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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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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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Buck Island from Charlotte Amalie $65, from St Croix $112.

I enjoyed Turtle Cove very much. Lots of Turtles in about 20ft of crystal clear water. Managed to film two coming up for air and found a 5ft Sand Shark near the rocks. There was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Leland H
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoyed Turtle Cove very much. Lots of Turtles in about 20ft of crystal clear water. Managed to film two coming up for air and found a 5ft Sand Shark near the rocks. There was not a large variety of other fish the day we were there. The turtles made my day. You will note from my Title that it... More 

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Thank Leland H
Pittstown, New Jersey
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great day excursion, saw so many beautiful creatures, sandy side is great to relax and coral side has the trail and is great to see the beauty amongst the devastation from Hurricane Hugo 30 years ago and how long it takes the reef to recover. Something to keep in mind as we continue to pollute our greatest resource "the ocean"

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Thank Lori H
Allen, Texas
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

probably the best snorkeling we have ever had, except the barrier reef. Took a tour company, and the only complaint was we couldn't stay long enough.

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Thank David H
Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took a day trip out to Buck Island with Capt Carl and Kayli (Teroro ll) 9-2 for $75. It was a great deal. The catamaran was a smooth sail out and back. They take less people than other adventure companies on the island. We met up with them at the marina at Tamarind which was easy to find and... More 

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Thank Janet M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited St. Croix in August and we took a beautiful catamaran snorkel trip to Buck Island. We followed the underwater trail, which has signs about different types of fish and coral. We saw SO many different fish! Inside the protection of the coral, there are small schools of fish of every size and color, and they're not afraid of... More 

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Closter, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What can be more beautiful paddling a guided kayak under a starlit sky? Waving your hand in the warm water and stirring up sparkling organisms. Travis is a knowledgeable, friendly guide who takes care of everybody and everything. Lot's of fun and very memorable.

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azle tx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am thinking the reef is in trouble, not many fish. But the water is perfect blue and the hike to the top of Buck Island was awesome.

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Thank redAzleTX
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We embarked on Big Beards Adventure catamaran with the first stop on the beautiful white Sandy beach! There are picnic benches and grills for cook outs and gorgeous views for visitors who would like to spend the afternoon there. Next the Adventure took us to the snorkel reef!!! We loved seeing all the marine life thriving there!!! Fish of amazing... More 

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Thank Karen S
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rode with Big Beard to get to this island, on the western coast is a really nice sandy beach (not many sandy beaches on St. Croix) and then snorkeling on the eastern coast. Some really good snorkeling here, yes there are better locations world wide but overall worth the tour.

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Thank KerryLDS
Old Chatham, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone loved Buck Island. The kids loved the waves, the parents loved the white sand, and the grandparents loved the shady picnic tables and the stellar view. We had a rough day on the sea for snorkeling, but even with that, we had the best day! I saw numerous parrot fish, and our group spotted a group of barracuda. I... More 

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