Plan Your Visit
With plenty of opportunity for adventure, Buck Island is a great place to visit. To access the island or reef, you will need a boat. Six National Park Service contracted concessionaires offer trips to Buck Island form St. Croix. If you wish to moor your private vessel at Buck Island permit applications are available at the National Park Service visitor contact station at Fort Christianvaern in downtown Christiansted.
Whether this is your first time to Buck Island Reef NM or you come here frequently, please take some time to familiarize yourself with this particular Park's Regulations.
Did You Know?
Six thousand feet long and a half mile wide, uninhabited Buck Island rises 328 feet above sea level 1.5 miles north of St. Croix. It is made up of sedimentary rock layers deposited in deep water approximately 60 million years ago then pushed up and tilted.