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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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Setauket, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
11 attraction reviews
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
10 helpful votes 10 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 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

WE SWAM AROUND THE ENTIRE ISLAND. DISAPPOINTMENT IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. I cannot emphasize this enough. If you want to snorkel the island. Snorkel out from the Beach along the trail, do not complete the trail its not worth it. So my dedication to what snorkel locations we were going to visit were based off of Trip Advisor and other snorkeling... More

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Boston
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Snorkeled at Waterlemon yesterday with my husband and children (9 and 10 yrs old). We loved it and saw tons of large fish. I was concerned it would be too difficult for the kids but they did fine. It was well worth it and we will likely be going back. We also snorkeled at the cay off cinnamon beach and... More

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A friend recommended this place for snorkeling and we were not disappointed. We swam from the beach out to Waterlemon Cay then around it. We saw so many types of fish, but the highlight was the sea turtles and a huge spotted eagle ray. It took us a couple of hours, so not for beginners. Highly recommend this place!

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Perry, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Our first-time to the Virgin Island family was in search of great snorkeling spots and found it at Waterlemon Cay... just like swimming in a well adorned aquarium. And, it's a hike over relatively rough terrain. There's not much of a beach and the gophers will steal anything you don't hang in a tree... but the water scene is worth... More

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