Trunk Cay, United States Virgin Islands

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Trunk Cay (foreground), as seen from an overlook

Trunk Cay is a small grass-covered islet in Trunk Bay in the United States Virgin Islands. It has an elevation of 48 feet and is situated only 200 feet from Trunk Bay Beach.[1] It is an islet of rocky cliffs, coral sandy beaches, and palm trees. The Virgin Islands National Park Service offers underwater snorkeling trails around the cay. Trunk Cay is named for the Leatherback turtle, which is endemic to the U.S.V.I. and is locally known as trunks.[2]


  1. ^ Griffes, Peter L. (2004). 2004 Atlantic Boating Almanac: Gulf of Mexico. ProStar Publications. Page 536. ISBN 9781577855125.
  2. ^ Potter, Susanna H. (2013). Virgin Islands. Avalon Travel. Page 78. ISBN 9781612383682.

Coordinates: 18°21′18″N 64°46′07″W / 18.3550°N 64.7687°W / 18.3550; -64.7687