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Address: St. Croix

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Ehhh lackluster

The hike wasn't awful but the climb to the actual tide pool was dangerous. The sea was powerful and I could feel the waves crShing against me and pulling on me as I climbed along... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
ryshfish
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The hike wasn't awful but the climb to the actual tide pool was dangerous. The sea was powerful and I could feel the waves crShing against me and pulling on me as I climbed along the rocks. I was terrified but stupidly pushed myself. Once over the rocks the tide pool was not that impressive. I'd never do it again.

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Cumming, Georgia
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A hike to the Caramabola Tide Pools is an excellent activity, and will take a minimum three hours of your time, but it is well worth it. I would suggest sturdy trail shoes for the hike, and water shoes for the tidal pool. Carry snacks and water. We began our hike from the Carambola resort. The trail begins with fairly... More 

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Pontiac, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

There is a 2-3 mile hike to get there and it is not for the faint of heart. Much of the trail is uphill and on a narrow and rough path but my 57 year old Aunt with heart trouble was able to make it with proper hydration and frequent rest stops. Make sure you take food and water and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Romantic stop on the Tan Tan jeep tour. I've been to this secluded spot 5-6 times & never been disappointed . Slightly tricky climb over shell path . The tide pools were created by a old inactive volcano & large tidal waves from the tides.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We were staying at the Carambola so thought we might as well do this while we were here. Allow at least an hr each way for the hike. It was not extremely difficult but was arduous for an overweight, 50-something year old, pencil pushing, smoker! When we finally arrived at the destination, we discovered that even a mt goat would... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Very beautiful remote spot. Be careful scrambling up/down the rocks on the beach. If you look very carefully, you can find a few seashells.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I've seen several reviews, including one on the St. Croix Hiking Association website, that claims this hike takes 45 min average to reach Wills Bay. I would say 45 min is a fair assessment if you A) hike regularly (which I don't) and B) begin the trail INSIDE the Carambola resort. Personally, it took my boyfriend and me about 90... More 

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cairo
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

A young man was killed by a wave ...a helicopter was deployed for a day to retrieve his body from the sea ...felt very sad for his family who came for a vacation ...extream caution must be paid if you insist to get there...suggest to take a tour guid.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

These tidal pools should be treated with great caution. I am at Carambola Marriot and today a person drowned...swept away in the ocean from the tidal pools.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Here's the how to guide to hike to the tide pools: Drive to the Carambola Beach Resort and tell security at the gate that you're going to get some lunch. Wear some decent footwear because if you decide to wear flip flops or sandals you're going to cut your feet up. Walk to the western part of the resort and... More 

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