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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  • Great trip included stops at two private beaches as well as snorkeling at the National Park. Great lunch and open bar. Awesome crew  more »
  • Took a snorkel trip to Buck Island with Caribbean Sea Adventure yesterday. The company was excellent. We can’t speak highly enough about the professionalism of the crew and staff! From the ever-pleasa...  more »
  • This is a great excursion destination for snorkeling. Lots of live coral and many different types of sea life to see.  more »
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