Posts Tagged ‘Buck Island Reef’

Coral Reef Swim Race

Coral Reef Swim Race

The Coral Reef Swim attracts fitness swimmers competing for fun, as well as world-class open water athletes. Swimmers as young as 11 years old and as senior as 75 years old are among the race contestants. The race is now held each November on St. Croix. The event includes a one mile, two-mile and a…

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Protecting Our Coral Reefs

Protecting Our Coral Reefs

Trusted news sources across the globe have recently reported that most Caribbean coral reefs will disappear within the next 20 years unless action is taken to protect them. While that news is shocking, I am happy to report that St. Croix is leading the charge to protect our Caribbean coral reefs and the ecosystems they support. The…

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Find Your Park on St. Croix

Find Your Park on St. Croix

The United States’ National Park Service (NPS) celebrated the centennial of their creation in 2016 with the ‘Find Your Park’ program. Many Americans think of the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone or Yosemite when they think of national parks, but you can ‘Find Your Park’ right here on St. Croix, USVI! While the island is only 82 square miles…

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Snorkel the Buck Island Reef Underwater Trail

Snorkel the Buck Island Reef Underwater Trail

Buck Island Reef National Monument offers some of the best snorkeling on St. Croix, as well as a postcard-worthy white sand beach surrounded by magnificently clear blue waters. This natural landscape allows visitors to see unspoiled Caribbean beauty while enjoying some of St. Croix’s marine life in its natural habitat. Named #2 on the Coastal Living Magazine ‘Top…

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St. Croix Heritage Trail

St. Croix Heritage Trail

The St. Croix Heritage Trail is a self guided tour of the island’s many historic sites, cultural attractions, and natural areas. The trail links many of St. Croix’s major historic attractions such as Whim Plantation Museum, St. George Village Botanical Gardens, and Christiansted National Historic Site, as well as plantation and sugar factory ruins, churches, scenic…

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St. Croix Coral Reef Swim

St. Croix Coral Reef Swim

Who knew that when I moved to St. Croix I would become an athlete? Okay, so I use the term ‘athlete’ loosely, but I have just participated in the 19th annual St. Croix Coral Reef Swim. This annual event attracts not only world class athletes, but swimmers of all ages and levels from all over since it includes a one-mile, a two-mile and a five-mile swim race.

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Coral Reef Swim Race

St. Croix Coral Reef Swim

The Coral Reef Swim race attracts fitness swimmers competing for fun, as well as world-class open water athletes. Swimmers as young as 11 years old and as senior as 75 years old are among the race contestants. The race is held each November on St. Croix. Check our event calendar for this year’s event date.…

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Turtle Beach, Buck Island

Day Tripping to Buck Island

Turtle Beach is on the West Side of Buck Island, located about one and a half miles off the northeast coast of St. Croix…and it is beyond gorgeous. It is a long stretch of sugary white sand and crystal clear waters. Lay on the sun-kissed sand and bask in the warmth of the suns rays.…

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Day Tripping to Buck Island

Day Tripping to Buck Island

A trip to St. Croix would not be complete without day tripping to Buck Island. Located just 1 1/2 miles off the northeast shore of Christiansted, St. Croix, Buck Island is easily accessible from Christiansted, Green Cay Marina and the St. Croix Yacht Club. As one of only three Underwater National Monuments in the United…

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Jolly Roger

Jolly Roger

Sail, Snorkel and Relax with Captain Mike! Sail, snorkel, and relax on the Jolly Roger 42′ Catamaran with Captain Mike. Sail to Buck Island on a half day or full day trip and experience the underwater snorkeling trail, beautiful reefs and Turtle Beach. Snorkel gear and instruction is included. Trips depart from the boardwalk in…

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Caribbean Sea Adventures

Caribbean Sea Adventures

Come explore Buck Island with us! Known for its fabulous snorkeling and white sand beach, Buck Island is St. Croix’s top attraction. Caribbean Sea Adventures offers a variety of boating packages to fit your every need. From full or half day trips to explore Buck Island’s underwater snorkel trail, to sunset sails with complimentary rum punch,…

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Buck Island Charters : Teroro and Dragonfly

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…

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Big Beard’s Adventure Tours

Big Beard's Adventure Tours

Take the Trip of a Lifetime! Join us on our most popular trips to Buck Island aboard the 42′ Catamaran Renegade or the 42′ Adventure. Visit Turtle Beach, voted one of the ten prettiest beaches in the world. We will take you to Buck Island’s beloved underwater trail and take you snorkeling along the protected…

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Buck Island Reef National Monument

Buck Island National Reef Monument

Buck Island Reef National Monument, An Underwater National Park! Can you believe it? An underwater National Park? In all total, the park encompasses 176 acres above and below water. It was established a National Monument by a Presidential proclamation in 1961 and grew in 2001 to preserve “one of the finest marine gardens in the…

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Eco-Tourism on St. Croix

St. Croix is unique in the fact that we are still considered ‘undiscovered’, and we have some of the best eco-tourism in the Caribbean. We are not over-run with tourists and you can still find the quiet, hidden places you image the Caribbean should be! Come to St. Croix to stay and explore our hidden…

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