocktails on the beach

It’s about exploration, thought, education, and experience. So let us take you on a fun, interesting, and unique walking tour here in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.