St. Croix is a natural for history buffs and nature lovers from all over the world. Remember – St. Croix was the first American soil on which Christopher Columbus landed at the end of his second voyage to the New World in 1493.
Organizations such as the U.S. National Park System and the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife oversee several locations and parks on island. Come see the majestic forts you can explore that house old dungeons, protected ecological preserves to kayak through night or day and beautiful beaches that are home to endangered turtle species.
St Croix has six properties in the national park system, which represent an underwater treasure of coral reefs, significant historical places, and nesting grounds of an endangered species – the leatherback sea turtle. The island is a tropical paradise and offers something for everyone to explore:
1) Buck Island Reef National Monument
2) Christiansted National Historic District
3) Fort Frederik
4) Point Udall, the easternmost point of the U.S.
5) Salt River Bay National Historic Park (aka Columbus Landing Salt River)
6) Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge