Buck Island Reef National Monument
Embark on a scenic journey from the Grapetree Bay Hotel to the
secluded shores of Jack’s Bay, a hidden gem awaiting your discovery.
Snorkeling at Buck Island Reef
Nestled in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, Buck Island National Monument in St. Croix offers an unparalleled snorkeling adventure. This pristine underwater paradise, a protected area since 1961, is renowned for its vibrant coral reef ecosystem, teeming with diverse marine life. As you delve into the warm, turquoise waters, you’re greeted by a kaleidoscope of colorful fish, gracefully gliding sea turtles, and the intricate beauty of coral formations. The underwater trail at Buck Island is a unique feature, providing snorkelers with an educational and immersive experience. It guides you through the heart of the reef, allowing for an up-close encounter with the delicate and dynamic underwater world.
The allure of Buck Island extends beyond its underwater marvels. The island itself, with its white sandy beaches and lush green foliage, offers a picturesque escape, perfect for relaxation and exploration. After your snorkeling journey, take the opportunity to stroll along the unspoiled beaches or hike up to the island’s viewpoint for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Caribbean Sea. The combination of extraordinary marine life, clear waters, and the serene beauty of the island makes snorkeling in Buck Island National Monument a must-do for visitors of St. Croix, whether you’re a seasoned snorkeler or trying it for the first time.
- Experience the Full Day Snorkeling Tours of Buck Island Reef