Buck Island Cove, St. Croix

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#5 of 12 in Nature in St. Croix
See the abundant, colorful reef close to shore of Buck Island Cove. The protected cove has national park status, allowing divers to discover plentiful species while underwater. First-time snorkelers get a lot from having a professional diving guide to help them along. Excursions to the cove normally take the form of sailing tours, and a lot of companies position marine biologists on to boats to bring your trip alive with information on the area's biodiversity. Take a look at our St. Croix trip itinerary planning site to schedule your visit to Buck Island Cove and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We got to visit after our snorkeling trip and we didn’t want to leave. This is what you think of when you think of Caribbean Beaches. Our favorite part of our trip to St Croix.  more »
  • We came here on an excursion and spent about an hour here prior to snorkeling on the other side of this beautiful little island. Since it is an island, you must find a vendor that will take you there ...  more »
  • Buck cove is absolutely beautiful. One side of the island is all sandy and shallow while the other side deep. The fish on the deep side are beautiful. Make sure you go on one of the many tours offered...  more »
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  • Fabulous place to snorkel. The island is a bird sanctuary - don’t go on the island.
  • Used to live on St. Croix went there went I was a kid loved it. I'm sure much had changed since I've been there
  • Snorkeling and diving here. Lots of fish and a shipwreck in the middle of the cove.
  • Snorkeling and diving. Be sure to see the wreck of the Cartanza.
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