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Snorkeling Buck Island Reef National Monument | SBPR
Buck Island, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Wish You Were Here: Buck Island Reef National Monument

The corals and sea life aren’t as vibrant as they once were, but the experience of snorkeling the underwater trail in the calm, cool waters off the eastern edge of Buck Island, one of only three underwater trails in the entire United States National Park Service, still stands as a great reason to visit our home island of St. Croix. More great reasons here.

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  • Bill Ballin

    Love you site! We will be linking to it soon!


  • Chris

    Having been on a tour out to buck island and the reef… I think you get more value by driving out to Point Udall and then snorkelling at the beach down the hill (it’s about a 15-20 min hike) — same corals, just not all together. Lots of fish.

    • uncommoncarib

      Having grown up on St. Croix, I (Patrick, but I’m going to go out on a limb and include Steve, too) would have to respectfully disagree. Sure, snorkeling the trail is a part of the allure of Buck Island, but a trip to this idyllic islet is about much more. The sail, beach, trails, friendly fellow visitors — just the general “lime” as whole, really! There are few ways I’d rather spend a Saturday when I’m lucky enough to be back home. Maybe let our good friend Carl take you out for another look: http://bit.ly/1gv1ihE