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Half-Day Excursion to Trunk Bay Beach from St. Thomas

Charlotte Amalie, Caribbean
Half-Day Excursion to Trunk Bay Beach from St. Thomas

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icon5 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Explore Trunk Bay on St John, widely known as one of the top beaches in the world, during this 5-hour trip from St Thomas. Travel between the two islands on a scenic ferry ride, then step ashore on St John to begin your beach time. Relax in the sand, soak up the rays and rent snorkel gear to explore the underwater world. See the well-preserved coral reef and the schools of tropical fish flitting about. Return to St Thomas via ferry at the end of your 2.5 hours of beach time.
  • Explore Trunk Bay on St John, widely known as one of the top beaches in the world, during an excursion from St Thomas
  • Travel between the two islands on a scenic ferry ride, then step ashore on St John to begin your beach time
  • Relax in the sand, soak up the rays and rent snorkel gear to explore the underwater world
  • See the well-preserved coral reef and the schools of tropical fish flitting about
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Pick-up at both cruise ports in St. Thomas
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Snorkel gear rental
Table, umbrellas and chairs.
Gratuities - recommended
Round trip ferry tickets to St. John from Redhook Dock

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9:00 AM

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time

Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

* We pick up in most major St Thomas hotels/resort. Please inform us the name and address of your hotel, if it's not on the list. * Pick up at Crown Bay Dock will be at The Windmill, where the prepaid tours are. * Pick up at West Indian Dock will be at Gate no. 3. The 12:30 Pick up time is reserved for late Ship Arrivals only, not available from the Resorts.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour duration/time starts at the time of pick up.
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.
  • Please confirm cruise ship dock upon booking for those coming from a cruise.
  • Minimum guests apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour start time is approximate and can be adjusted for traffic conditions and pick-up schedule
  • Late Schedule is for LATE CRUISE SHIPS ONLY. Those staying in a hotel will be put in a regular schedule or late schedule depending on availability.
  • This tour operates with a minimum of four guest cancellation notice will be given 24 hours in advance
  • Before getting in the vehicle after your beach time, make sure you're clean of sand and wearing dry clothes.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required. Minimum of 4 people to run the tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Great Exploration Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Trunk Bay snorkeling
, Jan 2022
Trunk Bay snorkeling. We did not do the island tour, as didn't feel there would be enough time to snorkel the beautiful blue waters of Trunk Bay. The tour description needs to be more specific with what is included with the tour, as thought there would be a guide.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, May 2021
Just all around shady experience. Upon arriving to the island, had the driver hustle more people for the drive for at least 30 minutes. Super uncomfortable to sit there and wonder when he will feel like taking us to the beach. Asked him when we are heading to the beach more than once and he was very rude about it (apparently I had no right to know how long he plans on having us chill on the street). Note I had a child with me. Only get 2h on the beach. The weather was bad for several days so you could not snorkel, but no one mentioned that until we got there. Really could have done the same thing on my own for less than a quarter of the price. You don't actually have a guide. Not sure why that is advertised as a part of the experience. So in a nutshell avoid the drama. There is nothing this experience offers that you can't do better on your own.
We have some problems here
, Apr 2019
The cab driver was at 'the Windmill' at 8:00 for an 8:30 departure. The instructions to get to the Windmill were erroneous. The Windmill is inside the shopping area at Crowne Bay. Not across the street. 30 minutes is way too short of a connection time to meet the 9:00 am ferry. 45 minutes should be the minimum connection time. (We ended up with literally 90 seconds to spare.) Also, on the St. John's side, the taxi driver left before all passengers were off the ferry. We had to call him back. Using 'Great Exploration Tours' as a sub-contracted carrier should be reviewed carefully. Our pier to Red Hook cab driver said he had made mention of this short connection time in the past, but got nowhere in having this effectively addressed. Although the driver warned us of the possible misconnect, and given that it was not his fault, I place fault squarely on the owners of this lack of communication / understanding. This experience ended up being quite stressful, and this should not have been.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Greetings Curious, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your experience. We hope your experience of the beautiful beaches of St. John were enjoyable. Just to clarify, which was not mentioned in your review. We received an email asking for further information on meet up point and responded to the request. At Great Exploration Tours, we believe in an efficient customer services, always there to reply to our clients’ concerns. We make sure we offer constant communication that exceeds expectations. We noted that our representative Shelley contacted your group to clear up any misunderstanding with the meet up location a week prior to your tour, we were told that any misunderstanding were cleared-up at that time. Additionally, we followed -up with an email to confirm understanding of meet-up location. Finally, tour instructions for the meet-up location have been revised, for better clarity. As for the drivers departure time at 8:30. The drivers have input in departure times, the company values drivers input to ensure a pleasurable and stress free experience for our clients. As a company will keep working relentlessly to offer all our customers the best experiences.
This half day tour was spectacular!! We...
Asmeret S
, Aug 2018
This half day tour was spectacular!! We had a guide, Hamlet, who picked us up from our hotel on time and pick up the next few passengers from their hotel. He explained how we would get on the St. John Ferry and there would be another guide, Kenneth, who would pick us up upon arriving. Kenneth was wonderful and showed us the ruins of an old sugarcane plantation and stopped a few times on the side of the road to let us take pictures and take pictures of us as well. He explained a lot about St. John and it's history and then dropped us off at Trunk Bay were we had over three hours to enjoy the beach and snorkel away. It was such an amazing experience and fun and easy! I highly recommend doing this if you have time!
We had an amazing time at Trunk Bay...
, Apr 2018
We had an amazing time at Trunk Bay! We were met at the windmill at the cruise port in St. Thomas and were taken to a ferry paid by Viator. Once off the ferry, we were met by Kenneth who took us to Trunk Bay. It was wonderful! Not crowded at all and we thoroughly enjoyed it! We got to spend 2 hours there and were picked up by Kenneth and taken back to the ferry. He pulled over several times for amazing photo ops on the way. Once off the ferry, were were met by Hector who took us back to the cruise port. We were back in time to do some shopping before boarding the ship. The only downside was there was no food/beverage service yet on Trunk Bay because of Irma. But, I would go again in a heartbeat!
I missed this tour as I was not...
Rosalie P
, Feb 2017
I missed this tour as I was not aware the island is an hour ahead of ship time. Another tour operator called to ask if I could grab a cab to catch up but the person on the phone was very defensive saying repeatedly it was our fault for no-showing and that they tried to contact us by text. I took full responsibility for the mistake and never once blamed them. I was only trying to catch up. However, the company cannot assume everyone has access to a cell phone especially when traveling. She said it was my responsibility to contact the tour operator ahead of traveling. Which I did, BUT GOT NO REPLY to my email. I guess I should have paid for the international cell call. We ended up jumping on a local Viator tour of St. Thomas. QUEEN MARION saved the day! She gave great tour, took us to the beach at the end and came back promptly at the present arranged time and took us too the ship.
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