Coral Reef Underwater Park Trail

Coral Reef Underwater Park Trail, Virgin Islands National Park: Address, Phone Number, Coral Reef Underwater Park Trail Reviews: 4/5

Coral Reef Underwater Park Trail

Coral Reef Underwater Park Trail
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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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bam54
Martinique30 contributions
If you’ve never swam in the ocean then you’ll like it.
May 2020 • Family
The trail markers are completely illegible, the coral has been wiped out by the last hurricane, and very little sea life remains. That being said, if you have no expectations you’ll enjoy the swim because the beach is gorgeous.
Written May 13, 2020
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Jen F
West Haven, CT35 contributions
Okay for beginners, not much left to see
Jan 2020
The underwater trail is great for people who have never snorkeled. It's a safe way to practice and see a little bit of underwater life. However this is not a spot for anybody who has experience and wants to see more coral, turtles, nurse sharks, etc. Also, this is at Trunk Bay and unless you are interested in being with a crowd, this is not the right spot for you.
Written January 25, 2020
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RoelR
Wuustwezel, Belgium1,485 contributions
Nice underwater trail, some of the signs need to be cleaned. Lots of fish
Jan 2019
As an avid snorkler, I ofcourse wanted to try out the Underwater trail. It starts fairly close to the shore, and will take you about half way of the island. Some of the sign are not easy to read any more, and will need a cleaning. There were lots of fishes, rays and even squids.
Written December 12, 2019
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Susan M
Shelby Township, MI975 contributions
Colorful fish, no rope
Aug 2019 • Friends
Lots of small fish, saw a stingray. It was little. Lots of coral. Not always easy to manuevre. The markers are in a triangle. If there are waves, it is not easy to stay on course. I am not an experienced snorkeler. Being terrified of sharks, I had asked the ladies at the visitor center about sharks. They said they are not aware of any incidents, so I kept looking up out of the water to make sure I did not see any arms wailing above the water. As long as other people we're close by, I felt safe. But the best snorkeling was at Buck Island Reef National Monument at Christiansted, St Croix. Maho Beach has turtles cruising the seaweed beds.
Written August 26, 2019
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CK888
Scottsdale, AZ81 contributions
Great stop at the Underwater Trail!
Jul 2019 • Friends
We were one of the first to arrive here in the morning and brought our dingy onto the beach. We had the beach to ourselves and had a nice snorkel in the park. Was here in 1995 and there seem to be more fish then. Several people said the coral has been damaged by the hurricane, which is too bad. They have a nice bar and public showers and restrooms. There is also a snack bar that served yummy chicken salad wraps and hot dogs.
Written July 29, 2019
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Pepperjackm
Texas1,276 contributions
Needs repair, water slightly cloudy, but otherwise great fun
Apr 2019 • Couples
Look like volunteer life guards, but the trail is a the beach side of Trunk bay island, trail needs work after the hurricane, but is the best and I believe only underwater trail in the USA.
Written April 10, 2019
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mainiac2015
Scarborough, ME112 contributions
Fish and coral
Mar 2019 • Couples
Since the hurricanes the trail isn't as crowded with fish- but we still saw plenty- other creatures as well (sea anemone, plants etc)
Written March 18, 2019
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Peter R
Boston, MA2,218 contributions
Damaged by the hurricanes but still very nice
Jan 2019 • Couples
Located at Trunk Bay National Park this is a good starting point for new or experienced snorkelers. Unfortunately, the coral was damaged from the hurricanes in 2017 and, although very nice, it is not the same experience that it was a previously. The trail is nice and relatively short, and there are a fair number of fish, but as others have indicated, the coral is not very healthy. The beach is great and large with soft white sand but the shade trees are mostly gone. You no longer can rent snorkel equipment here. There is food for purchase, showers, gift shop and bathroom facilities. There is a paved walkway to most areas, including the beach
Written February 18, 2019
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Frankhubbell
St. John105 contributions
Underwater Trail at Trunk Bay
Jan 2019 • Friends
This beautiful trail was mostly destroyed but Irma. It is still worth the visit and it will regrow, but it is not what it once was.
Written January 23, 2019
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Lori W
Hillsboro, OR29 contributions
Trunk Bay
Aug 2018 • Couples
Beautiful beach in the middle of a National park on St. John. Snorkeling was good. Saw fish, crabs, squid, tarpon and turtles. The underwater trail is about 5 or so plaques in various areas that tell about the different fish you might see. Not as great as you think. Can rent gear and they have bathrooms and showers which were refreshing. No food or beverage concessions so come with those items if planning on spending time here.
Written August 29, 2018
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