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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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The views are spectacular

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Stratton, Colorado
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Stratton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very nice tour guide who explained the history of Salt River Bay National Park, and took us around the visitor's center. My husband returned at night for the kayak tour in the bioluminiscent bay, which he thoroughly enjoyed.

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Thank Julie L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a beautiful area to do any sort of bio-luminescet kayaking, or to just kick back and relax. Love this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Tangles of mangroves, flocks of birds, bioluminescence--it's absolutely one of the most incredible places I've ever been. Do a kayak tour so you can really get out into the midst of it. Don't miss this one!

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Lutz, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The historical aspects of the island culture are well documented and presented. I would like to have walked the property, rather than observe from the afar.

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Thank Kathryn B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This trip felt so magical I cannot tell you enough to Do It!! There really is nothing to compare it to other than something from the movie Avitar. I will never forget this and hope to share it with my kids someday.

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Thank Kondrias
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We took the kayak tour of Bioluminescent Bay through Carribean Adventure Tours. Mikayla was our guide as we went out at sunset and experienced St. Croix in the moonlight. We paddled out in transparent bottom kayaks and saw jellyfish and other luminescent organisms. It was so tranquil and serene. Mikayla was full of information about the wildlife and the area's... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Really cool night tour through the salt river bay. Kayaked across the bay into the inlet and watched the kayaks light-up from the plankton as we paddled around. Two to three hour tour, pretty cool. Not many places in the world where you can do this year round.

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