Waterlemon Cay, Virgin Islands National Park

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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. Plan to visit Waterlemon Cay during your Virgin Islands National Park vacation using our convenient Virgin Islands National Park tour planner.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 a...  more »