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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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Nice hike plus beautiful water

We took the short hike from the Ruins parking area. Many snorkelers did the same thing. The water... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Steveh3Texas
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Colleyville, Texas
Great Snorkling

We hiked out to Waterlemon for a morning of snorkeling and it did not disappoint! Sharks, sea... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
megmullineaux
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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 yesterday

We took the short hike from the Ruins parking area. Many snorkelers did the same thing. The water is shallow for easy entry for kids. A very beautiful Bay.

Thank Steveh3Texas
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We hiked out to Waterlemon for a morning of snorkeling and it did not disappoint! Sharks, sea turtles, tons of fish, it was a great spot!

Thank megmullineaux
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stunning, Gorgeous and so worth the hike to arrive there. After a nice, level hike you'll find a very small beach area that you can park your butt for the day or you can continue on the trail to a nice rocky area where you...More

Thank Tamar S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Waterlemon Cay is in Leinster Bay in the National Park on St John, and it is not easily accessible by car. As a result it is uncrowded and pristine. The waters are filled with turtles and other sea life, so the snorkeling is excellent.

Thank paulenewell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to snorkel at Waterlemon Cat. It was a nice hike on a flat mostly shady trail into the edge of the bay. We first say a young shark maybe 12 inches swimming along the shore. We snorkeled toward the cay and saw a...More

Thank D5504AXalans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was hands down the prettiest coral and fans on the island. The colors around the cay are brilliant. We saw diverse marine life, including fish, worms, turtles, and an eel. The swim around the cay was very strenuous at points as the current was...More

Thank Buckeyesnorkeler2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was by far the best snorkeling we had on the island, and to compare this, we snorkeled just about every beach in a week. The corals around waterlemon cay are absolutely stunning. We saw turtles and rays and a whole variety of sea fish...More

Thank EcoTraveler13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is what visiting paradise is all about. Restaurants come and go, hotels change but nature perseveres. A tiny little cay - get there by boat or land and take the short trail and swim. Definitely an underwater wonderland with photo opportunities abounding. Starfish as...More

Thank CARIBBEANonlinemagaz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We parked by Leicester Bay and hiked (all flat) about a mile in to get close to Waterlemon. Tang, pufferfish, cowfish, beautiful sea fans and a reef shark.

Thank jhc816
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Put your hiking shoes on and make your way around the shore for some great snorkeling. There are numerous rays, turtles, and small barracuda in the grassy areas before you get out to Waterlemon Cay that are worth the trip. On my last trip, we...More

Thank Leslie H
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gilcampbell
Do you sponsor any Scuba diving trips? You say the coral is excellent. Does this make for excellent deeper diving?
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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poolcue
Can you please tell me how long it took you to get from the dingy rental to this area? Thank you
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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