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Address: Water Lemon Cay Beach Virgin Islands National Park,, Virgin Islands National Park 00830 ‎, St. John
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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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My husband and I love the easy hike along the shore of Leinster Bay to Waterlemon Cay. We walked to the farthest point and swam out to the Cay. We had heard about currents, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Audthang
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Maryland

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Maryland
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I love the easy hike along the shore of Leinster Bay to Waterlemon Cay. We walked to the farthest point and swam out to the Cay. We had heard about currents, but did not experience any which was wonderful since neither of us wear fins and are both strong swimmers. At first you do not see much,... More 

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Thank Audthang
Pecatonica, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You have go out to the island past the end of the walking trail! Worth the long swim threw the current.

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Thank Jornysend
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

my husband went to snorkel and recorded some amazong footage on go pro. beautiful colorful fish and beautiful corals.

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Thank Santa R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have lived in the Virgin Islands for years now. The reason Waterlemon is not for beginners... 1. Plenty of urchins when you get in. 2. Shallow reef. Most beginner snorkelers will end up kicking the reef or stepping on it. If you know how to snorkel in a shallow spot (3-5 feet in some areas), then this is a... More 

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Waterford, Wisconsin, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So it's not all that easy to get to or get in or get out, but wow! I felt as if we were swimming in an aquarium at the zoo. There were soooo many different types of fish and underwater sea life. It was the best snorkeling I've ever done! Take the hike and figure out how to get in... More 

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Thank Josh G
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there in September 2015 late morning, ate lunch there, snorkeled out to Waterlemon Cay, around and back and had a wonderful afternoon. We did snorkel/swim to the Cay from the beach off the trail, not the "point" closest to the island. It was a ways, but doable and a very fun snorkel. Most of our family are experienced snorkelers... More 

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Thank Bill R
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While it's a bit of a hike to get there, Waterlemon is well worth it. There is a small sandy beach with some great snorkeling around it, or you can continue on the path to some rocks that are closer to the cay and depart from there. We started on the rocks and then moved to the sand. The snorkeling... More 

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Thank Denise L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed on a boat in Maho bay and walked up to the sugar mill and snorkeled in Waterlemon cay. The sugar mill was interesting but crises with tour buses. The walk along the beach was pretty and an easy walk. Snorkeling was amazing. Tons of fish and beautiful reef.

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Thank Liz C
Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

.08 mile walk in to beach on a trail is well worth it. Snorkeling was fantastic. Trees along the beach/trail provided shade if needed.

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Thank Pierce8
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Flat hike in to the small beach. Not a very large beach but you are there for the snorkeling. Go around the cay counter clockwise to avoid the current.

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