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Buck Island Cove

St. Croix
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Ranked #3 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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clifton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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Manchester, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We sailed to Buck Island on 7/9 with Capt Carl and Dana on the Teroro II. What a beautiful awesome trip! We have gone to Buck once before on the glass bottom boat and this was 100x better. A nice, smooth trip out. Dad is in a wheelchair and can't walk, Carl and Dana easily got him settled into the... More

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Captain Carl and Dana were awesome. Dana took us on wonderful snorkeling of buck island. Having captain Carl sailing us to the island was great, we recommend sailing instead of taking a motorized boat. After snorkeling we went the beach. The view was beautiful. Make sure you bring your drinks and food Kim and I love it

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Senior Reviewer
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We went with Llewellyn charters and it was amazing! Lou is a grumpy old man but it was a blast. He did a great job guiding us while we were snorkeling. Even saw a shark! The reef was amazing and I can see why the beach is one of the top ten! A must see!

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