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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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Colorful Shallow reef with many fish

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Reviewed yesterday
gogogo945
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Park City, Utah
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Great snorkeling

This is an amazing place for snorkeling. It is really worth the swim if you're up for the challenge.

Reviewed 2 days ago
stpetefisherman
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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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 via mobile

I begin this review similar to others, best kept secret, would rather keep to myself. Post hurricanes, this was the best reef, most colorful with many types of fish and coral on St. John. My teens were not too enthusiastic about walking in sandals over...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an amazing place for snorkeling. It is really worth the swim if you're up for the challenge.

Thank stpetefisherman
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far one of my favorite snorkeling spots! We have been going here for 6 years and we see something new every year. The underwater coral is just gorgeous. Be sure to follow the counter clockwise swim around the cay. Hopefully you will...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the walk, we passed by several beached boats and there is not the shade that used to be there. We did not snorkel at the end, but if you do be aware of the current. It can be very strong. best to snorkel...More

1  Thank lisalovestotravel_11
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our #1 thing we wanted to do on our one day trip to St. John! Park at Annaberg Plantation's parking lot, walk over toward the beach, and there's the trail to take you to Waterlemon. The hike was flat, but very rocky, so...More

1  Thank spoobon
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

2  Thank Cooke2012
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 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

1  Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 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 18 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

1  Thank MBFNCNative
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Reviewed 6 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

2  Thank Daniel S
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Megan M
26 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 find-a-fish | Reviewed this property |
Hi Actually, I think you may be asking the wrong reviewer: I have lots to share from our three weeks scouring St. John shore snorkel sites, but we did not swim right at Tektite (drove by it to snorkel a nearby site). If you... 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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