Ready to have a little fun with the Captain while you are here on St. Croix? Then head over to the Captain Morgan Visitor Center where an exciting trip into the world of Captain Morgan, and his rum distillery, awaits you. The Captain Morgan Visitor Center is a spectacular hour long attraction that immerses visitors in a multi-sensory experience, capturing the Captain’s personality, and bringing his story to life.
Upon entering the Visitor Center, you walk through the exhibit rooms, which offer mounted sails full of information about the history of the Caribbean, St. Croix and the USVI, the rum industry, and Captain Henry Morgan himself. Following the exhibits, visitors are treated to a 15 minute video presentation in the on-site auditorium. This fun mini-movie tells you about the Captain, what’s new with Captain Morgan from products to advertising, and even where the ‘real Captain’ can be found as he tours the globe. After the presentation, visitors board the tram for a guided tour of the distillery grounds.
Once visitors return from the tram tour, the real fun begins in the Tasting Tavern! Each adult visitor gets to enjoy two Captain Morgan cocktails of their choosing while relaxing in the pirate-inspired tavern, complete with rum barrel tables and rich red upholstery. To make this experience even better, the Tasting Tavern uses only freshly squeezed juices for their Captain Morgan cocktails, and they offer the only bar on the island stocked with a huge variety of the Captain Morgan rums Diageo has to offer.
Once you have finished your cocktails, head over to the award-winning retail store and do a little shopping. Here you can purchase your souvenirs including hats, t-shirts, beach bags, towels, glassware, and other fun Captain Morgan fare. Most importantly…don’t forget the rum! US citizens can take up to 6 bottles of rum per person back to the US duty-free, as long as at least one bottle is made here in the VI!
The Captain Morgan Visitor Center is currently open* during season (October – May) Monday – Friday from 10am – 3pm, with tours leaving at the top of every hour, and during the off season (June – September) Wednesday–Friday from 10am–3:30pm, with tours at 10am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm. The distillery is also open on Saturdays & Sundays from 10am – 12pm by reservation only. Remember what the Captain says:
‘Legendary times are never far away!’
In this case, they are conveniently located near the St. Croix airport right on the Melvin H. Evans Highway, and are just waiting for you to stop by and ‘get a little Captain in you’.– Jennie Ogden, Editor
*Be sure to verify current hours of operation as they may change from time to time.
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