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Address: St. Croix
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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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Softest Sand I have ever stepped on

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 9, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 to the snorkeling I have done in other places like Bermuda, Antigua, the Bahamas, and... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank artistinsuburbia
Claremore, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2015

The water was calm and very clear for snorkeling. We didn't see anything exciting but enjoyed the tranquility of this beach.

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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2015

First time snorkelers and the different fish seen were amazing, even the ones around the boat where we docked. Not sure how to rate the coral having never seen any before but it wasn't as colorful as I expected but the fish were--we even saw squid. Went on the hiking trail to the observation deck--amazing view, well worth the effort... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2015

If possible, I would have stayed on the soft beautiful sand of Turtle Beach for my entire stay in St. Croix. The calm waters were perfect for some relaxed snorkeling. The beach was nice to walk along, and the views were just amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

All I can say is wow! The snorkeling is fantastic, the beach beautiful and the climate perfect. You can't take shells or leave garbage there- but that's what makes it so nice. Enjoy!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2015

A must do for snorkelers! Great reef, lot of fish and underwater beauty. Get a boat tour, best on St Croix.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2015

It's a tiny tiny island, but worth the walk, or just relax on the soft white sandy beach. The water there is AMAZING!!

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Gilford, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2015

Took a charter out to the island on Sunday. Great time the kids loved it. The water is very clear and great for snorkeling.

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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2015

Good snorkeling must be a good swimmer. Yes Cancun was more colorful but this was still enjoying. We took Llewellyn's Chater. Happy we went with them vs giant boat packed with too. Many people.

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