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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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Our favorite spot on St. John

This beach is amazing. Have seen starfish, turtles, and other amazing fish right off the beach... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jennifer L
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Denver, Colorado
great for explorers

This was a fun little hike to the beach. The cay is a short swim but fun if you like to go... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2017
sloaneswift
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Louisville, Kentucky
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A short swim from Leinster Bay, you'll find some of the best snorkeling on this small island, with its plethora of marine life.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Water Lemon Cay Beach Virgin Islands National Park,, Virgin Islands National Park 00830 ‎, St. John
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach is amazing. Have seen starfish, turtles, and other amazing fish right off the beach. Swim to the island as the coral and snorkeling around it are incredible, especially on the back side. It's a bit of a walk to the beach and make...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

This was a fun little hike to the beach. The cay is a short swim but fun if you like to go exploring. There wasn’t much you could do on the actual cay because the birds would get angry but it created great snorkeling. Something...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I did the short hike and long snorkel and couldn't have enjoyed it more. Saw the first turtle 3 minutes in and ended up seeing 5 turtles, 4 stingrays, a barracuda, school of squid and a ton of beautiful fish and coral.

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We have snorkeled Waterlemon on three different trips now and have had very different experiences each time. The first time we chanced upon what must have been starfish season as the entire channel floor was covered in beautiful, big starfish. But I don't recall noting...More

2  Thank ar012345
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Our captain on Lucky Lady wanted to share a super special snorkeling spot at Waterlemon Cay. It's the most beautiful coral reef in the USVI. We hooked up to a mooring ball and swam in to the island (the water is sort of deep until...More

1  Thank Mary J
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

We intended to spend just a short time snorkeling at Waterlemon Cay and ended up staying the entire day making several trips around the Cay. Recommend hiking a bit on the shoreline over the rocks to find a spot and then make your way out...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We love Watermelon Cay. It's a drive to get there, but North shore road is scenic and the stuff of movies, with canopy joining above your head as if you were driving in a green, live tunnel. The trail to the cay is almost a...More

Thank denisgianna
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

After having the most amazing day there 10 years ago, swimming w/ sea turtles, sting rays & beautiful fish. I was so excited to go back & show my nieces an amazing day. Unfortunately, that was not the case. After taking the hike, was saddened...More

Thank bargirl22
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

We have been to St John a few times, but this was the first time to Waterlemon Cay. My daughter and I left Cruz Bay about 8:30 am. The North Shore Beaches are very uncrowded before 10:00 am. Still plenty of parking, decent bathrooms. The...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

We waited until the afternoon of our last day to go to Waterlemon and it was a day with sporadic rain throughout. I had been here before and remembered somewhat challenging snorkeling but on this day, the current was quite strong in late afternoon and...More

2  Thank Debbie G
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Megan M
27 August 2017|
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Response from gigi2005 | Reviewed this property |
I'm assuming you're cruising into St Thomas. By the time you take a ferry to St John (which is doable) I don't think you'll will be able to do waterlemon cay.The cruise ships just do not allow enough time on the island ....
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jennypo45
29 June 2017|
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Response from MrsMtoZ | Reviewed this property |
we did not take a boat but traveled by car from Coral Bay south as far as you can go on the island. A dirt road for about a 1/2 mile but with a jeep no problem. at Great Lameshur Bay you can walk along the east coast of the... More
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gilcampbell
27 March 2017|
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Response from Mwietro | Reviewed this property |
I am a traveler, not a guide or outfitter. When we were there, we did not see any Scuba divers.
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