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Buck Island Charters : Teroro and Dragonfly

Going Green with Sail Power since 1968! Welcome aboard the only Buck Island Charter that gets you there with SAIL POWER ONLY! Captain Heinz has truly been going green since 1968. You'll enjoy smooth sailing aboard the Teroro II and Dragonfly with Captain Heinz or Capt Carl at the helm. Walk Buck Island's pristine white sand beach, take some time and hike to the top of the island for incredible views and then enjoy the world-renowned underwater snorkel trail that Buck Island National Monument is famous for! Either trimaran is perfect for large or small private parties. Teroro can accommodate up to 23 guests, while Dragonfly hosts a more intimate sail with up to 6 guests. Call to book your private Buck Island charter today!


Location: East End
Phone: (340) 718-3161


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*Buck Island Charters is a licensed concessionaire for the National Park Service.


In 1965, Captain Heinz sailed across the Atlantic in a 30 foot trimaran. Viennese papers published a front page image of “two crazy Austrians sailing across the Atlantic in an unproven design.” It was then that Captain Heinz happened upon St. Croix (after mistaking the lights of the South Shore for Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas), and decided to stay. After discovering the beauty of Buck Island, he took the mission upon himself to share this gem with visitors from all over the world.

Today, the family business operates with Captain Heinz or his son, Captain Carl, at the helm. This father and son team is passionate about sailing and enjoys sharing their love of St. Croix and sailing with the guests who step on their boats. Both are U.S. Coast Guard certified and authorized by the National Park Service. 

Captain Heinz

Captain Carl

Buck Island Charters has been going green since 1968!

Teroro II & Dragonfly

Step aboard the Teroro II or Dragonfly for the ONLY Buck Island charter that uses only the power of the wind! The Teroro II is a 42′ custom-built trimaran that can accommodate larger parties, while Dragonfly is a comfortable 38′ trimaran perfect for parties of 6 or smaller. 

Tours depart from Green Cay Marina H Dock. Free parking is available. Snorkel equipment is included for all trips. Don’t forget your camera and sunscreen!


Sail aboard St. Croix’s Teroro II or Dragonfly and experience a personalized tour of Buck Island National Monument. The entire trip will be powered by nature using wind power only.


The Underwater trail is a snorkel site second to none with visibility up to a hundred feet and only accessible by boat. The island barrier reef shelters thousands of tropical fish and turtles that are fortunate to live in this protected marine environment. So, strap on your snorkel gear and really get to know this incredible underwater world. The captain and first mate will guide you.


Enjoy the peaceful sail to the pristine white sands of Turtle beach, located on the south west side of the un-inhabited island. Here, you will have time to walk on Buck Island’s beautiful shoreline and enjoy a hike to the top of the island to experience mesmerizing views. 

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