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?
The tropical dry forest of Buck Island has over 180 native plant species that inhabit the island, including locally threatened species. It is threatened by non-native invasive plants which out compete native species.