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Buck Island Reef National Monument

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17. 786505, -64. 626944, St. Croix
+1 340-773-1460
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Buck Island

Buck Island is so beautiful and the sand on the beach was so white and soft. We had the chance to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
trckgrl12
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Orlando, Florida
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Buck Island with Big Beards aboard the “Renegade”

Great trip included stops at two private beaches as well as snorkeling at the National Park. Great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bofsappraiser
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Tampa, Florida
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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 for experienced scuba divers to explore.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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17. 786505, -64. 626944, St. Croix
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Buck Island is so beautiful and the sand on the beach was so white and soft. We had the chance to snorkel in the reef and it was phenomenal. So many tropical fish to see! The water is so crystal clear and fresh. Highly recommend...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great trip included stops at two private beaches as well as snorkeling at the National Park. Great lunch and open bar. Awesome crew

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a snorkel trip to Buck Island with Caribbean Sea Adventure yesterday. The company was excellent. We can’t speak highly enough about the professionalism of the crew and staff! From the ever-pleasant and knowlegable office person Jackie to Dive Boat Capt. Scott and his very...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great excursion destination for snorkeling. Lots of live coral and many different types of sea life to see.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a short boat ride from Frederiksted. You get nice views of St Croix on the way. At Buck island, you'll probably get one stop on the east side (snorkeling trail) and one on the west side (beach and hiking trail to the top,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have not snorkeled in 5 years, but heard Buck Island was a must visit “top 1000 places to see before you die.” The book is right! We took the Big Beard Adventure Charter, perfectly operated, great crew and very instructional. Highly recommend both the...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Simply some of the best snorkeling I have ever seen. We went out with Big Beard and everything was amazing..

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Snorkeling at Buck Island took our breath away! We have never seen such beautiful clear water except in Bora Bora snd the undersea life is amazing! Go, you won’t be sorry.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Buck Island is the perfect family trip. The crew at Big Beards was wonderful. Informative, friendly and funny. The beauty is unimaginable! The water is clear and so many shades of blue. We practiced snorkeling at Turtle Beach and we were ready for the reef....More

3  Thank Brenda28970
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We visited Buck Island in Mar-Apr 2016 with BigBeards Tour. The beach was one of the most gorgeous beaches we have ever been too. The colors of the ocean were so blue and vibrant. The reef has been damaged over the years and is not...More

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Grannyoffive
25 April 2018|
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Response from leighl | Reviewed this property |
Yes lovely beach
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Jennie360
11 April 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth H | Reviewed this property |
Try both, I have snorkled both places, and most often by the shore is mirky so you have a lesser chance to see fish. The National Monument at Buck Island Reef is shallow and narrow, but lovely fish up close and personal... More
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wc123
13 February 2018|
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Response from pariciah18 | Reviewed this property |
We were on Celebrity Silhouette - docked from 8am to 5pm. I personally would not use the cruise line excursion - too expensive.
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