Reviewer: Robin Kristin Nichols
I love animals so Coral World was right up my alley. Lots of iguanas and tortoises. Both the aquarium and the underwater tower were amazing. I recognized a lot of different fish species. The workers really cared about the animals. I did not do the sea trek but others who did seemed to enjoy it. You can buy lunch there- hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, etc. You will have to pay for a chair at Coki Beach. I didn't snorkel, but I could see fish from the beach so I think it would be a great place if you like to snorkel.
Reviewer: Doreen Pagano
We had a great time at Coral World. The animals were very active that day. There are tons of iguanas all over the place. The back is close enough to walk to. It is crowded with rentable lounge chairs but if u walk to the far end ( not that long of a beach) u can put your blanket down for free. The water is great and there were even some iguanas on the rocks and running across the beach. We even had enough time to walk into town when we returned to the port.
Reviewer: Sue Vanblaricum
My husband did this excursion Dec 2018. We enjoyed every minute of it. The driver Love made sure we arrived in a timely manner. The girls at the check in we're very helpful. To can't remember the guides name (sorry) but she was great. You can tell they all enjoy their jobs. The beach break was lovely. I would recommend this excursion.
Reviewer: Jody Diehl
Loved this excursion. We rode in the taxi with folks from our ship who had paid more money for much less time at Coral World and Coki Beach. Coral World is small but educational and well managed. We joined the others on their tour of Coral World and then headed to the beach adjoining the property. Since we had our own snorkeling equipment, we spent the afternoon in the water. The water was calm and crystal clear. Plenty of fish to see. We rented two lounge chairs in the shade of a tree for $5.00 each (saving the cost of an umbrella). Coki Beach was clean and had rentals (beach equipment) available, restrooms, little retail stands, and food and drinks for purchase. Great value!
Reviewer: Todd Gee
We enjoyed this excursion which was both longer and less expensive than the same excursion offered by the cruise line. More time at the beach for less $ - WIN!
Coral World is a good trip for children. It has a shark exhibit as well as sting rays, also a touch tank and several feeding shows. We were able to feed sting rays. Coki Beach is our favorite. The water is clear and calm. Kids can play safely and the snorkeling right off the beach is fantastic.
Reviewer: Nancy Horvath
What a wonderful day enjoying all types of sea life. The trainers are very knowledgeable and informative as well as very caring.
Reviewer: James Glass
Coral world and the employees there were really great, my wife and I enjoyed it tremendously. The beach part not so much, very crowded. The coral world gets 5 stars the beach 2 or 3.
Coral World is a small, manageable water park that showcase the aquatic life in the Caribbean. The best part of this trip is actually Coki Beach. It was pretty crowded but the attraction is not on the beach but in the crystal clear waters. So many fish and they will come to you and not be intimidated by humans. Great weather and such a beautiful place.
Reviewer: Glenn O'Neil
We have been to Coral World a couple of times so we booked this excursion mainly to go to the beach. We were greeted by a guide who directed us to our bus and within 15 minutes we were on our way for the 30 minute drive to Coral World. When we arrived, we were greeted by Coral world personnel and advised on everything we had access to. We headed to the beach, rented a couple of loungers for $5 each. The beach was nice and got busier as the day went on. We did roam around Coral world and view the exhibits and sea life they have. We remained there for 5 hours before the trip back. It was exactly what we were looking for, a nice relaxing day at the beach. We were dropped off at the market in front of the port so shopping was available for those who wanted it.
Reviewer: Debbie Altop
The Coral World/beach Excursion was an ease free excursion. Our ride met us at the gate where we left the ship, kept us in his eye until he lead us to his shuttle to take us to Coral World. Coki Beach was fun we rented snorkel gear for cheap and saw lots of fish of all types. We ended up paying a taxi to take us back to the ship because we had little kids and they didn't want to stay as long.
We participated in most of the activities.
Great package of Aquarium and beach pass. Go to the beach first if its early then Aquarium. Small beach, shade, wild chickens with chicks on the beach. Water is clear and gorgeous. Excellent for snorkeling. Bring dogs biscuits to sctap off and feed fish. They swim right up to you. Amazing, gorgeous, relaxing and fun. Will go back.
It was a beautiful location, the beach was nice, but the food service people were a constant interruption, as we told them we were all set and did not want to order anything multiple times.
