There are many things
of interest to be found on St. Croix for lovers of nature. Tourists
visiting the islands will find that it is one of the best locations
in the Caribbean for those looking for Eco-tourism.
St Croix Heritage Trail
- This 72-mile driving tour connects our Caribbean island's historic
sites and attractions and includes many significant natural areas.
Historic marker road signs with the trail's brown and white sugar mill
symbol guide visitors along the route which runs between Frederiksted
and Christiansted, primarily along Centerline Road, extending north
to Hamm's Bay in the west and Point Udall in the East.
around St. Croix Leap
A 15 acre natural wonder that is privately-owned but open to the public.
St. George Botanical Gardens
A 16-acre complex that has the ruins of a 19th century sugar cane village
and rum factory. There are more than 1,500 varieties of plants here.
Try hiking around the east end beaches
beyond Cramer Park Beach ( Caribbean Dream is just 15 from here) or
the rainforest and hills surrounding Blue Mountains, which at 1,096
feet is the islands second highest point (Mt. Eagle is the highest,
with 1165 feet).
Adventure Tours - 340-277-2503
Tours - PO Box 5588 S.I. · St. Croix, USVI 00823
Toll-Free 1-800-532-3483 · St. Croix 340-778-1522
Olasee Davis conducts group hikes (30-person maximum) on Sundays
and holidays at a charge of US$15 per person. The itinerary changes
regularly. Contact him at 778-9491 or 772-0325.
The St. Croix Environmental Association (SEA) offers guided hikes
into the Caledonia rainforest and in the Salt River National Park on
a request basis. 340- 773-1989.
St. Croix Heritage Tours (guided) - 340-778-6997, 719-9079 -
Custom tours through plantation ruins, lush tropical forest, quaint
historic towns, sugar mills and massive forts.
Virgin Island Department of Tourism (self guided)
Frederiksted -340-772-0357 (and info booth on Frederiksted Pier).
Monday through Saturday, St. Croix Safari Tours offers a wealth of information
on island history and botany: also environmental, political and cultural
details. Photography opportunities. $25 per person,
St. Croix Safari Tours (Safari Van) - 773-6700, fax 73-3206
Also giving tours:
* Travelers Tours (Safari Van) - (340)778-1636, fax 778-7522
Turtle Nesting Sightseeing
Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge (call them for details, tours,
etc). The turtle nesting occurs at night.
(Click here for more information
on Leatherback turtles)