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Buck Island Cove

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Address: St. Croix
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About two miles northeast of St. Croix, Buck Island Cove, with its large...

About two miles northeast of St. Croix, Buck Island Cove, with its large and spectacular reef, is a snorkeler’s dream.

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ONE OF MY HAPPY PLACES

We took at catamaran trip to Buck Island / Turtle Beach & it is absolutely beautiful. The water is amazing. One of my new happy places. When you go into the water from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roxane E
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Janesville, Wisconsin

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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134 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took at catamaran trip to Buck Island / Turtle Beach & it is absolutely beautiful. The water is amazing. One of my new happy places. When you go into the water from the beach it has a sand bottom so no worries about stepping on rocks, etc. While we were in the water a stingray shot right past us... More 

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Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not miss out on Buck Island!! The beach is amazing and so clean. The water is breathtaking in itself. Make sure if you go to St. Croix that you make a trip to Buck Island!

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Duncannon, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had the best day of sailing. Someone had recommended Captain Llewellyn and we decided to go with him. Fantastic choice. He is a terrific top notch sailor and we had so much fun just sailing to and from Buck Island. When we got to the underwater park he took us on the tour through the reefs.... More 

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Thank mrsdms01
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A glorious place untouched by man. The beaches are amazing! We could have stayed longer. The bluffs are interesting with cacti growing out of ledges. Very pretty! We saw several huge turtles swimming about when we sailed into the beach.

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Thank Terrie N
Jersey City, New Jersey
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

Glad we made a day trip to Bucks island. It was like having your own private island. It was quiet, pristine and relaxing.

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Millersville, Maryland
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Buck island has an amazing beach: quintessential Caribbean! We stopped here for only 30 minutes before going to the other side of the island to snorkel. I could've laid on that white sand or relaxed in that turquoise water for hours!

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Thank seeingtheworld22
Minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The beach at Buck Island Cove is absolutely gorgeous. Be careful of thorns while you are walking along. There aren't a lot of them, but if you step on one, it will hurt bad. The sand is soft and white, the water is an amazing blue-green. Snorkeling is okay too, if you go out a bit. Worth a visit.

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Thank Michelle H
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful cruise aboard the sailboat Blackbeards out of Christiansted on an off weather day. The captain and first mate were fabulous- John and Scott are great sailors, cooks and storytellers. The barrier reef, which was devastated with Hurricane Hugo is fragile and beautiful and a treasure to behold. Truly a gift of nature that America is so lucky to have... More 

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Thank Kathy B
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

The beach at Buck Island is a great place to spend the day. Come by boat (charter, or private vessel with permit), anchor off the shore, and enjoy the beautiful scenery, sunshine and breeze. Swim to shore and walk the beach, or snorkel around the rocks on the northwest side. We have even swam with dolphins on at least one... More 

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Muskegon, Michigan
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

The beach is soft white sand and the water is amazingly clear and warm. It is one of the prettiest spots I have ever seen. There are some picnic tables as well. At the far North end of the beach there are outhouses if you need to go. I was disappointed that there was some garbage people had thrown into... More 

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