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Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve

Rte. 75 to Rte. 80, Christiansted, St. Croix
340-773-1460
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Type: Historic Sites, Forests, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Kayaking, Scuba diving
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Owner description: 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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Savage, MN
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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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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Seattle, Washington, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The bioluminescent bay was absolutely stunning. Don't pass it up. We chose bush tribe as they are one of the approved companies to lead expeditions into the bay.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Tour the refuge from a water's eye view in a kayak with a local guide. Paddle into the bioluminescent area, a peaceful quiet area. We've seen bioluminescence before so didn't feel we missed anything by being there during the day.

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Woodbridge, VA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Beautiful beach. As one of the other reviewers said, poor signage to get there. You can't come all the way to St Croix and not stop here. We walked around the grounds. The National Park Service is in the process of creating a visitor center here. There are also 2 small grass umbrellas with a little table here and the... More

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chapel hill, nc
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

we had an awesome excursion with Brian and Jill in hobie pedal kayaks which makes so much sense instead of a group of people paddling around in the dark!! they are such nature and history enthusiasts and very attentive to guests. be aware that they are based in cane bay and take cash or checks only.

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Joliet, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We went to the area where Christopher Columbus supposedly landed and were very disappointed. It was very hard to find and having arrived there, we found only a small sign-no historical marker. The beach area was dirty and littered and there were some questionable people camping or maybe living here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Wade was a very knowledgeable guide. Besides the show put on by the bio-luminescent creatures, he told us about the bay and its wildlife.

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Christiansted, St. Croix
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I went Kayaking in the Bio Bay in Salt River and never knew the beauty that was in my back yard all these years. I grew up in Judith's Fancy with the views of Salt River Bay. I recommend this to anyone. The only bad side is they don't let you walk or hike in on the East side of... More

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New York NY
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Caveat: I've only gone out here at night to see the bioluminescence. It's something else! Definitely worth the trip. I'd recommend going with the Bush Tribe since they have a very eco-friendly spin on things. There was another company nearby that was very noisy; had lights on their boats (who puts on lights to see bioluminescence!) and very disrespectful of... More

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