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Tuesday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Friday9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Saturday9:00 AM – 3:00 PM


When we’re not sailing, or exploring, or practicing our walk the plank skills. . . We are OPEN! We follow the cruise ship schedule which can be found here. Call us at 340-775-9575 for the hours this week!

Ticket for adults are $16, children $12, under 6 years old are free!

Parking is available next door, at the Tramway Parking Lot.

Discover ancient artifacts – some pre-dating Christ!

Marvel at the age of Roman coins bearing the head of Medusa, or the image of Dionysus. Imagine tasting olive oil from amphora dating AD 70-90, or plundering a ship carrying currency from the Ming Dynasty!

Try your hand at steering a ship through a ferocious storm!

Smooth sailing can quickly turn perilous when strong winds blow in. Weather plays a significant role in creating and locating shipwrecks. Prior to NOAA, weather prediction was sometimes a highly-calculated guessing game. Learn the different techniques sailors used to steer clear of storms and see if you have what it takes to challenge a hurricane!

Discover actual ship’s bells recovered from the depths of various wrecks.

Bells were placed on ships beginning in the early Resaissance period. Typically made of brass or bronze, the ship’s bell was used to indicate the time aboard a ship to regulate duty watches. Ship’s bells were, and still are, such an important part of a sailor’s daily routine. Investigate three different ship’s bells from the 18th and 19th centuries, including a bell from a privateer ship – a government sponsored legal form of piracy.

Immerse yourself in a virtual deep dive. Explore long-lost shipwrecks like you were actually there.

It takes more than just luck to find deep-ocean treasure. Learn about the sophisticated technology used to discover and share long-lost time capsules of the sea. It’s a deep-sea adventure – *A replica of the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) ZEUS with a working manipulator arm attempting to pick up coins. A separate ROV operator’s station on the second floor allows you to try your hand at treasure recovery the same way the experts do – remotely! *Virtual reality experience where you can “fly” with ZEUS to previously unreachable depths to explore shipwreck sites. *The Photomosaic Interactive is a multi-screen image of the SS Republic wreck site made up of thousands of individual images taken prior to the recovery of any artifacts. Using a trackball, you can zoom in and locate coins, artifacts, and sections of the ship just as it looked after 140 years on the sea floor.

Ahoy there matey! Say hello to the REAL pirates of the Caribbean!

During the Golden Age of Piracy, St. Thomas was considered one of the top three pirate lairs in the Caribbean. You’ll start your journey learning about pirates around the world and see real artifacts recovered from a Barbary Pirate shipwreck. Meet some of the most famous pirates of the Caribbean before focusing on pirate lore, legend and true stories of piracy and pirate’s treasure in the Virgin Islands, including St. Thomas’ most famous pirate, Jean Hamlin. After escaping from their boring pirate ship in the St. Thomas Harbor, many of Hamlin’s men stayed on St. Thomas and legend has it that they took cover near the St. Peter Greathouse! Explore Key Artifacts & Interactive Experiences * The Build-A-Buc Interactive engages guests by taking their photo and then letting them virtually choose from various pirate dress and accessories. *Pirate Memory Match is a game that uses pirate images and treasure to challenge your memory.

Explore the various & sundry instruments of destruction & fear used by pirates.

Pirates were clever, crafty, and dangerous. They would use a variety of weapons, incendiary devices, and tactics to get what they wanted – be it a ship, a bounty, or a place. Explore and discover the multitude of methods used by this notorious lot to extract their desires and wreck havoc on the world around them.

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