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“Experience a Piece of History” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve

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: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water, Historic Sites, Forests
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.
Woodbridge, VA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Experience a Piece of History”
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 beach was relatively free of trash. Only a few other people here. Glad we came.

Visited July 2014
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chapel hill, nc
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“use Virgin Kayaks”
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.

Visited June 2014
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Joliet, Illinois
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“very disappointing”
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.

Visited June 2014
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“Bio-Luminescent Tour is Awesome!”
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.

Visited May 2014
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Christiansted, St. Croix
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“The Bio Bay is amazing!”
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 Salt River. I hope one day we can explore once again.

Visited February 2014
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