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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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Best snorkeling for sea life, not as great as a beach

There is about a mile "hike," but really it is a flat and easy walk to the best snorkeling we found on the island! Tons of beautiful coral (purple, golden, and red) and a lot of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Chasnie V
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is about a mile "hike," but really it is a flat and easy walk to the best snorkeling we found on the island! Tons of beautiful coral (purple, golden, and red) and a lot of sea life. We saw multiple sting rays, tons of fish! The beach is a pebbly beach and is very pretty and nice and secluded!!... More 

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Hydes, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been there many times. Well worth the hike in. Turtles, many fish, even a docile shark out deep. Fun hike up to the old ruins as well. Haul in a cooler and set up for a great day. Bring sunscreen...

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a little hike down a rocky path so be sure to wear your walking shoes. 10 mins down the path there is a place to see magnificent fans and coral formations and beautiful fish. Another 10 mins down the path there is sea turtles and sting rays with flat sea grass. The day we were there we were the... More 

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new gretna
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented a dinghy in st. John's and we stopped here. Beautiful CLEAR water. Snorkeled from the boat.

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely worth a nice hike along the shoreline to get to the closest launch to Watermelon Cay. The currents weren't that bad for us as we ventured out and around counterclockwise. This snorkeling trip was our favorite on St. John! We made our way back around, took a break on the shallow beach of the cay, then as we swam... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and 5 of our kids (ages 10 to 21) visited Waterlemon Cay one afternoon. The hike out wasn't too bad even hefting a small cooler. The cay is a moderate swim from the rocky shore that only takes about 15 minutes to reach. The coral reef around the cay was the most colorful and beautiful we saw on... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here on a recommendation from a friend and were not disappointed. It's a short trail hike (20 minutes or so) from the road, but definitely worth it. Since it's a little out of the way it's not too crowded (especially in the off season). There is some decent snorkeling, we saw more sea turtles and rays at Maho... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You'll have to walk a good 20 minutes to get there but it is worth it. The view along the way is spectacular along the way so don't let the walk scare you away. We made the walk with 3 children, beach bags, snorkel gear and a cooler. The bay area is very calm with hardly any waves. Not much... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waterlemon Cay, more specifically the waters surrounding it, is gorgeous. Touted as the #1 snorkeling spot on St John, I wouldn't disagree, though there are many that give it a run for the money. It's a hike (literally) of about 30 minutes to get there then a swim across a 1/4 mile or so crossing. The Cay is surrounded by... More 

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Might not be the prettiest beach of the Island but from the Leinster trail it has a nice healthy reef with lots if marine life. We saw lots or fishes plus squids and nurse shark! Great!

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