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Buck Island Cove

St. Croix
+1 340-773-2628
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Very nice watch out for corals

Very nice snorkling place, but the ocean was a bit choppy and i got to close to a coral that i... read more

Reviewed December 27, 2015
Roselis S
Miami, Florida

I see why this place is a national park, its amazing. We saw all types of fish and coral. We also... read more

Reviewed November 29, 2015
Rita C
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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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.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed December 27, 2015

Very nice snorkling place, but the ocean was a bit choppy and i got to close to a coral that i expected, but a boat we were took a good care of. Lots of fishes

Thank Roselis S
Reviewed November 29, 2015

I see why this place is a national park, its amazing. We saw all types of fish and coral. We also saw a stingray, a shark, some turtles and some baby squids. I love nature so this was a wonderful day for me. Only advice...More

Thank Rita C
Reviewed November 9, 2015

this is a beautiful sandy beach and it was the first stop onthe BigBeard tour of Buck Island. We stopped and went down the ladder and jumped into the water to give our snorkle gear a try. There are picnic tables in the snade if...More

Thank bosrocker51
Reviewed October 11, 2015

Tour was through Royal Caribbean. Ride to boat was hot and nothing was said about island on the way over. Boat ride was very crowded. I can't imagine it was legal to have that many people in the boat. Snorkeling equipment looked dirty and I...More

Thank Nutmeg502011
Reviewed October 5, 2015

This place is amazing. A bunch of options for how you can visit. You def have to take a chartered tour because the snorkeling area is full of traffic. Gorgeous ride on the boat to and from the island, and a lot of history. Some...More

1  Thank kellytan1026
Reviewed September 21, 2015

A must for all who visit St. Croix!!! The water is so clear and the guides made the snorkel so enjoyable.

Thank Cyndi F
Reviewed September 2, 2015

Pristine beach you'll need a boat or excursion to get to. Worth a day trip if you can bring lunch or get a BBQ excursion. Crystal clear calm waters for swimming. You can also snorkel, but the reef on the other side of the island...More

1  Thank Charles S
Reviewed August 26, 2015

The most beautiful beach that I have seen in a long time. Bring your snorkel gear! We went there on the Big Beard excursion (those guys are awesome) but you are only there for an hour. Just not long enough.

Thank Suzee1962
Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I just got back from our cruise to the Southern Caribbean and one of our excursions was Buck Island. We snorkeled in the coral reefs. They were pretty dead like many people commented. There still were quite a few fish but compared...More

3  Thank DanceWithMe520
Reviewed August 9, 2015

Go here. you have to see it for yourself. sand super soft. Amazing vista of the isalnd of St. Croix on the horizon. Beach water is deep though, drops off quickly.

1  Thank artistinsuburbia
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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