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Buck Island Reef National Monument

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17. 786505, -64. 626944, St. Croix
+1 340-773-1460
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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
+1 340-773-1460
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful coral reefs, plenty of schools of fish, and crystal clear water! Excellent for snorkelling.

Thank Frederick H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an amazing excursion. The snorkeling was awesome and swimming nice and calm. The beach is beautiful. Interior to the island, the trail has been damaged by Irma and Maria, so that's not operational yet (can't really find it, lots of cacti and thorns...More

Thank Brice A
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Buck Island is an amazing place to snorkel , we saw many fish and our guide was very good at keeping us safe and informed. I would definitely go to Buck Island if you are on St. Croix. The boat ride out is very nice...More

1  Thank Janey V
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We had a wonderful private catamaran tour of the island on a beautiful day. Great spot for snorkeling and a very nice white sand beach and some shade for a picnic lunch. Captain Carl did a great job on the catamaran.

2  Thank Myron S
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Our boat trip out to buck island was a lot of fun, with beautiful fish, sharks! and a delicious bbq after the snorkeling was done. Recommended.

Thank RachelFH
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The underwater snorkel trail was super cool! The reef is beautiful and there are signs on the ocean floor for you to read as you follow the trail. I was hoping to see more sea creatures so was a bit disappointed about that. We did...More

Thank Aly B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Snorkling was fantastic. Emily, was a great teacher and guide. Best of all was the Buck Island beach itself...its very clean, beautiful and sacred. I enjoyed it immensely, so did my husband and my 15 year old son

Thank livey17
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We booked on Big Beards, for full day cruise. It was amazing. Captain Mike and Alison, did a great job, with the boat. Had a great day on the water, snorkeling. Love the island. Well worth the $. Faith

Thank Faith P
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Snorkeling at Buck Island has been on my bucket list for years, ever since our first trip got canceled ten years ago due to weather. Fortunately, this time around the weather was perfect. The part of the reef you can actually snorkel in is really...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This is a special spot if you like water. The snorkeling is amazing with so much life underwater. Then if that wasn't enough, Turtle Beach, where the sand is so soft. Take the trip on one of the many boats that go there every day.

Thank wiggyb2013
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Julie C
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
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.
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