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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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The world's first marked underwater trail located near the shoreline,...

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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winter getaway

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

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

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Indiana
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 itsel is gorgeous. Spent about 30 minutes on the trail and 6 hours at Trunk... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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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 few things. Possibly if you get there early in the morning you might see more.... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 14 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 modest and in need of upgrading. The restrooms have been upgraded. It is a lifeguard... More 

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Utah
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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 pretty fish. We have been at other place that have better snorkeling as far as... More 

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Birkerod, Denmark
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Reviewed 1 March 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

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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 were here and our first snorkel on the island, so I wasn't sure how to... More 

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West Bloomfield, MI
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

You can snorkel from the beach. There are informative underwater plaques describing the coral and other features. All of the reefs in the carribean seem to be less colorful now due to global warming and acid rain, but this is still pretty nice.

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