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Buck Island Cove

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Address: , St. Croix
Phone Number: 340-773-2628
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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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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2014
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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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68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Billerica, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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