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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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Worth the hike

We have been to St John a few times, but this was the first time to Waterlemon Cay. My daughter and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
donnp
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Waynesville, North Carolina
Watch out for the current

We waited until the afternoon of our last day to go to Waterlemon and it was a day with sporadic... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Debbie G
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Fort Worth, Texas
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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Water Lemon Cay Beach Virgin Islands National Park,, Virgin Islands National Park 00830 ‎, St. John
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 days ago

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

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

About one mile easy but HOT hike...at least early afternoon in the summer...so bring lots of water!!! The trail is maybe 2/3's shaded along beautiful crystal blue water. We're glad we had our sneakers. There are some huge rocks that make for nice seats to...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it is a 30 minute walk there but YES it is worth it. it is an easy walk under a canopy of trees along the edge of the water. When you get to your designated location you can swim out to the cay and...More

Thank Bama_mom456
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hike to water lemon cay exactly 1 mile and mostly shaded and flat. It will take 25-30 minutes and I highly suggest sneakers instead of flip flops. You will know when you have arrived at the location across from the r Island you will...More

Thank gigi2005
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a private boat to snorkel water lemon cay on St John with the best boat company in the Virgin Islands. Call them at 340 677 0739. Vilocity has the best captains who know the coolest snorkel places including this one. We toured...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

6-15-17 Took Ferry over to St. John's Hawks beach, cinnamon bay beach then hiked to Waterlemon Cay. Definitely a must if you are on St. John's Island. Drinks were at Joes Rum Hut!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of THE best places to snorkel on St. John--go there! do not wait! Just go! FYI, you have to walk a bit on this very pretty path by the beach--it's maybe a mile or so to get there. Not too strenuous.

Thank 500mollyn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tend to stay away from the more popular beaches (too touristy) but Waterlemon Cay is one of our favorites. We hike around the bay to one of the far points so we can swim out to the island. Make sure to swim counterclockwise for...More

Thank ElizMc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Feels as though you have been dropped into a fantastic salt water aquarium at Waterlemon Cay! Short flat hike of about 1 mile is well worth it to get to this amazing place. We saw barracuda, nurse sharks, stingray, sea urchins along with a multitude...More

Thank Karen V
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jennypo45
28 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
26 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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poolcue
19 September 2016|
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Response from Wayne L | Reviewed this property |
We hiked in from the road and it took 25-30 minutes.
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