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Big Beard's Spectacular Buck Island Tour

Located conveniently on the Boardwalk in Christiansted,St.Croix USVI. Big Beard's crew Mike... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Worldgirl50
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District Heights, Maryland
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A gem , a short hop from st. Croix

What a great find , arrived on a small ferry boat from St Croix and it was unhurried and tranquil... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
yepsalty
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Antigua
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About two miles northeast of St. Croix, Buck Island Cove, with its large and spectacular reef, is a snorkeler’s dream.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located conveniently on the Boardwalk in Christiansted,St.Croix USVI. Big Beard's crew Mike, Christi, and Tommy took Great Care of me. Buck Island is a phenomenal must see spot in St.Croix. This was my second time snorkeling. I have asthma, my anxiety was very high. Big...More

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

What a great find , arrived on a small ferry boat from St Croix and it was unhurried and tranquil with a fabulous beach scene .The bar was very laid back, and there was a BBQ going on on the beach which all added to...More

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

This beach is what dreams are made of!!! Absolutely STUNNING!! Great place to snorkel! I saw lots of fish, a stingray and an octopus! No luck finding a turtle, but others in my tour group did see them! Next time!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MLP68
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Buck Island provides a secluded area for picnics, laying on the beach or just exploring the small island. It also provides some interesting snorkeling with several coral formations and different species of fish found in the waters just offshore.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Ichabod C
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Im not sure if this is the correct place im reviewing, but if you come across this review it is for Carribean Sea Adventures Buck Island Tours (from Frederiksted) on the Boardwalk. Anywho, my husband and I were here on our honeymoon and thoroughly enjoyed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cierra F
Reviewed August 2, 2018

You CAN NOT!!! visit St. Croix without take the short trip out to the most Beautiful Buck Island, the US Only Island National Monument, it should be on EVERY Bucket List and a Must do when in St. Croix.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Y6800YAdenniss
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

We got to visit after our snorkeling trip and we didn’t want to leave. This is what you think of when you think of Caribbean Beaches. Our favorite part of our trip to St Croix.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kimberly H
Reviewed May 28, 2018

We came here on an excursion and spent about an hour here prior to snorkeling on the other side of this beautiful little island. Since it is an island, you must find a vendor that will take you there and vendors are limited with who...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank mitsugirly
Reviewed May 20, 2018

Buck cove is absolutely beautiful. One side of the island is all sandy and shallow while the other side deep. The fish on the deep side are beautiful. Make sure you go on one of the many tours offered. If not for the knowledge also...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank DianeP2462
Reviewed April 21, 2018

Epitome of the Caribbean. Blue green waters and clean white sand beaches. Spectacular views. Take the time to see it.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Nancy R
May 23, 2016|
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Response from CaptCriox |
Buck Island is an uninhabited National Monument accessible by boat only. Caribbean Sea Adventures does a great job and would be happy to take you there.
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mhodgson
January 28, 2015|
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Hurricane Hugo is really the one to blame for the destruction of the reef back in 1989. Since then the National Park service has implemented bold but effective conservation practices that have encouraged coral growth and... More
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