Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve, Christiansted

4.3
#3 of 14 in Historic Sites in St. Croix
Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve contains evidence of thousands of years of human habitation. Within this park you can find prehistoric and colonial-era archaeological sites and ruins nestled within a tropical ecosystem. Kayak through mangroves, snorkel in coral reefs, and hike up mountain forest trails to get the most out of your visit. The park also contains the Columbus Landing Site, the only place on the territory now controlled by the United States visited by members of a Christopher Columbus expedition. Use our St. Croix trip itinerary planning site to add Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve and other attractions to your St. Croix vacation plans.
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  • 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 kn...  more »
  • We had an awesome trip kayaking the bioluminescent bay with Caribbean Sea Adventures. It was a great trip and I would definitely recommend visiting salt water bay.  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • A great view of the Northshore, and St. Thomas on a clear day. A where the Natives met the first wave of trespassers and destroyer of millions of Natives.
  • You have to go! Some of the best views on the island and great breezes. Learn a little about the history of the island while you're at it. Nice find!
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