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Buck Island Cove

St. Croix
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Ranked #2 of 66 Attractions in St. Croix
Type: Reefs
Activities: Scuba diving, Viewing wildlife
Description: 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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Issaquah, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Beach was empty when we arrived. Our captain took us to some great snorkeling spots. Would love to do it again!

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Beautiful beach, great snorkeling trip. Our captain and guide were friendly and helpful. Truly the most beautiful beach on the planet.

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Newnan, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Enjoyed an afternoon of snorkeling in this lovely area. Great for beginners...and also for those with more experience. Lessons on a calm beach then to a beautiful reef with a wide assortment of colorful fish. Very enjoyable.

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clifton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had the pleasure of taking a boat there and snorkeling on the way. It was a lot of fun! The snorkeling staff was knowledgable and patient with us novices. The sky was blue and the water even bluer! Perfect afternoon!

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Dexter, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We did the 8 hour tour with lunch on the beach. Captain Mike and his crew were very nice. The beach lunch was very good. What can beat a BBQ on a tropical beach!

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Denver
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Buck Island is an interesting place to visit, but as the title says I was torn between a 3 and 4 star rating. The reason I bumped it up to a 4 star was Captain Carl and Dana on the Teroro. They made it a fun day and would highly recommend their charter. Don't get me wrong, the beach is... More

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Woodbridge, VA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My husband and I joined maybe 16 others on the Teroro II with Capt Carl and First Mate Dana over to Buck Island (highly recommended. $65 per person, bring your own lunch and drinks. Water and sodas available for sale on the boat). Both Capt Carl and Dana are friendly and they really love sailing, you can tell! What a... More

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Windsor, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

You'll never see water so clear or sand so white. A photographer's dream. We took a snorkel/rum cruise out to the island. The snorkeling was great. The rum was great. Lunch was included and it was good (sandwiches). We spent about 2 hours on the island and were served rum punch on our way back to St. Croix.

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Naples
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

11 of us chartered a sailboat boat (Teroro II ) with 2 wonderful captains, Heinz & Dana and sailed to Buck island. Fist of all the water was crystal clear blue green beautiful and living in Naples Florida, we have beautiful water and beaches but these waters are incredible! Snorkeling was good but little rough and water is too warm... More

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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

What a wonderful place to visit! Any snorkling you've ever done will pale in comparison to Buck Island! I want to go back!

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