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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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In 1493, Christopher Columbus dropped anchor off the Salt River Bay but his stay was quite short as his crew were run off by the local Arawak tribe. One of the most fascinating excursions is to kayak out to the bioluminescent bay after dark. This...More
By a happy driving error we ended up at the cross where Columbus supposedly set foot on St. Croix. There was a local there that spend 15 minutes telling us all kinds of knowledge only a local would know.
This place is really pretty. Choose a night with low moonlight and take a bioluminescent kayak tour. It’s worth it. Also the shop has stuff for sale and a little bar/restaurant for relaxing in. Would go again!
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...More
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...More
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
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
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 eceoligical preserve yet.