Buck Island Reef National Monument

Buck Island offers a pristine white sand beach; excellent snorkeling and a wonderful look at marine life around spectacular coral reefs and gardens. There are several species of coral and almost 90 species of fish in the park's waters. This 880-acre monument created by nature is a mile off the northeast coast of St. Croix. It is made up of 176 acres of land and 704 acres of underwater area. It is one of the most popular attractions on St. Croix.

The crystal clear water and beautiful underwater scenery at Buck Island is legendary. With a mask and snorkel you will be treated to some of the most fabulous underwater views in the Caribbean. This ecological site may take the whole day to explore. There are hiking trails on the island that are worth visiting and underwater trails to follow while snorkeling. Several species of turtles and birds nest in the area. Two thirds of the island is surrounded by an Elkhorn coral reef and coral gardens. The water is teaming with hundreds of colorful tropical fish. Without question Buck Island is a must see.

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Buck Island .....must see!
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This is an incredible place to go visit!  Go with Big Beards Adventures!  It was an amazingly relaxing and fun time to get your feet wet so to speak!  Big beards took a record number of first time snorkelers out and all of us had a great time!  Their crew took time with everyone to ensure that they felt comfortable being int he water.  All the marine life.....so amazing!  Don't miss an opportunity to see this place!

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Buck Island ? A must visit during your trip to StCroix ?
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Simply beautiful! You’ll land on a beautiful white sand beach.Clear blue water to snorkel in. Hike the trail to the top of the island to take in the view of the reefs that surround the island. We’ve done all three and had a blast! Again it’s just breathtaking beautiful ?
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