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Buck Island Reef National Monument

#2 of 107 things to do in St. Croix Features Animals
17. 786505, -64. 626944, St. Croix
+1 340-773-1460
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17. 786505, -64. 626944, St. Croix
+1 340-773-1460
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was such an amazing experience! My boyfriend had never been snorkeling before and this was an incredible first time experience. Turtle beach was one of the most beautiful places we had ever been. I honestly wish we could have spent more time on the...More

Thank K10Directs
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed snorkeling at Buck Island we saw beautiful fish and the sand on the beach is wonderful. We didn't have time to explore the island. We took a half day trip with Big Beard's & they made our trip very nice. We would definitely...More

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attempted to go on Big Beards Tour but was rained out. a few days later went with some friends on their boat. The most amazing place with incredible snorkeling and a world class nature preserve. Saw turtles, rays, lots of fish and the clearest water...More

Thank nztaylor
Reviewed 1 week ago

We kept hearing not to miss Buck Island but due to some weather issues we were not sure we would be able to go. We were able to and I am so glad. It is stunning. The blue of the water just doesn't come across...More

Thank Missy A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the catamaran trip on the Teterro II with out group of 8. We had a lovely sail to Buck Island filled by snorkeling off the boat and a stay on the island to relax. As has been stated before, the reef is dead...More

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went over with friends on their boat and even though there were quite a few other boats in the harbor, especially tour groups , with a little bit of maneuvering there seemed to be plenty of room for all. Lots of people snorkeling and swimming...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buck Island will not disappoint! Beautiful reef with plenty of fish. The reef has a "trail" for snorkeling that even those who have not snorkeled before can manage. Make sure to check out the beach after snorkeling. We took a 1/2 day sail to Buck...More

Thank Caitlin L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Give Big Beards a call and plan your trip! We did the all day tour with Captain Gabe and Tommy and had a blast.

Thank allenmorelock
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with Big Beard to Buck Island and it was a fantastics trip! Great beach time and the snorkeling was no other! You HAVE to go!

Thank Fanofev
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a 1/2 day boat trip to Buck Island with Caribbean Sea Adventures. Buck Island is beautiful and definitely worth the trip. The sand is white and incredibly soft and the water is crystal clear. The snorkelling was decent and we saw several species...More

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Julie C
Snorkel or dive buck island?
15 January 2017|
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.
Jerrel S
We are a group of four adults arriving in St. Croix on I believe April 3, 2017 at 8:00 AM on the Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas and leaves St. Croix at 5:00 PM. Do you have availability and what is the total cost per person for your boat charter to go snorkeling at Buck Island and for how long? Any information would be greatly appreciated. I saw some information on Trip Advisor. Thank you. Jerrel Schorr
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.
Hi, my son is 15 and just beginning to snorkel. Is the water very deep? Will he be able to stand (he's 5'6)? Is there a beach they snorkel from? Any recommendations? Thanks
24 July 2016|
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Response from James K | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is a gradual dip. You can snorkel off the beach or at the underwater park. The underwater park is probably 30 feet deep- but you will never be far from the boat. Buck Island is absolutely amazing. We have traveled... More