Waterlemon Cay, Virgin Islands National Park

Take a short hike along a rugged trail to Waterlemon Cay, a remote snorkeling location. Swim out over the initially rocky shore to lush coral gardens teeming with tropical fish, rays, and turtles. You won't find room to sunbathe on the rocky beach, unless you’re okay with perching on a small boulder. Regardless, you can appreciate the natural world around you as you relax in the untouched environment. Bring plenty of food, water, and sunscreen along with you. PutWaterlemon Cay into our Virgin Islands National Park tour itinerary builder website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Very high quality, well worth the (pleasant) walk. HOWEVER: Many are bringing toxic coral killing sunscreens from the states that are Banned by law by the VI government. People Think they have reef.....  more »
  • Bad news snorkeling world. We have lost one of the true treasures in the USVI. This place use to be the pinnacle of marine life on Saint John, but not anymore. Yes, you will see a few fish and...  more »
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  • I enjoyed this spot because it is less accessible. Less people. Plan on a .8 mile hike in and out along the rocks. Hiking isn't challenging but there is no defined path. Beach is not sand. Best to bring water socks for entry. Snorkeling is quite good.
  • Great snorkeling, have to be willing walk. Only carry what you need and be comfortable to carry it. Swim counter clockwise around the cay to catch the current back. Sharks, rays, barracudas, and plenty of fish. Not a tourist spot yet so very low key. Walk all the way to the point for the easiest access to the cay. Enjoy!
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