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Magens Bay

Magens Bay

Rte. 35, at end of road on north side of island

The Basics

This stunning beach boasts great facilities, including lifeguards, showers, a snack stall, and windsurfing and snorkeling rentals. A nearly mile-long nature trail from Magens Bay Road runs along the beach and takes you through tropical forest and mangroves via boardwalks and well-maintained paths. Some guided tours of St. Thomas include a trip to the nearby Mountain Top spot on Crown Mountain, which offers stunning views of the beach.

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St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach
St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach
star-4.5
$65.79 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great Tour with all the right stuff!
Loved this tour.. just the right amount of time to learn about the islands history, shopping, and sun on Magens beach. Banana daquiris at the mountain top are perfect! Magens beach was my favorite beach
Leah_S, Apr 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in St Thomas

star-5
Beautiful views! Magen...
Joana_A, Apr 2022
St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach
Beautiful views! Magen beach was the best!! Banana Daquiri is a must try. Peterson the driver was great.
star-5
Awesome Tour
KINA_T, Mar 2022
St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach
If you’re interested in the history and would like to tour different areas, this is the tour for you. I enjoyed Hamlet our guide. The stop at Magen’s Bay was the best part for me.
star-5
V.I. St Thomas tour
David_M, Mar 2022
St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach
Hamlet was a great tour host and driver. We enjoyed the complete tour, including meeting the donkey called Lady Gaga.
star-5
Wonderful!
Lavelle_M, Jul 2021
Budget St. Thomas Island Tour and Magens Bay Beach
We loved it all! The driver was friendly and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed being able to stop to fellowship with some of the locals purchase memorabilia and take pictures. It was a great wrap to our vacation.
star-5
Hamblet was an amazing...
Elaina_M, Mar 2022
St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach
Hamblet was an amazing guide and we had so much fun on this tour. My grandparents enjoyed it with me and we had plenty of time at each spot. Loved it!
star-5
Great tour of St. Thomas!
Patricia_C, Aug 2021
St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach
Loved the open air truck, loved the photo stops. Loved the steel drum player near the overlook of Magens Bay. Walking in the crystal clear water at Magens Bay was amazing!
star-5
Amazing !!!
Malachi_C, Sep 2021
St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach
The overall experience was amazing best time Iv’e had in a while. Definitely recommend this to everyone
star-4
Fun time! Take this tour!
Jennifer_W, Jul 2021
St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach
Our tour guide, Hamblet, was very knowledgeable about the area and super courteous. Remember to take cash when going to Magens Bay. No debit/ credit cards accepted there. So glad we took this tour. Saw many beautiful sites!
star-5
Great tout
Rose_C, Aug 2021
St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach
The mountain was breathtaking. Mr Hamlet was nice and helpful Magens beach is very beautiful. It was not too crowded
star-5
Awesome Tour
Tariq_A, Jun 2021
St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach
Viewing Magens Bay from Mountain Top and swimming in the Bay were my favorite moments. Our guide was very nice and informative. He definitely made our tour worth it.
star-5
Great for first timers
Tiffany_S, Aug 2021
St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach
Even though our tour was during tropical storm Fred, it was still worth it, and I would do it again. Hamblet was knowledgeable about the island and even took pics for all those on board at each stop.
star-5
Amazing
Ronald_R, Jul 2021
St. Thomas Island Tour with Mountain Top and Magens Bay Beach
The tour included everything it was marketed to be. Hamblet was very knowledgeable and an amazing guide.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • If you want to avoid cruise-ship crowds, head away from the taxi drop-off point, which is near the concession stand, and walk to more distant parts of the beach.

  • Parts of the nature trail are moderately steep, but there are steps and handrails.

  • The Mountain Top shop and bar is the purported birthplace of the banana daiquiri, so be sure to try one if you visit.

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How to Get There

Magens Bay sits on the island’s central north coast, bordered by Tropaco and Picara Points. The Charlotte Amalie cruise port is 10 minutes away by bus or car. Guided tours typically leave from the port, and rental cars are available there as well. You can also grab a taxi (which are really open-air buses) from the cruise ship dock or from your hotel.

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When to Get There

Magens Bay is very popular with cruise ship passengers, so expect big crowds when multiple ships are docked. Plan to arrive early in the morning to stake out a spot, or come during the late afternoon and stay for sunset. Peak season for the US Virgin Islands (and the busiest time at the beach) is from December to March.

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Mangrove Lagoon

Located about 20 minutes across the island by car from Magens Bay, Mangrove Lagoon offers more scenic views and outdoor activities like kayaking and snorkeling. The lagoon is a protected nesting site for birds, including herons, egrets, and ducks, making it a popular spot for bird watchers. Snorkelers can spot rays, eels, jellyfish, and tropical fish in the waters.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Magens Bay?