Salt River Bay
Salt River Bay
Salt River Bay
Salt River Bay

Salt River Bay

U.S. Virgin Islands
Lat: 17° 45' 28.08''
Lon: -64° 44' 58.93''
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Marinas near Salt River Bay

NameReviewsMax LOAVHFDock DepthGas / DieselLift / CraneWifiAmps
Jones Maritime Marina--------
St Croix Marine--------
St Croix Yacht Club--------
Jones Maritime Dock Marina--------
Green Cay Marina
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Humid and mostly cloudy throughout the day.

79℉

Lat17° 45' 28.08''

Lon-64° 44' 58.93''

Tide
High12:43AM0.733ft
Low09:08AM0.251ft
SE at 7 knots
Introduction:

Salt River Bay is a designated National Park located on the North Coast of the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Salt River Bay is a 5-mile journey west of Christiansted Harbor and is 38 miles south of St. Thomas.

Inside the inlet is an excellent anchorage that is frequently noted as a preferred hurricane hole, and the grounds of the park are open for exploration if you can get ashore with a dinghy. Mangrove swamps and salt marshes line most of the shore.


Navigating the Water:

Salt River Bay is reached via an approach from the north from the Caribbean Sea through a narrow cut in the reef that protects Salt River Bay. Visible in the image above, swells break on both sides of the cut that leads to Salt River Bay, but once you are inside, you will find 6-foot depths in a winding channel that leads back to the mangrove swamps and the protected anchorage. Ashore is a small marina that has showers, water, shore power, fuel, ice and transient slips.


Local Notices to Mariners:

See our “Local Notices to Mariners” blog for updates on the latest conditions and advisories for this area.


Helpful Links:

St. Croix Trouism

Guide to St. Croix

Harbor Reviews


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