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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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Worth the walk

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Brian F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Thank Brian F
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 days ago NEW 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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Thank Piero P
Willington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

All the locals recommended Waterlemon for snorkeling and it did not disappoint. We had to hike / walk from Leicester Bay (sp) along a nicely maintained trail for about 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile so wear sneakers, bring snacks and carry plenty of water. I did this with my boys 14&16 and it was not an issue (except on... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is breathtaking!!! You'll want to start in the morning or early afternoon as the walk to Leinster Beach Shore (to snorkel or swim to Waterlemon Cay) is long and rocky (you don't want to get stuck out there after dark)! You'll park where 20 (main beach road) ends. You'll see trail signs clearly marked (there's only one trail... More 

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Grantham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the Leinster bay trail to the end then swim around the cay for turtles huge fish and coral population and if you're as long cut as us acres of star fish. The longish swim keeps most of the day trippers away soviet pure lucky you can have it to yourself for a few hours on a good day. Beware... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw a beautiful sea turtle while snorkeling at this quiet out of the way place. One of the best places to snorkel and see lots of diverse marine items.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here on the advice of a friend - RIP Mari. Some of the best crowd free snorkeling you will ever experience! The waves are gentle, the water is crystal clear, just a few sailboats anchored further out, an abundance of fish and sea stars and we were the only people there.

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Thank Wayne L
Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waterlemon Cay has spectacular snorkeling! I've traveled a fair amount and this spot is better than any other place I've snorkeled. We went in July and saw a number of string rays, sea turtles and even a nurse shark! The reefs and schools of fish are beautiful. It is not a "hard" swim per say, but the currents are strong... More 

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Snorkeled this beach three times in one month. The reef is great and the sea life changed every time.

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