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Waterlemon Cay

Address: Water Lemon Cay Beach Virgin Islands National Park,, Virgin Islands National Park 00830 ‎, St. John
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Type: Islands, Bodies of Water, Reefs, Outdoors
Activities: Snorkeling, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Best snorkeling on St Johns. About a mile walk to the snorkeling spot. If you aren't active (as some in our party aren't), don't do it. NOT a "lay on the beach location." And, bring bug spray. The bugs were brutal.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I decided to rent a jeep and set out to visit several snorkeling sits on St. Thomas during our honeymoon. We were staying on St. Thomas and I had snorkeled all the good spots in St. Thomas before. We were there in Sept so there were very few people. Parking was not an issue because we got... More

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Austin
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

There is a parking lot close to the path to the area for snorkeling. You hike about .8 to 1 mile to the snorkeling area. It is a flat walk and mostly shaded. Don't forget the mesquito repellent and sun screen. We saw a barracuda. I challenge you to pick your favorate fish.

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New Jersey
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Great snorkeling, loads of starfish. Be careful of the undertow. This is only for good swimmers. It is near the Anneberg ruins

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

If you're going to St. John and like to snorkel, you must snorkel around waterlemon cay. It is amazing. If you're a newbie, don't worry. The water is generally calm and it's not that far from main land.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

A local person told us that the best diving at this site is before you even start hiking. When you get to the end of the hard surface road, is the best place to enter and swim straight out, staying to the left. This is not an easy entrance, and is also shallow snorkeling so not for novice snorkelers. If... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Waterlemon is a hike to get to but worth it in the long run. Lots of cool snorkeling spots and lots to see! You can even swim to a small island and rest for a few! This was definitely a highlight to our trip.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

spectacular!! the hike to the spot is easy and pretty. the snorkeling was excellent!!! we swam to cay. we are strong swimmer so it was no big deal but i have heard reviews that it is a hard swim for some people. I saw people taking chairs and large coolers with them but there is barely any beach to sit... More

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Dallastown, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We headed out early for this snorkeling adventure. The hike to The beach on Waterlemon Cay takes about 20+ minutes, but we enjoyed it. There are many large hermit crabs along this trail. We also enjoyed watching the pelicans dive for fish while we walked. Once we got to the beach, you must watch out god sea urchins as you... More

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truckee, ca
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This was a great way to do a few things at once. The ruins of a plantation are at the beginning of a hike trail. So you first view the ruins, take the flat hike to the end where you finish with an awesome snorkel. It was perfect for the whole family. If you are a "cruiser" this is one... More

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