Buck Island Reef National Monument

Buck Island Reef National Monument

Buck Island Reef National Monument
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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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ignatsz
New York City, NY300 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
This was the best place I have ever snorkeled. The water was crystal clear and those of the National Park is cool. I saw many different kinds of fish. The boat ride out is also enjoyable
Written 16 March 2023
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Jim T
Saint Johns, Michigan, United States6 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
We went with big beard tours, they do an awesome job and would highly recommend them. The water was clear ,so many fish. And the beach was awesome also
Written 10 March 2023
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Melissa H
Dublin, United States11 contributions
Mar 2023
We spent an afternoon snorkeling along the coral reef at Buck Island. Plenty of coral and creatures to take in! Some of the coral was over 8,000 years old!
Written 10 March 2023
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salvatore s
5 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Most beautiful waters and beach on bucks island. Simply amazing. Must do list. Even if you don’t snorkel go see turtle beach
Written 17 February 2023
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Bruce I
Marlborough, MA291 contributions
Feb 2023
Buck Island is the best location in St Croix. The beach is sandy and long and the snorkeling on the other side of the island is excellent with plenty of living coral (dead lots of other places) and numerous beautiful fish.
Written 15 February 2023
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Roger S
Christiansted, St. Croix5 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
Fantastic place to go snorkeling or diving. Lots of underwater creatures to see. Has clear blue green water. Nice beaches !!!
Written 11 February 2023
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Joanne P
Somerset, MA3 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
We booked a snokling tour on board Celebrate. Captain Ally, Hayley, and Eastern, made our trip so much fun.
They were informative and provided us with the history of the reef.
Hayley and Eastern make a mean rum punch as well.
Written 28 January 2023
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Alice C
Penticton, Canada24 contributions
Dec 2022
we went to the island with a sailing group of snorkelers. The weather was clear but cool, it rained while on the boat coming back. We were not that impressed with the island although we can only blame it on the weather. The water/current was too rough for snorkelers, so we missed most of the underwater experience.
Written 24 January 2023
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Paul Martin
Mantua, NJ5 contributions
Jan 2023
Book a tour and see this! You won't regret taking the trip. If you have a GoPro or another underwater camera, you're definitely going to want to bring it capture the trip.
Written 22 January 2023
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Jerry H
Marquette, MI79 contributions
Jan 2023
Taking a boat out to the reef is a must do if on St Croix. The underwater sights are amazing to see. Colorful fish and plentiful coral are everywhere.
Written 14 January 2023
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