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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  • Amazing beach. One of the most beautiful i've ever seen. Thought I was in a movie!!! Very few people as you can only get there by boat so it was very calm. For a really relaxing experience definitely ...  more »
  • We chose to book through CSA because they capped this tour at 19 rather than booking through the cruise line and some other companies that put 30-50 people on a boat. We ended up with only 15 on ours....  more »
  • If your going to Buck Island this is the only way to go! Staff was excellent..and friendly, we especially enjoyed “Key” very friendly and a local that shared great stories!! Clean catamaran, good rum ...  more »

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