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St Croix rain forest

Things to do and see when you visit our island.

Buck Island Reef National Monument

No trip to St. Croix is complete without a trip to beautiful Buck Island, the only underwater national park. Spend the day or a half-day on this uninhabited island, known for its fabulous snorkeling. "One of the world's best beaches" according to National Geographic, Buck Island is surrounded by aqua waters and extensive coral reefs. See www.caribbeanseaadventures.com

Caribbean Sea Adventures offers a full-day sail to Buck Island, weather permitting, from The Buccaneer's dock. Exclusively for Buccaneer guests, the Wave Dancer departs at 10:00 am, returning at about 4 pm. $95 adults, $75 children 11 years old and under, including equipment and lunch. A four-hour trip is available for $65 adults, $45 for children. 

Art Classes

St. Croix artist Jane Akin leads a watercolor class on our beautiful Great House Terrace, with expansive views to serve as inspiration. All skill levels are invited. $60 per class, 2:00pm to 4:30pm Thursdays and Fridays, and by appointment. Contact  >

Scuba diving at St Croix

Scuba Diving *

For the novice or expert, St. Croix is a diver's paradise. Scuba Diving magazine recognized St. Croix for its famed scuba diving and snorkeling offerings in the Top 100 Readers Choice Awards, January-February 2009 issue. Among the destination's awards highlights include top wall diving, top shore diving, top snorkeling and top overall value. St Croix received six awards including "Top Dive Destinations in the Caribbean Atlantic".

There are more than 50 premium dive sites to choose from, including the wreck of the Rosamaria, the pier in Frederiksted, and a spectacular 13,000 foot drop-off on the north shore known as The Wall. St. Croix has the largest living reef of any Caribbean island. See www.stcroixscuba.com or www.anchordivestcroix.com.  

St. Croix Island Tour *

Let someone else do the driving or rent your own car. See some of the most interesting, beautiful and historical sites on the island. It stops at the Cruzan Rum Distillery, the antique-filled 18th century great house at The Whim Museum, our lush St George's Botanical Gardens, and features a drive through the rain forest with a visit to historic Frederiksted.

Kayaking on Salt River *

Paddle through the protected waters of Salt River Bay National Park and Ecological preserve to the spot where Christopher Columbus' crew from the Mariagalante made landfall 500 years ago. Explore birding areas, and observe ancient Taino Indian burial grounds. Some night-time luminescent tours are also available. Beginners and experts are welcome. A Visitors' Center is adjacent to the Salt River Marina. See www.stcroixkayak.com  

Horseback Riding *

Ride through a rainforest, along the beach, and visit old slave village ruins all in a single ride.  

Sunset Sail *

Romantic early evening cruises from Christiansted Harbor to St. Croix's north shore, then out to sea to view the sunset and marine life. Includes rum punch. End the evening with a dinner in Christiansted. See www.caribbeanseaadventures.com 

Ruins Ramble *

Educational tours sponsored by the St Croix Landmarks Society brings history alive. Monthly November to May.  

Deep Sea Fishing *

St. Croix's warm waters (78-84 degrees) are home to blue marlin, wahoo, yellow-fin tuna, kingfish and dolphin (the fish). Half-day and full-day trips are available for up to six people. See http://www.fishwithcarl.com/  

Carina Bay Casino *

St. Croix's only casino is just 15 minutes from The Buccaneer, with nightly live entertainment.

*Special note
Independent vendors and activities that are off The Buccaneer property are listed as a courtesy to our guests. The Buccaneer makes no warranty or accepts no liability for the quality of services, nor responsibility for injury or accidents that might occur with these vendors.

Historic Hotels of America

The Buccaneer
St. Croix,
US Virgin Islands
800-255-3881
340-712-2100