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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  • The coral reef is pretty beat up after Hugo and dying. The reef is grey and lost alot of it's vibrance. Still worth checking out. 
    The coral reef is pretty beat up after Hugo and dying. The reef is grey and lost alot of it's vibrance. Still worth checking out.  more »
  • Buck Island is beautiful, that is true. But to truly enjoy it, sail with Llewelyn Westerman. His sail boat has no motor, so you get the real sailing experience. He is in his 80's and has been sailing....  more
    Buck Island is beautiful, that is true. But to truly enjoy it, sail with Llewelyn Westerman. His sail boat has no motor, so you get the real sailing experience. He is in his 80's and has been sailing....  more »

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