Salt River Bay Discovery Tour

While everyone loves a trip to Buck Island, if you are looking for something new to do on St. Croix Big Beard’s Adventure Tours is now offering a Salt River Bay Discovery Tour. This relaxing tour aboard the pontoon boat Discovery allows guests to see parts of Salt River Bay that were previously only accessible by kayak. See the mangroves up close, watch for local wildlife, and see the beautiful Salt River Bay shoreline as you have never seen it before. For those who have visited Salt River before, you will be glad to know that it has been cleaned up since hurricane Maria and is looking better (and greener) than ever! What better way to check it out than with a picturesque tour from the calm waters of Salt River itself?

On the Salt River Bay Discovery Tour, guests will learn about the rich history and the unique ecology of St. Croix’s largest remaining mangrove estuary.  Sit back, relax, and take in Nature’s show happening all around you. Watch for iguanas lounging on mangrove branches, pelicans preening themselves on top of the pylons, and egrets searching for food.

Discovery accommodates groups of up to 6 people in spacious comfort, making the Salt River Bay tour an intimate affair. This also allows for guests to ask questions of the crew, meet new people, and perhaps end the tour with some new friends. In fact, we were fortunate enough on our tour to meet the owners of Arawak Bay: The Inn at Salt River, who were just lovely. This is also a great alternative tour of Salt River Bay for anyone who cannot take a kayak tour due to physical challenges, as Discovery is easy to board, spacious, and is very stable in the water.

Ready to book your tour? Tours last about an hour, and leave throughout the day starting at 9 am from Salt River Marina. Call Big Beard’s Adventure Tours at (340) 773-4482 to book your tour, or sign up online at Big Beard’s provides filtered drinking water for their guests, and a cooler for you to bring your own drinks to enjoy on the tour.

– Jennie Ogden, Editor



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