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Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve

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Address: Rte. 75 to Rte. 80, Christiansted, St. Croix
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Dedicated in 1993, this national, ecological preserve and park features the...

Dedicated in 1993, this national, ecological preserve and park features the largest remaining mangrove forest in the U.S.V.I., a submarine canyon, plus objects of cultural significance such as a prehistoric ceremonial hall and burial site.

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Columbus' first colonization landing

Beautiful site with fascinating historical significance. Columbus' return to America with a 17 ship fleet with colonists. Site of first battle with indigenous people (one dead on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful site with fascinating historical significance. Columbus' return to America with a 17 ship fleet with colonists. Site of first battle with indigenous people (one dead on each side). The visitors center was converted from a mansion of a local doctor with spectacular ocean views. There's also a fantastic beach that is part of the site. Ecology, history, recreation, and... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The signage off highway 80 is a bit confusing. For the National Park, turn in at the Salt River Bay marina, but do NOT go into the marina, stay straight ahead and follow the signs. The Visitors' Center is worth your time. It was formerly a large mansion for an opthomologist on the island and the views of the north... More 

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Quincy, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

LOVED our kayak tours of Salt River Bay.(Bush tribe did a great job!) Lots to see from the bioluminesence, to the leaping fish, lovely birds, and the sunken boats. Highly recommended.

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Acton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The national park building is on a prominent overlook with a sweeping view of the area that Columbus' crew landed. On a clear day, there are views to St. John and the BVI. The building has well informed and welcoming volunteers who can share the history of the land and the development that followed. It is also nicely painted with... More 

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Naugatuck, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Night time kayak trip was excellent! A must see for everyone. Guides were great! A must see for everyone

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Lake Mary, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Bio tour well worth the time! Unique adventure for the adventurer. Had never done this before and my wife thought it was very cool!

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Cranbrook, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Definitely take a kayak tour of the area, the guides are very knowledgeable of the area and will show you things you might otherwise not see.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

A group of friends and I visited St. Croix early in September, We heard about the Sea Thru Kayak tour that was located at the Salt River Bay Historical Park. We were so impressed by the beauty of the bay. It truly is a wonderful place to visit if you are in St. Croix. However, be warned if you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Went night kayaking to see the bio luminescence - amazing experience. Highly recommended - it is a must do on St. Croix

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

historic but not much to see except where Columbus landed and make sure you visit the National park office for a free tour which gave a lot of valuable historic information about the Island. an attraction which should be on the list if cultural and history is on your list when you visit the Island

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