Guided Walking and Driving Tours! The highlight of your vacation will be a historical, narrated, sightseeing tour of St. Croix from the back of an open-air bus. You will see St. Croix's best heritage sites including the Botanical Gardens, the Cruzan Rum Distillery, and the Whim Plantation Museum. One low price covers your tour and admission to the attractions. Ideal for both land based visitors and cruise ship passengers who would prefer a professionally guided tour. It's a fun way for kids (young and old) to experience the island. English, French, Spanish, and Danish guides available. Open-air buses (covered top) and air conditioned buses available. Visit our webpage for details and photos of each stop along the way.
Location: Christiansted, Frederiksted
Phone: (340) 773-6700
The Town of Christiansted is considered “the most beautiful town in the West Indies.” The Historic District of Christiansted is full of character with tropical colors, Danish Caribbean architecture, the beautifully restored government house, and a charming waterfront boardwalk that offers great shopping and restaurants.
The Cruzan Rum Distillery has been producing the world’s finest rum since 1650. The Nelthropp family continues the tradition of producing this high quality rum using only the purest, natural ingredients and process. A visit to the distillery will show you how Cruzan Rum is made. After the tour you can enjoy the free samples at the visitor’s pavilion, and buy the many varieties of rum and merchandise directly from the source!
The Town of Frederiksted is rich with history, and everywhere you look you can find it. The town has been nicknamed “Freedom City” because enslaved Africans forced Danish Authorities to declare their emancipation in 1848.
The St. George Village Botanical Garden is on the grounds of an 18th century sugar plantation. Smell the fragrance blooming in the tropical rainforest, witness the beauty and brilliant colors of orchids and hibiscus, see the drama of the cactus garden and learn from your guide the many medicinal uses of the plants.
Whim Plantation Museum brings history to life. The stately greathouse welcomes you with gracious guides waiting to tell you the stories of the house and plantation life. In the old kitchen, you can sample a traditional, homemade “johnny cake”. The fully restored windmill and sugar factory ruins are open for you to explore. You can even see sugar cane growing nearby in one of the plantation gardens. The grounds are graced with tropical flowers, plants and trees.
Other sights along our safari tour: The Tropical Forest, Salt River National Park, the scenic North Shore where the views are breathtaking, and finally Carambola Golf Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, and built by Lawrence Rockefeller in 1966, is the recipient of Golf Magazine’s Gold Medal Award, and features The Terrace Restaurant and Pro Shop. Even if you don’t play golf, you’ll love the views!
Take a walking tour through historic downtown Christiansted. Travel back in time to when sugar cane was king and Denmark made Christiansted a hub of the Danish West Indies and an important part of the Triangle Trade System of the seventeen and eighteen hundreds. Some of the historic buildings remain standing including Fort Christiansvaern, The Danish West India and Guinea Company warehouse, Customs House, Steeple Building, and many others. See where Alexander Hamilton, who’s face is printed on the American ten dollar bill, clerked before his migration to the US mainland where he became involved in politics. Visit Free Gut where the first free black community was established. Learn about life in the Danish West Indies as your tour guide takes you through the streets and arcades of this historic district. There will be plenty of photo opportunities along the way and a chance to sample some of our local food and drink.
Your tour with Sweeny’s Safari Tours will begin immediately when you disembark from your ship. We will pick you up at the cruise ship pier in Frederiksted at 10:30am and return to the ship by 2:30pm.
Your island tour will give you a look at several of St. Croix’s top attractions, including the world famous Cruzan Rum Distillery, the historic town of Christiansted, the site where Columbus landed, and beautiful Cane Bay Beach.
This tour is $40 per person. Tour operates with 10 or more passengers, so please feel free to book with a group.
Island Tours depart from Christiansted across from the Government House starting at 10 am, and usually last until 3:30pm or 4pm. Pick up at some hotels is possible, please inquire.
$65 covers your transportation, guides, and entry fees.
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