US Virgin Islands - St Croix - Buck Island

SV Meshugga
Nicholas & Deidre Mace
Mon 30 Dec 2019 15:29
14:47.16N 64:37.69W

We then upped anchor and motored to Buck Island, 5 miles away and a Marine Reserve with no habitation allowed ashore. Beautiful beaches, clear water, and an interesting snorkeling trail with good specimens of coral and a lot of reef fish. We spent a few hours in the water. During the day, especially on weekends and public holidays, numerous Charter boats bring guests/tourist from Christiansted for the experience, but around 4pm they all depart and we have idyllic serenity.

Approaching Buck Island

Leaving Meshugga anchored on the west side of Buck Island, and going by dinghy to the windy east side to dive on the reefs

Large school of Blue Tangs

Deep water with lots of broken coral on the outer side of the barrier reef

Trail info plaques, unfortunately all were silted over and not easy to read

Trigger fish

Crossing the reef from the outer deep water to the inside 

Next morning I swam ashore for a walk on the pristine beach

My footprints

BBQ and Restroom amenities for Day Visitors

First Charter boat of the day arriving with day tourists

Take Care

Deidre Mace
SV Meshugga
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