Snorkeling and Snorkeling Tours USVI -U.S. Virgin Islands
St. Croix has
some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean! You will find
superb snorkeling at many of the island's beaches including
Cane Bay Beach, Jack's and Isaac's Bays and the
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 trail.
Big Beard's Adventure Tours
- 340-773-4482 - Snorkel Gear and Lessons included. Full
and Half Day Buck Island Tours. Sunset Sails, Weddings,
Bilinda Charters - 340-514-2270
- a 37' sloop - 6 person max.
Buck Island Charters
- 340-718-3161 - Departs from Green Cay Marina,
Captain Heinz' Teroro II
- Trimaran, Buck Island tours, 340-773-3161
Caribbean Sea Adventures
- 340-773-2628 - 59 King's Wharf, Christiansted
- 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!
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
Click here for more Buck Island Information
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
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.
Snorkel Gear - Renting and Purchasing
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.
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.
- Two locations on the island...Sunny Isle Shopping center
and Centerline Rd towards Frederiksted. (Purchase)
Bay Dive Shop - 1-800-338-3843 - (340) 718-9913
- located in Christiansted and
Frederiksted. (Rentals and purchase)
- 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).