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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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Highly Recommended!!

Took a fantastic night-time see through kayak tour thru the bioluminescense!! Fabulous guides, great folks!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Took a fantastic night-time see through kayak tour thru the bioluminescense!! Fabulous guides, great folks!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The Salt River Bay has quite a bit of history associated with it. Not only is it the spot where Columbus was to have landed, it is where ecology, marine biology students and historians study the different species of aquatic and plant life on the island. The coastline is covered with miles of mangrove trees that are important in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We went on a night time tour of the Salt River Bioluminescent Bay with Virgin Kayak. There are many tour operaters on the bay and Virgin came recommended from our dive instructor. Regardless of who you go with, GO! When you run your hand through the water and it looks like sparkles are coming out of your fingertips, it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

did a night time cruise in a kayak of the bioluminescent bay had a great time with the firefly like lights in the water and really enjoyed the strobing blue jellyfish

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We saw the sign and drove down a dirt road to the beach. There was not much to see or do..I suggest you tour by boat..it is a bay!!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Took a kayak trip to explore the area. Kayaks were powered by your feet which made it a much trip. The owner and guide of the kayak company was great. He was a wealth of information and knowledge. The moon was full so we missed a chance to do a bioluminesnce night time tour which I heard was wonderful.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We were the only tourists, looks like a locals hang out spot. The beach had ants. There were also a lot of weeds and rocks in the water. Not great for snorkeling. Lagoon view was nice.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I'm sure I spelled that incorrectly but it was one of the highlights of our trip. Beautiful park where you could feel very close to nature. Kayaking at night was awesome. I wish I had spent more time there during the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We took the bio bay tour with Virgin Kayak, they were great! This is a must for your visit. The bay is gorgeous, the bio luminescence is amazing and the tour is very educational and yet fun. This is a purely natural treat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is a scenic site along the north shore that we drove to, instead of taking a kayak tour (which was sold out). The views are lovely from the beach -- a national landmark but also the site of the first altercations between Europeans and the native people (known by them as the "Cape of Arrows"). Unfortunately there is also... More 

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Address: Rte. 75 to Rte. 80, Christiansted, St. Croix
Phone Number: 340-773-1460
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. Croix  >  Christiansted

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