Operating Hours & Seasons

green sea turtle hatchling scampering toward shore at sunrise
Green sea turtle hatchling scampering towards the water on Buck Island

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Buck Island Reef National Monument is open year-round, every day of the week. The current operating hours are 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

There is no overnight camping on the island; the park is closed from sunset to sunrise to protect nesting sea turtles. An anchoring permit is required to anchor within the designated area.

Last updated: May 17, 2022

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2100 Church St. #100
Christiansted, St. Croix , VI 00820


(340) 773.1460

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