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“Spend the day in a kayak” 3 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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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.
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Spend the day in a kayak”
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.

Visited April 2014
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Woodbridge, VA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 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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34 helpful votes 34 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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“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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