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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, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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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Orlando, Florida
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178 reviews 178 reviews
14 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Breathtaking beach with phenomenal views! Here is your opportunity to see a picture perfect post card beach. It's well worth the trip, make time to see it. I have snorkeled here a couple of times, the water is crystal clear. Best snorkeling is around the two rock islands on the right side of the beach. The beach gets a bit... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This beach is very well run by the Park service so although they charge $4 per person to come, it has very good facilities: bathrooms, showers, etc. You can rent snorkel equipment for $3 - a real bargain. The beach is quite large by VI standards and very beautiful. We felt very at ease here and wish we could return!

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Connecticut
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful white sand, turquoise water and good sized beach. But all the day trippers from the cruise ships in St. Thomas send people here so gets very crowded. The underwater trail is touted but it is just a series of stones saying "coral", etc. Did not see many fish. I prefer other beaches.

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Trunk Bay is probably the most well known beach in St.John. It is a stunning beach with beautiful views and convenient to Cruz Bay. There is a snorkel trail around a reef that is the center attraction, although I find that to be overrated and I would not head here for snorkeling alone. There is a snack shop as well... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen! Turquoise clear blue water and white sand,nestled in amongst small islands. Also has good snorkeling!

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Stow, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Natural beauty, great snorkeling, available facilities. Parking is minimal - get there early or late.

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Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

It is beautiful place! If you stay on St. Thomas - taking a first ferry to St. John is recommended. While driving make a stop to see the beach from the distance - it is priceless! Parking is very limited. We were there for several hours snorkeling and enjoying the beach. Corals and reef are beautiful. We loved underwater stones... More 

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Langley, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were on a 7 day Caribbean cruise with St Thomas as a port of call. So my wife said we must go to St. John's to visit Trunk Bay as it is a beautiful beach. So it was $20 per person to get to the ferry terminal at red hook bay and back then $14 each for a return... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We didn't think much of snorkeling at trunk bay but perhaps that's because we were on a sailboat and not used to being with so many people. And perhaps because the weather had been bad and stirred things up. The beach and view were beautiful--except all the people and except there are many other wonderful places. We did have a... More 

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Kaufman, Texas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

As you are driving, the first lookout from St. John is Trunk Bay. This spot is worth the stop alone. Keep driving and make the stop. It is minimal cost to enter ($4/adult) but worth it. Parking is hard to find, but once you do that you are set. Long beach to spread out and the food at the bar... More 

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