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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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If you don’t do anything else in St. Croix make sure you go snorkeling at Buck Island. This is a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wendy C
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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most pristine beach on the island

If you are into the clear aqua waters of St Croix, this is one beach to be sure to visit. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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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17. 786505, -64. 626944, St. Croix
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you don’t do anything else in St. Croix make sure you go snorkeling at Buck Island. This is a beautiful area to look at the beautiful reef and all the different fish.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are into the clear aqua waters of St Croix, this is one beach to be sure to visit. The snorkeling was outstanding as well!

Thank jonathan b
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such an amazing place to go take a charter and snorkel. More fish than you can imagine, pristine beach, coral that is just coming back to life in all different shapes and sizes. The perfect underwater highway!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a truly amazing experience! Even my boys who are tough customers were amazed and in awe! Lots of brain coral, colorful schools of fish and even barracuda!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This national park has to be one of the best in the US. Anyone going to St Croix needs to go see it. The beaches are pretty with clear water. You get to see all kinds of sealife snorkeling near the reef. There are picnic...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to John F Kennedy this amazing island is preserved and it is one of the most beautiful places on earth.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did an excursion to Buck Island, which included snorkeling the reef. Our vendor took us to the island for a little beach time first and then on to the reef. The reef is located on the other side of the island, which is less...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went out on a private sail boat charter for a full day. Definitely the most fastinating attraction I have ever seen. Water so clear the depth was deceiving. Things looked much closer than they were. The snorkel trails were well marked and moments describing the...More

1  Thank Alan C
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 15 May 2018 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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Grannyoffive
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It’s beautiful. Well worth it!
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Jennie360
12 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!
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wc123
14 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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