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. 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 Isander_Rodriguez@nps.gov. 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.
Visitors not using their own vessel can access the Buck Island through one of our six National Park Service contracted concessionaires, listed below.
Big Beard's Adventure Tours
44A Queen Cross St.
Caribbean Sea Adventures
59 King's Wharf
Jolly Roger Charters, Christiansted Harbor
St. Croix Yacht Club
Teroro II, Inc., and Dragonfly
Green Cay Marina
Last updated: April 5, 2018