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National Park Underwater Trail

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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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 good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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“trunk bay” (32 reviews)
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Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect day of snorkeling for the novice. An easy trail wherein you can't really get in trouble. There is a lifeguard shack which had 2 lifeguards watching the "trail" at all times. Great place for kids to start their snorkeling experience.

Thank Randy H
Reviewed 1 May 2017

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 23 April 2017

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 21 April 2017

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 12 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 28 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 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...More

Thank jguar15
Reviewed 3 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
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mnfam019
how many passengers per boat?
21 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
How deep is the water on the underwater trail?
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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