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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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Dedicated in 1993, this national, ecological preserve and park features the...

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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Went night kayaking to see the bio luminescence - amazing experience. Highly recommended - it is a must do on St. Croix

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Pamela L
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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A group of friends and I visited St. Croix early in September, We heard about the Sea Thru Kayak tour that was located at the Salt River Bay Historical Park. We were so impressed by the beauty of the bay. It truly is a wonderful place to visit if you are in St. Croix. However, be warned if you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went night kayaking to see the bio luminescence - amazing experience. Highly recommended - it is a must do on St. Croix

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

historic but not much to see except where Columbus landed and make sure you visit the National park office for a free tour which gave a lot of valuable historic information about the Island. an attraction which should be on the list if cultural and history is on your list when you visit the Island

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Christiansted, St. Croix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Learn about how Christopher Columbus landed here and was driven off by the native Arawaks. Explore the bioluminescence bay at dark....so much to see and learn!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only found it by navigating down an obscure and unmarked road. I've never seen a national site so hidden away--as if visitors are not really wanted yet. The bay is interesting--it's where Columbus landed briefly on the island and was driven off by Native Americans. But I think much work remains to be done before it will really be... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Really disappointed with what we found which was basically nothing. There were no marked trails or markers. Just a poorly maintained parking area and a lot of litter. There is a visitor's center but it was closed and appears to be closed for a major portion of the year.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

A nice historical spot to visit if on St Croix. The view is great, would recommend to any history buffs out there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Well first off, I want to live in the house that overlooks the point where Columbus landed :) the tour guide was phenomenal and the sweetest lady ever!! She was so helpful in explaining the history of it all. Its a "MUST SEE" attraction, one of those that you would like to see again, simply because of the view. P... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

I thought we were going to the water but before the beach you turn and go up a hill to a beautiful visitors center with breathtaking views of the sea and island. This is a wonderful display of past residents spending lots.of money on the island and giving it back for others to enjoy! After stopping here make sure you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

we took a kayak trip thru the river and had the best history guide who made it interesting not boring. we found beautiful glass in the clear ocean waters.

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