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Carolina Corral

#8 of 17 things to do in Coral Bay Features Animals
18B-1 Usher's Quay, Coral Bay 00830, St. John
+1 340-693-5778
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Very Enjoyable !!!!

We enjoyed our ride and visit to the coral definitely would return Dana really knows here heres... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tom H
An actual "trail ride" - loved it!

Dana is very passionate about the animals and what she does. She needs more help with the rescues... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ShalinaG77
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18B-1 Usher's Quay, Coral Bay 00830, St. John
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our ride and visit to the coral definitely would return Dana really knows here heres and certainly made us feel very comfortable

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dana is very passionate about the animals and what she does. She needs more help with the rescues but she makes the most of what she's dealt with. The "trail ride" was just that which was a welcomed surprise. We were expecting a road ride...More

Thank ShalinaG77
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Where to start. We arrived about 15 minutes late due to a slow and stomach churning island bus ride. I gave the owner Dana a heads up... and she was very accommodating. Fortunately there was only one other group of 4 and they didn't mind...More

Thank Rocco A
Reviewed March 27, 2017

Trail ride with Dana on 3/21/17. We had an hour of great riding up the mountain and to a beautiful overlook of Coral Bay and surrounding cays and points. Dana was a great guide--she pointed out and explained the foliage we passed and all the...More

Thank Julie G
DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this review

Thanks Julie and company for sharing this experience with us. The corral is ever evolving with new animals coming in and calling it home. We have a foal due within a month who would have otherwise been born in the bush of St. Thomas. When...More

Reviewed March 21, 2017

I will start by saying that I am an experienced rider, a former trail guide and an animal care professional. I had been looking forward to this ride for months ever since I planned my trip to St. John. The one good thing I will...More

1  Thank Alexandra G
DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this review

Weren't you on the same ride with the mother daughter who said they'd had a great ride?Trust me when I say my riders are important to me, that's why I have a helper and am currently seeking a second person so that maybe I can...More

Reviewed March 16, 2017

My husband and I had never ridden with Dana, but when our recent houseguests, who own horses in Ohio, took us up on our offer to go on the trail ride, there was not turning back! They know a lot more about horses than we...More

Thank IGLinda
DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this review

Hi Linda, I remember the squealing 😄. That's not a problem or taking pictures from on their backs because they are pretty much bomb proof. I have the chickens and donkeys to thank for that with all the activity they create at the corral. We...More

Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

We were two adults and two nine-year olds who did a morning one-hour ride. We enjoyed the horses and the experience. It is more challenging to ride on the hills of St. John than on flat land in the western US, but we and our...More

Thank JE L
DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this review

I really appreciated help where it was needed, even cleaning up after the chickens dem. Anyone who steps in to assist the animals, (myself included), must be willing to do what it takes. Whether that means filling in holes exuberant donkeys have dug, or refixing...More

Reviewed March 14, 2017

We had a very nice ride on a national park trail that we had thought about hiking. The horses handled the ride perfectly. Halfway up the trail we overlooked Hurricane Bay. It was beautiful! The owner clearly works very hard to care for her animals...More

Thank Vicki A
DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. As noted, we are not a fancy operation with feed and rent being so expensive we can only afford the basics. Just to clarify, lest any rangers are reading this, we're not riding on National Park trails. Only the public road...More

Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

We got there about 5 min before our ride started and were greeted by a nice man who told us the guide / owner wasnt here yet and she would be there soon. 30 min later after standing in the hot sun she finally arrived....More

4  Thank Tyler B
DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this review

First of all I was delayed after running an errand to Cruz Bay, that's what happens when most business has to be conducted on the other side of the island. I was aware of your arrival and had T'Sean, my guy, saddling everyone while shade...More

Reviewed January 26, 2017

I feel that the owner really loves the horses, donkeys, and others in her care. Dana is very kind to her animals and her clients. Nice location on east end on the bus line if needed!More

Thank Ric J
DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to review us. We know how valuable your time is while on vacation and how eager you are in searching for something unique to do here. We're looking for more ways to involve every animal at the corral, especially the donkeys...More

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Tim P
how do I get there from the ferry at cruz bay. and about how much would a taxi cost and how long does it take?
July 5, 2016|
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Response from Susan C | Reviewed this property |
We took a bus from the port where cruise ships come in. Took about an hour and cost $1 per person. I think taxi would be $20 but you should ask.
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