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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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Great history of the region

The volunteer that met us was so friendly and knowledgeable about the area and history. I was... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
via mobile
Odd out-of-the-way place, but helpful staff

We were hoping to do some birdwatching. Alas, this wasn't really the place for that, or for hiking... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
Springfield, 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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  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“kayak tour” (27 reviews)
Rte. 75 to Rte. 80, Christiansted, St. Croix
+1 340-773-1460
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

The volunteer that met us was so friendly and knowledgeable about the area and history. I was slightly disappointed that we weren't able to visit the actual landing site of Columbus due to the unsuitable roads but hearing about bioluminecent bay and that you can...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2017

We were hoping to do some birdwatching. Alas, this wasn't really the place for that, or for hiking. But the visitors center is interesting, and the views from up on the hill are nice. The volunteer staffer (a lovely woman of Puerto Rican descent) gave...More

Thank JenGuernsey
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Our NPS volunteer docent was fantastic! Site of a significant Chris Columbus moment, but the location is also an opportunity to understand how the rich people live in their hillside villas. Has inspired me to do further research.

Thank Jules J
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Bioluminescent at night was breathtaking! A must do while in st croix. We had a large group and the handled us with ease. Even our friend that has trouble walking made it on this trip because the men help us and him in and out...More

1  Thank deescherries
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Tucked away far on the hill, this historical place is well worth the stop. The views are beautiful and learning about the history was good, too.

Thank Wendy W
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 6 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.

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Justin K
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
20 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.