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Old April 8th, 2005, 12:09 PM
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Default St. Thomas Tour To Buck Island

Has anyone booked a tour while in St. Thomas to Buck Island for snorkeling?

Would love to hear your feedback on it. My wife and I were there about 20 years ago and we'd love to take the kids to see it. We thought it was magnificent back then.

Did anyone book through independent tour operators and NOT through your cruise line?

If you found a reputable tour operator, please e-mail me their company name at CRUZFINDER @yahoo.com

Thank you very much!

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Old April 11th, 2005, 11:24 AM
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Default Re: St. Thomas Tour To Buck Island

There are two Buck Islands in the Virgin Islands. One is a very famous park/nature preserve off the coast of St Croix. This is NOT where the tours go from St Thomas.

The other is a small island about 4 miles outside the harbor of St Thomas. That is the one the tours go to out of St Thomas. You cannot get on the island. Tours go to one of two coves. Turtle cove is a sandy cove with nice fish and an occaisional turtle (therefore the name). Shipwreck cove has the wreck of an old ferry in about 25 feet of water (again the name). Snorkelling is OK (but not great) at both . I have been to both. I like the tours as much for the boat ride, sun and fresh air as I do the snorkelling.
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Default Re: St. Thomas Tour To Buck Island

Thank you very much for the info. Did not know there were two Buck Islands!

Appreciate it.

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