Buck Island Reef National Monument, St. Croix

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Explore the protected barrier reef at Buck Island Reef National Monument, a small island reserve around 2.4 km (1.5 mi) north of Saint Croix. The naturally abundant island and surrounding waters--3.6 sq km (1.4 sq mi) total--have enjoyed protection under U.S. law since 1961. An elkhorn coral barrier reef surrounds a large portion of the island, creating an ecosystem for a large variety of fish, reef sharks, and rays. Snorkel around the reef, following an underwater trail signposting the natural inhabitants of each section. Back on dry land, rest up on one of the pristine beaches and take a stroll along the main walking routes. Work out when and for how long to visit Buck Island Reef National Monument and other St. Croix attractions using our handy St. Croix online trip itinerary builder .
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  • Riding about two feet underwater on what you could call a scooter is fun. Your head is in a fixed bubble that is part of the "scooter" You breath normally, steer like a motorcycle and look at the fish...  more »
  • We snorkeled from a boat along this amazing reef. So much to see. You could spend hours here. Beautiful!!! Water was calm and clear. Tons of sea-life. Lots of fish, rays, squid, etc. We even were surp...  more »
  • Went to Buck Island to snorkel. The reef is just awesome. The Island is well kept. A must see if in St. Croix.  more »
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