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Buck Island Reef National Monument

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More than a pretty beach

Arrived on a private sailboat and anchored in designated area off the West coast of Buck Island. We... read more

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NeverBoringSailing
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Beautiful water and great snorkeling

We arrived here via a charter boat. The beach is beautiful but do be aware there are some trees on... read more

Reviewed 4 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
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17. 786505, -64. 626944, St. Croix
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Arrived on a private sailboat and anchored in designated area off the West coast of Buck Island. We applied for the free anchorage permit the previous day in person at Fort Christansvaern. (You will need a copy of your boat registration and a government ID.)...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NeverBoringSailing
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived here via a charter boat. The beach is beautiful but do be aware there are some trees on the island that are not safe. It was pointed out to us that many had picnic table directly underneath them. We snorkeled and swam. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CinMinnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a decent snorkel here. There were many beautiful fish. We even saw an octopus on the beach side, which most people call the “boring” side. In other words, if you are bummed when you have to spend time on the beach side, look...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hedgiegirl3
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a catamaran and after about 30 minutes we arrived at Buck Island and we could perform a superb snorkeling, There was an underwater trail , with signs that guidded us through corals. They were easily identified wiith signs attached to them , so...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank joaocarlos88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour left promptly and was handled by a great captain and first mate. The ride was okay but very windy and bumpy. The snorkel site at Buck Island was exposed to the wind and waves and so was a bit dicey to maneuver the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Snorkeling and Beach Break aboard the Deliverance with Captain Scott and Meredith was a great day away from the cruise ship with about 18 people. The snorkeling was less than perfect tho no fault of the captain because much of the coral is dying. What...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LindaT615
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Buck Island Reef National Monument is an especially beautiful place to snorkel. Captain Meghan & her crew provided exceptional service on our RCCL excursion. The equipment onboard their boat was in good condition & better than typical. They gave personal assistance to make sure everyone...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sharonwK4179OX
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buck Island Reef National Monument is a MUST DO while in St Croix! Absolutely stunning! It's what your beach dreams are made of! What are you waiting for? GO and see it already!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MLP68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was so adventurous and exciting. I will do it again. You can snokle as well to see the Buck Island reef. I don’t snockle but, my friends who were with me did. Scott and his friend was so caring, so compassionate that in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What can you say about one of the best beaches in the Caribbean? Beautiful sand, beautiful water, beautiful people! You can also take one of the many excursion boats, and snorkel the east end of the island, but it is the beach we love. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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PaulaSykes
8 July 2018|
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Response from bofsappraiser | Reviewed this property |
We used Big Beards adventures. Should be able to book through the ship or Viator ahead of time. Great adventure!
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Grannyoffive
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.
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Jennie360
11 April 2018|
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Response from migpadi | Reviewed this property |
Haven’t been to Barbados, lucky you!! But Snorkeling at Buck Island is awesome and as I saw someone mention you get to go to the beach after so you do both. Really nice!
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