Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge is located about 2 miles south off the the south side of of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands of the United States. There are actually two “Buck Islands.” The National Wildlife Refuge occupies the one near St. Thomas. The one just north of St. Croix is the centerpiece of Buck Island Reef National Monument. Adjacent to the refuge is Capella Island, about half the size of Buck, owned by the territorial government.
The refuge is characterized by a thorn scrub habitat with rocky coastline surrounded by spectacular reefs. A lighthouse built in 1864 ( pirate days) and stands over 45 acres of cactus and grassland. The surrounding waters contain reefs and a shipwreck that attract large numbers of snorkelers, divers, and boaters.
The islands are surrounded by beautiful coral reef habitats and an artificial reef – a shipwreck of the cartanzer . The marine area is home to a variety of fish and animals, in particular endangered sea turtles. Visitors can see the islands from St. Thomas by boat, including snorkeling and diving trips from boats such as St Thomas Boat Charters
Turtle Cove, on the northwest side, is densely populated with sea turtles. Tours of Turtle Cove are available form St. Thomas.
Enjoy the best of the united states Virgin Islands with a Private charter boat and own the day out on the water while island hopping through the islands , With no 2 trips alike we can accommodate all request
- 40” Well-craft Scarab Super sport luxury boat
- USCG Captain
- Ice – coolers
- All snorkel/dive equipment
- National park entrance fees
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