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Buck Island Cove

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Address: St. Croix
Phone Number: +1 340-773-2628
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About two miles northeast of St. Croix, Buck Island Cove, with its large...

About two miles northeast of St. Croix, Buck Island Cove, with its large and spectacular reef, is a snorkeler’s dream.

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A few years ago, my family took a tour of Buck island and we scattered a few of my mother's ashes on the island. It was surreal to be on this remote island with unusual plant life... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Christiansted, St. Croix

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Christiansted, St. Croix
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A few years ago, my family took a tour of Buck island and we scattered a few of my mother's ashes on the island. It was surreal to be on this remote island with unusual plant life and surrounded by waters of fish and coves protected by a place that respects Nature! Truly breathe taking!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

$70 each, 3 hours excursion. Didn't want to do Trunk Bay because did it many years ago and felt it might be "fished" out from overuse. When got to Buck Island with marine biologist, the two green turtles left. To boat's credit they do not feed the fish or turtles. Biologist talked a lot, but when your face is in... More 

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Gloucester Twp, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Waters are warm and oh so very clear. The beach sand feels wonderful on your feet. Beach itself is not deep. Snorkeling is amazing. Very relaxing and peacful

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

My wife and I rented a boat for a snorkeling trip to Buck Island and were surprised to find this amazing beach. Make Buck Island a day trip and enjoy all it has to offer.

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Thank jparker59
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The beach was out of this world. One of the best beaches I have ever been on! The sand was so white and the water was very blue just beautiful.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

This is one of the best activity that St. Croix can offer, one of the Caribbean gems. Buck Island is a great place for snorkeling.

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

The best part of our vacation was an excursion out to Buck Island. The water is turquoise and the fish and coral are beautiful. We took a Big Beard catamaran and snorkeled and then had lunch on a secluded part of the beach. It was the best time ever!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

According to our tour guides, the beach here is lined with deadly manchineel trees, but that only adds to this beach's remote appeal. This is once removed from civilization, a few picnic tables the only evidence that this small island is a national monument. Beautiful beach all the same, and worth a visit.

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We sailed here. Surprised to learned that you needed permission and it took 5 days to process. So if you're here on your own boat, plan ahead. We did get our permission, and it is good for a year. Seas were a little rough, so we had the place to ourselves. Nice, but there's better on other islands. Just sayin.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Want to feel as if your alone on a private island? Sail over for the day and enjoy. The hike up the trail is worth it, great views!

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