We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Phone Number: +1 340-776-6201
Website
Activities: Snorkeling
Description: The good news: this world-class stretch of white sand and turquoise water...
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.
read more
Visit Trunk Bay like an insider
Top Rated
$125*
and up
St John Day Trip from St Thomas: Island Sightseeing and...

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,247 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 886
    Excellent
  • 243
    Very good
  • 91
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Busiest Beach of St. John - For a Reason

MANY POSITIVES -- beautiful beach, easy access, soft sands, crystal clear water, and of course everyone in the world will ask if you visited Trunk Bay (so make sure you do at some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
David G
,
Baltimore, Maryland
Add Photo Write a Review

1,247 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

MANY POSITIVES -- beautiful beach, easy access, soft sands, crystal clear water, and of course everyone in the world will ask if you visited Trunk Bay (so make sure you do at some point). If you're there with your kids I guess the lifeguards would be a perk. MINIMAL DOWNSIDES -- this is the most "crowded" beach we encountered on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Waconia, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

This is one of those places where you can't believe you're actually there. The water is beautiful to great to swim in. The underwater snorkel trail is interesting with beautiful coral. It can get a little crowded there though and you may find yourself bumping into other snorkelers. If you drive, go early or late or parking may be tricky.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lebanon
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We spent a few hour of are day at Trunk Bay. It was very clean and a nice National Park. There was food stand that sold food and drinks. They also had rest rooms. You could rental snorkel equipment. This beach also had life guards. We had are own snorkel equipment, we enjoyed are time snorkeling on Trunk Bay.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing beach on St. John's, U.S.V.I! We arrived at the dock next to the U.S. National Parks Headquarters and took an open air jitney to the beach. The views along way are amazing so have camera ready. Driver pulls over! There is a $4 fee but if you have Senior Pass it is $2. Trunk Bay has... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Islip, New York
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Visited on our last day. The trick is to come early or a little later. Parking is tough. The surf was strong so no snorkeling, but it was a great beach.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Ok place to snorkel. The underwater snorkel trail was all crusted over and we couldn't read the signs.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norfolk, Virginia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Save your money and look for another beach--there are so many great ones on St. John. The underwater trail is nothing more than markers with basic info you could get from any book or google search and the markers were mostly covered with sand and barely readable. We saw more fish and better coral elsewhere. It is very crowded after... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Milford
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Went on Princess cruise and this was an excursion we booked through ship. Unfortunately the surf was strong and not good for snorkeling because the sand was stirred up from the waves and undertow. We didn't find this to be too crowded at all. Maybe because of the rough seas. Loved this beach!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We stopped by trunk bay but didn't stay long. It's super crowded, full of taxis and tour groups, there's a fee to enter, and you pay for everything there, and it's pretty small. The nature snorkeling trail is good for beginners. Tours from cruises will be there during the week. They shut you down around 4, as well. There is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Whatever you do, DO NOT visit this beach when the cruise crabs are in port. How realistic is that? Not sure... But I can tell you this, if you are looking for relaxation in paradise-- this is not the place for you. I've never seen such bad behavior from visitors. The lifeguard had distain in her voice as she repeatedly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Trunk Bay also viewed

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Cruz Bay, St. John
 
Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Magens Bay, St. Thomas
 

Been to Trunk Bay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Trunk Bay and other visitors
9 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (9)

Questions? Get answers from Trunk Bay staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?