Buck Island Reef National Monument, St. Croix

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Reef Island Must See
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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  • Sunday Funday is a great value to visit and snorkel Buck Island. The boat leaves from the docks in Christiansted. Shops are great to visit prior to departure. When you return try Rumrunners  more »
  • Went on a snorkeling trip to Buck Island. The snorkeling was very nice, saw good coral, fish, and a turtle. There were a lot of tour boats and snorkelers around. Then spent some time on the beach. Aga...  more »
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