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Trunk Bay

Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Phone Number: +1 340-776-6201
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St John Day Trip from St Thomas: Island...
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Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Reefs, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Snorkeling
Owner description: The good news: this world-class stretch of white sand and turquoise...
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Reefs, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Lexington, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous water, gorgeous beach. Nice beginner snorkel trail. Can get too crowded with cruise ship folks.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

It's a must see....if you're on st john's don't miss this.... or The Beach Bar.... both one of a kind.

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North Barrington, IL
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We opted to visit Trunk Bay for our time at the beach in St. John. It has bath and shower facilities, a rental office for chairs, umbrellas and snorkel equipment onsite. The snorkel trail was interesting. The parking is extremely limited, so go early. We were there on a day where over 19000 people had disembarked cruise ships in St.... More 

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Chicago, IL
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

In researching our trip to St. John, Trunk Bay kept popping up as, "one of the Top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world". Add to that its proximity to town and its status as the "go-to" beach for the cruise ship folks from St. Thomas, and you expect people - lots of them! After a couple of earlier attempts... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

this is the best beach I ever visited .clear water,white sand,snorkeling sight .you can rent beach chair.it has fresh water showers and a snack bar

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We took a taxi from the port to the beach. Luckily it was a federal holiday so we got in for free. $8 seems a little steep for entrance to a beach that was really debris-filled. There wasn't a ton of area to lay out, but we found a spot down to the right that was shade covered as the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The snorkel trail is very informative as you swim around amongst the fishes. If you are calm enough, more fish come out to join you on the trail. I tried to swim as smoothly as possible and it paid off! A yellowtail snapper stuck by my side most of the trail, using me as his 'bigger fish' protector! Such an... More 

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Reisterstown, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Took ferry from Red Hook to cruz bay $28 Taxi to Trunk bay $20 and entry fee $8 (roundtrip 2 people) $56 total for our day...kinda wasted...beach was crowded lots of debris on the beach and lots of ants...chairs cost $8 for the day plus a $25 deposit...very disappointed after reading other reviews on how nice this beach was supposed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The beach itself is very nice, has all the amenities that anyone can require, also has lifeguards on duty. When you come onto the beach would suggest turn right there's a quieter cove it looks like the beach ends but when you get to the corner you will see that there's more space. This is on the national park so... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We snorkeled here first thing in the morning. It's best to get there early (8 or 9 am) if you want a parking spot and to not bump into anyone. The reef was nice and there were lots of interesting fish. It's unfortunate that it was so obvious that people were feeding the fish here. We were followed around by... More 

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