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St Thomas Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour

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Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
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St Thomas Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

This tour allows you to experience the culinary culture of St. Thomas through a walking tour. Indulge yourself with a Bushwacker, a must-try while visiting the island, and stop at eateries known for serving up must-try local foods. Savor local favorites like scrumptious rum cake, curried chicken, ripe plantain, and conch fritter. Visit historic sites such as the Hotel 1829 and a fort dating from the 1600s. All food tastings and beverages are included.
  • Culinary walking tour in St. Thomas
  • Stop by the best local spots for calaloo, fried pate, and seafood
  • Visit a 17th-century fort and Hotel 1829
  • Tastings and beverages included
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Beverages
Island Food Tasting. Tropical cool tea, calalloo soup, pate, sailfish quiche, Cruzan rum drink.
Gratuities
Fort Christian , Fort Christian, Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas 00802, USVI

We meet at the entrance to the fort (faces inland). Guide will be wearing a bright yellow shirt.

Veterans Drive , Veterans Dr, Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas 00802, USVI
If you’re the kind of visitor who likes to learn about the places you visit and live like the locals do, then this is the tour for you. Meet your group and guide at a central location and stroll down the historic Main Street, which dates from the 17th century, on the way to the Fort Christian Museum. Learn about this remarkable red building, once used as a police station and the governor's mansion. Stop to see where the Emancipation Proclamation was read in 1848, now called the Emancipation Garden. Learn that the Danes used the 99 Steps to navigate St. Thomas' hills.

Stop by several local restaurants serving local delicacies such as calaloo, fried pate, and local seafood. Your food tastings will be accompanied by the island's local Bushwacker, a frozen drink made from chocolate, coconut, and rum. 

After walking the historical streets and having tasted many of the islands delightful cuisine, you'll end this tour with a deeper connection and appreciation for St.Thomas.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please arrive at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the tour (there may be a 5-minute grace period)
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Kids under 3 are free but don’t receive tastings
  • Please advise of food allergies in advance
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY St Thomas Food Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on sanitization during St Thomas Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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What is the social distancing policy during St Thomas Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during St Thomas Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "My advice to anyone going on this tour - do not have breakfast before going!!" See review

