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Trunk Bay

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
+1 340-776-6201
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“snorkel trail” (155 reviews)
“snack bar” (208 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (457 reviews)
Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
+1 340-776-6201
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

Pictures don't do justice for this beautiful piece of nature. It's like it's out of a magazine and doesn't seem real. We had an amazing time snorkeling as well as just swimming and hanging on the beach. The grounds are extremely clean. One piece of...More

Thank Reckfam6
Reviewed 13 June 2016

I'm really trying to figure out if there is even such a thing as a bad beach on St. John! This one is right up there in my top 3!

Thank Jackie R
Reviewed 12 June 2016

This is the most Beautiful Beach on St. John. Wide clean Beach and Clear Water. Great Amenities at the National Park. Clean restrooms, Nice Showers, Snack Bar, Gift Shop. Be sure and get there early for a parking place. You have to pay to get...More

Thank Sunraindancer
Reviewed 10 June 2016

If you can make it to Trunk Bay before the masses, it is truly wonderful. We were first to snorkel and experience the underwater marvels. So many fish and other creatures to appreciate. It didn't take long to turn this place of magic into a...More

1  Thank COSouthpaw
Reviewed 10 June 2016

This is one of the most beautiful beach, no seaweed or rocks to be found. You can snorkel lots of fishes to see. If you want shade I advise to get there early. You will find showers, bathrooms, food and drinks. The time we were...More

Thank Terri G
Reviewed 10 June 2016

This beach has been highly rated and photographed many times so I had high expectations and it didn't disappoint. Everything about it from the sand, clear turquoise water, no waves, and lots of vegetation/shade made it a perfect day. As an added bonus, there is...More

Thank Justsayin85253
Reviewed 10 June 2016

We made sure to go on a non-cruise ship day. I've been to beaches up and down the U.S. East coast, southern U.S., western U.S., Hawaii, a number of locations in eastern and western Mexico, Jamaica, Barbados, Aruba, Puerto Rico, other Caribbean Islands and Europe....More

Thank SJP-NJ
Reviewed 9 June 2016

This is the most beautiful beach I have ever been to. We took a day trip with the ferry from St. Thomas to St. John. The water is crystal clear. If you like to snorkel, this is the place. There is an underwater snorkeling trail....More

Thank Saebr18
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Great beach. Not rocky like some of the island. Perfect for friends and family. I was concerned there wouldn't be parking or space but there was plenty of both. Great food and drinks. If too crowded, head down the road to Cinnamon Bay. Most amazing...More

Thank Tracy G
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful beach, not crowded. Was good to get there early-ish for parking (small lot). Think we arrived at 11 and got one of the last spots. Was really fun to snorkel around the little cay.

Thank Sara M
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hello I will be on Charlotte Dock on April 4, we are 5 people and want to go to Trunk bay, how much is the ferry? round trip and is there any cost for entry to the beach? is the ferry going direct to trunk bay or we have to pay a cab over there? do you think trunk bay is better than coki point or Lindquist beach in St-thomas??? Thanks for answers!
24 March 2017|
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Response from Jeremy J | Reviewed this property |
hello. the ferry to St. John from St. Thomas is $14/person roundtrip. Once you arrive on St. John there are plenty of taxis. The taxi to Trunk Bay will be $7/person. Trunk Bay is part of Virgin Islands National Park, thus... More
Rick - Did you come in on a cruise ship? Do you mind sharing the name of the company you used for this excursion? We are coming into Charlotte Amalie on a cruise and we are interested in getting to Trunk Bay / St John to snorkel. I know we can navigate ourselves there via taxi and water ferry but would be interested in a guided excursion if it's not crazy expensive.
18 March 2017|
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Response from Shannon W | Reviewed this property |
We always fly in because there is so much to see! You can take a cab to the ferry and then another cab to Trunk Bay. The cab drivers will stop a few times along the way to allow you take some pictures. Trunk Bay has an... More
Snorkeling in Hawaii? Where's the best place? Thanks.
4 March 2017|
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Response from find-a-fish | Reviewed this property |
First, you need to narrow down which island you wish to visit. However, if snorkelling is a major priority, you've likely narrowed it down to Maui, Oahu or The Big Island. Maui is awesome, but your best bet is the Big... More