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Buck Island Cove

St. Croix
+1 340-773-2628
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The beach at Buck Island Cove is absolutely gorgeous. Be careful of thorns while you are walking... read more

Reviewed February 21, 2017
Michelle H
Beautiful national treasure-thanks JFK

Beautiful cruise aboard the sailboat Blackbeards out of Christiansted on an off weather day. The... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2017
Kathy B
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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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  • Average5%
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Reviewed February 21, 2017

The beach at Buck Island Cove is absolutely gorgeous. Be careful of thorns while you are walking along. There aren't a lot of them, but if you step on one, it will hurt bad. The sand is soft and white, the water is an amazing...More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful cruise aboard the sailboat Blackbeards out of Christiansted on an off weather day. The captain and first mate were fabulous- John and Scott are great sailors, cooks and storytellers. The barrier reef, which was devastated with Hurricane Hugo is fragile and beautiful and a...More

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed January 27, 2017

The beach at Buck Island is a great place to spend the day. Come by boat (charter, or private vessel with permit), anchor off the shore, and enjoy the beautiful scenery, sunshine and breeze. Swim to shore and walk the beach, or snorkel around the...More

Thank NotCook
Reviewed January 21, 2017

The beach is soft white sand and the water is amazingly clear and warm. It is one of the prettiest spots I have ever seen. There are some picnic tables as well. At the far North end of the beach there are outhouses if you...More

Thank Allen B
Reviewed December 31, 2016

Part of the Blackbeards' trip to Buck Island dive site. Used beach as a stop over to try our hand at snorkelling which was an hour well spent. Beautiful clear calm water. No facilities so must bring own water etc and remove rubbish as this...More

Thank Philip J
Reviewed October 18, 2016

A few years ago, my family took a tour of Buck island and we scattered a few of my mother's ashes on the island. It was surreal to be on this remote island with unusual plant life and surrounded by waters of fish and coves...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

$70 each, 3 hours excursion. Didn't want to do Trunk Bay because did it many years ago and felt it might be "fished" out from overuse. When got to Buck Island with marine biologist, the two green turtles left. To boat's credit they do not...More

Thank TedL1049
Reviewed September 15, 2016

Waters are warm and oh so very clear. The beach sand feels wonderful on your feet. Beach itself is not deep. Snorkeling is amazing. Very relaxing and peacful

Thank Jim S
Reviewed August 21, 2016

My wife and I rented a boat for a snorkeling trip to Buck Island and were surprised to find this amazing beach. Make Buck Island a day trip and enjoy all it has to offer.

Thank Jeff and Mary P
Reviewed August 9, 2016

The beach was out of this world. One of the best beaches I have ever been on! The sand was so white and the water was very blue just beautiful.

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Nancy R
May 23, 2016|
Response from CaptCriox |
Buck Island is an uninhabited National Monument accessible by boat only. Caribbean Sea Adventures does a great job and would be happy to take you there.
January 28, 2015|
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Response from CaptCriox |
Hurricane Hugo is really the one to blame for the destruction of the reef back in 1989. Since then the National Park service has implemented bold but effective conservation practices that have encouraged coral growth and... More