Although we were on a cruise, we booked this excursion on our own because it included both snorkel and beach time. We took a taxi to Christensted and the dock is conveniently located right around the corner. We paid the balance and were off on our boat ride with about 16 total people. Our guides were great…very patient. 2 had never snorkeled before and they were very helpful. The snorkeling was amazing, the water crystal clear. Afterwards they took us to Turtle Beach for a little relaxing. Unfortunately, its hard to bring towels over because you have to wade through the water so you’re kind of stuck sitting on picnic benches…you can’t really enjoy it for the beach that it is. The water was gorgeous and it would be nice if we had taken sandwiches as many reviewers suggested. We were running late and didn’t have time to stop and get them but they did offer coolers on the boat. The trip was 10-3 and they were right on time. We had to wait 45 minutes for a taxi back which was a bit annoying but gave them our name and spent a half hour shopping in nearby stores. Sonyas is right near there if you want an original Cruzan hook bracelet. We had hoped to squeeze in a trip to the rum factory but we didn’t have enough time…that was a bit of a bummer. All in all, our excursion was everything we had hoped it would be.
Our crew Grant and Kendall made this a wonderful experience. The others on the adventure were interesting and fun as well. We recommend the hike on the island and enjoy the conservation point at the top. We saw an array of reef fish and barracudas when snorkeling. The reef is making a nice recovery from Hurricane Hugo.
What a trip for my wife, Uncle, Aunt and I on the AM slot of Caribbean Sea Adventures Buck Island Snorkeling Trip!
The snorkeling was sensational, boat ride so serene, and the beach on the island was one of the most gorgeous we had ever been on. Amanda, Grace and Captain Tommy were our crew and the were professional, knowledgeable, helpful, fun, and humorous. We all had a great experience together from the moment we set sail!
The snorkeling groups were led by the young ladies who were expert at taking people around, keeping everyone safe in an enjoyable way, and showing us how to make the most of our time in the water.
We will definitely be joining Caribbean Sea Adventures for upcoming excursions, they are the BEST SHOW IN TOWN at what they do!
Our group of 8 “seniors” went out on the Mile Marker to Buck Island with Capt. Miles and first mate “Moose”. The whole experience was a blast from start to end [even Jackie in the shop made it fun]. Capt. Miles handled the boat like it was a car and Moose took us snorkeling over and through the magical reef. It was a visual treat. With the “M &M” team, we received great instruction and were thoroughly educated about the coral and the reef. The post-snorkel trip to the beach was fabulous and the ride back to the dock was all smiles and stories of the day. You cannot go wrong with this group.
We had a great time. Our crew was excellent. Very friendly and accommodating, even for families with young children. For any one visiting St. Croix, a visit to Buck Island is a MUST. This was definitely the highlight for us.
6 of us chartered a private boat ride and snorkel adventure to Buck Island. Tommy was the captain and Amanda was our guide. They were both AWESOME!!! Amanda was super knowledgeable about all the sea life and coral reef. The snorkeling was awesome. The beach on Buck Island is beautiful. The sand is the softest sand I have ever felt.
Definitely use this company if you are looking for a great adventure!!
I was determined to try snorkeling despite being unable to move my legs!!! Our crew was amazing. I was “rigged” to float and was pulled over the coral reef!! I had my dream of seeing colorful fish and even a sea turtle, and a great trip to Buck Island where my family hiked up a trail to amazing views! Thank you Capt. Megan and Avery ; you definitely went above and beyond!!