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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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Annaberg Plantation and Waterlemon Cay Hike and Snorkel Tour
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Best snorkeling on St John USVI

Waterlemon Cay is a trek to get to but but well worth your effort.Once at the beach visitors have a choice to trek further up the trail or swim about .5 miles to the Cay. Please... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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burlington, wi
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burlington, wi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Waterlemon Cay is a trek to get to but but well worth your effort.Once at the beach visitors have a choice to trek further up the trail or swim about .5 miles to the Cay. Please know that you should snorkel around the island in a counter clockwise direction or you will fight currents the entire time. The back side... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a pretty spot, but if you want a "beach" to relax on or aren't up for a long hike then go elsewhere. If you want to be out in nature and don't want the crowds, this is your place. It's almost a mile walk to get to there. It's an easy walk through the mangroves. The termite nests... More 

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Lake Placid, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best spots on the island for snorkeling. There is NO BEACH and you have to hoof it a bit to get to the right spot but its worth it. Park at the sugar plantation ruins and begin the approx 1-mile trek to the rock outcrop across from Waterlemon Cay. You have to swim the channel... More 

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did the walk out and back ( eventually ). We stopped about half way and did some snorkeling and it was not great ( ok though ). We decided to do the full hike and made it out to the Far east end and the snorkeling was great! Saw a ton of colorfull fish. Did not make it out to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waterlemon Cay is a nice place to go snorkeling. One can snorkel around the small Cay. The best area is the side towards the channel as there is coral there and more fish. We have seen a reef shark on this snorkel. Note that there is a current on the outside of the Cay. The direction it is flowing depends... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked there down from the Centerline Drive bus stop after visiting the Annaberg Ruins. Pack light, it's a bit of a walk! Hoping for a sandy beach to relax on all day (that's what our guides told us), we were disappointed to find only rocky strips along the mangroves. Nevertheless we dropped our stuff and swam out to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great snorkeling, great water clarity, great little hike. Whenever I get to St. John I wind up visiting the Anneberg Sugar Plantation and take the short hike to Waterlemon Cay. It's fun because it usually is deserted. There really is no beach to hang out on. I go there for the snorkeling and short swim out to the cay. This... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great snorkeling trip there. We took a Safari taxi out to Annaburg sugar plantation ruins. Then walked out along the bay trail to east side of Waterlemon bay. We saw Stringray, Turtle and a Shark. It is some of the best snorkeling we have done so far in the VI. There is a trail all the way out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Waterlemon Cay is simply gorgeous and is never (in our experience) crowded. If you snorkel off the beach, it's mostly grass and sand and therefore few fish, although we copped a great pair of turtles there. The better snorkeling is by the rocks to the right of the beach and-or out to the Cay, or, before you get to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We loved this snorkeling spot. It was one of our 3 favorite places on St. John. An easy 3/4-mile hike to get to the beach, but if you walk further around to the point, you can get closer to the cay, and that's the best snorkeling spot. I've never seen so much coral in one spot, and schools and schools... More 

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