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Leinster Bay

1300 Cruz Bay Creek, St. John, VI 00830, Usvi | 18. 363469, -64. 731270, Virgin Islands National Park 00830, St. John
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Type: Bodies of Water, Reefs
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: A rocky, windswept bay on the northern coast of St. John.
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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

There is a small island in the right end of the bay, you need to swimm until there from the end of the track, but it was definetely the best snorkelling we did in the island.

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Naples, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The mile walk to the beach was well worth the fabulous snorkeling at Leinster Bay! I was truly "swimming with the fishes", lots of pretty and cool marine life including tarpons, stingrays and turtles!! For great snorkeling, be sure to hit Leinster Bay!

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Hampton Roads, VA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We hiked the Leinster Bay trail to Waterlemon and swam around the Cay. Lots of beautiful fish and corals to see.

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North Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
42 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The title says it all. The .08 of a mile hike to this location from the end of the road is well worth it. Accompanied by pelicans and sea gulls, swimming off the beach has you nearly immediately surrounded by uncountable numbers of silver fish, moving as one body. Going further out and following the rocky shoreline brings you to... More

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Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
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127 reviews 127 reviews
50 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

awesome snorkling. go out to the island and see wonderful fish/corals/turtles/ etc. but on the way back to shore there is a very strong current to go against. conserve your energy and swim slowly. liked: no tourists, mongoose, iguuanas, pelicans, turtles, large variety of fish, : did not like: seclusion if by yourself can be scary. parking easy. about 15... More

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Newberg, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you go to Water Lemon Cay, you might not think about snorkeling Leinster Bay, but it's worth it. We saw some great trumpet fish, sea urchins, and turtles.

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Bellbrook, OH
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118 reviews 118 reviews
45 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Another nice beach but we were looking for good snorkeling and thought it was just OK. Other people really like the snorkel on the left side of the bay as you face the water. We thought It was OK but you should check it out for yourself.

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Madisonville, Kentucky
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Follow the trail to Waterlemon for great snorkeling. Rocky shoreline with sea urchins...be very careful. Snorkeling is fantastic. No beach, mongoose get into your beach bags and steal your food so make sure everything is closed and zipped. The .8mile hike is mostly shaded, a little rocky but flat and very do able. Not for small children.

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Houston, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Leinster Bay is just a pause on the long rocky trail to WaterLemon Cay. But we could have used it as a swim-from beach; the swim wouldn't have been too daunting to WLCay from Leinster, and we would have avoided the rougher shore at WaterLemon Cay.

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Peterborough, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Fair snorkelling but do wear flippers if you have them, the current was strong and without flippers I had to work hard .... and I am an experienced diver { who should have had flippers on :>}

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