Visit Trunk Bay, St. John, for the famous underwater trail - a snorkeler's paradise in the USVI.

Trunk Bay, US Virgin Islands

Visit Trunk Bay, St. John, for the famous underwater trail - a snorkeler's paradise in the USVI.

Matt and Britney Weidert

Matt Weidert

Trunk Bay, often heralded as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, is a cornerstone of any visit to the US Virgin Islands. Its picture-perfect shores, crystal-clear waters, and the famous underwater snorkeling trail make it a highlight for anyone exploring the region on a yacht charter with Yacht Warriors.

Why Trunk Bay?

But why does Trunk Bay stand out among the myriad of stunning beaches in the US Virgin Islands? It's not just the powdery white sand or the clear turquoise waters that set it apart; it's the unique combination of natural beauty, accessibility, and the protected underwater trail that offers a window into the vibrant marine life of the Caribbean.

The bay's snorkeling trail, marked by underwater signs, provides both an educational journey and an unparalleled opportunity to engage with the local aquatic environment.

Where is Trunk Bay in the US Virgin Islands?

Located on the northwestern shore of St. John, within the Virgin Islands National Park, Trunk Bay is easily accessible by yacht and offers mooring for visitors. Its proximity to Cruz Bay makes it a convenient stop for those coming from St. Thomas or other parts of St. John. The bay's clear, calm waters are ideal for anchoring, making it a preferred starting point for many of our yacht charter itineraries.
Trunk Bay

What to do at Trunk Bay in the US Virgin Islands

  • Snorkel the Underwater Trail: Dive into the warm waters to explore the famous underwater snorkeling trail, a must-do activity that introduces snorkelers to the diverse coral and fish species native to the Caribbean.
  • Photography: Trunk Bay's scenic vistas provide countless opportunities for photography enthusiasts to capture the quintessential Caribbean landscape.
  • Relax on the Beach: Spend time lounging on the soft white sand, soaking up the sun, and swimming in the clear waters that make Trunk Bay a world-renowned beach.
  • Visit the Virgin Islands National Park Visitor Center: Just a short drive from Trunk Bay, the visitor center offers insights into the natural and cultural history of the area, enhancing your visit to this remarkable region.
Sunset at Trunk Bay Beach
Trunk Bay is not just a beach; it's an experience. Whether you're snorkeling along the underwater trail, capturing the perfect sunset photo, or simply enjoying the serenity of one of the world's most beautiful beaches, Trunk Bay is a destination that truly embodies the essence of the Caribbean paradise.

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