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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.
Southern Shores, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Evening Kayak Tour”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Great evening tour to watch glowing jellyfish and dinoflagellates. Kayaking at night on the water was great fun and experiencing the dinoflagellates was too cool. Highly recommend this tour. We used Caribbean Sea Adventures....great tour guide. She had a great respect for the outdoors and a wonderful sense of humor. We loved this adventure.

Visited April 2014
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2 reviews
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“Salt River BAY kayaking - very disappointing”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

My wife and I just returned from our Royal Caribbean cruise and were extremely disappointed with this excursion (SX-30). I was initially excited about this based on reviews and the item description, especially with the mention of the Discovery Channel. Unfortunately, there was no river, only the bay upon which it emptied.

The departure point is a smelly boat harbor with nasty looking water, not ideal for kayaking when you don't want oar water to drip on you. The water improved once you left the harbor, but that was after a 20 minute paddle of looking at mangroves and the birds.

The "pristine beach" for sunbathing is anything but as it backs up to private property. The sand is okay, but with lots of kelp/seaweed in the water, the beach is anything but pristine.

The only redeeming quality is the lead guide new his stuff and was quite informative for his young age.

Personally, the cost of $99/person was too expensive for what it was. Save your money and kayak somewhere else.

Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Jason M
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Barrington, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Sea-Through Kayaks Bioluminescent Tour”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Very unique and interesting experience. The guide was great, very informative about the history of the Salt River (Christopher Columbus) as well as the bioluminescent organisms we saw lighting up the water at night.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Christine B
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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75 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Must Do”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Bioluminescence is pretty cool - put your hands in the water and be amazed at what you see. Amazing tour even though at first you wonder if you should go

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Terrance M
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Wilmington, Delaware
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Worth the travel”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Stop by and see the area. Good snorkeling and a protected NP. Stop in at the pirates tavern and have a bite to eat. Tavern is in salt river marina.

Visited March 2014
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