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Buck Island Cove

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Address: St. Croix
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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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Fabulous Sail, Fabulous Day

Really enjoyed Captain Llewellyn's sail to Buck Island. We enjoyed a terrific sailing experience, snorkeling in the Park, and playing from the sandy beach on Buck island... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2016
Pamela S
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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111 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Really enjoyed Captain Llewellyn's sail to Buck Island. We enjoyed a terrific sailing experience, snorkeling in the Park, and playing from the sandy beach on Buck island. Captain Llew was a great guide, and a lot of fun to chat with. Made us feel very safe, as he led us through different parts of the coral reef. You could see... More 

Thank Pamela S
Pinehurst, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2016

I have visited here twice. Absolutely beautiful. Gorgeous water and coral formations. There are fish everywhere. Highly recommend it to everyone but please do not touch anything that is alive.

Thank russyow
Miami, Florida
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55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Very nice snorkling place, but the ocean was a bit choppy and i got to close to a coral that i expected, but a boat we were took a good care of. Lots of fishes

Thank Roselis S
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

I see why this place is a national park, its amazing. We saw all types of fish and coral. We also saw a stingray, a shark, some turtles and some baby squids. I love nature so this was a wonderful day for me. Only advice lots of sunblock on your backside..

Thank Rita C
Boston, MA
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91 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015

this is a beautiful sandy beach and it was the first stop onthe BigBeard tour of Buck Island. We stopped and went down the ladder and jumped into the water to give our snorkle gear a try. There are picnic tables in the snade if you want to be out of the sun.

Thank bosrocker51
Hartford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Tour was through Royal Caribbean. Ride to boat was hot and nothing was said about island on the way over. Boat ride was very crowded. I can't imagine it was legal to have that many people in the boat. Snorkeling equipment looked dirty and I was so glad I brought my own. I enjoyed snorkeling but I didn't see anything... More 

Thank Nutmeg502011
Rancho Cordova, California
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

This place is amazing. A bunch of options for how you can visit. You def have to take a chartered tour because the snorkeling area is full of traffic. Gorgeous ride on the boat to and from the island, and a lot of history. Some of the best snorkeling I have ever done.

1 Thank kellytan1026
Littleton, Colorado
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

A must for all who visit St. Croix!!! The water is so clear and the guides made the snorkel so enjoyable.

Thank Cyndi F
Orlando, Florida
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102 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Pristine beach you'll need a boat or excursion to get to. Worth a day trip if you can bring lunch or get a BBQ excursion. Crystal clear calm waters for swimming. You can also snorkel, but the reef on the other side of the island is where the snorkeling is at. I would suggest the all day excursion from Christiansted... More 

1 Thank Charles S
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

The most beautiful beach that I have seen in a long time. Bring your snorkel gear! We went there on the Big Beard excursion (those guys are awesome) but you are only there for an hour. Just not long enough.

Thank Suzee1962

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