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Buck Island Reef National Monument

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Decent snorkeling

We had a decent snorkel here. There were many beautiful fish. We even saw an octopus on the beach... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kemptville, Canada
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Superb snorkeling with underwater self explaining class

We took a catamaran and after about 30 minutes we arrived at Buck Island and we could perform a... read more

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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...more
17. 786505, -64. 626944, St. Croix
+1 340-773-1460
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a decent snorkel here. There were many beautiful fish. We even saw an octopus on the beach side, which most people call the “boring” side. In other words, if you are bummed when you have to spend time on the beach side, look...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hedgiegirl3
Reviewed yesterday

We took a catamaran and after about 30 minutes we arrived at Buck Island and we could perform a superb snorkeling, There was an underwater trail , with signs that guidded us through corals. They were easily identified wiith signs attached to them , so...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank joaocarlos88
Reviewed 6 days ago

The tour left promptly and was handled by a great captain and first mate. The ride was okay but very windy and bumpy. The snorkel site at Buck Island was exposed to the wind and waves and so was a bit dicey to maneuver the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Snorkeling and Beach Break aboard the Deliverance with Captain Scott and Meredith was a great day away from the cruise ship with about 18 people. The snorkeling was less than perfect tho no fault of the captain because much of the coral is dying. What...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LindaT615
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Buck Island Reef National Monument is an especially beautiful place to snorkel. Captain Meghan & her crew provided exceptional service on our RCCL excursion. The equipment onboard their boat was in good condition & better than typical. They gave personal assistance to make sure everyone...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sharonwK4179OX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Buck Island Reef National Monument is a MUST DO while in St Croix! Absolutely stunning! It's what your beach dreams are made of! What are you waiting for? GO and see it already!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MLP68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was so adventurous and exciting. I will do it again. You can snokle as well to see the Buck Island reef. I don’t snockle but, my friends who were with me did. Scott and his friend was so caring, so compassionate that in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can you say about one of the best beaches in the Caribbean? Beautiful sand, beautiful water, beautiful people! You can also take one of the many excursion boats, and snorkel the east end of the island, but it is the beach we love. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NotCook
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Riding about two feet underwater on what you could call a scooter is fun. Your head is in a fixed bubble that is part of the "scooter" You breath normally, steer like a motorcycle and look at the fish .Plenty of safety divers and believe...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Stephen R
Reviewed November 4, 2018

We snorkeled from a boat along this amazing reef. So much to see. You could spend hours here. Beautiful!!! Water was calm and clear. Tons of sea-life. Lots of fish, rays, squid, etc. We even were surprised to see a lemon shark. Absolutely fantastic!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
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July 8, 2018|
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Response from bofsappraiser | Reviewed this property |
We used Big Beards adventures. Should be able to book through the ship or Viator ahead of time. Great adventure!
April 24, 2018|
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Response from Brenda28970 | Reviewed this property |
The beach is lovely but when you go on the excursions you don't stay on it very long. Just to practice snorkeling and then they sail to the reef.
April 11, 2018|
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Response from migpadi | Reviewed this property |
Haven’t been to Barbados, lucky you!! But Snorkeling at Buck Island is awesome and as I saw someone mention you get to go to the beach after so you do both. Really nice!