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Buck Island Reef National Monument

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Address: 17. 786505, -64. 626944, St. Croix
Phone Number: 340-773-1460
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Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving, Hiking
Description: Lying 1.5 miles off the northeast coast of St. Croix, this 880-acre...
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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Beautiful park

We took a full day trip with Big Beards on the Renegade. It was a beautiful day. Sea was pretty choppy, and the ocean is rather deep for snorkeling. The fish we saw were amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Madison, Mississippi
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Madison, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We took a full day trip with Big Beards on the Renegade. It was a beautiful day. Sea was pretty choppy, and the ocean is rather deep for snorkeling. The fish we saw were amazing.

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A beautiful beach and snorkeling spot. You'll never want to leave. You cannot go to St Croix without a trip to Buck Island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The east end of the island is where the tour boats moor for the snorkel tours, and has a spectacular underwater trail with lots of reef to check out, which loads of brightly colored fish and coral to check out. On the day we visited, the waters were a tad choppy, but my wife and teenage daughters did very well... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Divine Snorkeling One of the best places. We came here one a tour from town. Big Shout out to Big Beard's Crew. I wish we could stay longer. If I was a local I'd be here daily.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Quick ride from christensted to buck island. Enjoyed the beach on the quiet side of the island. When we went around to the reef side we were not disappointed. New saw a turtle and many, many fish among the coral.

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Conroe, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We went out with Big Beard's Tour July 20,2015. On the way we saw a huge sea turtle, then 6 dolphins everyone got to snorkel with. The crew said they saw dolphins about 1 a year. Pictures are on their website. The reef is beautiful. Rough snorkeling but so worth it. I have mobility issues I was able to get... More 

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Leander, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We went with Buck Island Charters and took a catamaran to island. We snorkeled and than did a free float snorkel and saw SO MANY FISH!! It was amazing how much marine life was around. We even saw a shark on our float snorkel! The water is a little rough but beautiful views. Once we got to the island the... More 

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Acworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great place to meet and party! Drop your anchor and hit the water for a great time. The water is crystal clear, and you can see the fish swimming under your boat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The control of use of this natural wonder keeps it pristine. It was breathtaking. The sand is fine. There is no litter. The water is crystal clear. And the coral and fish are spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is one of the only reefs that is living left on earth. It is just awesome. If you like to snorkel or dive or just love the ocean this is one for the bucket list. The guides will lead the way and all you need to do is follow and keep your head in the water. There are amazing... More 

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Address: 17. 786505, -64. 626944, St. Croix
Phone Number: 340-773-1460
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. Croix

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