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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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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

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
1 review
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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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We took the sailboat Terrero II from the Green Cay Marina, which was good for the overview, we snorkeled and then stopped at the island for the hike up over and around. When we go back, we would prefer to charter the Dragonfly and spend more time on the amazing snorkeling...not everyone in our charter went in the water, so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We hit buck island on a cruise stop - had heard pre-trip how awesome this place was and it definitely lived up to that expectation. while i've hiked thousands of trails, this was my first underwater trail and it was such a cool experience. we saw so many fish, including a 5 foot long barracuda. the coral and reef itself... More

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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We took the Teroro II out of Green Cay Marina to Buck Island National reef and Island. The weather that day was sketchy due to frequent showers but it did not dampen our experience or fun. The coral reef has seen some decline but the fish were plentiful. The island and beach was very nice. We regretfully didn't do much... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Find a way to get to Buck Island. There is an underwater trail to follow complete with markings to help you know what you are looking at. This was my first time snorkeling and the view was great. Don't forget to bring an underwater camera.

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