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Buck Island Cove

Address: St. Croix
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Ranked #2 of 59 Attractions in St. Croix
Type: Reefs, Nature & Parks
Activities: Scuba diving, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: About two miles northeast of St. Croix, Buck Island Cove, with its large and spectacular reef, is a...
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Type: Reefs, Nature & Parks
Activities: Scuba diving, Viewing wildlife
Owner 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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Halifax, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Ok most leave 5 stars on this but I just can't. We had a good experience here which I'll outline but I'd be more at 4.5 than 5 on this. Went with Caribbean Sea Adventures, should be able to leave them a direct review elsewhere but the reason we chose them was because my 2 teenagers were $25 off the... More 

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Tacoma, WA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We took a snorkeling trip to Buck Island with Capt. Llewellyn's Charter. Capt. Lew sails a 37 ft. trimaran entirely under sail, no motor at all, and he has over 50 years of sailing experience. He is equipped with snorkeling gear if you don't have your own. The snorkeling is fabulously clear and the water and sand is amazingly blue.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you do one excursion on this island, this is a must. What a beautiful island an snorkeling the monument is outstanding. We went with Big Beards. They we great.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Beautiful snorkeling place and a very peaceful sail! We took Big Beards tour where they sail to their private island and grill you lunch. After the snorkeling they offer all you can drink rum punch.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It was wonderful, I haven't snorkeled in years and this was a wonderful tour. We did the full day and the staff was amazing. If you do a full day tour, go back during the same week and do the sunset tour for half price! Don't forget to tip the deckhand- Michael is awesome!

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Carmel, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Buck Island was amazing and surprisingly close to Christiansted. We were able to drive in, get on the boat, go snorkeling, and were back by 12:30. The island is so beautiful and it was great snorkeling. The water was a bit more choppy than my previous experiences at other places, but that made it more fun. We were allowed to... More 

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California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The scenery and beach were just gorgeous! Nice ride to the island and enjoyed swimming and walking the beach. Snorkeling was disappointing - very different from my last visit 10 years ago.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Enjoyed the tour of the reef and seeing all of the wildlife in it's natural habitat. Barracuda, Sharks, among other species.

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Windsor, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Big Beards is the way to go! great tour and excellent equipment. The beach is beautiful but the reef is amazing. There are markers on the bottom to tell you about some of the reef life.

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Issaquah, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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