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St. Thomas Smartphone/Digital Workshop at Villa Botanica

Capture photographs of St. Thomas  that will make your friends and family say “Wow!” Villa Botanica is a plantation estate situated on top of Crown Mountain overlooking the beautiful harbor of Charlotte Amalie- the perfect location for this interactive tour where you will learn principles and techniques designed to help you take better pictures by the end of the session- guaranteed!

At Villa Botanica you will leave the tourist trails and explore the mystique of the tropical gardens, sugar mill, waterfall and breathtaking views while you learn the photography skills and professional tips behind creating photographs that will make your friends and family jealous.  Enjoy the luxury of hands-on, one-to-one instruction. With a best-in-class curriculum created by leading travel, landscape and portrait photographers, this small group photo excursion will be led by a New York Institute of Photography Certified Instructor along with a local guide.

No matter what equipment you shoot pictures with- smartphone, DSLR, or point and shoot, learn to see and shoot like a pro and turn ordinary pictures into extraordinary images.  

Return home with the ability to amaze your friends and family with your new photographic skills and show them your story!

Special Promotion:  2 tours for the price of 1!  Book this adventure and attend the Photo Editing workshop onboard or online for free!  A $79 value!


  • Workshops are extremely limited- no more than 12 guests per instructor. Due to the extremely small group size of these tours we recommend you book early to guarantee your place.

  • Tours are approximately 3 hours long. 

  • Each participant will receive one-on-one instruction and feedback on their images.

  • This tour is for anyone who wants to learn how to be a better photographer.  

  • Please wear white, pastels or other solid colors so that you look your best in the photographs you are taking on this tour. 

  • Founded in 1910, the New York Institute of Photography is the largest and longest running photography school in the world and one of the only accredited photography schools in the United States. 

Space for every tour is extremely limited- book now using your cruise line's Pre-Cruise Planner!