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Address: St. Croix
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.
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Snorkeling

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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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.

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Chatham,NJ
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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

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seattle
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202 helpful votes 202 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 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Some great snorkeling and sandy white beaches go for at least a half day tour. we used Big Beard's Adventure Tours and they were great.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Sandy, soft and beautifully breathtaking. Just swim, relax and enjoy. A world of it's own and one of a kind in it's beauty. A natural habitat for Sea turtles, birds and lots more. You deserve a tour of this island and especially the underwater trail with all kinds of cool coral, colorful fish, crustaceans and the occasional nurse shark, sea... More 

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New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Took the big beards half day trip to buck island for snorkeling. Beautiful clear turquoise water. Saw fish and coral I've never seen before. Well organized. Great time.

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Los Angeles
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

What a great experience! We left Christenstad Harbor on one of Big Beard's Adventure Catamarans, with about 30 people aboard. The crew of 4 was very helpful, as some had never been snorkeling before. I recommend this Adventure highly.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My most beautiful day in St. Croix, and by far the best beach I visited on the island. I was there in September 2014, not too crowded, the water was so clear and beautiful, it was a PERFECT beach day. The snorkeling off of this beach is not great, but it is idyllic for lounging in the sand and enjoying... More 

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Austin, Texas
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

After so much hype about this being the #1 thing to do on St. Croix, we were very disappointed in the snorkeling. It was so choppy, the visibility was terrible, and Big Beard's really should not have taken people out that day. My partner and I were the only 2 people able to stay in the water the entire hour... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I will never forget Buck Island. The water is a gorgeous turquoise you'll have to see for yourself. Good snorkeling. It is so well protected, the sand is like powder and you kind of just sink into the sand and water. Unforgettable day trip here and hope to return again one day.

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