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?
Coral reefs are complex colonies of individual animals called polyps. These produce carbonate skeletons cemented together by blue-green algae, resulting in massive but surprisingly fragile formations.