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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.
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Beautiful beach with great snorkeling.

First time snorkelers and the different fish seen were amazing, even the ones around the boat where we docked. Not sure how to rate the coral having never seen any before but it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

First time snorkelers and the different fish seen were amazing, even the ones around the boat where we docked. Not sure how to rate the coral having never seen any before but it wasn't as colorful as I expected but the fish were--we even saw squid. Went on the hiking trail to the observation deck--amazing view, well worth the effort... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

If possible, I would have stayed on the soft beautiful sand of Turtle Beach for my entire stay in St. Croix. The calm waters were perfect for some relaxed snorkeling. The beach was nice to walk along, and the views were just amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

All I can say is wow! The snorkeling is fantastic, the beach beautiful and the climate perfect. You can't take shells or leave garbage there- but that's what makes it so nice. Enjoy!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

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

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 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!!

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Gilford, New Hampshire, United States
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11 reviews
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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.

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Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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St. Thomas
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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 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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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.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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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

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Address: Address: St. Croix
Phone Number: 340-773-2628
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. Croix

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