Nature And Wildlife
In an effort to protect our coral reefs, the U.S. Virgin Islands has recently passed a law banning sunscreen that conttains oxybenzone, octinoxate and octocryene. While spending time on our beautiful beaches and swimming in the Caribbean Sea, we urge our guests tobe mindful of this new law.
Each year, The Buccaneer is proud to sponsor the National Park Service’s three-month turtle watch program by housing the interns responsible for tagging and recording data on the endangered leatherback and green turtles. St. Croix is one of the two most prolific turtle nesting areas in the world.
The Buccaneer was proud to be the host site for The Nature Conservancy and SECORE International coral restoration expedition in the fall of 2017. The expedition was the first of its kind in the Virgin Islands and used a groundbreaking reproduction technique to grow baby coral. Learn more about The Nature Conservancy efforts in its Caribbean Impact Report.
The Buccaneer also supports The East End Marine Park, Wild Bird Sanctuary, St. Croix Environmental Association and Friends of the Park – St. John National Park, St. Georges Botanical Gardens, St. Croix Animal Welfare Center and The Kindness Club: Bringing Children & Animals Together.