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Buck Island Reef National Monument

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the sight & sounds on Turtle Beach were beyond my highest expectations!

This treasure was made a national monument for all the right reasons! Tourists come all day, every... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sulphur, Louisiana
Stunning,Stunning and Stunning

This was my second trip,in past ten years coming to St. Croix. It was just as fabulous as the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Lying 1.5 miles off the northeast coast of St. Croix, this 880-acre national monument includes 176 acres of land surrounded by 704 acres of water and coral reef system; it is a paradise for snorkelers, and the deep grottos and labyrinths are perfect...more
17. 786505, -64. 626944, St. Croix
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This treasure was made a national monument for all the right reasons! Tourists come all day, every day, yet it never seems crowded! You are so astonished by the pristine beauty that you want to do just as asked and leave it just as you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my second trip,in past ten years coming to St. Croix. It was just as fabulous as the first time!! If you are visiting St.Croix for the 1st time....this is one place you have to visit. It’s on the “National Geographic list of top...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jeanne S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We love Buck island for the beach, snorkeling and atmosphere. When we can sailboat over we have a wonderful time - even if we don’t snorkel and just enjoy the island and swim. We have seen dolphins, rays, turtles and all kinds of lovely fish....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kaydiver
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Buck island is one of the most beautiful places on earth. A trip out here is well worth the money and time. Just stunning.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mikedZ5951IB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We snorkeled the Reef and saw a few lobsters, a squid and lots of colorful fish. The corals were awesome.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank amylovescarl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took Big Beards tour out here. Great crew, the island itself offers some stunning scenery both on land and in the water with a coral reef that offers an underwater trail unique to anything I have seen. Similar by different to the scuba trail in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ejames12017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a great day snorkeling the reef. Fun underwater signs to help identify what fish and coral you are seeing. Guides made sure all was safe and were attentive to all details. Good barbecue after. I would recommend.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 91tarap
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The beauty and colors might have been enough, but the sand was like walking on velvet! The trip was truly like being treated to an afternoon in paradise.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Lillian H
Reviewed 9 January 2019

The company that took us out to Buck Island was very nice and explained the reef to us. I think the reef has been harmed by the hurricane. It was not very pretty not did it have the sea life one might expect. It was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Liberty73
Reviewed 9 January 2019

didn't see much at this reef. it was not a nice day to start but we were expecting much more life and colour corals than what we've seen.

Date of experience: December 2018
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20 December 2018|
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Response from NeverBoringSailing | Reviewed this property |
Yes! The Christiansvaern Fort entrance has all five stamps for the St Croix sites to including Buck Island.
8 July 2018|
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Response from dcyonce | Reviewed this property |
If you are visiting St Croix via cruise ship, then your ship will dock in Fredericksted. Fredericksted is on the far west end of the island. The tours for Buck Island leave out of Christiansted, which is in the middle of the... More
25 April 2018|
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Response from Brenda28970 | Reviewed this property |
The beach is lovely but when you go on the excursions you don't stay on it very long. Just to practice snorkeling and then they sail to the reef.