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 II can accommodate up to 24 guests, while Dragonfly hosts a more intimate sail with up to 12 guests. Call to book your private Buck Island charter today!
Location: East End
Phone: (340) 718-3161
*Buck Island Charters is a licensed concessionaire for the National Park Service.
Greetings from Captains Heinz and Carl!
Our 42-foot Trimaran Teroro II is an U.S. Coast Guard inspected vessel total capacity is 36 passengers, but we limit ourselves up to 24 to offer a better Buck Island experience.
Weather permitting, we sail to the underwater trail first, spend about an hour there snorkeling. We provide all the snorkel gear and excellent instruction with a guided tour through the marine garden and time to do your own exploring.
Then we then sail over to Buck Island's Turtle Beach and spend about 1.5-2 hours there. Here you can go on a self-guided hike and photo tour, snorkel some more, or just enjoy the beach.
We leave from Green Cay Marina, “H” Dock at Tamarind Reef Resort, which is 3 miles east of Christiansted, on Route 82. Check-in time is 8:45am at "H" Dock and we depart at 9am, returning 2pm at the latest by 2pm. Occasionally we offer a second trip departing at 2pm and returning by sunset. Free parking is available at "H" Dock.
The cost for the 5 hour Buck Island Tour is $85 for adults is $ 85, $65 for children 11 years and younger. Children under two are free. Or, you can charter the entire boat for up to 22 people for $1,600.
Dragonfly, our 38 foot trimaran, is available for exclusive charter only. The charter rate is $630 for up to six people ($105 per person) and has been recently upgraded to carry 12 passengers.
Departure and arrival times as above, or we can adjust to your schedule. Please call us at (340) 718-3161 or (340) 718-4041 to make your reservation, we require a 50% deposit via a credit card, a 48-hour cancellation policy for a full refund.
Thanks for your interest and have a great day!
Captain Heinz and Captain Carl
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please remember to bring your bathing suit, beach towel, reef-friendly sunscreen, a hat and cover-up, your camera, anything you would like to eat or drink, and cash (gratuity for crew is appreciated and is not included in the ticket price).
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.
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!
Our 42-foot custom-built trimaran Teroro II is an U.S. Coast Guard inspected vessel total capacity is 36 passengers, but we limit ourselves up to 24 to offer a better Buck Island experience.
Dragonfly, our comfortable 38 foot trimaran, is available for exclusive charter only. The charter rate is $ 630.00 for up to six passengers ($105 per person) and has been recently upgraded to carry up to 12 passengers.
We leave from Green Cay Marina, “H” Dock at Tamarind Reef Resort, which is 3 miles east of Christiansted, on Route 82.
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