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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
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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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You will see the Beautiful creations of our Father. The scenery is great . You are able to take many pictures and receive all the information you may need great visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

You will see the Beautiful creations of our Father. The scenery is great . You are able to take many pictures and receive all the information you may need great visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you come to st croix you have to come here and do the clear kayak bioluminece bay tour. It is absolutely amazing. I don't think we ever experienced anything like it. We've been skydiving, scuba diving, rock climbing, helicopter rides over places and this one really stands out. Warning on the tour. You will have to kayak out to... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Interesting nighttime kayak trip at Salt River with wife and teenage sons. We saw lots of bioluminescent jellyfish along the way, as well as a lot of luminescence through the clear kayaks as we paddled along. The guides were informative and we had a great experience. Great family activity.

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

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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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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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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