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Address: Water Lemon Cay Beach Virgin Islands National Park,, Virgin Islands National Park 00830 ‎, St. John
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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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Long walk, but worth it.

Went here to snorkel and it was great. No concessions. Strictly a walk in deal, but worth it if your up for it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Moss Beach, California

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Moss Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went here to snorkel and it was great. No concessions. Strictly a walk in deal, but worth it if your up for it.

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Fernie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We wanted to snorkel waterlemon cat, as we had heard it was the best. I had read somewhere that there was a 4x4 track that would get you much closer than hiking the trail from Leinster bay. Well, I wouldn't recommend it. If you look online you will see a track to the point, but half way down the track... More 

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St. John
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

When the tide is out you can see the reef above the ocean surface. Purple sea fans and tons of fish, grab your fins and mask and snorkel away as you do a little walk on the trail... Watch out for the black sea urchins tho, if you step on one your gonna be in a lot of pain.

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St. Thomas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

One of the best snorkeling spots in the world. A little hike to get to it but well worth it. Consider renting a dingy or as part of a boat trip for easier access.

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North Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We snorkeled every day for a full week at various locations and found this to be the most rewarding. We were not prepared the first time we went and got some roughed up feet. The entry points out near the Cay are full of rocks and some well placed urchins. Even the little ones can cause pain. You really need... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Trip Advisor proved incorrect for us. We were hoping to see some schools of fish and unique sea life but were disappointed. In all fairness, snorkeling can be a crap-shoot but we were hoping to find more. Although densely populated with tourists, we had more luck at Trunk Bay!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We loved this place so much we came back the next day to enjoy it all over again!!! The absolute BEST snorkeling! So much life!! The beauty of the coral is breathtaking!! Don't miss it!!

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Encinitas, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

By far the best snorkeling on St. John. It is worth the 10-15 min easy walk down a dirt path to get to. I wore flip flops and my daughter bravely was bare foot which i think she regretted. Walk past the sandy beach to the end and snorkel around the tiny island in front of you. As you get... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

If you are somewhat fit and a decent swimmer this is a MUST for snorkeling. It is less then a mile hike to the rocky edge. I recommend going counter clockwise around the Cay. It is the most beautiful under water experience ever for me. The variety of fish and coral was incredible. Swimming to the sandy area was a... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

did this for the first time. the current was pretty strong, but worth the trip. the hike on leinster was really fun. it was shaded so walking was long but not hard, to get the cay was a little hard, for me at first, but once in so beautiful. loved the adventure.

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