AUSTIN "BABE" MONSANTO MARINE TERMINAL

Crown Bay
St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands

The Austin "Babe" Monsanto Marine Terminal,  located in Crown Bay, is one of two cruise ship ports in St. Thomas. It has two docks, which can accommodate three cruise ships simultaneously. 

The main dock has two berths and can accommodate the Oasis-class ship. The south side of the dock is 940 feet in length with a draft of 37 feet, and the north side of the dock is 940 feet in length with a draft of 28 feet. The adjoining dock is 435 feet in length with a draft of 27 feet. There is also a smaller excursion dock used by tour vessels at this facility.  The excursion dock is 15 feet wide by 220 feet long. 


Vessels can obtain access to this port via the East Gregerie and the West Gregerie channels. Potable water, telephone, and taxi services are available at this site.

Located on the Southside of St. Thomas, west of the Charlotte Amalie Harbor, Crown Bay Center is in Subbase and was formerly a United States naval base in the 1940s and 1950s. Now it is a colorful and welcoming commercial and destination complex that carries the official name of Austin "Babe" Monsanto Marine Facility. It is a gateway to the U.S. Virgin Islands where cruise passengers can relax, shop, and dine and then perhaps venture out to local beaches, tours, excursions, and sightseeing.

PRIME RETAIL SPACE AVAILABLE

Retail space is available for lease at Crown Bay Center, located at the Austin "Babe" Monsanto Marine Terminal on St. Thomas. Prime retail space starts at 280 square feet and up and is ideal for commercial, office, or storefront use. Contact VIPA’s Property Management Office at crownbay@viport.com or (340) 774-2132.

 
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CRUISE SHIP SCHEDULE

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, cruises to the U.S. Virgin Islands are temporarily suspended.

 

THE MONSANTO MARINE TERMINAL HISTORY

The Monsanto Marine Terminal is a former U.S. naval seaport. It is now a bustling cruise facility with a busy marina next door, and a variety of shopping and dining venues for visitors.  In an effort to meet the demands of the cruise lines who are building larger ships with more passengers, the Port Authority invested $28 million in 2003 to develop the Crown Bay Center - an upscale commercial mall that offers dining, shopping, and other entertainment venues that can be enjoyed by visitors and residents alike.  Construction of the mall and main cruise ship pier expansion was completed in July 2006.  This facility was named in honor of Austin "Babe" Monsanto by the Legislature of the Virgin Islands via Act No. 6935.

 
Old Crown Bay Military Port

Old Crown Bay Military Port

1960s Crown Bay

1960s Crown Bay

Old Crown Bay Pier Construction

Old Crown Bay Pier Construction

Crown Bay Center Rendering

Crown Bay Center Rendering

Pier Extension and Crown Bay Center Construction

Pier Extension and Crown Bay Center Construction

Pier Extension and Crown Bay Center Construction

Pier Extension and Crown Bay Center Construction

Pier Extension and Crown Bay Center Construction

Pier Extension and Crown Bay Center Construction

Pier Extension and Crown Bay Center Construction

Pier Extension and Crown Bay Center Construction

Pier Extension and Crown Bay Center Construction

Pier Extension and Crown Bay Center Construction

Pier Extension and Crown Bay Center Construction

Pier Extension and Crown Bay Center Construction

Pier Extension and Crown Bay Center Construction

Pier Extension and Crown Bay Center Construction

 

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Tel: (340) 774-1629 OR (340) 778-1012

Fax: (340) 774-0025 OR (340) 778-1033

8074 Lindbergh Bay
P.O. Box 301707

St. Thomas, VI 00803

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