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St Thomas Buck Island

November 06, 2012 08:09PM
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09/09/2012

62 Posts

Hi, we cannot make St Croix this trip so the "official" Buck Island is out of the question as we will only be in St Thomas and St Johns. We are thinking of going to "little" Buck Island off of St Thomas and YES we do know it is not Buck Island off of St Croix. We did do a google search and have a ton of other info from AAA and other sources, but we only came up with a couple of results. Does anyone have any contact info or web sites for trips on St Thomas to the St Thomas Buck Island? Websites or location and phone number would be perfect. Thank you very much

November 07, 2012 12:01AM
Registered:
11/26/2011

164 Posts

It is St. John. No "s".

November 07, 2012 03:33AM
Registered:
07/01/2012

536 Posts

There are daysail boats out of Frenchman's Reef Hotel/Marriot that go to Buck Island. you can check with them.
I think they have both full and half day trips.
It is quite small compared to STX's Buck Island but the snorkeling is quite good as area is a protected location.
There's a wreck there and fish are all around.
Good Luck and Enjoy!

November 07, 2012 11:08AM
Registered:
10/10/2011

303 Posts

I believe Aqua Action (secret harbor) ran a dive trip. Not sure if they still do. It's a good spot. WaterLemon key is also good for snorkling. Don't need a boat, but will need to get to STJ and rent a car. Fun day trip.Be sure to go a calmer day Lots of good stuff to see outside of the little key.

November 07, 2012 11:12AM
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07/01/2012

536 Posts

I agree but Water Lemon Cay is not any where nearby to Buck Island so that would require 2 different trips, perhaps.
It depends also if you want a diving or a sailing day trip.

November 07, 2012 12:59PM
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10/10/2011

303 Posts

Sorry I was trying to give a nice option which didn't require a charter in case the buck island turned out to be too pricey.
You know, like a day outing, someplace different with good snorkeling. Take the car ferry, drive to out past ananberg. Walk the rock shore trail. Snorkel. I thought it was good alternative. Sorry I wan't clearer.

November 07, 2012 01:59PM
Registered:
09/09/2012

62 Posts

Thank you everyone, and yes we were actually going to go to Anaberg one day on ST JOHNS anyway so the WATERMELON snorkle might work as well. Great ideas! happy

November 07, 2012 03:41PM
Registered:
07/01/2012

536 Posts

Annaberg is wonderful as is the bay below closer to Water Lemon Cay for snorkeling that blu4u mentioned.
If you go to Truck Bay first, you get in for free at Annaberg and vice versa for same day visits.
Check at the National Park Service Building down by mongoose Junction and see what their activities schedule will ba as during the winter season they sometimes have basket weaving, broom making exhibitions or other old time traditions.
NPS has other planned activities that you may enjoy.
Gee, you're making me wish I had a week to vacation in STJ!
Enjoy!excited

November 09, 2012 11:10AM
Registered:
09/20/2007

266 Posts

When we visited Antigua we were not able to find any watermelon in St Johns. silly smiley

"I got a drink in my hand; I got my toes in the sand."



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/09/2012 11:11AM by toes in the sand.

November 09, 2012 12:33PM
Registered:
07/01/2012

536 Posts

They are talking about St. John, USVI, not St. John's, Antigua.

November 10, 2012 04:16PM
Registered:
11/26/2011

164 Posts

Leinster Bay/Waterlemon Bay is on the island of St. John, VI. There is no "s". Information in the following link.

[www.vinow.com]

November 10, 2012 04:24PM
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10/10/2011

303 Posts

Don't worry Beer. Alot of folks make the "s" mistake. In fact most long time residents take very frequent liberties with proper spoken English. No biggie. Welcome and have fun.

November 10, 2012 11:11PM
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08/13/2012

8 Posts

Buck Island, STT makes for a fine excursion. There are a vast number of day/half charters that visit the area. Dobloon, bones, silent lady are pirate boats that go there daily. Marriott has a few different smaller sailing trips there. Bolongo Bay has boats doing trips as well as Secret Haurbour. Dive operators go there. Adrimalty, St. Thomas Dive Club, Underwater Afaris, and Aqua Action all dive there. Never fear ever the small Buck has visitors.

November 11, 2012 08:15AM
Registered:
09/09/2012

62 Posts

For the locals - While the island name is St John, when you are showing ownership of something, such as visiting, it would be pluarl. Thus it is occassionally ok, if used correctly, to call it St Johns. I do not think the car barge goes to Antigua so I am pretty sure we are safe there. So thank you everyone for the tips and I think Little Bucks island sounds fun and we will probably do that along with a day trip to St Johns and a stop at Watermelon for some snorkling. happy

November 11, 2012 08:30AM
Registered:
07/01/2012

536 Posts

All of our beaches on both STT/STJ are quite beautiful so you can't go wrong where ever you decide!

When going to STJ on barge, get an early start as the time goes quickly and driving distances can be deceptive
Make sure you get a RT ticket (cheaper), know when that last barge leaves (schedule on back of barge ticket normally but always ask to make sure) and be there in plenty of time to make the trip back! Beaches are more crowded on weekends but that is true of weekdays, too, during our winter/high season.

Barge tickets are not interchangeable between the different companies so you have to come back with the same company you went over with, unless you purchase a one way, each way.

Have a wonderful trip!excited

November 11, 2012 11:46AM
Registered:
11/26/2011

164 Posts

beer
Enjoy your vacation while visiting STT & STJ. Have fun cool



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