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Buck Island Reef National Monument

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Beautiful island, it was great for snorkeling, swimming, just sitting in beach. Picnic area... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Terri R
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Plenty to see including elkhorn coral, fish and other sea life.

The reef is coming back from a bit of bleaching a few years ago, but plenty of fish and elkhorn... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eric G
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Lying 1.5 miles off the northeast coast of St. Croix, this 880-acre national monument includes 176 acres of land surrounded by 704 acres of water and coral reef system; it is a paradise for snorkelers, and the deep grottos and labyrinths are perfect...more
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17. 786505, -64. 626944, St. Croix
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful island, it was great for snorkeling, swimming, just sitting in beach. Picnic area. Peaceful place to hang out

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Terri R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The reef is coming back from a bit of bleaching a few years ago, but plenty of fish and elkhorn coral forest. Saw a large barracuda, moray eel and lobster. We took Big Beard's full day tour and it was easily worth the extra money...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Reef in recovery, and needs more awareness for its protection. Stunningly beautiful, its a must see if you have any interest in underwater ecology.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank waynecurt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Still recovering from dual cat 5's, but as it is a living thing, it is healing with every day. Good for strong snorkelers. Don't bring Granny. Nice touch is id markers identifying some of the local residents. If you are lucky you will see a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank TravelQ6492QE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Too rough to snorkel - had to use their life jackets - too hard to snorkel with them on- we did have our own snorkel vests too - beautiful place - boat had no drinks but tap water and fruit punch unless you brought your...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks JFK and Obama for preserving this treasure. Only limited companies can take people out there apparently. We took Big Beards. Very nice. Beautiful beach on the west and south sides. Snorkeling on the east end. Good qty of fish and coral. Not the variety...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Rick B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buck Island is one of the prettiest beaches I've ever been to. If you get a chance to go, do it. It is well worth the investment of time.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gcfielding
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an entire day here and loved it. The beaches are simply amazing, especially on the west side with beautiful water. The hike to the overlook was beautiful and well marked, definitely would make it a point to do. I think the snorkeling was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mdbitb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a tour by Big Beard. They take you first to a gorgeous beach on the island, where you can walk around part of the island, or hike into the forest, or just swim (and test your snorkel gear). Then, a short sail to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Traveling-RP-USA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This island is a national monument where one can snorkel, enjoy the beauty of the U.S.'s natural resources. Wonderful.

Date of experience: February 2019
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karenapardue1234
December 19, 2018|
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Response from NeverBoringSailing | Reviewed this property |
Yes! The Christiansvaern Fort entrance has all five stamps for the St Croix sites to including Buck Island.
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PaulaSykes
July 8, 2018|
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Response from dcyonce | Reviewed this property |
If you are visiting St Croix via cruise ship, then your ship will dock in Fredericksted. Fredericksted is on the far west end of the island. The tours for Buck Island leave out of Christiansted, which is in the middle of the... More
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Grannyoffive
April 24, 2018|
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Response from Brenda28970 | Reviewed this property |
The beach is lovely but when you go on the excursions you don't stay on it very long. Just to practice snorkeling and then they sail to the reef.
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