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Leinster Bay

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Address: 1300 Cruz Bay Creek, St. John, VI 00830, Usvi | 18. 363469, -64. 731270, Virgin Islands National Park 00830, St. John
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: A rocky, windswept bay on the northern coast of St. John.
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I'll never forget these moments!

Amazing snorkeling! We swam with a nurse shark, sting rays, and.....yes.....an amazing, beautiful sea turtle! We were all smiles after this unforgettable morning swimming and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2014
Sharon E
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Dallastown, Pennsylvania, United States
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Dallastown, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Amazing snorkeling! We swam with a nurse shark, sting rays, and.....yes.....an amazing, beautiful sea turtle! We were all smiles after this unforgettable morning swimming and experiencing the beauty of nature in the most beautiful blue water you will ever see!

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Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This beach (and bay with great snorkeling) is about a 30 minute hike from the Annaberg ruins parking lot. That hike discourages all but the determined snorkelers from venturing out. There isn't much of a beach here, and the shore is somewhat rocky (small rocks), so water shies may be useful. There were a number of birds in the area... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While it's a bit of a hike to get to Leinster Bay, it is more than worth it. The sea life here is never disappoints. My husband and I have visited on several occassions and have seen turtles, barracuda, skates/stingrays, and star fish each time. During one visit, there were literally hundreds of starfish. Even relaxing on the beach, there... More 

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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37 helpful votes 37 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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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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