On Sunday we arrived at the St. Croix Yacht Club to meet up with some friends who had graciously asked our family to spend the afternoon out on Buck Island. We’d never been out before so we were excited!
We hopped aboard their boat, untied and off we went. The trip out was half the fun. We were fully loaded and all smiles. Just being out on the water is beautiful… azure blue water, sun, and the backdrop of lush green islands. We skirted the reef for a bit then Gary banked through a cut towards Buck Island. During the next five minutes we spotted two huge turtles swimming at the surface. Both were large, perhaps 5 feet in diameter! I tried to snap a quick photo but missed.
In twenty minutes or so we were at the main Buck Island beach. Gary is good at navigating his boat anchoring only 25 feet or so from the beach in just the right depth for jumping off the tuna tower. Right away the kids jumped in one after another. Splash!
Taking in my first view of the island the one thing that struck me was the color of the water. It’s such a light blue it almost seems there isn’t any water, like a boat floating in thin air. Amazing. Buck Island has been left completely natural, no houses, no buildings… just blue water and the most perfect beach I’d ever seen. Time for me to jump in…
We spent the rest of the afternoon swimming, talking and mixing Cruzan Rum drinks. The kids explored on kayaks, played on the beach, and jumped off the tuna tower about a hundred more times.
For us this was one of the most beautiful days on St. Croix so far. If you get the chance visit Buck Island, it’s definitely at the top of the Cruzana list of good things!
Click to enjoy a few photos of Buck Island, St. Croix, USVI…