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Buck Island Reef National Monument

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Amazing snorkeling, great beach & awesome views!

This is a must-do experience! The snorkeling on the reef is absolutely incredible. The water is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
A must do! Relaxing boat ride, awesome snorkeling, magnificent beach

Our family of 10 had an amazing trip to Buck Island! The sail the way there was a pleasant and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buck Island was beautiful! There's a lot of neat sea life to see and the water is AMAZING! Crystal clear, blue and very pretty. If you can take a snorkel or scuba tour here, I suggest that you do! You won't be disappointed!

Thank Leiah M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hurricanes have destroyed a lot of the coral reef but it still is a nice place to snorkel. The sea was pretty rough the day we were there but we still had a nice time. Worth the visit.

1  Thank TimPickel
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Had a fabulous time with Captain Scott and his crewmen Randy and Cody! Only 10 adventurous souls rode with Captain Scott to Buck Island for a half day tour on Betty Ann tour boat. Captain Scott was intimately knowledgeable about the area that we visited...More

1  Thank DoeOmegaFPV
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We come here quite frequently. Whether with friends or just the 2 of us. IT IS PARADISE! You see turtles, dolphins, fish, rays and more! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! The white sand and crystal clear water, so many different shades of blue...breath taking! Can't wait to be...More

Thank leslieanne0017
Reviewed 5 August 2018

This island was absolutely incredible! The beach was beautiful & the color of the water was a gorgeous blue-green. The water was so clear that while on the boat you could see star fish & other fish as well. It was a quiet island, they...More

Thank crooney2018
Reviewed 2 August 2018

A must see when visiting St. Croix! I recommend using Caribbean Sea Adventures, they do a guided snorkeling tour of the reef and you also get to spend time on the island. Crew is outstanding!

Thank jenniferdorazio77
Reviewed 30 July 2018

The color of the water alone is worth the visit! You'll understand why this is a national park as soon as you view what is underwater. The coral formations are tall and varied and alive. Worth it to do through Caribbean Sea Adventures, found on...More

1  Thank christinapday
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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!