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Buck Island Cove

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Address: St. Croix
Phone Number: 340-773-2628
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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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Black Beard sails again

Best snorkeling ever with the BlackBeard snorkel company out of Christiansted to Buck Island. Rough waters made it a bit of a challenge, but the underwater and above the water... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
Margaret C
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Asheville, North Carolina
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St. Thomas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Went out with friends on their boat to Buck island while visiting STX and even though we knew it was not going to be the best day on the water, we still had a great time. The island is quite pretty with great beaches and plenty of space to spread out. There are picnic tables, grills, trails across the island,... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Best snorkeling ever with the BlackBeard snorkel company out of Christiansted to Buck Island. Rough waters made it a bit of a challenge, but the underwater and above the water scenery was spectacular.The crew was professional and helpful.

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1 Thank Margaret C
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Its a must do but we were not impressed. We were expecting a lot more sea life. Not much to see while snorkeling. Maybe we went on a bad day

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1 Thank TALEE2014
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We used Caribbean Sea Adventures and loved the crew and the snorkeling. Buck island is beautiful , the water is green.

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Chatham,NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

since hurricane Hugo, the island isn't the same in terms of looking at the reef. You can either book a half day without lunch (a hot dog) or a half day....go with the half day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Buck Island in St. Croix has a very nice Caribbean beach called Turtle Beach and a reef for snorkeling at a short boat ride. The beach is fantastic, with fine sand, calm, clear water and a few fishes swimming at shore. On the beach there is a hiking path but we were told that it has an overgrowth of plants... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Some great snorkeling and sandy white beaches go for at least a half day tour. we used Big Beard's Adventure Tours and they were great.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Sandy, soft and beautifully breathtaking. Just swim, relax and enjoy. A world of it's own and one of a kind in it's beauty. A natural habitat for Sea turtles, birds and lots more. You deserve a tour of this island and especially the underwater trail with all kinds of cool coral, colorful fish, crustaceans and the occasional nurse shark, sea... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Took the big beards half day trip to buck island for snorkeling. Beautiful clear turquoise water. Saw fish and coral I've never seen before. Well organized. Great time.

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

What a great experience! We left Christenstad Harbor on one of Big Beard's Adventure Catamarans, with about 30 people aboard. The crew of 4 was very helpful, as some had never been snorkeling before. I recommend this Adventure highly.

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