Waterlemon Cay, Virgin Islands National Park

4.8
#3 of 19 in Nature in St. John
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. Put Waterlemon 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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  • This beach is amazing. Have seen starfish, turtles, and other amazing fish right off the beach. Swim to the island as the coral and snorkeling around it are incredible, especially on the back side. It...  more »
  • This was a fun little hike to the beach. The cay is a short swim but fun if you like to go exploring. There wasn’t much you could do on the actual cay because the birds would get angry but it created ...  more »
  • My wife and I did the short hike and long snorkel and couldn't have enjoyed it more. Saw the first turtle 3 minutes in and ended up seeing 5 turtles, 4 stingrays, a barracuda, school of squid and a to...  more »
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  • It is at the end (or beginning) of a beautiful hiking trail which starts in Coral Bay. Start in Coral Bay and take a cooling swim at the end of the trail.

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