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Buck Island Reef National Monument

Buck Island, St. Croix
340-773-1460
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Ranked #1 of 3 nightlife in St. Croix
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Islands, Reefs, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, National Parks, Monuments/ Statues
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling, Hiking
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

As a former resident of St. Croix I had been to Buck Island numerous times, It seemed each time was better than the last, but Captain Hinez' trip on the Teroro blew all the other trips away. It was a perfect day for sailing and snorkeling and Captain Heinz seemed to be enjoying it as much as we were. There... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Buck island is beautiful, but most of it is not accessible as the sea turtle nests are not to be disturbed. You can swim in the surf, or sit in the sun on the sand. If you are looking for a beach with refreshments, this is not the one for you. Snorkeling the reef was nice, but it is obvious... More

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Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We went on an excursion here with Big Beard's last week while on the Celebrity Summit. The snorkeling is amazing! I was so glad I did this! They also have a nice white sandy beach with big sea shells. Be warned though, you cannot take the shells, coral or sand. Many of the snorkeling excursion companies are required to abide... More

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sandy utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The underwater markings are great. The water was the clearest I have ever seen, we were there in 1988 and it is just as good. The biggest problem was too many people and boats!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We booked our Buck Island sail with Llewellyn on his all sail powered trimaran. Some friends recommended Llewellyn to us, and we were inclined to go with him as he takes no more than 6 people out at a time. We loved our Buck Island experience. Llewellyn gets an early start, and we were the first boat to get out... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

My newly wedded husband and I went snorkeling on this reef with Blue Beard adventures we saw an amazing reef teaming with schools of fish. We also saw an amazing anima,l a fairly decent size shark, which was a very rare sight on a snorkel trip. I've snorkeled in the keys and have done some scuba diving but this was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We (2 adults + 2 teens) spent half a day (9-2) sailing out to Buck Island with a group of about 15 people on Teroro II, a large and stable trimaran. Captain Heinz is great. Fun sailing with an experienced and enthusiastic guide. We had a great day and felt safe and well cared for the entire time. Highly recommended.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This was such a beautiful place to snorkel! My husband and I went on a tropical adventures boat and loved it! I recommend you do this!

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Norris, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Took the family on the Big Beard Adventure to Buck Island. The Island was absolutely beautiful! Capt. Mike and crew were polished and professional. Very instructive and helpful. The beach was awesome, turquoise blue water and soft natural sand...The reef was also beautiful, many colorful fish and coral. Would highly recommend Big Beard for you next snorkeling adventure!

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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

As with most, if not all places in the Caribbean, 95% of the coral is dead. But the fish here are great. We saw lots of schools with 1000s of fish, baracuda, large rays. We chartered a boat for $600 for the half day, which was great for specialized service based on the cost of individual tickets for the family.... More

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