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Buck Island Reef National Monument

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Bosc Dive

Riding about two feet underwater on what you could call a scooter is fun. Your head is in a fixed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephen R
United States
Amazing snorkeling

We snorkeled from a boat along this amazing reef. So much to see. You could spend hours here... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
McKinney, Texas
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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
+1 340-773-1460
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Riding about two feet underwater on what you could call a scooter is fun. Your head is in a fixed bubble that is part of the "scooter" You breath normally, steer like a motorcycle and look at the fish .Plenty of safety divers and believe...More

Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We snorkeled from a boat along this amazing reef. So much to see. You could spend hours here. Beautiful!!! Water was calm and clear. Tons of sea-life. Lots of fish, rays, squid, etc. We even were surprised to see a lemon shark. Absolutely fantastic!!!

Thank TexasTodd1
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Went to Buck Island to snorkel. The reef is just awesome. The Island is well kept. A must see if in St. Croix.

Thank Donald B
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Water was a little rough but the beach was beautiful and the water was clear and blue. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank lrhg21lbhb
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Blue Canyon charters took us out here for the day and showed us around to this beautiful gym in the Caribbean after free diving and exploring the Reefs we hit the beach for a little rest and relaxation. Perfect day in paradise thanks to Blue...More

Thank J W
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

We took a boat ride with a local over to Buck Island. The water was amazing in color and clarity. We snorkeled and walked the beach. Such a pretty day. Saw lots of fish, a spotted eagle ray and a small sand shark

Thank TanPrincess1
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Reef is full of life. We saw a lot of color ful fishes, a shark, tortles, rays and a big barracuda. Even if it is first time snorkeling, it's great place to start. The reec is quite big, so a lot to explore.

Thank Ieva S
Reviewed 6 September 2018

This is a must-do experience! The snorkeling on the reef is absolutely incredible. The water is crystal clear and the marine life is abundant. We took a half-day trip as a wedding group and had the most incredible time. Amazing memories and experiences together were...More

Thank mae_438
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Our family of 10 had an amazing trip to Buck Island! The sail the way there was a pleasant and relaxing ride. The snorkeling was awesome, the gear was clean and fog-free. The beach on Buck Island was the most gorgeous beach we've ever been...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The island is a great place to visit, whether you’re snorkeling or just want to go to the beach. The water is the clearest I’ve ever seen! Just be careful—the trees and fruit are poisonous. If you rake a trip they always explain that to...More

1  Thank Jadoremsnicole
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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!
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.
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!