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Address: 17. 786505, -64. 626944, St. Croix
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Lying 1.5 miles off the northeast coast of St. Croix, this 880-acre...

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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US$650.00*
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Buck Island Private Charter from St Croix
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St Thomas Snorkeling Cruise to Buck Island

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Big Beards full day trip - excellent

We went with Big Beards on their full day trip - Included 3 parts - Turtle beach, the reef, and then a private beach meal. It was excellent! We saw turtles, rays, barracuda... read more

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St. Croix
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We went with Big Beards on their full day trip - Included 3 parts - Turtle beach, the reef, and then a private beach meal. It was excellent! We saw turtles, rays, barracuda, sharks, and lots of fish. The coral was all gray which was a bit underwhelming.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I took a sailing trip to Buck Island on our visit to St. Croix. It was our first visit to the Island and was able to go snorkeling and really see the reef. We had a wonderful time and will do it again on our next visit.

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Jersey City, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The snorkeling here was comparable to Belize. Stunning. Pack a cooler and extra sunscreen. Its a half day trip 9am-2pm. It takes about an hour to get there. Then you get about an hour of snorkeling and 1.5 hour on the beach. The beach is gorgeous. We even spotted a few turtles.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

wonderful beaches and clear water. Great play to just lay in water or beach and be with the beauty of the islands.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you don't have your own boat you have to take a tour. Easy snorkel of coral garden. Pretty controlled tour that combines a snorkel tour and time on a beach (you have to do both). If you want more exposure to the reefs you'll have to find a more expensive private charter (from the same six approved concessionaires).

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SE Mich
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good day snorkeling and going to island. Waters were much better at beach than snorkeling. Barracudas seen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We could not think of anything to improve on the experience we enjoyed with Caribbean Sea Adventures and our captain, Meghan and mate, Nick. We thought it might cancel with only 5 guests - but not wanting to disappoint the owner gave "thumbs up! " As a marine biologist, Meghan gave us detailed insights, plus local lure tales that just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Buck Island was the best snorkeling experience I have had in the Caribbean. The marine life was abundant and the reefs were beautiful. We also spent some time on Turtle Beach before we went snorkeling. It's a really pristine and picturesque beach.

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a private charter with Caribbean Sea Adventures for our party of 6. We ordered lunch to go from Toast, located just off the pier. Perfect day of family, food, weather and snorkeling. Meghan was an outstanding captain and Jeff a great mate. would encourage all to do this. the scenery is awesome and aquatic life and beach are... More 

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Quincy, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Snorkeling the reef amid a school of 500 or more glowing blue fish was an amazing experience. Enjoyed the underwater trail markers, and viewing the coral and other marine life was fantastic. We went via Big Beard's full day tour, and while I felt safe, the focus was on drinking and partying. Check your options, but go!

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