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star-5
Fun, informative and yummy!
HKellar
, Feb 2022
Gerard is an outstanding guide! He is very knowledge about the history of St Thomas and the surrounding islands. It was fun trying different foods. The rum cake at MBW was yummy and we especially appreciate how they help inspire the kids on the island. We also tried salt fish, meat pie, yummy soup and a painkiller cocktail among other things. It was a great day and we’d highly recommend it!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thanks for the review. We love sharing what we know and love about the island. So happy you enjooyed. Gerard
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star-5
Wonderful cultural dining experience
Kevin_K
, Sep 2022
Our tour guide not only showed us a great time, she was able to immerse us into the culture that was/is St. Thomas culturally. She was very knowledgeable and chose the perfect spots to stop for food. Would highly recommend this tour to other.
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star-5
The food was delicious...
Anonymous
, Sep 2022
The food was delicious ,the guide was awesome and very informative. All the restaurant owners was very inviting and nice.
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Fabulous !
Debra_P
, May 2022
The unique and friendly chefs. Food and drink experiences that we would have not found on our own!Wonderful history and stories. Thank you Gerard
icon Response from Host , May 2022
We are so pleased you enjoyed. We love our restaurant partners for their love of sharing the recipes as well as the culture. Thanks. Gerard
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Snack tour…
Jim_S
, Mar 2022
We enjoyed the info from Jane. It should be called a snack tour. Not much food. The people who participated were great, The food fell short of our expectations.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Sorry to disappoint on the food. Our restaurant partners usually get lots of positive response to the taste and amount served. Gerard
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star-5
St. Thomas Afoot
Kent_K
, Mar 2022
Fabulous experience! Food was great, walking tour was informational! Our guide could not have been better.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
We are happy to share the joys of our island. We are so glad you came. Gerard
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star-5
Eat good, eat local!
Keyona_H
, Jul 2022
The tour was totally worth it. Make sure you ask when the restaurants and cafes are open just in case you plan to return. They don’t all stay open very long. I’m sad I didn’t buy rum cake from My Brother’s Workshop. Guess I gotta come back!
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star-5
Great experience!
Cathy_M
, Apr 2022
It was a great experience with lots of good info. Wish we had scheduled it earlier in our stay so we could have taken advantage of the recommended dining opportunities.
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star-5
Enjoyed the Tour
magdale_e
, Jul 2022
Had a great time at the walking/food tour. Learned a lot of history and tasted some great food! It’s a great event if looking for anything to do while in St Thomas.
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Great food and great company
Nicole_D
, Apr 2022
We loved this tour and our tour guide was great! We tasted great food and learned some history as well. We highly recommend it
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star-4
Fun & Food
Keenan_T
, Jul 2022
Island history,,& food ... Nice walk with plenty info along the way... Nice tour.. I would definitely encourage my friends to book.
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star-5
Excellent history walk food taste tour
Kim_E
, Mar 2022
Very enjoyable , history , walk, stopped at several places to taste local food and rum . Not too demanding of a walk . Very nice friendly tour guide , Jane was excellent and watched out for the group walking the street .
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Jarar did a great job...
Cynthia_M
, May 2022
Jarar did a great job explaining the story of the island. Perfect mixture of walk and eat. Bring sunblock, comfortable shoes, an empty stomach and listening ear.
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star-4
More food
Felicia_B
, Feb 2022
Jane was very informative about island history and extremely pleasant. The food samples were great , I just wish there was more
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star-5
Great experience
Krystle_M
, Apr 2022
Learning the history and culture was a great experience. Our tour guide Gerard was exceptionally pleasant and kind.
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Fantastic Food/History Tour
Bev
, Mar 2022
Jane was a wonderful tour guide. She was very knowledgeable about the history of St. Thomas. The tour was relaxing because you got to sit during most of the tastings which were all great! I would highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Glad you enjoyed. Jane is an ambassador or this wonderful island! Gerard
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star-1
No tour, extremely disappointed
Alicia_S
, Apr 2022
I wish I had an experience to share from this tour, but we waited for our guide and no one showed up. I finally called and was told that someone with my name or at least similar to my name had called the day prior to change the day of their tour. I assured him this was not me since we had just gotten in St Thomas that day on a cruise. I was told there was no guides available for us. So we were left without a tour, extremely disappointed, and basically just wandered around. I'd recommend if you do this tour, to confirm a few days prior so the same thing doesn't happen.
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St. Thomas Eats & Culture
Alicia_B
, Sep 2022
The rum cake at MBW bakery, Shamus' chicken, rice & vegs, and the patte were all fabulous! I loved this tour and learned a lot.
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Eating through St. Thomas
Elizabeth_S
, Apr 2022
We had a very nice walking tour with Jane in April. We visited My Brother’s Workshop and ate some rum cake, E’s Garden Teahouse, Glady’s Cafe, a local place overlooking the bay for empanadas, and a painkiller at a local bar. Overall it was a nice tour with ample food. The stop at the tea house was a little awkward and seemed too long with talks of politics and hurricanes. I would have loved to learn more about where the tea comes from or the history of the building. We spent a little too much time there. But the rest of the tour was very enjoyable.
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Nice Downtown Food Walking Tour
Shirelle_P
, May 2022
Jarrod was very knowledgeable, and I learned quite a bit about St. Thomas' interesting history. Jarrod also shared personal stories how he came to St. Thomas. Oddly enough we started with dessert - rum cake, but the rest of the food stops/items fell more in line. The venues were close to one another, but there were at least 2 venues where there were no seats and we had to eat standing, which is not my preference. Overall, I enjoyed the tour.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
We stand at the harbor to enjoy the beef pate. After all, it is the VI "walk-around" snack. So happy you had a great experience. Gerard
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