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“Bioluminescence Moonlight Tour is a must see!”

Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve
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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.
Nashville, TN
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“Bioluminescence Moonlight Tour is a must see!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2008

Four of us (2 tourists & 2 locals) and a guide took the Caribbean Adventure Tours Moonlight Tour so that we could experience the Bioluminescence once the sun set. This is an awesome tour! We started before the sun set at the Salt River Marina. You can have a 1-person or 2-person kayak. You will get wet from the waist down from the water running down your paddle as you are moving through the water. Wear your bathing suit or bring clothes to change into after the tour. You will see and learn about the Mangroves, egret hatchery, brown pelicans, Spanish skirmish, Cape of Arrows, Salt River, Sugar Bay, Triton Bay, etc. By this time of the tour you have witnessed a beautiful sunset and are heading towards the area to best see the bioluminescence. Bioluminescence is a primarily marine phenomenon and is best described as fireflies underwater. It really glows and is one of the most amazing things that I’ve seen. Try to go on a dark night when there is a new moon so that the sky is as dark as can be. Our guide, Adrienne, was very knowledgeable and humorous and kept the 3 hour tour very interesting. Call ahead to make reservations.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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“Biolumina what? It was fun.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2008

We went b/c I read the review that said it was awesome and my husband had never been kayaking. So we took the evening trip. It was so cool. It starts off you are still lit up by the sun and you get to learn about the mangroves and the wildlife in Salt/Sugar Bay. Sugar Bay b/c they use to dump molasses here. Anyway so you paddle here and there and out almost to the ocean and learn about Columbus and the fights between the tribes on the island etc. Paddle some more and watch the sunset it is super cool over the water out in the middle of the water. Then paddle to the church where the Indian Remains were/are, you get to hear about this also. Then paddle to the Salt Flat and whack jellyfish as you paddle and they glow green for a few seconds. We went and it was a half moon if you can go on a new moon so no light is about you can see better. The more moonlight the harder to see the glow. Then paddle back. You do not need to be in shape, just be prepared to get wet. You do not even need shoes. It is $45 a person and we usually do not do touristy stuff but we knew we would not be able to do this on our own and the people that own the Kayaking place in Christensted were even on the trip as they wanted to learn about the history and had never been. So locals join in the fun as well.

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evilprncess96
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“Moonlight Kayak Trip was WONDERFUL”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2008

We decided to take the moonlight Kayak trip from Caribbean Adventure Tours on January 4, 2008. This is a workout and you will get wet, but VERY worth the trip. the Biolumenesant water is wonderfully fun and the trip is educational, relaxing and fun all while getting a great workout!

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St. Louis, MO
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“Kayak trip highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2006

We took a half day kayak trip from Caribbean Adventure Tours located at the Salt River Marina. The kayaks were fun and easy to use; they had singles and doubles. Two tour guides took a group of about 20 out on the Salt River. We saw lots of birds and stopped a couple of times on shore to see the mangroves and other plants and some fascinating jellyfish, crabs and other sea life. This was a great trip that we highly recommend. Caribbean Adventure Tours runs a first class operation.

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