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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Phone Number: +1 340-776-6201
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The good news: this world-class stretch of white sand and turquoise water...

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.

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Half-Day Tour to Trunk Bay Beach from St. Thomas
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St John Day Trip from St Thomas: Island Sightseeing and Snorkeling at Trunk Bay
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St Thomas Snorkeling Cruise to St John

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Stopped at St Thomas on our cruise and traveled over to Trunk Bay in St John. It is a beautiful beach with great snorkeling. We took a cab front the cruise port to the ferry at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 December 2015
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Dickson, Tennessee
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Coral Gables, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Went snorkeling at Trunk Bay and was really expecting more then I saw. Maybe it was the time of year as I was on a 2 week cruise and this was out fist port. Rented snorkels. mask & fins and put my towel, hat and sunglasses up into the bushes because there was only about 10" of sand for the... More 

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Dickson, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Stopped at St Thomas on our cruise and traveled over to Trunk Bay in St John. It is a beautiful beach with great snorkeling. We took a cab front the cruise port to the ferry at Red Hook. A short ferry ride then a cab to the beach. Others in our group took the excursion through the ship and ended... More 

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

Can get busy here but we liked this beach and was one of our fav's. Snorkeled here and saw some really cool fish.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

I've never seen anything like it. This beach has such amazing beauty that it's hard to explain. No matter how great the pictures, they still don't do it justice. From the crystalline water to the horizon and view you'll be memorized. It's the first time I've been in ocean water that I never wanted to get out of. It felt... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

All of the superlatives in the world can't begin to describe the pristine shores of this beach. Superb emerald green crisp clean blessed piece of earth...We were told it would be crazy busy b/c "everyone" goes there. So avoided it on the way to Anneberg Sugar Mill ( but took pics of it on the drive from Cruz Bay to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

We went to St. John as a day trip from St Thomas on a cruise. What a perfect island! We paid $4 per person to come to Trunk Bay, and it was worth it. Spent about 3 hours here, snorkeled, drank Coronas in the water, ate a burger. They have restrooms and showers that are pretty nice, but they do... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Fantastic beach but overcrowded. Cruise ships are ruining this beach. Thousands of people dropped off are destroying the coral. Money first nature second. 20 years ago this area was pristine. I've taken pictures and the difference under the water over the last 20 years is disgusting.

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Pittsford, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

We love Trunk Bay and make sure to visit each time we return to St. John. Our favorite thing is to get there early - between 7 & 8 AM. The beach is deserted - literally. It's pretty amazing to sit there on one of the world's most beautiful beaches and feel like it's our private beach.

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

Trunk Bay was just gorgeous! We had taken an island tour the day before and decided to make the trip back. We had never snorkeled before so we talked with the people at our resort (the Westin) and rented our gear there. We took a taxi to Trunk Bay. A $4.00 entrance fee and we were in. There are lockers... More 

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Bolton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

I travel a lot but this place is AMAZING!!! The views are killer. We left the Ritz Carlton to come here and I didn't want to return to my hotel!!! Nuf said!!! It's $4 per person to get in, almost no parking there, but so worth the wait for spot. Powder white sand, amazing fish, beautiful green blue clear water,... More 

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