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(@gfsgrl)
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can anyone tell me about Trunk Bay ?I heard it is world famous?

 
Posted : March 27, 2007 7:24 pm
(@leticia)
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1st timer hu? OR are you kidding?.

 
Posted : March 27, 2007 7:26 pm
(@gfsgrl)
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I am a first timer. Why would I be kidding??

 
Posted : March 27, 2007 7:35 pm
(@leticia)
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Well...Most of us that have been on island like Trunk but tend to go to less travled areas thats all. Trunk is one of my favs because it is very beautiful and there sre lifeguards on duty. This is nice when you have kids, ya know..or you will sooner or later. Are you going on a cruze or are you on island for the whole time?

 
Posted : March 27, 2007 7:39 pm
(@gfsgrl)
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We are on the island for 7 days and wanted to do some fun stuff but not TOO crazy. We like good food, good spirits and good music. Someone sayid sometihng about Trunk being world famous and I did not know why. I am from NY and dont often leave the states. 🙂

 
Posted : March 27, 2007 7:44 pm
(@leticia)
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I mean cruise. LOL!

 
Posted : March 27, 2007 7:45 pm
(@ccasebolt)
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Apart from being beautiful, Trunk is great for beginning snorkelers - maybe you've heard of the underwater trail? Anyway, it's a great place to learn (and there are lifeguards!). There are also a few amenities most of the other beaches don't have, such as bathrooms, showers, snack bar, and a gift shop. Because it is run by the VI National Park, you will have to pay admission ($5 pp, I think) - $ to a good cause.

 
Posted : March 27, 2007 8:19 pm
(@okgladmom)
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The best advice you'll get is on this message board. Visit it every day and by the time your trip comes, you'll know everything you need to know. Good luck to ya.

 
Posted : March 27, 2007 9:38 pm
(@Crystal)
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Trunk is often featured in travel magazines and television shows as one of the top 10 caribbean beaches. It gets so much airtime that people who haven't even heard of St John can recognize Trunk in a photo. The entire beach, when viewed from the overlook above, is often photographed. There are plenty of facilities, making it convenient for those who don't like to rough it at the beach (which, sorry to offend anyone, I think is a little insane...people with children excluded, of course). The underwater snorkel trail adds to the allure, as does the perfect sand and many-shades-of-blue water. Essentially it is so famous because it offers everything a beach could possibly offer....and travel journalists seem to like that. Here are a couple of my trunk pics:

 
Posted : March 28, 2007 11:49 am
(@uf-prof)
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Trunk beach is a 'must see' on St. John. Has facilities like restrooms, showers, snack bar, etc. Also has a nice sandy beach and a sandy bottom. Has plenty of parking. Absolutely beautiful beach. The downside is that it is often crowded unless you go really early or late. A lot of cruise ships have excrusions there, so if cruise ships are in St. Thomas, it will be crowded in the afternoons. As mentioned above, a good place for a beginner snorkeler (although there is not as much to see as at some of the otehr beaches). By all means, if it is your first trip to St John, you should see it.

 
Posted : March 28, 2007 12:06 pm
(@myemi26)
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I loved Trunk Bay. I have an 8 yr old, and it was perfect for her. As for the amount of people, most were gone by 330. They headed back to the ship. There was only one ship in port on Sat, which is when we went to Trunk, and it was great. I think it's a MUST SEE if you are there for 7 days!!

 
Posted : March 28, 2007 1:41 pm
(@oceanaddict)
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We loved trunk bay, lots to see. It can get a little crowded when the cruise shippers come in but they spread out fast and this would be great for kids. Here are a few pics I took at Trunk Bay.


(the red buoys are to mark the snorkeling trail and the guy in the kayak is a lifeguard)


(There are several of these along the way to give you info on your adventure)


(Lots of fun things to see)

Have fun!!!

 
Posted : March 29, 2007 11:58 am
(@waterguy)
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My suggestion is to try a different beach each day we like Maho or Halksnest better the trunk I think there are 58 beaches or something like that get out and find your favorite

 
Posted : March 29, 2007 3:22 pm
(@sleeper18)
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Crystal ,,,,your pictures are beautiful, so nice of you to post them.

gfsgrl.. welcome to the best USVI forum. You'll find volumes of information.,,,,you'll also feel like an islander before you arrive.
Have a wonderful trip
Sleeper18

 
Posted : March 30, 2007 7:59 pm
(@terri)
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Gorgeous pictures Crystal!
We loved Trunk Bay but we were there very early each time we went.

 
Posted : April 1, 2007 5:30 pm
(@blackshirts4ever)
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How do we find the cruiseship schedule for St. Thomas as we are going May 1-May 8?

Thanks so much!
Jeff

 
Posted : April 4, 2007 12:09 pm
 mia
(@mia)
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I believe this link has the information you need....mia

http://www.onepaper.com/stthomasvi/?v=d&i=&s=Business:St.+Thomas&p=1153550393

 
Posted : April 4, 2007 12:36 pm
 mia
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Sorry....You will need to click on St. Thomas under the Business category.

 
Posted : April 4, 2007 12:41 pm
(@stt-resident)
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Go to the top of this page and click onto "Cruise Ship Guide and Schedule!" Continuously updated, you really need to go no further than your flying fingers!

Trunk is indeed a popular spot. Their underwater trail is pretty cool for new visitors and novice snorkellers.

Personally I'd suggest that apart from Trunk you look at www.captainnautica.com for a great powerboat trip to the Baths on Virgin Gorda, Norman Island, the Indians, etc. Based on STT they pick up on STJ and it's a great trip. Cheers!

 
Posted : April 4, 2007 12:58 pm
 mia
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I was only able to get the cruise schedules for March and April ( the poster needed May) when I clicked "Cruise Ship Guide and Schedule!", maybe doing something wrong?

 
Posted : April 4, 2007 1:09 pm
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