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Waterlemon Cay

Water Lemon Cay Beach Virgin Islands National Park,, Virgin Islands National Park 00830 ‎, St. John
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Type: Islands, Reefs, Bodies of Water
Activities: Snorkeling, Viewing wildlife
Traveler Description: Waterlemon Cay is a small cay within Leinster Bay.  To get there, you'll need to do a short 20 minute hike (.8 miles) in from the Annaberg Ruins... more »
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Milford, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

One of the nicest coral reefs we saw. Hard getting in water since it's shallow and has sea urchins, but if you walk far over by the rocks there is a small sandy area. The swim to the island can be tough depending on the current, but there is alot of live coral here. One of the better snorkeling sights... More

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Atlanta, Ga
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Visited this beach on the last day of our stay. if you stay to the right side of the beach, you will see turtles, schools of bait fish so thick you can't see the bottom. Under the bait fish are stingrays and schools of tarpon. This guys are so cool to see cruising below the schools. On the surface, pelicans... More

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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

You could run into turtles, sting rays and barracuda at this snorkel spot. It's worth this trip if you're on the adventurous side and rent a dinghy on your own. Different animals there every visit.

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California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We had a great day snorkeling here. There is very little beach. You have to hike abut a mile to the spot. Hang your food in a tree because the mongoose here know how to open zippers or anything else! It is VERY shallow in some parts getting out so be careful. The best coal is around the Cay. Watch... More

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Setauket, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Incredible water and views. You take a shaded trail to arrive at this snorkel location. It does have a rocky beach so bring your water shoes!!

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St John, USVI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Water Lemon Cay has the best snorkeling on the island, however there are very strong currents and it is HIGHLY advised that all people use a floatation device. It doesn't matter how good of a swimmer you are, don't take a chance.

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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great snorkeling but beware of possible strong currents on the sea side of the cay. I am a strong swimmer but our group struggled for a good while to get out of the current and were lucky to make it to the rocky cay only to be stung by the massive amount of sea urchins just below the water line.... More

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KC, MO
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is my family's favorite snorkel spot. We love to spend the afternoon at Leinster Bay and snorkel Waterlemon Cay once or twice! Besides the many fish, I have seen octopus, starfish and spotted eagle rays here!

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

After a nice hike along the shoreline of Leinster Bay, we snorkeled to Waterlemon Cay. The swim was easy as the water was calm that day but you will go through deep water. The snorkeling at Waterlemon was the best on St John if you like seeing a beautiful reef and lots of fish life. No turtles here but we... More

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NJ
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was one of our favorite beaches on St Johns. Park at Annenberg and walk up the street to a shaded trail ( about 1 mile long)that will take you along the water out to Waterlemon Cay. Once there we saw many people swimming out to a small island where other snorkelers told us there were turtles, sting rays, and... More

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