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National Park Underwater Trail

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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“trunk bay” (32 reviews)
Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Snorkeling and the beach are always fun but if you're looking for good snorkeling, go elsewhere around St. John. There are multiple other stops. The beach is lovely and there are services available so it's a great place for a day at the beach.

Thank Wendy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this trail is good for beginners as it is marked and there are lifeguards at this beach. however, there isn't as much to see here as some other beaches

Thank mels850
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trail is fairly well marked with buoys. About half of the signs are covered with sand. Fairly crowded. You have to swim a good ways to get to the trail. Water by the trail was a little murky and colder than expected. Trunk Bay...More

Thank nphiker15
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Spent a day here off a cruise ship. I had not been snorkeling for over twenty years but warm currents and beautiful scenery saw me spend an hour exploring the marked trail.

Thank Eddie O
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Very cool trail, pretty easy to navigate, currents weren't too bad. It was a little over cast so water wasn't as clear as it usually is, but still a must see.

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 19 March 2017

In theory this sounds great. The day we went it was over crowded with people snorkeling and I'm sure that influenced the sea-life. It was cute to read the signs underwater of what was supposed to inhabit the area near the plaques. Only saw a...More

Thank sailrobins
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Trunk Bay beach is the most beautiful beach on the north shore. There is a great underwater guided snorkel trail which very young children might not be able to swim because it is about 300 yards long. The beach food and souvenir shops are quite...More

Thank jguar15
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Trunk Bay is an amazing spectacular beach. The snorkel trail is fun to follow and easy snorkeling if the water is calm. There are lifeguards on the beach that post flags as if the waves are safe to snorkel. Coral and unusual plants - some...More

Thank scrapbookchef
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

The sign are overgrown, hardly readable and the stuff they describe is no longer there. Go elsewhere for snorkelling. But enjoy Trunk, it's a fantastic beach

Thank frankolsendk
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I was disappointed in the trail. Maybe I was expecting more, but the plaques were ok. The change of the coral is noticeable here as it is globally. We saw very few fish, but maybe that's normal? It was a red flag day when we...More

Thank SmilesCanDo007
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how many passengers per boat?
20 October 2016|
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Response from Barry T | Reviewed this property |
No boats. You can rent gear and get a brief overview of the trail from the beach. Once you have your gear head on out. No boat needed. You can snorkel from the shore to the end of the island and back. It's a long trail.
How deep is the water on the underwater trail?
6 May 2015|
Response from Missionjas | Reviewed this property |
Thirty feet in the deepest spot at the end of rock outcropping.