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Activities: Snorkeling
Description: 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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St John Day Trip From St Thomas
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St John Day Trip from St Thomas: Island Sightseeing and Snorkeling at Trunk Bay
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Half-Day Tour to Trunk Bay Beach from St Thomas

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Fun rainy visit

For a novice, this underwater trail at Trunk is fun. The kids loved it and made their re-intro to snorkeling easy and fun. Its like a game to fine the next markers underwater.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Scituate, Massachusetts

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Peterborough, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

4 dollars to get into the park. 13 dollars to rent mask, snorkle and flippers plus a locker. What a great deal. I loved it. Lots to see and enjoy.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is where many people go to snorkel when they visit St John. The cruise ships bring hordes of tourists. There's actually not much to see here- much better snorkeling elsewhere.

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North Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I visited this location 25 years ago and remember how vivid the schools of bait fish were here. You could dive down and they would all scatter making for some fun easy diving. I was really disappointed to see how worn out the reef had become. It's kind of sad to take the trail today and see very little coral... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Super cool! This was a great experience with my whole family, kids loved it. Trail kept their interest. Only issue was not with the trail, but a large group of really loud and seemingly tipsy people trying to stay together while yelling at each other and flipping their fins into the coral. Frustrating that they were scaring off all the... More 

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Northern NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is an excellent way to get comfortable with snorkeling as there are two lifeguards on duty who keep a very watchful eye on the trail. This area can get quite busy in the afternoon so it is best to get there early and avoid cruise ship days in St. Thomas (Tuesdays when we were there). It was fun to... More 

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Lebanon, Ore
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This beach is everything the photos and tourist ads promise. Nice facilities, powdered sugar beaches and a wonderful underwater park for snorkelers. Don't go anywhere else until you've been to this beach. Great National park staff people too.

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Centerville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This underwater trail is amazing for new snorkelers like myself who have no clue what this fish or that fish is....it has great underwater plaques that explain different fish species, coral and other underwater life you might see. and the fact that its in Trunk bay where the beach is amazing and you're swimmin with the fishes all day is... More 

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Washington, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Loved the water, sand, snorkeling, everything! There were bathrooms, showers and lockers. $2 per person to get in. The snorkeling was life-changing!

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

For a novice, this underwater trail at Trunk is fun. The kids loved it and made their re-intro to snorkeling easy and fun. Its like a game to fine the next markers underwater.

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maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

this was awesome > Do not stand on the reef, swim the trail and look around youll see alot of fish lobster rays and even a turtle or two .. float slow and let the fish get used to you and they will come right up to you.

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