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Address: St. Croix
Phone Number: 340-773-2628
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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Excellent waters for snorkelers.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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California
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57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 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 29 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Address: St. Croix
Phone Number: 340-773-2628
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. Croix

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