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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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Auburn, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Waterlemon cay is one of my favorite places to snorkel. Make sure you take drinks & snacks because you will want to stay awhile. Lots of fish, turtles and usually a sting ray or two. Easy to get to by boat. The isle right at Waterlemon has the most beautiful coral! No bathroom facilities.

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St. Thomas
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We go to water lemon cat all the time and it never disappoints. There is beautiful snorkeling around the cay if you are up for the swim. Or if you are in the mood for hiking, there are multiple trails that go right from the beach. There are ruins to explore, donkeys and deer have been seen from time to... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Saw 2 Spotted Eagle rays and a few turtles at this great reef. The walk out is nice with 2 spots (on Beach and the island) to snorkel. At the end of the day we were the only ones out. Not for beach goers.

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Charlotte NC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Easy hike around Leinster Bay to closest point to snorkel out to Waterlemon - snorkeled counter clockwise - amazing coral and fish!

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113 reviews 113 reviews
19 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It's one heck of a walk to get there--a mile--but it isn't crowded and it's absolutely the best snorkeling on the island. Keep in mind the current is strong so if you have smaller kids they should take a swim belt. Deep drop off as well. Love this place.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to Waterlemon. We went early in the morning and it took us about 2.5 hours from the time we parked. It's a 0.8 mile walk each way but the route is pretty flat - we only climbed over one rock and flip flops were totally fine. Great coral with tons of fish and some turtles.... More

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East Chatham, New York, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The walk is easy and not long - we were able to find a nice spot under some trees to relax- snorkeling was great- saw turtles, a 4-5 ft shark- the ring of coral on the far right side are really amazing- overall great snorkeling and an easy walk- beach not sandy but small stones- but well worth the trip

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Hockessin, Delaware
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

You hike about a mile to get to this beach. It is an easy stroll next to the water. There are some ruins nearby but we did not explore them this day. There is a small island you can swim to if you care to do so, but there is a slight current when you return so if not a... More

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Sparta, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

There are certainly areas with snorkeling on St John and off that will offer more unique sea life(Salt, Indians) but for an all inclusive outdoor experience head to water lemon -make sure to arrange for a cab to come back if you have not rented a car as they come infrequently-take in the sugar ruins right up the hill if... More

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New York- Long Island
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was our favorite snorkel trip. It takes about 20 minutes to walk the flat trail from Annaberg Plantation to the beach. Then, we dropped our stuff and walked a little further along the trail to get better access to the cay. It looks a little intimidating from the shore, but the swim is less than 5 minutes to the... More

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