Splendor of the Seas 1997
Regal Empress 1998
Sovereign of the Seas 2003
Princess Sun 2006
Princess Sea 2007
another couple and us went to Trunk Bay and loved it. As soon as the ship cleared customs, we were off and running. Taxi to the ferry, waited about a half hour for the ferry to St. John, nice relaxing ride with beautiful views, took a taxi to trunk bay, beached it and snorkeled. The thing I loved about doing it on our own was that we got to spend about three hours, they have public showers to change out of your wet suits which are great, they have snorkel rentals (which do require a deposit but refunded when you return the equipment if you dont' have your own) and they also have a snack bar. Be sure to ask your taxi driver to stop at the lookout and ask him/her to take your picture. We didn't know you could do this. We weren't in St. Thomas to shop but we had a good hour or so after eating to shop and we departed and sunset to magnificent sunsets. I wish we had stayed a little longer. We were on Triumph. By the way, Trunk Bay has an underwater trail. Also, if you haven't done it yet, make sure you have a digital that can go underwater so you can get good pics. Our underwater box camera didn't cut it. We'll be investing in the new Olympus for our next snorkeling adventure....
Theresa and Dave
"Tragedy plus time equals humor. You'll end up laughing about it later."
You can definitely do St. John / Trunk's Bay on your own--and that's my advice. Not only is it less money but you also get to spend more time at this magnificent place. As other's have stated it is simply beautiful!! We have been to St. John about 7 times and never tire of it.