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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?

Manchineel Tree on Buck Island

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.