We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Buck Island Cove

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: St. Croix
Phone Number: 340-773-2628
Activities: Scuba diving, Viewing wildlife
Description: About two miles northeast of St. Croix, Buck Island Cove, with its large...
About two miles northeast of St. Croix, Buck Island Cove, with its large and spectacular reef, is a snorkeler’s dream.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 85 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Great snorkeling

A must do for snorkelers! Great reef, lot of fish and underwater beauty. Get a boat tour, best on St Croix.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
LSquared_11
,
Atlanta, Georgia
Add Photo Write a Review

85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

A must do for snorkelers! Great reef, lot of fish and underwater beauty. Get a boat tour, best on St Croix.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
48 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It's a tiny tiny island, but worth the walk, or just relax on the soft white sandy beach. The water there is AMAZING!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Gilford, New Hampshire, United States
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Took a charter out to the island on Sunday. Great time the kids loved it. The water is very clear and great for snorkeling.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vienna, Virginia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Good snorkeling must be a good swimmer. Yes Cancun was more colorful but this was still enjoying. We took Llewellyn's Chater. Happy we went with them vs giant boat packed with too. Many people.

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. Thomas
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went out with friends on their boat to Buck island while visiting STX and even though we knew it was not going to be the best day on the water, we still had a great time. The island is quite pretty with great beaches and plenty of space to spread out. There are picnic tables, grills, trails across the island,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Asheville, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Best snorkeling ever with the BlackBeard snorkel company out of Christiansted to Buck Island. Rough waters made it a bit of a challenge, but the underwater and above the water scenery was spectacular.The crew was professional and helpful.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Its a must do but we were not impressed. We were expecting a lot more sea life. Not much to see while snorkeling. Maybe we went on a bad day

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We used Caribbean Sea Adventures and loved the crew and the snorkeling. Buck island is beautiful , the water is green.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chatham,NJ
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

since hurricane Hugo, the island isn't the same in terms of looking at the reef. You can either book a half day without lunch (a hot dog) or a half day....go with the half day

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
seattle
Top Contributor
232 reviews 232 reviews
161 attraction reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Buck Island in St. Croix has a very nice Caribbean beach called Turtle Beach and a reef for snorkeling at a short boat ride. The beach is fantastic, with fine sand, calm, clear water and a few fishes swimming at shore. On the beach there is a hiking path but we were told that it has an overgrowth of plants... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 11

Travelers who viewed Buck Island Cove also viewed

 
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
 

Been to Buck Island Cove? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Buck Island Cove and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Buck Island Cove staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?