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can anyone tell me about Trunk Bay ?I heard it is world famous?

Posted : March 27, 2007 7:24 pm
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Posted : April 4, 2007 1:13 pm
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The reason that Islander only posts cruise ship information for two months at a time is probably that cruise ship schedules do change for various reasons and although the basic call list is pubished a year in advance, that information does change a bit. So, come April, you'll get the definitive for April/May and come May you'll get likewise for May/June. Hope the clarification helps. Cheers!

Posted : April 4, 2007 2:53 pm
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Just a quick Trunk Bay comment. It's a popular beach, and unlike most on St. John there is even a charge. But it is quite lovely, if corwded (by St John standards). BTW, my daughter was married on the beach back on January 7 late in the day with sunset on the beach. A very memorable experience for all!

But do take the time to visit different beaches. Each one has its own charm and special character (Salt Pond, Lameshur, Maho, Cinnamon Bay, Hawksnest, Waterlemon and lots more.

Still daydreamin' about our next trip down (and snowing (!) in Boston now!!)


BTW, a picture of Trunk Bay is now my wallpaper on my laptop.

Posted : April 4, 2007 4:03 pm
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Trunk Bay is a perfect spot for snorkeling, especially if you are still learning or not 100% comfortable. My wife is 5 months pregnant and not the strongest swimmer, by the end of the day she was a pro out there. You are guaranteed to see something, we saw a sea turtle and a ton of fish, and the beach is very nice. I'd definitely recommend starting there.

Posted : April 4, 2007 6:42 pm
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I was there this past November for a wedding...during that time I visited Hawks Nest, Cinnamon, & Trunk bay. I liked Cinnamon the best, but if you're there for the water, they're all GREAT!!!! Have to pay on Trunk Bay though. Why?

Posted : April 4, 2007 11:39 pm
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As everyone has said trunk Bay is beautiful! I always bring my friends and or family their on our first full day on St. John. One bit of advice I will give you is rent a locker if you do not have someone with your wallets or purses at all times. They have warnings to keep your valuables safe but it was my last day on vacation and I was totally relaxed. We left our $ in our bags while we swam. It was my own fault! So learn from my mistake and you will have an amazing day at Trunk. Enjoy!

Posted : April 5, 2007 7:37 am
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What do you think of Hawksnest? Sometimes in photos, I see dark green/brownish at the water line. Is that all the time? Thanks.

Posted : April 9, 2007 7:17 pm
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You may be talking about the shallow coral that is along parts of Hawksnest Beach. Parts of Hawksnest are completely sandy bottom but toward the side there is a great deal of shallow coral and rock that appears dark in the water. It's a beautiful beach that is a short distance from parking and also close enough to Cruz Bay for a quick trip to the beach from town if you are short on time and still want to enjoy the beauty of the north shore beaches...

Posted : April 9, 2007 11:59 pm
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Amy: In answer to your post about why there is a charge to go into Trunk, it's because it's maintained by the National Park Service and has amenities such as bathrooms, lockers, etc. which other beaches do not. Hope this clarifies. Cheers.

Posted : April 10, 2007 9:09 am
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