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“Great Water, Sand, Views, Snorkeling and more”
Review of Trunk Bay

Trunk Bay
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$84.00*
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Half-Day Tour to Trunk Bay Beach from St. Thomas
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Owner description: 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.
Atlanta
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214 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Great Water, Sand, Views, Snorkeling and more”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Traveling solo was easy to take the public ferry to St.John. Then many are also going to visit the beaches so there is plenty of taxi’s waiting to take groups to the beach. The Bay is beautiful, the sand is great, the water has all the colors, the snorkeling is a good set up as you can rent your equipment for $5 as well as other items such as chairs, food etc. The snorkeling is really pristine with clear water, decent coral, and all the Caribbean standard fish along with a snorkel path.

Visited August 2013
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Huntersville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Park Beach that's easy to Reach”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Within the state park, this is the only beach on St John that requires paid admission. For that you get lifeguards, full shower, bathrooms and changing areas, chair and other beach equipment rentals and a food hut. The beach itself is very nice but be sure to get there early as parking is limited. You can always use the taxi's from Cruz Bay $6,00 each way pp. There is a snorkel trail that is marked under way, very nice. The one caveat; avoid Tuesdays when the place is overrun by cruise ship people from St Thomas. Other than that, this famous beach is not to be missed.

Visited June 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Haven”
Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Im still wishing we stayed longer at Trunk Bay! A couple of hours to snorkel, swim, sunbathe, or just chill wasn't enough. My family and i love this beach. So clean and well preserved by the locals. Lifeguards on duty are very nice and accommodating.

Visited August 2013
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Costa Rica
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“awesome place couldn't have a better time anywhere else”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

well I don't have words to tell you how much I enjoyed trunk bay and everything related to it. My family and me snorkeled all day, played in the crystal turqouise waters and white sand, and with facilities within the same place. Even if you are at another nearby island it is worth to go see this underwater national park.
Try it you won't be ashamed, It has everything for everyone's need

Visited August 2013
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Trenton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Get here early! Gorgeous scenery and interesting snorkeling!”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Some very nice snorkeling- although personally I think Leinster Bay and Cinnamon Bay are much better. The scenery is gorgeous and there is a small shop (sunscreen, water, pop, snorkel gear rental) as well as restrooms and showers. Definitely worth coming to! As with all beach here- coming earlier in the morning will you lend you a more private beach and usually more fish!

Visited August 2013
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