St. Croix Snorkeling and Snorkeling Tours
USVI -U.S. Virgin Islands
Croix has some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean! You will find
superb snorkeling at many of the island's beaches including
Beach, Jack's and Isaac's Bays and the beaches near
Frederiksted...just to name a few. Of course, you'll want to take a
snorkeling tour to Buck Island, famous for its underwater snorkeling
Big Beard's Adventure Tours - 340-773-4482 -
Snorkel Gear and Lessons included. Full and Half Day Buck Island Tours. Sunset
Sails, Weddings, Private Charters
Bilinda Charters - 340-514-2270 - a 37' sloop - 6
Buck Island Charters - 340-718-3161 -
Departs from Green Cay Marina, 'H'-Dock
Captain Heinz' Teroro II
- Trimaran, Buck Island tours, 340-773-3161
Caribbean Sea Adventures - 340-773-2628 - 59
King's Wharf, Christiansted
Jolly Roger - 340-513-2508 - 42 catamaran.
Here are a couple of the best
snorkeling sites on St. Croix. There are just way too many for us to list
them all! Go out an explore and ask the locals...they won't bite!
Cane Bay: One of the island's best diving
and snorkeling sites is off this beautiful north-shore beach. On most
days, you can swim out a few hundred feet to see the
Cane Bay Wall, which drops
off dramatically from 40 feet of water to over 3000 feet deep! Multicolored fish,
sea turtles and other sea life including Elkhorn, brain coral, and sea
fans flourish here.
Buck Island: This little island, whose
land and offshore waters are designated as a national monument, lies
1.5 miles off the north coast of St. Croix. More than 250 recorded
species of fish swim through its reef system. A variety of sponges,
corals, and crustaceans also inhabit the area.
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Jack's & Isaac's Bays - On the southeast
tip of St. Croix, these two bays are remote but well worth the hike it
takes to get there. Part of the
St. Croix East End Marine
Park, these two pristine bays have fabulous beaches and some of
the best snorkeling on the island.
West End Beaches - There are numerous
spots along the western coast of the island, on either side of
Frederiksted, that offer calm waters and good snorkeling.
- Renting and Purchasing Equipment
you don't want to cart your own snorkeling equipment on the plane with
you to St. Croix, there are several places on the island to either
rent or purchase gear. Most tour companies will supply everything you
need, mask, snorkel and fins, as part of the fee for a snorkeling
tour. Some villa and condo rentals will have some equipment for your
use, and Hotels and Resorts may also have a limited assortment of gear
for you to rent.
Kmart - Two locations on the
island...Sunny Isle Shopping center and Centerline Rd towards
Cane Bay Dive Shop -
1-800-338-3843 - (340) 718-9913 - located in Christiansted,
Frederiksted and of course, in Cane Bay across from the beach!
(Rentals and purchase)
Cost-U-Less - 340-719-4442 -
An island version of Costco...without the membership fees. Located on
Route 70 in Sion Farms just east of Sunny Isle (mid-island).
Dive Experience -
340-773-3307 • 800-235-9047 - 1111 Strand Street, Downtown
Christiansted. (Rentals and Purchase)