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    Buck Island Reef

    National Monument Virgin Islands

For Kids

All Buck Island Reef concessionaires are equip to teach anyone, especially kids, how to snorkel and enjoy the underwater world. The coral reef surrounds the eastern two-thirds of the island creating a safe and quiet lagoon. The water in the park is crystal clear and usually calm protected behind the barrier reef. Kids of all ages are encouraged to explore the underwater world at Buck Island Reef National Monument.

Did You Know?

White coral tissue left after black-band disease effects Knobby Brain Coral (

Within the past few decades, coral diseases and hurricanes have significantly impacted Buck Island’s reef system. Its re-growth is being closely monitored.