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Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve

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Rte. 75 to Rte. 80, Christiansted, St. Croix
+1 340-773-1460
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Took visiting family for the tour

Took the pontoon boat with Captain Danny around the Salt River area. He did a very good job telling... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bill H
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New Harmony, Indiana
The bioluminescence is amazing, the beach is OK

The bioluminescence is amazing. We took a see-thru kakay tour, and our guides caught some jellyfish... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stefan P
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Frisco, Texas
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“kayak tour” (27 reviews)
“virgin kayaks” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
Rte. 75 to Rte. 80, Christiansted, St. Croix
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+1 340-773-1460
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"caribbean adventures"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the pontoon boat with Captain Danny around the Salt River area. He did a very good job telling us about the history of the area, including a stopping point for Christopher Columbus. He pointed out and told us about the various wild life in...More

Thank Bill H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bioluminescence is amazing. We took a see-thru kakay tour, and our guides caught some jellyfish with a net that they then showed us. You may not see or know about the jellyfish otherwise, and see only the tiny dots that light up. But there...More

Thank Stefan P
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

This isn't a park ! It's a rancid swamp ! Don't waste your time. If you do go. Take LOTS of insect repellent.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

I never thought I would kayak at night, however, this was an amazing experience. Travis, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable about the Salt River Bay and St. Croix in general. To see the organisms glow in the water was awesome. We spent 2 hours kayaking....More

2  Thank Ed A
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Excellent safe conscious trip made our fears go away to participate in a lifetime experience over 65 paddlers Thank you

Thank sbmom44
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

My daughter and I did the nighttime kayak tour thru Caribbean Adventures. The two young women that were our guides were very friendly, helpful, polite, and informative. We had a great time! The bay was so beautiful in the moonlight and it was just dark...More

1  Thank wendybC9453KL
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

We were greeted by a friendly & knowledgeable docent. He guided us through rooms with local artifacts. It was nice to see the history of the island. Views over Salt Bay and out to Buck Island are memorable.

Thank Albert S
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Nothing great about this place, but the view and few artifacts were neat to see. Has a long way to go on the national park side of things, limited hours and things already look tired.

Thank KelsieMoose
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We kayaked through Salt River Bay with BushTribe, and Chris was able to provide a lot of the historical significance of the area as well as a nice view of the flora and fauna in the area. It's well worth it to see the mangroves...More

Thank ADS80
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

This is supposed to be a national park? The only place in the United States where Christopher Columbus actually landed? The beach was trashed, there was not even a monument much less any interpretive information. If you like seeing piles of garbage bags and esed...More

Thank palmetto1968
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Justin K
6 February 2017|
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Although the website doesn't say it, they are open full time, but with volunteers. The visitor's center is a former "mansion" for a local doctor. Worth a visit. Also a nice beach at the Columbus landing site. Not much of the... More
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Kathy S
21 February 2015|
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I didn't have a meal plan. Our meals cost about the same as they do in the U.S.
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