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Carolina Corral

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18B-1 Usher's Quay, Coral Bay 00830, St. John
+1 340-693-5778
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Off the beaten path and terrific

I've just restarted riding lessons after 40 years away, my husband doesn't know how to ride. Just... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2017
Jean P
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Unionville
Fun Family Ride

Had a great time riding with my daughters and granddaughters on my recent visit. Good horses... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2017
wardyb
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San Diego, California
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I am primarily a rescue with some horses donated by their owners due to lack of space or time. I have a simple, yet safe facility for all concerned. We're surrounded by beautiful scenery always with a cool tropical breeze. We welcome riders from 6 years old on up and match riders to the appropriate mount providing instruction as needed. Soon come, daily fun with the donkeys!
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  • Very good14%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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18B-1 Usher's Quay, Coral Bay 00830, St. John
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

I've just restarted riding lessons after 40 years away, my husband doesn't know how to ride. Just the two of us with Dana. Was the morning after a tropical depression and LOTS of rain. Therefore, an adventure getting there since the bus service was down....More

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DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2017

I love riding up the hill in the rain with the water coming down the gutt and road. It's like riding in a waterfall. We needed the rain to fill up our water tanks and cisterns, now we have plenty to give the horses and...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2017

Had a great time riding with my daughters and granddaughters on my recent visit. Good horses, great guide, nice views, and a fun "free ride for canter" at the ball park. A bit off the path from Cruz Bay where we stayed, but if you...More

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DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2017

It was fun having your family and watching the free style riding in our local ballfield. I grew up riding so it's good to see kids appreciate the horses, too. I wish I could come to Cruz Bay to pick up everyone but time doesn't...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2017

I had not ridden a horse since I was young. The 1 hour tour took us up to a breathtaking view. Great St Johns unique experience!

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Reviewed July 5, 2017

Our family really enjoyed our ride with TSean while on vacation; it was especially memorable due to the little donkey that decided he wanted to be part of the group and tagged along! I am so impressed that the horses and other animals are rescues;...More

Thank Karen V
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Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

Megan and I enjoyed our visit with Dana and her rescued animals. She truly cares about her animals. Dana is quite knowledgeable about the area around Carolina Corral and is willing to educate you on its history while leading you on your ride.More

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DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2017

Thanks for making your way out to see us. There's so much history on this island including the people and places which played an important role in making St. John such a diverse place to live and visit. We hope to become a memorable part...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2017

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

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DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2017

I love to ride and am happy to take someone out with me to experience St. John the old fashioned way. We have a wide range of mounts all willing to carry their riders safely up the hills. Hour you'll stop in to see us...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2017 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

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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

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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
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DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2017

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

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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

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DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2017

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

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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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