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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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Easier than you might expect

I have read about Water Lemon Cay for years, and there are always warnings about how far off shore... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cooke2012
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
Worth the hike!

Beautiful and secluded spot for snorkeling. Parked at Anneberg and toured the ruins before hiking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael M
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Auburn, New Hampshire
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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 1 week ago

I have read about Water Lemon Cay for years, and there are always warnings about how far off shore it is and potential currents and boats to watch out for and ... And yes, pay attention to the wind strength and direction. Watch for current....More

Thank Cooke2012
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and secluded spot for snorkeling. Parked at Anneberg and toured the ruins before hiking to the Cay. A bit tricky with coral beaches, so sneakers or Tevas are recommended. Best snorkeling was out and around the island as inner reef was damaged during hurricanes....More

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Taking my 10 yr old daughter around waterlemon had me worried after reading the warnings on forums about currents. How ever our experience was that this was a pretty easy swim. We got in near the top of Leinster point and swam across to the...More

Thank Brian M
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Shallow waters, excellent coral, and a beautiful long beach. Really, what more could you ask? In St. John, this is a great spot to relax and enjoy a few hours of swimming and snorkeling. It is generally pretty quiet, so enjoy it and then move...More

Thank MBFNCNative
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

The walk to the beach is a bit long but much flatter now. The coral is still there with many smaller fish. The walk out is a bit of a struggle to get around two boats that have landed. They are secured so there is...More

Thank Daniel S
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Walk in was different and now are able to walk all along water to black rock. Snorkeled cay and alot of coral damaged, Still some left around cay.

Thank cindygad
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

I love going to waterlemon Cay. It is a little bit of a hike to get to the entry point to snorkel out to the islands. It is sometimes good to look at the winds, etc... before planning this trip. The winds and weather can...More

Thank sdamron2017
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

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

2  Thank Jennifer L
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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.

2  Thank Greg B
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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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