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Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve

#5 of 39 things to do in Christiansted Features Animals
Rte. 75 to Rte. 80, Christiansted, St. Croix
+1 340-773-1460
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interesting historical visit

we didn't plan this trip but ended up stopping in - very interesting historical information and... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Geraldine S
bioluminescense tour

Do the clear bottom bioluminescence tour. I hear it's only worth it when there is no moon. It was... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Richmond, Virginia
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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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Rte. 75 to Rte. 80, Christiansted, St. Croix
+1 340-773-1460
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

we didn't plan this trip but ended up stopping in - very interesting historical information and breathtaking views!

Thank Geraldine S
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Do the clear bottom bioluminescence tour. I hear it's only worth it when there is no moon. It was amazing.

Thank jenbyrne79
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This national park was a contribution from a Doctor practicing in the island. The site is high on a hilltop with spectacular views of the surrounding area. Great facts and history from volunteers that provide information and a tour of the mansion.

Thank denbar2016
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The only place Columbus landed in the USA (second voyage). We found the beach the cleanest we have ever seen it in 5+ years of visiting STX. This is a beautiful area. We have done several kayak tours as well - a good way to...More

Thank carpow
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Hard to find, but not crowded and a great (but short) tour of the "visitor's center" held some great history and some great future plans. As for right now, the history is interesting, but not much there to see just yet.

Thank Craig71188
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We used the Bush Tribe tour, a mere $50 per person. A memory I will never forget. Well worth the time to see. We were lucky enough to see glow worms & a hugh amount of flying fish. We were there one week after the...More

Thank Robyn W
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The visitor center is open Monday thru Friday and is on a hill overlooking Salt River Bay. The visitor center is still under development but there are exhibits in the various rooms of a splendid prior home that was donated to the National Park service....More

Thank brwerner
Reviewed 8 February 2017

The museum is very interesting - fabulous view of the beach where Columbus arrived in 1493. Very nice volunteer who gave us the tour. However, when we went to the beach, there was an old washed-up refrigerator from someone's boat. Had been there since last...More

1  Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The park is still under development but looks to become a lovely asset to the Park Service. Well worth a visit

Thank brianbollwage
Reviewed 26 January 2017

George is a treasure! He was the National Park volunteer who was present when we were there. He was totally engaging and a great resource in explaining the history of the Island from the time before the landing of Columbus to present day conservation plans.

Thank Lianwilson24
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Justin K
Any idea when the park will be fully developed with services (ie, a visitor center that is staffed full time, trails, ect.)?
5 February 2017|
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Response from PvcM | Reviewed this property |
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
Kathy S
As a Timeshare staying there on an exchange, what will be the daily cost per person for the meal plan, taxes, gratuities for an arrival on April 18th, 2015?
21 February 2015|
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Response from contradancer | Reviewed this property |
I didn't have a meal plan. Our meals cost about the same as they do in the U.S.