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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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Costa Rica / Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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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Syracuse, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
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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Manassas, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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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 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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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 

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Address: 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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