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Skyride to Paradise Point
Skyride to Paradise Point

Skyride to Paradise Point

Ride the aerial tramway to the top of Paradise Point to catch some of the best views of St. Thomas and Charlotte Amalie harbor from 700 feet (210 meters above the island. At the top, snap a photo of the cruise ships docked below, take in the panoramic sights of the island and harbor, and browse the souvenirs in the surrounding gift shops.

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Open 9am - 4:30pm, to 9:30pm in peak season
Havensight Mall

The basics

Once you reach the top, you can relax with a drink at the on-site restaurant. It serves up terrific terrace views; as well as the island’s signature Bushwacker, a particularly potent, coffee-flavored rum cocktail. Depending on the day, you might be able to hear some toe-tapping music from a local band. Plus, on a clear day, you may even be able to spot the British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, in addition to the views of St. Thomas.

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Things to know before you go

  • Free Wi-Fi is available at the top of Paradise Point.
  • Discounted tram prices are offered on some evenings.
  • Some cruise passengers can save a couple bucks by booking an excursion directly through the ship.
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How to get there

The Paradise Point Tramway runs from Havensight Mall, near downtown Charlotte Amalie. The ride takes around seven minutes, rising 700 feet (210 meters) to the top of Flag Hill. It’s about a 20-minute windy ride by car from Magens Bay, and it’s easy to find a taxi at the busiest points around the island including Charlotte Amalie.

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When to get there

The tramway hours vary, depending on the day and whether a cruise ship is in port. On ship days, it typically opens at 9am. Plan a visit at sunset to see the views of the twinkling lights of Charlotte Amalie. Also, keep in mind that on cloudy and rainy days, you might encounter obstructed views.

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Coral World Ocean Park

Located almost directly across St. Thomas from the tram, Coral World is a family-friendly attraction with displays that closely mimic the habitats of the area’s marine life. There’s a touch pool with hermit crabs, starfish, and sea cucumbers, plus a 50,000-gallon tank that’s home to moray eels, tarpon, and sharks, as well as other underwater activities.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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