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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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St Thomas Snorkel and Sail Adventure to St John
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Great Snorkeling in a natural setting

We booked this excursion from the cruise ship which docked at St. Thomas. After enjoying a 30-40 min. ride on sight-seeing type power boat across the water to St. John, we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this excursion from the cruise ship which docked at St. Thomas. After enjoying a 30-40 min. ride on sight-seeing type power boat across the water to St. John, we transferred to a roomy open air taxi for the ride to Trunk Bay. The tour guide was friendly and informative. Once there, we received a very informative explanation of... More 

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St. John, US Virgin Islands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This trail has been overutilized by far too many. Thus, too many fish have moved away, to other, less populated locations. The snorkeling is mediocre, compared with other locations onSt. John, and the waters not always worth the swim. But if you are just starting out as a relatively new snorkeler, it's worth the mild adventure.

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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This was an interesting snorkeling experience. The underground trail was unique and everyone should do it once.

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Dunkirk, MD
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Stay away from the trail & you'll see more fish & coral up the West shore of Trunk Bay. Let the cruise ship excursions use the trail & go all the way down to the left shore for great Snorkeling. It's awesome!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The path leads you right to the island in Trunk Bay which can be snorkeled around. Plenty of fish all around and if you arrive before 9:30 AM you might be the only ones in the water.

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Houston, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This was fun to swim but didn't see many interesting things. Maybe it's suffering from too many visitors. If you are going to snorkel give it a try, it puts you out on the reef. I'm not a strong swimmer so while ok on the trail I didn't want to explore the reef further.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Great tour if you're in St. John's. Beautiful vistas of some of the most amazing beaches in the world. Get up into the rainforest, smells of bay leaf and eucalyptus, I'll be back!

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Apopka, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

How bout a unique experience. Hike underwater. A marked underwater snorkeling trail. See coral and beautiful fish. All this at Trunk Bay in St John VI

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Orange County,Ca
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

It's interesting as you can read underwater signs with info but snorkeling is only average. Can be quite crowded. I liked Hawksnest. Snorkel the coral just out from center-left.

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Cranford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

The trail itself is sort of boring but if you try to follow it, you'll be fairly close to a very nice part of the reef with all sorts of fish & sea coral. So you end up just doing your own thing and not really paying that much attention to the trail (even though I was specificIy looking for... More 

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