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    Buck Island Reef

    National Monument Virgin Islands


An Anchoring Permit is REQUIRED for all private vessels visiting Buck Island Reef National Monument. Permit applications are available at the Christiansted National Historic Site, Visitor Center at Ft. Christiansvaern.

You may download the Permit Application Form.

As a private vessel you are responsible to be aware of the Park Rules and Regulations, Park Boundaries, and the different activities permitted within the Park. You can download the regulations, here.

Completed materials can be presented to the Visitor Contact area at Ft. Christiansvaern or FAX to: (340)-719-1793 Attention: Law Enforcement

Please be advised that permit processing takes up to five (5) business days. Please plan your trip to Buck Island accordingly.

Did You Know?

Black and white rock layers along the shoreline

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.