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    Salt River Bay

    National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve Virgin Islands

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  • Salt River Bay NHP&EP Visitor Contact Station Closed until November 2014

    The Visitor Contact Station at Salt River Bay is currently closed until we reopen on November 14, 2014. Based on staff availability we can open by appointment, or reserve for specific function. Call 340-773-1460 for more information

Things To Do

Salt River Bay offers visitors a variety of ways to explore the area. Ask your lodging hosts for information about guided land tours. Scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and hiking tours can be arranged too. You may want to contact the Virgin Islands Department of Tourism at 340-773-0495 or St. Croix Chamber of Commerce at 340-733-1435 for more information.

Did You Know?

mouth of the Salt River

On November 14, 1493: On his second voyage to the new world, Columbus’ men encountered several Caribs in a canoe at Salt River Bay. The fight that ensued is the first documented armed resistance by natives to European encroachment in the Americas.