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Trunk Bay

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
+1 340-776-6201
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St John Day Trip from St Thomas: Island Sightseeing and Snorkeling at Trunk Bay
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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” (161 reviews)
“snack bar” (218 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (475 reviews)
Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
+1 340-776-6201
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Trunk Bay it's a such beautiful beach with amazing colors. I suggest to everyone to do snorkel in there because you can see a lot of different fishes. To get in there you have to pay $5 dollars but you should see Trunk Bay at...More

Thank Jessica O
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

It was crazy to charge $5 to go to a public beach, but it was lovely. It was also a great place to snorkel and very easy to get there by taxi.

Thank Lynne G
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Just returned from a cruise on Harmony of the Seas. One of the ports of call was St. Thomas. We have already explored St. Thomas, so I wanted to do something else. I researched going to St. John for the day from the cruise port....More

1  Thank neillswenson
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The beach is just beautiful with its gorgeous turquoise water! The beach is picturesque make sure as you drive to the beach to stop at one of the pull offs to get a photo looking down at the beach. I would highly suggest going but...More

Thank Loretta E
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

So beautiful. A must to see & visit when in St John. Most relaxing, clear water. Snack shack for lunch & bar. Watch the birds!!!!!!! Cover your food at all times. Rent chairs, but don't need to. Bring a tube or noodle to just float...More

Thank vnma2017
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We were married last Friday on Trunk Bay by Island Mike...amazing...beautiful...perfect!!!! This beach is definitely one of the most beautiful sites I have ever seen.

Thank aadams88
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We had to be diverted from Tortola and went to St Martin which was a rough sea day. The snorkeling we had there was not good but at Trunk Bay it was amazing! That day there happened to be millions of sardines by the shoreline...More

Thank Adriennelin
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We were at first reluctant to go to this beach, because we heard it was more crowded than others. Plus, it cost $5 a person for admission, while nearby beaches are free. But we came here and it was well worth it. The is an...More

Thank Fletch557
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The kids loved the underwater snorkel trail. Fun day! Just an fyi, there is a small fee to enter the beach but definitely worth it.

Thank Jen_Garry
Reviewed 19 August 2017

One of the best beaches I've saw ! Is perfect and the turquoise color of water is unique! The entrance fee is $5 usd and have bathrooms with showers. Is a beautiful place perfect for snorkel, take many pictures and enjoy the view! Is a...More

Thank daviones
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23 July 2017|
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Response from kevbrau | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is worth it, but Maho is better. Take a taxi to either and you don't have to worry about parking. Trunk has good snorkeling. Maho has sea turtles. Either is a must.
17 July 2017|
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Response from das702017 | Reviewed this property |
$5. door is maybe 12"x16".
10 July 2017|
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Response from das702017 | Reviewed this property |
The taxis on St. Thomas (port) and St. John (truck bay location) are usually open safari trucks. Usually four rows of bench seats, covered, with entry on the drivers side. No seat belts. I couldn't imagine how a car seat... More