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Address: Water Lemon Cay Beach Virgin Islands National Park,, Virgin Islands National Park 00830 ‎, St. John
Activities: Snorkeling, Viewing wildlife
Description: A short swim from Leinster Bay, you'll find some of the best snorkeling on...
A short swim from Leinster Bay, you'll find some of the best snorkeling on this small island, with its plethora of marine life.
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Snorkeling great

First off for any runners who may be searching for a beautiful run while in St John take the same path you'd take to snorkel waterlemon cay! You will run around right next to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

First off for any runners who may be searching for a beautiful run while in St John take the same path you'd take to snorkel waterlemon cay! You will run around right next to the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Upon arrival be careful when getting into the water because there are many sharp rocks and huge sea urchins. The swim is... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Travel as far along the path as you can, settle in on some of the large rocks and snorkel around the Cay before rewarding yourself with a break on the sandy shore. Some felt the currents were strong the day we were there, but I'm not a great swimmer and I had no problems at all. Oh, and cover up... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

its a hike in but beautiful snorkeling. Plan on spending a few hours here; it takes you quite a bit to hike into the cay and then once you get there you will want to stay and snorkel for quite a while

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wisconsin
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Walked quite away over rocky terrain to arrive at this place. It had small amounts of sand to sit in, but I saw in the water the entire time. The water was very clear and the fish were surrounding us. Most of them being small minnow type. Once I got over the heebie-jeebies, I would stir the sand and they... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Having snorkeled a number of spots on the north shore, Waterlemon is one of the best. Yes it is a hike in, but an easy level walk really. After you pass the beach continue on the trail until it ends & choose a safe spot to enter the water. I swam with the current around the cay & it was... More 

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Farmington, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Of the north shore beaches I sampled, Waterlemon Cay was the best for snorkeling. Since it takes 1/2 hour hike to get to it, it is not so heavily trafficked and therefore in better shape than some of the other reefs on the island. Saw a nurse shark and a sting ray there, along with some interesting/colorful corals and fish.... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Don't miss this spot if your looking for some amazing ocean sights! Take the flat easy hike to Waterlemon. It is a busy place and parking is limited, be patient it is worth it. Once you get there find a tree to hang your personal items and gear. Put your flippers or something on your feet before you enter the... More 

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St John, USVI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Be sure to take a flotation device as the water between St John and Tortola in Drakes Passage can have a strong current

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NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

The current is strong. Make sure you know which way it is pulling you. One of the best snorkeling spots on the island. Many go around the point but I find great stuff real close to the shore. Just walk past the breach part go over the big rock. Hint: Hang your stuff in a tree!

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Oceanside, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The walk out is about 10 minutes. The snorkeling was pretty good. You can see Conch in the water, turtles and a bunch of fish. Go around the little island but there is a current so make sure you are a good swimmer. The beach is small but there are mangroves (I think) that you can get shade from. No... More 

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