We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 123 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Nice kayak destination

Took kayak tour of park with Virgin Kayak Tours. Very informative; just wish the bioluminescence was happening when we visited as I would love to see that (hopefully next time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Patti P
,
Manassas, Virginia
Add Photo Write a Review

123 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Manassas, Virginia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Took kayak tour of park with Virgin Kayak Tours. Very informative; just wish the bioluminescence was happening when we visited as I would love to see that (hopefully next time). Sure wish the govt would do something about all the abandoned boats in the bay though - they are a large blemish on the beauty of this area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Salt River is beautiful. Kayaking through the evening and out to the bio bay was one of our favorite parts of the last trip.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gilbert, Arizona
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I saw where someone said to choose the sea thru kayaks and I just wanted to say that the sea thru kayaks are pointless for the night time kayaking and the instructors are so stiff and bossy. Not how I want to vacation. I was with another group Kayaking and the lady leading the sea thru group cut us off... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Stillwater, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
35 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Call me jaded. I had seen bioluminescence before, so was only so-so about a night paddle to see it. But I was a convert. My group was basically blown away by seeing the little one-celled guys glow when you stir the water at night. Being in the dark you don't get to see much more, but that's OK. The main... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Netcong, New Jersey
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We met our group along the side of the road, got properly suited up to kayak and paddle into the bay. There we saw the water sparkle as it was agitated by our oars. It felt like gliding thru stars as we watched them right underneath us in or clear kayak. We saw two neon- ish .comb jellyfish as we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Lyman, Maine
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Don't be fooled by the road, it is very "unimproved", but it is worth the drive up the hill. It overlooks the bay where Columbus landed in 1493 on his second trip to the New World. It is run by the National Park Service and is just being developed. We were lucky to run into Todd, a volunteer at the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
New Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The night kayak is amazing, despite the water being slightly murky. The paddle kayaks are great, because they keep your hands free to take pictures of each other! (You can't really get photos of the bioluminescence.) Someone on our tour twisted her ankle right before we left the shop, and Jill handled it calmly and quickly.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bismarck, North Dakota
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We had a wonderful kayak tour with BushTribe Eco Tours. They were very knowledgeable. It was a blast.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Lincoln, Rhode Island
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Western Springs, Illinois
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve also viewed

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
 
Christiansted, St. Croix
 

Been to Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Near Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve