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Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve

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Address: Rte. 75 to Rte. 80, Christiansted, St. Croix
Phone Number: +1 340-773-1460
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Dedicated in 1993, this national, ecological preserve and park features the...

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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Nice kayak destination

Took kayak tour of park with Virgin Kayak Tours. Very informative; just wish the bioluminescence was happening when we visited as I would love to see that (hopefully next time... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 May 2015
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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

Took kayak tour of park with Virgin Kayak Tours. Very informative; just wish the bioluminescence was happening when we visited as I would love to see that (hopefully next time). Sure wish the govt would do something about all the abandoned boats in the bay though - they are a large blemish on the beauty of this area.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

Salt River is beautiful. Kayaking through the evening and out to the bio bay was one of our favorite parts of the last trip.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

I saw where someone said to choose the sea thru kayaks and I just wanted to say that the sea thru kayaks are pointless for the night time kayaking and the instructors are so stiff and bossy. Not how I want to vacation. I was with another group Kayaking and the lady leading the sea thru group cut us off... More 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

Call me jaded. I had seen bioluminescence before, so was only so-so about a night paddle to see it. But I was a convert. My group was basically blown away by seeing the little one-celled guys glow when you stir the water at night. Being in the dark you don't get to see much more, but that's OK. The main... More 

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Netcong, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

We met our group along the side of the road, got properly suited up to kayak and paddle into the bay. There we saw the water sparkle as it was agitated by our oars. It felt like gliding thru stars as we watched them right underneath us in or clear kayak. We saw two neon- ish .comb jellyfish as we... More 

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Lyman, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

Don't be fooled by the road, it is very "unimproved", but it is worth the drive up the hill. It overlooks the bay where Columbus landed in 1493 on his second trip to the New World. It is run by the National Park Service and is just being developed. We were lucky to run into Todd, a volunteer at the... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

The night kayak is amazing, despite the water being slightly murky. The paddle kayaks are great, because they keep your hands free to take pictures of each other! (You can't really get photos of the bioluminescence.) Someone on our tour twisted her ankle right before we left the shop, and Jill handled it calmly and quickly.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

We had a wonderful kayak tour with BushTribe Eco Tours. They were very knowledgeable. It was a blast.

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Lincoln, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

Tyler and Jessie were phenomenal guides. Tour lasted approximately 2 1/2 hours. no moon mad for a phenomenal underwater light showplankton, jelly fish a turtle or two well worth the money make sure to go on a moonless or near moonless night for a better viewing. Do not go on a full moon night.

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Western Springs, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

Awesome night time see-thru kayak tour of cove. Highly recommend for older children and adults. Guided, instructive and something you will only see in 5 other places in the world. Lasts about 2 hours. Must be able to paddle a kayak with another person. There are weight restrictions. Guides are knowledgable and helpful wiht all aspects of the tour.

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