Historic Hassel Island


Hassel Island is a historic site that offers a unique view into the cultural past of the Caribbean. 

The National Park Service acquired 95% of the island in 1978 and is working to preserve the artifacts that remain from various periods of its history. You can explore and learn about archaeological finds from the pre-colonial era, structures and ship-repairing systems from the colonial period, and military forts ranging from the Napoleonic Wars all the way up to WWII.

Best of Historic Hassel Island: Kayak, Hike & Snorkel Adventure

  • $149
  • 5 hours with lunch
  • Departs from CYOA Marina on St. Thomas
  • Kayak from Frenchtown across Charlotte Amalie Harbor
  • Hike to visit the Creque Marine Railway, Careening Cove, Fort Willoughby, and more
  • Snorkel along a coral reef and learn to identify marine life
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch with your guide
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Historic Hassel Island: Kayak, Hike & Snorkel Adventure

  • $89
  • 3 hours
  • Departs from the CYOA Marina on St. Thomas
  • Kayak from Frenchtown across Charlotte Amalie Harbor
  • Hike the trail to Fort Willoughby and learn about the colonial and military history of Hassel Island
  • Snorkel along a coral reef near a secluded beach
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