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St. Thomas

St. Thomas is a city located on the island of Sao Tome, the capital of Sao Tome and Principe. It is located on the north coast of the island and is the largest city in the country, with a population of approximately 30,000 people.

The city was founded in the 16th century by the Portuguese and is the oldest city in the country. It was originally a trading post for the Portuguese, and later became a major port for the slave trade. St. Thomas was also the site of the first Portuguese fort in the region.

The city is located on a hillside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. There are several beaches and lagoons nearby, making it a popular tourist destination.

The city is home to several historical sites, including the ruins of the first Portuguese fort, a former slave market, and a number of colonial buildings. The city also hosts a variety of cultural events throughout the year, including a carnival in February and a music festival in April.

St. Thomas is a vibrant city with a rich history and culture. It is a great place to visit, offering plenty of attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy. From its beautiful beaches and lagoons to its historic sites and cultural events, St. Thomas is sure to offer something for everyone.

Excursion tips for a day in St. Thomas

As a tourist in St. Thomas in Sao Tome, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the top activities to explore:

1. Visit the historic Fort of Sao Sebastiao: This well-preserved fort was built in 1575 and is the oldest building in Sao Tome.

2. Take a tour of the city: A guided tour of St. Thomas will show you the city's colonial-style architecture and its many attractions.

3. Go to the beach: Sao Tome is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Relax in the sun and take a dip in the crystal-clear waters.

4. Visit the National Museum of Sao Tome: This museum houses a large collection of artifacts and documents related to the history of Sao Tome.

5. Explore the city's markets: St. Thomas has several markets where you can buy souvenirs and local products.

6. Go on a boat ride: Take a boat ride to explore the island's stunning coastline.

7. Enjoy the nightlife: St. Thomas has a vibrant nightlife with plenty of bars and clubs to choose from.

8. Go fishing: Fishing is a popular activity in Sao Tome and there are plenty of great spots to cast your line.

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The climate in St. Thomas

St. Thomas in Sao Tome has a tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 24-34 degrees Celsius throughout the year. The dry season runs from October to May, with the months of December and January being particularly dry. The wet season runs from June to September, with temperatures being cooler and higher humidity levels. During the wet season, there is an increased risk of tropical storms and hurricanes. The months of March and April are generally the hottest, while the months of June and July are the wettest.

Cruise weather for St. Thomas

Our weather forecast for St. Thomas helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 24.0 °C
min: 22.2 °C
22.0 m/s
22.3 m/s
60.2 %
24.1 m
79.7 %
1,015 hPa
05:35:30
17:43:38
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 24.9 °C
min: 21.7 °C
16.2 m/s
17.6 m/s
17.6 %
24.1 m
74.8 %
1,015 hPa
05:35:33
17:43:40
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 24.5 °C
min: 22.2 °C
15.8 m/s
15.8 m/s
65.8 %
24.1 m
78.7 %
1,016 hPa
05:35:36
17:43:41
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 24.1 °C
min: 21.7 °C
22.0 m/s
21.2 m/s
70.2 %
24.1 m
78.7 %
1,018 hPa
05:35:38
17:43:42
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 24.4 °C
min: 21 °C
22.0 m/s
23.4 m/s
50.0 %
23.4 m
78.5 %
1,018 hPa
05:35:40
17:43:43
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 24.7 °C
min: 21.1 °C
13.0 m/s
12.2 m/s
31.8 %
24.1 m
73.6 %
1,017 hPa
05:35:41
17:43:43
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 23.2 °C
min: 21.3 °C
15.8 m/s
15.5 m/s
64.8 %
24.1 m
76.2 %
1,016 hPa
05:35:42
17:43:42
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 24.8 °C
min: 21 °C
10.3 m/s
11.2 m/s
63.5 %
24.1 m
74.7 %
1,016 hPa
05:35:41
17:43:40
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 23.6 °C
min: 21.9 °C
15.8 m/s
15.8 m/s
83.8 %
24.1 m
77.1 %
1,016 hPa
05:35:41
17:43:38
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 24.5 °C
min: 21.5 °C
13.7 m/s
13.7 m/s
44.4 %
24.0 m
75.4 %
1,016 hPa
05:35:39
17:43:36
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 24.2 °C
min: 21.4 °C
12.8 m/s
11.8 m/s
62.2 %
23.0 m
77.6 %
1,016 hPa
05:35:37
17:43:32
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 24.6 °C
min: 22.2 °C
15.8 m/s
15.5 m/s
37.7 %
23.0 m
75.3 %
1,017 hPa
05:35:35
17:43:28
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 24.6 °C
min: 22 °C
16.2 m/s
15.5 m/s
67.7 %
24.1 m
75.7 %
1,018 hPa
05:35:32
17:43:24
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 25.0 °C
min: 22 °C
18.4 m/s
17.3 m/s
64.3 %
24.1 m
73.9 %
1,017 hPa
05:35:28
17:43:19
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 25.1 °C
min: 21.8 °C
12.5 m/s
11.2 m/s
59.9 %
24.1 m
74.6 %
1,016 hPa
05:35:24
17:43:13

Cruises to St. Thomas

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Scheduled ship calls in St. Thomas, Sao Tome and Principe
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 19th 2024 Tuesday, 19th of Nov. 2024 Norwegian Dawn 10:00 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 24th 2024 Sunday, 24th of Nov. 2024 Seven Seas Voyager 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 29th 2024 Friday, 29th of Nov. 2024 Seven Seas Splendor 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 30th 2024 Saturday, 30th of Nov. 2024 Norwegian Sky 10:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 2nd 2024 Monday, 2nd of Dec. 2024 MS Riviera 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 19th 2025 Wednesday, 19th of Mar. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 07:00 am 05:00 pm
May 21st 2025 Wednesday, 21st of May 2025 Norwegian Sky 07:00 am 04:00 pm
May 30th 2025 Friday, 30th of May 2025 MS Nautica 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Jun. 12th 2025 Thursday, 12th of Jun. 2025 Seven Seas Voyager 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 16th 2025 Sunday, 16th of Nov. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 18th 2025 Tuesday, 18th of Nov. 2025 Seven Seas Navigator 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 24th 2025 Monday, 24th of Nov. 2025 MS Sirena 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 26th 2025 Wednesday, 26th of Nov. 2025 MS Amera 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 9th 2026 Monday, 9th of Feb. 2026 MS Nautica 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 19th 2026 Thursday, 19th of Feb. 2026 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 16th 2026 Monday, 16th of Mar. 2026 MS Nautica 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Mar. 22nd 2026 Sunday, 22nd of Mar. 2026 Norwegian Dawn 07:00 am 04:00 pm
May 17th 2026 Sunday, 17th of May 2026 Seven Seas Mariner 10:00 am 07:00 pm
May 18th 2026 Monday, 18th of May 2026 Seven Seas Mariner 10:00 am 07:00 pm
May 19th 2026 Tuesday, 19th of May 2026 Seven Seas Mariner 10:00 am 07:00 pm

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Maritime AIS Data St. Thomas

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