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“A must see adventure when in St. Croix”
Review of Buck Island Cove

Buck Island Cove
Ranked #20 of 107 things to do in St. Croix
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Winter Haven, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A must see adventure when in St. Croix”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

This is a national monument and can only be visited by boat. Please respect it and its beauty when here. We took a tour that let us snorkel an hour and say a school of blue tang (at least 200) lots of other fish and coral. I felt like I was swimming in a giant aquarium. Coral is mostly dead, but with concerted efforts it has begun to grow again. That was wonderful to see as we have snorkelled the Great Barrier Reef and hope that st croix could become that pretty a landmark of live beauty. Afterwards we went to the island, no landing the boat so we had to swim ashore. Softest sand I have ever felt. Don't miss this one.

Visited September 2013
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St. Michaels, Maryland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Natural Beauty Beyond Compare”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

spectacular snorkeling - sea life galore and beautiful coral reefs - only accessible by boat and it is a wonderful boat ride to get there. Buck Island is a US National Monument and the land and waters are all protected - our captain on the Blue Beard tour was extremely knowledgeable we couldn't have had a better trip!

Visited August 2013
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Charlotte Amalie, null, United States
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Dramatic coral reefs and idyllic beach!”
Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

A great day trip! We went with Big Beards' catamaran and had an amazing day. They also offer a BBQ complete with hot dogs, burgers, mahi and rum punch!!

Visited July 2013
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful Island”
Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Went on a Big Beard Tour.. Great snorkeling ,beautiful beach, great little BBQ after with free rum punch.. Yummy.. A must see when in St. Croix

Visited July 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The softest sand, the clearest water”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Buck island was gorgeous. I mean, seriously - the softest sand I've ever felt, with warm, calm water and lots of cool fish. I loved it and highly recommend you go!

Visited July 2013
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