An anchoring permit is REQUIRED for all private vessels visiting Buck Island Reef National Monument, including day use of the West Beach anchoring area and moorings located inside the lagoon. No anchoring is permitted inside the lagoon. The island is closed from sunset to sunrise. Overnight use is allowed only with a special permit and is restricted to the West Beach anchoring area only.

Completed permit applications can be presented to the Visitor Contact booth at Ft. Christiansvaern or faxed to: (340) 719.1793, attention: Law Enforcement. Completed applications may also be scanned and emailed to e-mail us.

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

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.

Last updated: August 31, 2017

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