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Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve

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Rte. 75 to Rte. 80, Christiansted, St. Croix
+1 340-773-1460
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I'm suprised its called a "park"

This isn't a park ! It's a rancid swamp ! Don't waste your time. If you do go. Take LOTS of insect... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dcyonce
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Frisco, Texas
Bush Tribe Bio-Luminance Kayak Tours

I never thought I would kayak at night, however, this was an amazing experience. Travis, our... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ed A
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Clinton, Connecticut, United States
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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Rte. 75 to Rte. 80, Christiansted, St. Croix
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"kayak tour"
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"visitor center"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful area"
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"bioluminescent organisms"
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"full moon"
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"bush tribe"
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"st croix"
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"open water"
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"fish"
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"columbus"
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"volunteers"
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"history"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This isn't a park ! It's a rancid swamp ! Don't waste your time. If you do go. Take LOTS of insect repellent.

4  Thank dcyonce
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I never thought I would kayak at night, however, this was an amazing experience. Travis, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable about the Salt River Bay and St. Croix in general. To see the organisms glow in the water was awesome. We spent 2 hours kayaking....More

1  Thank Ed A
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Excellent safe conscious trip made our fears go away to participate in a lifetime experience over 65 paddlers Thank you

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

My daughter and I did the nighttime kayak tour thru Caribbean Adventures. The two young women that were our guides were very friendly, helpful, polite, and informative. We had a great time! The bay was so beautiful in the moonlight and it was just dark...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

We were greeted by a friendly & knowledgeable docent. He guided us through rooms with local artifacts. It was nice to see the history of the island. Views over Salt Bay and out to Buck Island are memorable.

Thank Albert S
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Nothing great about this place, but the view and few artifacts were neat to see. Has a long way to go on the national park side of things, limited hours and things already look tired.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We kayaked through Salt River Bay with BushTribe, and Chris was able to provide a lot of the historical significance of the area as well as a nice view of the flora and fauna in the area. It's well worth it to see the mangroves...More

Thank ADS80
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

This is supposed to be a national park? The only place in the United States where Christopher Columbus actually landed? The beach was trashed, there was not even a monument much less any interpretive information. If you like seeing piles of garbage bags and esed...More

Thank palmetto1968
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

The bay is beautiful, especially at night. My wife and I did the kayak tour of the bioluminescent bay. It is one of only 7 such locations in the entire world, and we could not pass up a chance to see it. We were not...More

Thank Jason Y
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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

The title is true and unfortunate. There are several "new" shipwrecks in the bay which now add to the ecosystem. It's just too bad to see masts just sticking up out of the water. On a positive note freaking Chris Columbus was here in 1493....More

Thank Laird01
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Justin K
5 February 2017|
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Although the website doesn't say it, they are open full time, but with volunteers. The visitor's center is a former "mansion" for a local doctor. Worth a visit. Also a nice beach at the Columbus landing site. Not much of the... More
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Kathy S
21 February 2015|
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I didn't have a meal plan. Our meals cost about the same as they do in the U.S.
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