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
Sponsored by:
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
Improve this listing
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 92 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Best Beach

The most beautiful beach that I have seen in a long time. Bring your snorkel gear! We went there on the Big Beard excursion (those guys are awesome) but you are only there for an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Suzee1962
,
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
Add Photo Write a Review

92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
Level Contributor
61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The most beautiful beach that I have seen in a long time. Bring your snorkel gear! We went there on the Big Beard excursion (those guys are awesome) but you are only there for an hour. Just not long enough.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My husband and I just got back from our cruise to the Southern Caribbean and one of our excursions was Buck Island. We snorkeled in the coral reefs. They were pretty dead like many people commented. There still were quite a few fish but compared to the snorkeling I have done in other places like Bermuda, Antigua, the Bahamas, and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Go here. you have to see it for yourself. sand super soft. Amazing vista of the isalnd of St. Croix on the horizon. Beach water is deep though, drops off quickly.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Claremore, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The water was calm and very clear for snorkeling. We didn't see anything exciting but enjoyed the tranquility of this beach.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charleston, West Virginia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles
Level Contributor
110 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 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
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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 2

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

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim 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?