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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
Phone Number: 340-773-1460
Activities: Kayaking, Scuba diving
Description: Dedicated in 1993, this national, ecological preserve and park features...
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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fantastic trip

Tyler and Jessie were phenomenal guides. Tour lasted approximately 2 1/2 hours. no moon mad for a phenomenal underwater light showplankton, jelly fish a turtle or two well worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Lincoln, Rhode Island
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Lincoln, Rhode Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Tyler and Jessie were phenomenal guides. Tour lasted approximately 2 1/2 hours. no moon mad for a phenomenal underwater light showplankton, jelly fish a turtle or two well worth the money make sure to go on a moonless or near moonless night for a better viewing. Do not go on a full moon night.

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Western Springs, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Awesome night time see-thru kayak tour of cove. Highly recommend for older children and adults. Guided, instructive and something you will only see in 5 other places in the world. Lasts about 2 hours. Must be able to paddle a kayak with another person. There are weight restrictions. Guides are knowledgable and helpful wiht all aspects of the tour.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Just amazing experience, we went in the totally see through kayaks, bit more expensive but so worth it!

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asheville, nc
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40 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visiting this park at night when you can see the bioluminesence is an amazing experience. The warm night air, dark sky full of stars and lit up water are an experience to be remembered.

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The locals know not to go out when there's a full moon, unfortunately they don't tell the tourists. Also don't believe that you won't get bit by bugs when you're on the water!

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Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

All the write-ups of the Park rave about the natural beauty and wonderful opportunities to explore the big Preserve. We found the entrance but drove in and couldn't find parking. All of the kayaking companies are located elsewhere and drive there equipment and you there (that's what they said). Without paying for a guide and equipment we did not find... More 

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seattle
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204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We decided to take an evening kayak guided tour. It was relaxing but do not expect the adventure and the bright bioluminescence that you find in Puerto Rico at Fajardo lagoon. The two main companies that offer the bioluminescent guided kayak tour are Virgin Kayak for $50.00 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm using pedal kayak with back rest, no rowing,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

TAke the bioluminescent tour with sea thru kayaks. Craig, Michelle and Milo were terrific. Their scientific, cultural and historical descriptions were wonderful. They all know their stuff. This is a night time tour and only when there is a low light moon...all the better to see those florescent creatures. And ladies, Milo is worth the price of admission. He is... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you go take the tour with Virgin Kayak. They are the best anywhere. The tour will include history, local culture, local political issues and the science behind bioluminescence. This is a can't miss.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We decided to do a kayak tour here at Salt River Bay while our cruise was docked in St. Croix for the day. It was beautiful. We got to paddle through the beautiful mangroves, the lush, green mountains surrounded us, houses stood on top of the hills, we got to see Columbus's landing spot, and the Sugar Bay, a section... More 

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