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Carolina Corral

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Awesome time bonding with the horses then riding along the scenic St John coastline. Dana does a... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
Vacationer714655
via mobile
Off the beaten path and terrific

I've just restarted riding lessons after 40 years away, my husband doesn't know how to ride. Just... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Jean P
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Unionville
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I am primarily a rescue with some horses donated by their owners due to lack of space or time. I have a simple, yet safe facility for all concerned. We're surrounded by beautiful scenery always with a cool tropical breeze. We welcome riders from 6...more
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18B-1 Usher's Quay, Coral Bay 00830, St. John
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Carolina Corral is a beloved "must" for my daughters every time we are on the island, and some of their best memories are from there. If your riding experience has been in an expensive suburban stable surrounded by lush paddocks, this will be a change...More

5  Thank rhettk
DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2014

As stated above my maingoal is to take in horses who need homes putting them to work earning their own living. I like working for myself and having come froma rural background, both grandfathers had been farmers, this seemed a perfect fit. Also horseback riding...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 April 2004

This trip was a disappointment and definitely nowhere close to how it is billed. There is no ride through National Park lands. The barest minimum exposure to a beach. Basically we rode up a steep hill on a concrete road through a subdivision. Views of...More

28  Thank PapillonTraveler
DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2016

Needless to say, I've changed my route considerably with more time spent in and along the water though I've never ridden in the National Park or have had access to any of their beaches. It is a hilly, rocky island throughout, but the horses handle...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Awesome time bonding with the horses then riding along the scenic St John coastline. Dana does a great job to make any level rider at ease with the whole experience.

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

I've just restarted riding lessons after 40 years away, my husband doesn't know how to ride. Just the two of us with Dana. Was the morning after a tropical depression and LOTS of rain. Therefore, an adventure getting there since the bus service was down....More

Thank Jean P
DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

I love riding up the hill in the rain with the water coming down the gutt and road. It's like riding in a waterfall. We needed the rain to fill up our water tanks and cisterns, now we have plenty to give the horses and...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017

Had a great time riding with my daughters and granddaughters on my recent visit. Good horses, great guide, nice views, and a fun "free ride for canter" at the ball park. A bit off the path from Cruz Bay where we stayed, but if you...More

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DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

It was fun having your family and watching the free style riding in our local ballfield. I grew up riding so it's good to see kids appreciate the horses, too. I wish I could come to Cruz Bay to pick up everyone but time doesn't...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017

I had not ridden a horse since I was young. The 1 hour tour took us up to a breathtaking view. Great St Johns unique experience!

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

Our family really enjoyed our ride with TSean while on vacation; it was especially memorable due to the little donkey that decided he wanted to be part of the group and tagged along! I am so impressed that the horses and other animals are rescues;...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Megan and I enjoyed our visit with Dana and her rescued animals. She truly cares about her animals. Dana is quite knowledgeable about the area around Carolina Corral and is willing to educate you on its history while leading you on your ride.More

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DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thanks for making your way out to see us. There's so much history on this island including the people and places which played an important role in making St. John such a diverse place to live and visit. We hope to become a memorable part...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

We enjoyed our ride and visit to the coral definitely would return Dana really knows here heres and certainly made us feel very comfortableMore

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DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

I love to ride and am happy to take someone out with me to experience St. John the old fashioned way. We have a wide range of mounts all willing to carry their riders safely up the hills. Hour you'll stop in to see us...More

Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Dana is very passionate about the animals and what she does. She needs more help with the rescues but she makes the most of what she's dealt with. The "trail ride" was just that which was a welcomed surprise. We were expecting a road ride...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Where to start. We arrived about 15 minutes late due to a slow and stomach churning island bus ride. I gave the owner Dana a heads up... and she was very accommodating. Fortunately there was only one other group of 4 and they didn't mind...More

Thank Rocco A
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Trail ride with Dana on 3/21/17. We had an hour of great riding up the mountain and to a beautiful overlook of Coral Bay and surrounding cays and points. Dana was a great guide--she pointed out and explained the foliage we passed and all the...More

Thank Julie G
DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Thanks Julie and company for sharing this experience with us. The corral is ever evolving with new animals coming in and calling it home. We have a foal due within a month who would have otherwise been born in the bush of St. Thomas. When...More

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We took a bus from the port where cruise ships come in. Took about an hour and cost $1 per person. I think taxi would be $20 but you should ask.
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