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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  • This beach is up there with Bora Bora...clear turquoise water, hardly any waves so easy to float, clean, and so relaxing.  more »
  • I took a 1/2 day charter out to Buck Island with Llewellen's Charters and snorkeled the entire tour of Buck Island Reef National Monument. It was beautiful and had many varieties of coral and fish...  more »
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  • The gem of St Croix. Beautiful beach and good snorkeling. You can also hike to the top. It's a national park and there's no shops or commerce of any kind. Just nature.
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