Hassel Island (VI National Park)
Hassel Island once bustled with marine activity; Prince Frederik’s Battery guarded the harbor; German transatlantic shipping company Hamburg American Line had a hub in Careening Cove; there were coaling operations for ships; and for repairs there was the Creque Marine Railway. The remains of these military and industrial operations, in addition to others like a former Leprosarium, are a reminder of our history. Three of the historic buildings are under the care of the Territorial Government, and 122 acres of the island including historic sites are part of the Virgin Islands National Park. A hiking trail provides access to sites. Excursions to Hassel Island are available through VI Ecotours.
Hassel Island Kayak, Hike & Snorkel Adventures
Adventure to the VI National Park's premier historic site! Depart from Frenchtown, and kayak through Charlotte Amalie's harbor to Historic Hassel Island and explore America's most intact British Naval Forts. Careening Cove has centuries of importance housing British Barracks, ship repair facilities, coaling stations and a US Naval Base. The Creque Marine Railway had a multimillion dollar facelift. Snorkel over a coral reef at a deserted beach. Consider upgrading to a 5 hour tour with lunch! Limited availability, reserve early. Book online or call us toll free.
Virgin Islands EcoTours offers guided Kayak Hike & Snorkel Adventures at three locations: St. Thomas Mangrove Lagoon; St. John Honeymoon Beach; and Historic Hassel Island. Book online right now using promo code: VINOW, for your 10% discount!
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