Henley Cay, previously known as Women's Cay, is an 11-acre tropical islet in the United States Virgin Islands. The cay is 300 yards in diameter and the largest and southernmost of the Durloe Cays in the Virgin Islands National Park. Henley Cay is situated 2,200 feet northwest of Turtle Bay on the island of Saint John, separated from the island by the Durloe Channel. The cay is 70 feet high and has a pier on its southern side, although it is uninhabited.[1] The island is known as a snorkeling and kayaking destination,[2][3] but is also visited for its white sandy beaches.[4] Companies offer guided kayak tours from Cruz Bay, Honeymoon Bay, and Caneel Bay to Henley- and Lovango Cays.[5][6]

Henley Cay
Map of the Virgin Islands National Park with Henley Cay in the northwest.
Henley Cay is located in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Henley Cay
Henley Cay
Location in the Caribbean
Henley Cay is located in Caribbean
Henley Cay
Henley Cay
Henley Cay (Caribbean)
LocationCaribbean Sea
Coordinates18°21′12″N 64°47′36″W / 18.3534°N 64.7932°W / 18.3534; -64.7932
Federal DepartmentU.S. Department of the Interior
Federal AgencyU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Capital cityWashington, D.C.
Largest settlementNew York City
PresidentJoseph Biden

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  1. ^ Griffes, Peter L. (2004). 2004 Atlantic Boating Almanac: Gulf of Mexico. ProStar Publications. Page 536. ISBN 9781577855125.
  2. ^ Showker, Kay and Mary Brennan (2008). Caribbean Ports of Call: Eastern and Southern Regions: A Guide for Today's Cruise Passengers. Globe Pequot. Page 78. ISBN 9780762745388.
  3. ^ Showker, Kay (2001). Caribbean Ports of Call: A Guide for Today's Cruise Passengers. Globe Pequot Press. Page 67. ISBN 9780762711772.
  4. ^ Henderson, James (2005). Caribbean & the Bahamas. New Holland Publishers. Page 526. ISBN 9781860112126.
  5. ^ Peffer, Randall (2001). Virgin Islands. Lonely Planet. Page 129. ISBN 9780864427359.
  6. ^ Greenberg, Harriet and Douglas (2006). The US Virgin Islands Alive!. Hunter Publishing, Inc. Page 179. ISBN 9781588435842.