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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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good snorkling, but takes effort

Probably one of the best snorkeling spots on the island. But be prepared for strong currents and swells during the fall/winter months. To get to the cay you have to swim a good... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Probably one of the best snorkeling spots on the island. But be prepared for strong currents and swells during the fall/winter months. To get to the cay you have to swim a good distance across deep water. I came across a barracuda as I was swimming back. Fortunately I didn't come across anything bigger, or with rows of teeth, if... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be well prepared! Please use fins and some sort of flotation devise (snorkel life vest). The current at the top of the cay is very strong. If not for answered prayers, I wouldn't be writing this review. The left side of the cay was beautiful and I decided not to go all the way around when a couple we met... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've snorkeled here three times. I've seen a spotted manta ray, squid, a nurse shark and lots of fish. Plan to hike about a mile to get out there. Bring some water with you. Make sure that you snorkel on the back side of Waterlemon Cay. Be careful because the current is stronger on the back side of the island.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had rented a jeep, so we drove as far as we could, then walked the 20 minute walk on flat, sandy ground to the best snorkeling I've ever seen! Don't carry a bunch of stuff like we did. Wear water shoes, not flip-flops. Getting in the water can be hard on your feet, but once you get to floating... More 

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Brevard, NC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hiked the mile to reach the launch point for the snorkel around Waterlemon Cay. We saw a few fish but nothing special compared to the experiences we had at both Haulover North and Jumbie.

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Burnsville, Nc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent a week on St John from October 29th to November 5th, 2016. We stayed in Cruz Bay, and we snorkeled almost every day. The trip to Waterlemon Cay required a taxi ride ($9 for each of us) to the hiking trail access. The trail was easy, and there were two main access points to swim... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waterlemon Cay is always our favorite snorkel spot along with Haulover Bay. Terrific spot but a bit of a walk, well worth the effort. Saw eagle rays, turtle, nurse shark and tons of fish. Swim counterclockwise around the Cay

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Leinster Bay Trail is the path to the beach to get to Waterlemon Island. It was about a mile hike to small beach area, you can keep hiking, but the beach ends and you have to stand on rocks. The snorkel to Waterlemon Cay is a little long and can be a little tiring, walk past the beach to make... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Be very, very careful snorkeling around this island. Myself, my husband, and our friend were caught in a very strong and dangerous current while attempting to snorkel around the island. We retraced our path to swim with the current, and then were caught in another one while on the return. My husband is a swimmer, and our friend does Crossfit,... More 

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St. John, US Virgin Islands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you like to snorkel, and both my wife and I do, Waterlemon Cay is the place to go for diversity of underwater life, a pristine environment and a perfect Caribbean day. There is privacy, if that's what you want, and an opportunity to swim with Octopi, Rays and a varaitay of fish. The water is clear, and the undersea... More 

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