Plan Your Visit

sunlight sparkling on the water receding from the beach at Buck Island
Sparkling receding waters at Buck Island's beach

Digital Island (Sean Corsaut, photographer)

With plenty of opportunities for adventure, Buck Island is a great place to visit. To access the island or reef, you will need a boat. Six National Park Service concessionaires offer trips to Buck Island from the St. Croix "mainland". If you wish to moor your private vessel permit applications are available at the National Park Service Visitor Contact Station at Fort Christianvaern in downtown Christiansted.

Whether this is your first time to Buck Island Reef National Monument or you are a regular visitor, please take some time to familiarize yourself with our park's rules.

Enjoy your visit!
Photo of Buck Island from the water at West Beach.
Basic Information

Information about hours, activities, and rules on Buck Island.

Historic photo of sailboats and snorkelers at Buck Island, ca. 1960s.
Things To Do

People have enjoyed Buck Island's crystal clear waters for a long time.

Photo of the Customs House building, Christiansted National Historic Site
Nearby Attractions

There are lots of places to visit and things to do across St. Croix, the other Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

Last updated: April 6, 2018

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


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