Buck Island St. Thomas
Buck island St. Thomas has ship wreck cove and turtle cove. Ship wreck cove is home to the famous ship Cartanza Senora a 190′ freighter that was used to haul goods during World War II. Turtle Cove has beautiful crystal clear blue water and lots of turtles and colorful fish to see.
The island is in fact a national monument and surrounded in breathtaking beauty. Captain Nate with Nate’s Custom Charters offers St. Thomas boat charters to Buck Island and will ensure that your vacation experience is beyond expectation. Captain Nate has a solid five star rating and knows the ins and outs of Buck Island and its history. While this seemingly innocent island is the home to such breath taking displays of nature, its past is somewhat colorful to say the least.
It is believed that Buck Island was a stopping place in the 1600’s for pirates such as Henry Morgan, Blackbeard and Captain Kidd. The Virgin Islands were pirate infested in that time period. Often these pirates would have a base camp on islands such as Buck Island and wait for passing ships. They would then proceed to board then and steal any of the goods they might be carrying. Being that Buck Island has never been inhabited it made the island a perfect hiding place for pirates. Not to mention the sheer beauty of the island and its surrounding shores.
Buck Island is the home to the only undersea national monument in America. In 1961 president Kennedy went on a tour of Buck Island and was astonished at its sheer beauty. After leaving the island he had it declared a national monument in order to ensure its protection. The National Parks Service was then given the ability to maintain the island and 880 acres of surrounding coral reef. President Clinton extended the area of reef under protection by more than 18,000 acres while in office. This act was a part of the global Coral Reef Initiative.
Buck-Island-ST-THoamds-Acanthurus-CoeruleusThe island itself is an impressive 176 acres and is a prime location for snorkeling. Buck Island is only accessible through private boat or a tour guide licensed by the National Park Service. Captain Nate will gladly take you on one of his St. Thomas boat charters and allow you to witness the beauty of this national monument. You’ll have the chance to snorkel the reef line and witness the sea life that inhabits it. There are, however, numerous hiking trails that will take you through the exotic wildlife of Buck Island making it the perfect location for St. Thomas day trips. In order to ensure the safety of the coral reef the island is undeveloped and uninhabited. There are, however, numerous hiking trails that will take you through the exotic wildlife of Buck Island making it the perfect location for St. Thomas day trips.
It’s time for you to plan your St. Thomas vacation and hire Captain Nate to take you on one of his St. Thomas boat charters to Buck Island. The beauty of this island and its surrounding reef is unparalleled and will speak to the hearts of the family man and adventurer alike. Refuse to settle for a mundane vacation and give Nate’s Custom Charter’s a call. They will ensure that your St. Thomas excursions are the events of a lifetime.