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  • Location:St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

St John Day Trip from St Thomas: Island Sightseeing and Snorkeling at Trunk Bay

Enter a world of unsurpassed pristine beauty! Experience Cruz Bay, the capital of St. John, where a national park covers over half of the island. At Trunk Bay, you'll have the opportunity to swim and snorkel at the world famous underwater trail. Book now to have a wonderful day out in the natural surrounds of St. John.


  • Tour the national park in St. John by safari bus
  • Visit the historic Danish sugar plantation at Annaberg
  • Swim and snorkel at Trunk Bay at a world famous underwater trail
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from most St. Thomas hotels

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What You Can Expect

St John Day Trip from St Thomas: Island Sightseeing and Snorkeling at Trunk Bay

Visit an old sugar plantation in St John

An early morning departure from your hotel takes you on a scenic drive to the East End where you'll embark on a short ferry ride to Cruz Bay, the capital of St. John.

On this island, covered in a national park, you'll enter a world of unsurpassed pristine beauty. Your tour of the park by safari bus includes the historic Danish sugar plantation at Annaberg and a drive to the East End before you stop for lunch.

In the afternoon, you'll go to Trunk Bay for swimming and snorkeling at the world famous underwater trail. You are provided with snorkeling equipment and instruction. There are facilities for changing and showering on the beach.

Your day ends with a brief stop for souvenir shopping at Mongoose Junction before boarding your return ferry home.

Please Note: This tour is not recommended for passengers who would like to pre-arrange an island tour from a Cruise ship. US Customs and Immigration clearances tend to delay passengers disembarkation to coordinate with the early pick-up times.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The guides were full of life and lots of good laughs. This trip was a great way to see a lot of St.John and not feel rushed or over whelmed with information. The truck ride through the twisted roads was an adventure and the guides hand plenty of places for us to stop at. I feel we had plenty of time at Trunk Bay which was absolutely beautiful. If given the opportunity again this would be at the top of my list.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent! From the time we started on the chartered boat, to the time we left was outstanding! Our guide on St John, Jupiter was knowledgeable, interesting, and engaging. The group of folks on our tour was eclectic, and fit well together although this was by chance. You can locate many of the historic points on a map, to go there. Much of the local lore and who's who isn't available without someone who lives there. What you certainly won't get on your own unless you're a botanist or horticulturist is trying a bay leaf, sugar apple, and morenga plucked right from the bush.
Snorkeling in Trunk Bay, or just hanging out, is fantastic! There's a trail, if you prefer that, or plenty to see on your own. Even if you don't snorkel bring a mask and an underwater camera if possible. There are several types of fish that will come around you when in just 3 feet of water. In spite of the unbelievably clear water they can be hard to see from the surface. We had what appeared to be a species of wrasse resting on our feet, when we were able to hold still. Plenty of angelfish and other shelf dwellers right offshore.
The timing of stops at each point were perfect. Not so fast that you had to rush, and not so long you got bored. Highly suggested tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour started once we were picked up from our hotel, if you require pick up, make sure you call 24 hrs ahead of time to request. You then will be handed over to another person at Red Hook, unfortunately can't remember his name he is very funny and he will take your lunch order. Once this is done, you board the ferry into St. John. Once at St. John you will be handed to another guide, we had Jupiter, he was super hilarious, very knowledgeable. He made a few stops around like a small bakery Try the Apple Fritter, AWESOMENESS, remember that most of St. John is national park, the scenery is beautiful so be sure to have your camara handy. I would definitely recommend doing this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Loved the trip and everything about it. Guide was energetic and took very good care of us.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was by far one of the best things we did! Our tour guide, Charlie, was amazing! By the end of the tour you didn't want to say goodbye. We really got a feel of what it's like to live on St. Thomas. This tour is a must and we would do it again in a heart beat.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Snorkeling was awesome!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

The guide Charlie was outstanding. He was so knowledgable of the islands flora and fauna as well as the history of St John. It's was a lot of fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

Amazing tour with an amazing tour guide Jupiter! Lunch was pretty good and the best thing about this tour was TRUNK BAY!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2011

That was really amazing tour with fabulous views, beautiful beach, and nice snorkeling experience. St. John is lush, quiet, and well maintained island. One can enjoy nature there. The guide was affable and told a lot about the island.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2011

This was an amazing tour. Well worth the money. Our guide was fabulous and knew all about St. John. Our connections from hotel in St. Thomas to ride to ferry, ferry to St. John, meeting up with tour guide on St. John and getting ferry back plus a ride back to our hotel went very smoothly. Like clockwork. Stress free. I have used your company before for other trips and will continue to use it for my future travels.

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