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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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Bioluminescence

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
Rayjam71
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Naperville, Illinois
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Naperville, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A great time for all family members. We had a group that ran the gamut from 6 years old to 64 years old and we loved it!!! Fun and laid back tour guides and genuinely cool experience. Do it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Learn about the few surviving bioluminescent bays. Take a night kayak tour (I recommend from personal experience Virgin Kayak). It's beautiful and needs to be preserved.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Take a kayak tour of the bay during the day and come back at night for the bio-luminescent magic! We used Virgin Kayak tours and both trips were thoroughly enjoyable. Nothing like using your legs to power the kayak instead of struggling upwind in waves with paddles.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The sourounding white sand beaches looked nice except for a line of decaying kelp (brown seaweed) that is a natural occurance.

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Decatur, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We were really excited about the Bioluminescent kayak Tour of Salt River Bay but ended up cancelling when all the reputable tour companies told our hotel that visibility was too low. Luckily, we had not put down any money with the tour company we originally booked through. Be careful to check with several places before committing any money since moon... More 

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Halifax, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We went here but at night, so I can't tell you anything about daytime visiting. We signed up with Bushtribe for the bioluminescence night kayak trip and our guide was Ty. If you go, and you should, REQUEST HIM! He is by far the best guide we've ever had on a trip, informative, FUN and just an all around honest... More 

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Savage, MN
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We brought our wedding guests on this tour with Bushtribe Eco Adventures. It was perfect! Our guides were Ty and Travis and they were amazing! Highly recommend them!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stars above and below! But get the see though kayaks! There was only one company when I was there, and Bryce was the best guide ever!

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