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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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  • Average5%
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17. 786505, -64. 626944, St. Croix
17. 786505, -64. 626944, St. Croix
+1 340-773-1460
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

1  Thank tennisss4life
Reviewed 3 days ago 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

1  Thank Tetrahedron1
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a really rough day but the snorkeling was out of this world. The female captain and her all girl crew were the height of professionalism. The equipment was first rate and we were served a light snack with rum punch after the snorkeling...More

1  Thank LYNDA T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Buck Island is a national treasure and one of three sites on St Croix maintained by the National Park Service. All of the tour operators provide a top notch experience whether on a half-day or full-day trip. The reef at Buck isn't what it used...More

2  Thank jbdinsd
Reviewed 1 week ago

This island has the most breathtaking water and beaches. The fact that it's natural beauty is protected makes it even more amazing. We took a full day excursion to this island and it was worth every minute.

2  Thank George F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must-do excursion from near Christiansted. A six-hour round trip, including an hour or more of snorkel or scuba diving over coral reefs and tropical fish. Sail by one of the Cat or Trimarans for the best adventure. Our charter took two groups of about...More

1  Thank Jan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a half day charter and it was amazing. Beautiful water, pristine beach, Snorkeling was good. I think we were on Caribbean Sea Adventures. Great job.

Thank Charley C
Reviewed 4 December 2017

My wife and I were underwhelmed with this excursion. The catamaran picked us up at Buccaneer Hotel which was fun. The boat ride and staff for Big Beard's were great. The storms have left the beautiful reef without a big variety of fish and the...More

1  Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Turtle beach has lost a lot of sand due to Maria but we still had fun snorkeling and walking around there. Snorkeling the reef was quite the ultimate experience.

1  Thank Emanuele444
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Julie C
14 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
13 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.
23 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