St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
Coral World Ocean Park
Beach, Local Sightseeing
USDPrice between $0-$50
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Board your transportation for a scenic drive to Coral World Ocean Park on Coki Point. Upon arrival, you will receive a colorful souvenir map and brief orientation for your 2½-hour self-guided tour of Coral World.
Coral World boasts one of the world's largest living coral reef tanks in the Caribbean. In the Marine Gardens, take in close-up views of marine creatures in 21 jewel tanks. These allow you to see behavior that is hard to spot in the wild.
Visit the mangrove lagoon and see why mangroves are wonderful nurseries for all kinds of fish. See endangered sea turtles in the turtle pool and get close to juvenile sharks in the open-air Shark Shallows.
At the touch pools, get your hands wet as you gently handle starfish, pet a sea cucumber, and meet a hermit crab and baby lobsters among other touchable sea creatures. Depending on the schedule, you may also meet a South American sea lion. There are several narrated feedings at which the friendly staff are happy to share interesting and fun facts about St Thomas' sea life.
Purchase a cup of nectar (at your own expense) and feed the colorful and sociable rainbow lorikeets, if you wish.
The Undersea Observatory Tower stands 100 feet offshore and is the only one of its kind in the Caribbean. You'll descend 15 feet beneath the sea while staying dry to view the ever-changing life on a natural coral reef, watching totally non-captive fish and other marine creatures as they go about their daily activities on the reef, completely unaware of your presence. At mid-level, visit the Deep Reef Tank, and from the top level enjoy spectacular views of the St Thomas shoreline and neighboring islands.
Sun or swim at adjacent Coki Beach and take a few minutes to shop in the gift shops.
Your tour concludes with a scenic drive back to the pier.
Guests who wish to stay in town to shop or explore independently are welcome to do so, but must return to the ship on their own.