St. Croix Snorkeling Excursion Reviews

Three quarters of the shores of St. Croix are protected by barrier reef. You can explore beaches on your own or join up with a snorkeling tour at Buck Island or the West End of the island.
The staff was great Grace was very helpful and knowledgeable.
Sail Date: December 2018
The staff was great Grace was very helpful and knowledgeable. We had a great time, even out running the storm!!
The staff was great Grace was very helpful and knowledgeable. We had a great time, even out running the storm!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Three hour tour aboard the Adventure, snorkeling.
Sail Date: May 2018
Three hour tour aboard the Adventure, snorkeling. Very helpful staff Michael, Jordan, and Christine. They offered helpful tips for newbies and those with physical challenges, and water and rum punch on the way back. We used their ... Read More
Three hour tour aboard the Adventure, snorkeling. Very helpful staff Michael, Jordan, and Christine. They offered helpful tips for newbies and those with physical challenges, and water and rum punch on the way back. We used their recommended Sunshine Taxi service to get from the cruise port to Christensted (35 minute drive, $16/pp round trip). Overall, a nice day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Exceptional snorkeling tour with a very good staff.
Sail Date: April 2018
Exceptional snorkeling tour with a very good staff. My wife is a novice snorkeler/swimmer and had a great experience. Great for all experience levels. The water visibility was perfect. Spent half day at buck island and are definitely ... Read More
Exceptional snorkeling tour with a very good staff. My wife is a novice snorkeler/swimmer and had a great experience. Great for all experience levels. The water visibility was perfect. Spent half day at buck island and are definitely hoping to return. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Long drive but saw lots of storm impact.
Sail Date: March 2018
Long drive but saw lots of storm impact. Roads are a trip. Great boat ride.
Long drive but saw lots of storm impact. Roads are a trip. Great boat ride. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Buck Island snorkeling is great.
Sail Date: February 2018
Buck Island snorkeling is great. In the past we went on a nice catamaran. This time they took us on an old stink pot that was uncomfortable and unsanitary.
Buck Island snorkeling is great. In the past we went on a nice catamaran. This time they took us on an old stink pot that was uncomfortable and unsanitary. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
See the reef at Buck Island National Park.
Sail Date: January 2018
See the reef at Buck Island National Park. Take an underwater camera - we wish we had! It's worth the drive and the boat ride!
See the reef at Buck Island National Park. Take an underwater camera - we wish we had! It's worth the drive and the boat ride! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We took a taxi over to a beach and snorkled a little and saw some fish
Sail Date: April 2017
We took a taxi over to a beach and snorkled a little and saw some fish
We took a taxi over to a beach and snorkled a little and saw some fish Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The current at the reef was very strong and choppy.
Sail Date: February 2017
The current at the reef was very strong and choppy. We had trouble keeping up and got back on the boat early
The current at the reef was very strong and choppy. We had trouble keeping up and got back on the boat early Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Buck Island snorkeling is excellent.
Sail Date: December 2016
Buck Island snorkeling is excellent. Vendor was very good--concerned with safety of guests and the reef itself.
Buck Island snorkeling is excellent. Vendor was very good--concerned with safety of guests and the reef itself. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Took a cab to Christiansted to Caribbean Sea Adventures.
Sail Date: October 2016
Took a cab to Christiansted to Caribbean Sea Adventures. Took a boat to Buck Island and snorkeled the trail. Beautiful reef, coral and fish. After snorkeling, we went around to the other side of Buck Island and spent some time on a ... Read More
Took a cab to Christiansted to Caribbean Sea Adventures. Took a boat to Buck Island and snorkeled the trail. Beautiful reef, coral and fish. After snorkeling, we went around to the other side of Buck Island and spent some time on a beach. Nothing there but some private small boats (maybe 6 of them) and some picnic tables. Great time! Captain Meghan and her crew - Bethany and Jordan were excellent! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We booked a snorkeling tour to Buck Island.
Sail Date: February 2016
We booked a snorkeling tour to Buck Island. The reefs there are beautiful and loaded wit fish. We were able to stay out in the water as long as we liked.
We booked a snorkeling tour to Buck Island. The reefs there are beautiful and loaded wit fish. We were able to stay out in the water as long as we liked. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We booked with Big Beard's and they were great.
Sail Date: September 2015
We booked with Big Beard's and they were great. They set up transportation from the port to their location (did have to pay for this). The boat was clean and staff helpful. The water and snorkeling location was beautiful and we saw ... Read More
We booked with Big Beard's and they were great. They set up transportation from the port to their location (did have to pay for this). The boat was clean and staff helpful. The water and snorkeling location was beautiful and we saw lots of fish. Buck Island is definitely worth the trip! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
An hour ride to get to where you finally get on a boat and then boat to where you actually snorkle.
Sail Date: April 2015
An hour ride to get to where you finally get on a boat and then boat to where you actually snorkle. There were several other boats with people snorkling there too. I would not do it again.
An hour ride to get to where you finally get on a boat and then boat to where you actually snorkle. There were several other boats with people snorkling there too. I would not do it again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Went to the reef and snorkeled.
Sail Date: March 2015
Went to the reef and snorkeled. Tour operator was quite pleasant and had a great time. The only "less pleasant" thing was that it was quite windy and the sea was rough making the snorkeling a bit of a challenge.
Went to the reef and snorkeled. Tour operator was quite pleasant and had a great time. The only "less pleasant" thing was that it was quite windy and the sea was rough making the snorkeling a bit of a challenge. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
With it being another short stop, we used more of our obc for an excursion here---the Buck Island ...
Sail Date: April 2014
With it being another short stop, we used more of our obc for an excursion here---the Buck Island snorkel excursion for $99@. Turned out to be a great excursion and we got to see more of St. Croix as we were shuttled to the other side of ... Read More
With it being another short stop, we used more of our obc for an excursion here---the Buck Island snorkel excursion for $99@. Turned out to be a great excursion and we got to see more of St. Croix as we were shuttled to the other side of the island for our boat ride to Buck island. In Christiansted we boarded a motor boat and road another 30 minutes or so to Buck Island. Buck Island Reef National Monument became a US National Monument in 1961. Most of the Monument area ( including a 4,554-acre reef) is underwater. It was rather choppy out there. They divided us up into 2 groups--experienced snorkelers and all the rest. Us experienced snorkelers went in first and were taken by group around the underwater trail. It is one of only three underwater trails in the United States. Then we were left to go on our own for the rest of the time (about an hour). It was quite crowded out there, but fun. Although with how rough the surf was I'm surprised none of the inexperienced snorkelers drowned! Then the dark clouds moved in and it started raining. A lot of people got back in the boat then. I stayed in the water as long as we could---it was warmer in the water then on the boat. We were poured on the whole way back to Christiansted, but they gave us plenty of rum punch to warm us up. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Buck Island snorkel is wonderful if not too crowded.
Sail Date: February 2014
Buck Island snorkel is wonderful if not too crowded. Follow underwater path through a coral grotto shaped like a bowl. Incredible to see however coral grows very close to surface at narrow entrance. Too many people there when we went and ... Read More
Buck Island snorkel is wonderful if not too crowded. Follow underwater path through a coral grotto shaped like a bowl. Incredible to see however coral grows very close to surface at narrow entrance. Too many people there when we went and some got shoved by others into coral and were scrapped up. Read Less
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We did buck island it was disappointing that about 90 percent of the corel was dead.
Sail Date: November 2013
We did buck island it was disappointing that about 90 percent of the corel was dead. So there was not allot of fish around.
We did buck island it was disappointing that about 90 percent of the corel was dead. So there was not allot of fish around. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises