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Trunk Bay

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Reefs
Activities: Snorkeling
Owner description: The good news: this world-class stretch of white sand and turquoise water is St. John's most photographed beach, which features a marked underwater... more » Owner description: The good news: this world-class stretch of white sand and turquoise water is St. John's most photographed beach, which features a marked underwater trail for beginning snorkelers. The bad news: because of its popularity, it can get very crowded with cruise ship passengers and members of sightseeing tours. « less
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Chesterfield, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful beach and snorkel trails! Very clean and safe beach. The snorkel trails are marked and there are signs under water to tell you about the fish! Crystal clear easy to read so so many fish to see! I would highly recommend this because I enjoyed it so much! They do have life guards watching over you so you feel... More

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Portland, Oregon
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Clean beautiful beach with all facilities and rental options for snorkeling. Good place for beginner snorkelers. Can't beat the view.

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Gibbsboro, New Jersey, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

With markers on the floor to guide you, snorkel has never been easier. Great beginner route and plenty to see. Beautiful reef and fish everywhere. Take the taxi there or rent a jeep, both are easy to find and get you there. Enjoy!

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Hempstead, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Great way to spend a day snorkeling! Not crowded at all during the off season! Showers, restrooms, lockers, gear rental and snack bar.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Road around STJ and ended up at trunk bay, would have been a great beach day if the weather had been a little better. Beach is nice, small gift shop and snak bar on site nothing special. The views and the beach are good.

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St. John
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

White sand, turquoise waters so clear you could see bottom even at depths of 30 feet. Visit every year and look forward to being there. Only issue is parking or lack of.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

What a gorgeous beach with multiple colored blue waters and white sand. We absolutely loved this beach. Great for snorkeling as well, so much to see.

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Beautiful setting, clean beach with amenities like lockers, concessions and souvenirs. Showers and restrooms. Also have snorkeling available.

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Warrendale, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My first visit to St Thomas & St John - I am so glad I did not miss Trunk Bay. Unbelievably picturesque, with good snorkeling through the underwater trail. To be fair - our visit was timed perfectly during the off-season. We arrived in the morning to find 3 people on the beach (2 were lifeguards!) When we left at... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband and I visited Trunk Bay on our honeymoon cruise Sept. 2013. Our cruise ported in St Thomas and we took a taxi to the ferry and then the ferry over to St John and then a cab ride to Trunk Bay! All the travel round trip cost us about $100. We traveled alone rather than thru the boat.... More

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