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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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Annaberg Plantation and Waterlemon Cay Hike and Snorkel Tour
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Excellent snorkling

We traveled by zodiac around the island to this secluded spot. There are mooring balls for tying off your boats. If you think of the mooring balls as 6 o'clock, the best sea life... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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Baltimore, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went and snorkeled around the cay, and were very disappointed by all the destruction to the coral in the last 13 years. There were at least 6 boats at anchor, plus multiple families with children who had walked from the parking area. We witnessed first hand the destruction: one woman who was "tired" decided to stand on live coral... More 

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We traveled by zodiac around the island to this secluded spot. There are mooring balls for tying off your boats. If you think of the mooring balls as 6 o'clock, the best sea life can be found between 11 and 3 o'clock. Swim counter clockwise around the island so you're not fighting the current.

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Belmont, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best snorkeling on St. John, and a nice adventure with a long walk out to the Cay, as well as local Annaberg Ruins close by.

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Thank Keith H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the scenic hike from the ruins to waterlemon cay. Saw a multitude of birds, fish, deer, and lizards along the trail. Once we got to the sandy beach we observed two nurse sharks close to shore. We ended up not swimming out to the cay because of the current which was too strong for our young snorkelers.

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Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

While it is approximately 1 mile hike from parking to the prime spots on the beach this is well worth it area is always consistent for great snorkeling and a fun day. If you swim out to the little island make sure you swim counter clockwise as you will be going with a slight current on the backside of the... More 

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Thank mark s
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great spot to snorkel! Lots of fish and we saw sea turtles too. Others said they say stingrays. It is a bit of a hike (a little under a mile), but well worth it!

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Geneva, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably our favorite snorkel trip of our week long stay on St. John. It does involve a walk of about ¾ of a mile from the parking lot to the entry point, but it’s a relatively easy walk on a fairly well-traveled path. Definitely worth the extra time and energy to arrive there and we recommend going to the farthest... More 

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Covington, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Waterlemon Cay is a must if you want good snorkeling. The parking lot is about a mile walk from the beach, but it is mostly flat so not too tough. You will come to the beach area first, but don't stop there. Keep going around to the rocky tip and launch from there. Take lots of water with you for... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Waterlemon Cay is located off the coast of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. I usually get there by boat but understand that you can also get to it off the beach by hiking through the National Park. There is a huge grassy field near by that attracts turtles and I never been there without see at least one... More 

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Snorkel out to Waterlemon Cay and see tons of sea life: fish, shell fish, rays, tarpon, and sea fans of many colors. The current can be strong on the Sir Francis Drake Channel side, so wear your fins if you aren't the strongest swimmer.

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