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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.
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Took the pontoon boat with Captain Danny around the Salt River area. He did a very good job telling us about the history of the area, including a stopping point for Christopher Columbus. He pointed out and told us about the various wild life in the area. He let our 2 little Grandson's "drive" the boat for a little bit, they loved it~! I would absolutely recommend this fun little tour for anyone. We will definitely do the tour again when other family members come to visit.

Thank Bill H
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

The bioluminescence is amazing. We took a see-thru kakay tour, and our guides caught some jellyfish with a net that they then showed us. You may not see or know about the jellyfish otherwise, and see only the tiny dots that light up. But there are jellyfish as well and they are amazing, much larger and they glow all over!

The beach itself is not that great. It was a bit rough when we visited, too rough to snorkel. There were some bottles and old tires laying around too which is always disappointing... clean up after yourself, people! Columbus landed here in 1493 which is totally awesome.

I wish the place were a bit better managed and maintained, so they don't let locals party on the beach with 100 people (we saw this on our first attempted visit, and turned around as there was no parking anywhere). There's no visitor center or any informational display that we could find.

If you take a kayak tour of the bioluminescence, don't wear bug spray - it kills the organisms you came to see. We didn't notice any mosquitoes anyway.

Thank Stefan P
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

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 28 January 2018

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. THANKS Bush Tribe.

3  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

Thank sbmom44
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