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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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Beautiful, great snorkeling , food, bar, equipment/chair rentals

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Dallas, TX

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Draper, Utah
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231 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

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 

Dallas, TX
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143 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

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 

Moss Beach, California
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50 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This trail is for snorkelers who want to learn a little more about the things they are seeing underwater. Could use a little upkeep, but so much fun.

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

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.

Leesburg, Virginia
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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.

North Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

Lawrenceville, Georgia
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51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 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 

Northern NJ
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158 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 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 

Lebanon, Ore
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42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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.

Centerville, Texas
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33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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