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Buck Island Reef National Monument

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17. 786505, -64. 626944, St. Croix
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Buck Island Private Charter from St Croix
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Lying 1.5 miles off the northeast coast of St. Croix, this 880-acre national monument includes 176 acres of land surrounded by 704 acres of water and coral reef system; it is a paradise for snorkelers, and the deep grottos and labyrinths are perfect for experienced scuba divers to explore.
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17. 786505, -64. 626944, St. Croix
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the day with Big Beards Tours and had an amazing day. Our Captain Mike and first mate Tito were awesome. I have never snorkeled before and Tito was very patient and helpful. Buck Island is just beautiful. The water and the beach there...More

1  Thank Momositananid
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Buck Island has fantastic snorkeling. There are a number of excellent tour companies in Christiansted that will take you out to Buck Island for the day.

2  Thank dcyonce
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do not miss this island while in the USVI; you can book a trip here (we were there with Capt Heinz) and have a wonderful snorkeling experience plus a short time on one of the greatest beaches you’ve been to. For the snorkeling, make sure...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 6 on a cruise stop on St. Croix. Knowing that the island had some hurricane damage, we chose to go on a sailing trip over to Buck Island, where we'd heard that the snorkeling was above average for the Caribbean....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing beach. One of the most beautiful i've ever seen. Thought I was in a movie!!! Very few people as you can only get there by boat so it was very calm. For a really relaxing experience definitely recommended

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to book through CSA because they capped this tour at 19 rather than booking through the cruise line and some other companies that put 30-50 people on a boat. We ended up with only 15 on ours. The catamaran was smaller than I...More

Thank AllTheW0rldT0See
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your going to Buck Island this is the only way to go! Staff was excellent..and friendly, we especially enjoyed “Key” very friendly and a local that shared great stories!! Clean catamaran, good rum punch!!

1  Thank Roxanna L
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Even in January, the water was warm. So clear and snorkeling was a great experience - we saw small fish and a barracuda. We also saw turtles from the boat. Theres a beautiful beach on one side of the island with soft sand. Definitely a...More

1  Thank arwill01
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Words cannot describe how beautiful the snorkeling is here! You have to see for yourself! Unbelievable!

2  Thank tennisss4life
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Buck Island Reef National Monument is well worth the trip to see its undeveloped natural beauty. We went with Caribbean Sea Adventures and our captain (Megan) and snorkeling guide (Michelle) were awesome. The weather got a bit rough as some winds picked up while we...More

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wc123
14 February 2018|
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Response from pariciah18 | Reviewed this property |
We were on Celebrity Silhouette - docked from 8am to 5pm. I personally would not use the cruise line excursion - too expensive.
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Julie C
15 January 2017|
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Response from NotCook | Reviewed this property |
Snorkeling only. No diving allowed. Access by boats with permits only. There are several tour companies who go to Buck Island, ranging from $35 to $70 for a 3 hour tour. $70 is too much, in my opinion.
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Jerrel S
14 January 2017|
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Response from NotCook | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of tour companies who leave from Christiansted. Check them out individually. You can get taxis easily from Fredricksted to Christiansted at any time.
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