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“A must do while on St Croix”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Buck Island Cove

Buck Island Cove
Ranked #22 of 107 things to do in St. Croix
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Owner description: 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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“A must do while on St Croix”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

As beautiful as Turtle beach, which is the on the west end of the island , looks from St Croix it is even more beautiful to stand on and swim in its perfect turquoise water. It is a screen saver come to life right under your feet. For the full experience of visiting an uninhabited island with a clean white sandy beach, I recommend getting there with one of the charters that is sail power only. The quiet ride with only the wind and the waves splashing off the hull is very soothing. We took Buck Island charters with capt. Carl on the Teroro II and they were excellent. Make sure you wear sandals or flip flops if you decide to take the walk around the back of the island to check out the tide pools as the trail gets covered with wet dead leaves and small branches in some spots. Just enough to not be comfortable under foot. Next time we go , we are planning on the trip up the trail into the forest and to the top of the ridge. Can't wait.

Visited October 2012
Thank Steve C
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Worth the visit price”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Amazing waters, turtles to see and fantastic snorkeling. The tour guides are usually great. Go here.

Visited December 2011
1 Thank Jess630
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9 reviews
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“Most beautiful beach I have ever been to!”
Reviewed May 8, 2012

If you get a chance to visit St. Croix, USVI, (and you should it is a beautiful island) a must see id Buck Island! On our latest trip to St. Croix my family and I went to the island to play on the beach and swim in the crystal blue water. My children, ages 4 and 5, swam to shore from the boat, with the help of a life vest and a "noodle". You see there are no docks on the island and there is a reef surrounding most of the island so only a few boats can get close to the beach. I was a little worried about how they would do, but they did amazing and had a great time at the beach! The sand and water was so beautiful it almost didn't seem real. Make sure you put plenty of sun block on before you swim to shore, there is not much shade. Now about the reef, it is a Underwater Reef National Monument. On a different trip my husband and I snorkeled the Buck Island Reef National Monument. It was so beautiful! If you love snorkeling or diving St. Croix is one of the best places to do it!

Visited April 2012
1 Thank Tonya G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2011

Should be on anyones bucket list.....Buck island national park is about 3 miles of coral reef.....amazing sea creatures......school of fishes...we went with Big beard tour...for 3 days!

Visited September 2011
1 Thank TravellerCB
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Simply Beautiful!!!”
Reviewed September 7, 2009

This was a great excursion!!! I have never seen water so blue and so many beautiful fish!!!! I would highly recommend this!!!

2 Thank cortay
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