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National Park Underwater Trail

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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I thoroughly enjoyed this; I thought it was different and definitely nice to read about the sea... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
TaylorMarie M
via mobile
nothing here

This is not good snorkeling. there really isn't anything there. Too many tourists. Although hey... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jessica G
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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The world's first marked underwater trail located near the shoreline, making it one of the best snorkeling spots in the Caribbean.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish” (54 reviews)
“trunk bay” (35 reviews)
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Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed this; I thought it was different and definitely nice to read about the sea life under the water. I would definitely recommend to a novice snorkeler or a family with children or teenagers.

Thank TaylorMarie M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not good snorkeling. there really isn't anything there. Too many tourists. Although hey at least in concentrates tourists in one spot so the rest of the island snorkeling is still wonderful if you venture past this!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have not snorkeled trail for years. Considering all the damage that has occurred the trail actually was pretty good.

Thank cindygad
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great afternoon snorkeling here. The water was clear and warm. Lots of different fish and not very crowded.

Thank Cowgirlkc
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Navigate the warm water beach at Trunk Bay with snorkel and fins to see an abundance of tropical fish—not in a tank—but in the open ocean water.

Thank John A
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

At least as far as I know, this has no comparison. A unique way to snorkle and view the coral and undersea world, but with a little structure.

Thank NHtrailrnr
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Great for beginners and it's calm. Kids would love it. Plaques on sea floor provide info on fish and flora.

Thank patriciaanntp
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Trail is at Trunk Bay beach. Snorkeling trail is good with markers in the water to follow. Can't get lost and easy to navigate. Large school of silversides with tarpon and bar jacks looking for a free meal. Take a Go Pro if you have...More

Thank Joseph B
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

There is better snorkeling around. We did a private charter and it's hard to appreciate this site after all we did. Worth doing if you have your own snorkel & mask, but I wouldn't rent for this site. Just sit and enjoy the beach.

Thank DianaL229
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

This underwater trail has signs explaining about fish and coral. Easy to follow. However, more fish can be found closer to the island. Trunk Bay is beautiful.

Thank Steveh3Texas
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mnfam019
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.
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SLC90813
6 May 2015|
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Response from Missionjas | Reviewed this property |
Thirty feet in the deepest spot at the end of rock outcropping.
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