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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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The world's first marked underwater trail located near the shoreline,...

The world's first marked underwater trail located near the shoreline, making it one of the best snorkeling spots in the Caribbean.

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Nice Snorkeling Trail

This was a nice little snorkeling trail to follow. Thought it was funny when the colorful fish swam up to the "colors" marker. Snorkeling was not great the day we went and lots... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
Fullerton, California

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Detroit, Michigan
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69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is still worth while to visit. It will show how crowds and excessive sunscreen hurt the reef. The area is still gorgeous.

Thank Duece1623
Beavercreek, Ohio, United States
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154 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Snorkeling at Trunk Bay is great for families with older children and young teens as well as adults. There are lots of colorful fish and my brother even saw an octopus. The coral isn't great. There isn't much color and it looks like some of it is dying. The underwater signs need to be cleaned off so they are easier... More 

Thank JCB0812
Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We found the trail better than in past years. It appeared healthier and on Christmas morning, not too crowded. We did see the guard do two rescues so if you snorkel, practice first in calm waters before venturing onto the trail.

Thank leisurebug2016
Fullerton, California
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576 reviews
232 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This was a nice little snorkeling trail to follow. Thought it was funny when the colorful fish swam up to the "colors" marker. Snorkeling was not great the day we went and lots of people in the water that appeared not to swim very well...but had a great time anyway.

Thank RockNCreekGirl
Lexington, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The beach at Trunk Bay is so beautiful one wonders if it truly can be real. Unfortunately the coral and the fish that used to populate the cay and the trail are gone. A rise in the temperature of the water weakening the coral and leaving it open to desease have resulted in it's almost complete devastation. Storms have done... More 

Thank Gerald G
Scottsdale, Arizona
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270 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

I recently took a snorkel trip here as my wife sat on the beach. The trail is nothing worth while if you are into snorkeling. Move away from the trail to the right and follow the small island outline. To pay money for this is a bit of a rip-off. There must be better places to snorkel on this island.... More 

Thank Richard S
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We enjoyed snorkeling there and trying to follow the trail. It was a nice time and I would recommend it as a great first snorkle trip on the island.

Thank mbshanley
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The underwater trail sits on the waters of Trunk bay. MANY PEOPLE go here because it is easily accessible and most open taxis take you there. If you are driving your own jeep, and are short on time, I suggest you skip this one and head to much better snorkeling spots, like Waterlemon Cay, or Maho. The BEACH itself in... More 

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Draper, Utah
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297 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This trail is more for children or new snorkelers, I swam the trail and read the signs there could have been more detail or maybe off shoot trails for added interest. I swam off toward the breakwater reef and saw many more fish, and there were less people out that direction. For being a national park I expected better, but... More 

Thank must_need_H2O
Dallas, TX
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144 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is an excellent place to snorkel because you can see so much underwater beauty. I could not find all the signs that were supposedly on the "trail" but who cares? This nicely developed area includes good restrooms, a snack/burger bar where you can also get mixed drinks, plus there are beach chair rentals.. However, the food and rental booths... More 

Thank Jayne1973Dallas_TX

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