Very relaxing day. No pressure with venders
Reviewer: DC Dave
We had been to Coral World and Coki Beach 35 years ago when we had three small children and had enjoyed it a lot. It's a lot better now than it was then because Coral World has expanded and very charming and convenient facilities have been built up around the beach. We would have been satisfied just to go through the building that sits out in the water amid the coral with its panoramic underwater views, but now that have a little complex onshore with sharks, rays, turtles, fish, birds, and even a sea lion with scheduled feedings and presentations. I only regret that we didn't have our grandchildren with us to enjoy it all. As for the beach, we did a catamaran excursion the year before to St. Thomas's Buck Island (not to be confused with the one off St. Croix) for snorkeling, and the snorkeling at Coki Beach is at least as good. If you don't bring your own equipment they have it there to rent, which was not the case 35 years ago.
Coral World, while relatively small, had great hands-on displays, wonderful for kids and adults alike. Feeding the stingrays was amazing. The sea lion show was entertaining (they are massive!), petting the sharks a bit nerve wracking. There were two concession areas to get hot dogs and burgers - the food was good. This is a small operation but definitely worth the visit. Coki Beach, which is right next door, is a smaller beach but very beautiful nonetheless. You can't walk on it for miles, but it is excellent for swimming. There are changing rooms and washrooms available, though we didn't use them. The only downside here was that the day we were there the place was cheek-to-jowl with cruise ship passengers. This is NOT a beach to go to if you are looking to get away from the crowds.
Reviewer: Len S.
The park itself was very educational and the beach was clean and moderately occupied.
My 7 year old son had a wonderful time at coral world and being able to see different types of animals up close. The beach was very crowded when we got there. Coral world could use some modernizations but overall was a great way to spend the day with my son while in St. Thomas.
Reviewer: Louie r
Make sure you do the shore dives with coki beach dive shop
Reviewer: Addicted to Cruising
Coral World needs a little updating. Petting a shark was pretty cool. The lorikeet aviary was fun. The underwater observatory was cool. Use the legends inside the aquarium to help identify the fish, etc. you will see snorkeling at Coki Beach next door. The weather was rainy the day we went, so we took the earlier shuttle back to port.
Coral World a nice surpise. Not just commercial. Conservation thrust appreciated. Nice close-up of coral and it's creatures.
The drive to Coral World was fine, we were picked up on time. Loved Coral World and the beach next door. We waited a long to time for the pick up home. Other than that it was a great time.
Reviewer: Beach bum Bev
Very easy to book and redeem. Much cheaper than cruise line. Helpful staff at facility. We love Coki beach.
Reviewer: Cruising Lover
We loved Coki beach and Coral World. Coki beach was clean and friendly beach attendants. The water was fantastic as well. Coral world was small but nice. we can hardly wait to swim with turtles some day.
Reviewer: PW Squared
Short and interesting van ride to beach front location with transportation to and from beach area. Restrooms and shower facilities, dated but adequate. Onsite food choices are good. On site snorkeling and scuba gear rentals. Beautiful small beach. $20 for umbrella and two chairs, but that appears to be standard across many beaches on many islands. Iguanas everywhere. Interactive tanks with small sharks, manta rays, and gigantic sea turtles. All facilities dated in appearance but operational. A great choice for families.
Reviewer: Caribbean queen
This excursion was great, it was at your own pace and included many animal feedings that required participation. The excursion also included time to swim/snorkel at your leisure. I would do this excursion again.
The transfer to Coral World was organized and easy to locate. Once there, we were able to view the exhibits at our leisure which allowed us to see most of the 'feeding' times. We spent our afternoon at Coki Beach, which was a short & easy walk from Coral World. Chair & umbrella rentals, and food & beverage service was available on the beach as well. The water here is crystal clear, so whether you choose to snorkel, swim or wade - you will see lot's of fish. This was my 4th visit to St. Thomas, and this excursion was an overall great value!!
Reviewer: First time Cruiser
This was a fun excursion- the beach is right next to Coral world and easy to access. Coral World had many activities, feedings, and keeper talks to attend. About every 15-30 minutes there was another explanation or keeper talk- no need to buy the expensive extras they were offering. Cab ride home if you didn't want to stay the whole time (it got to be a lot of time in the sun) was $7/person.
Reviewer: Debbie B.
Would definitely recomend this excursion to everyone. Great price.
Reviewer: The Kings
We really enjoyed the excursion, but would have prefered if we could have set our own pick up time. It was about 2 hours too long.
Great value for price.
Would like to bring grandchildren back for all of the outstanding experience!
Kids had a great time at Coral World and Loved playing at the beach and compared to the other excursion available this one offered a great value for the price.
Very educational place to see under water world, and feed the sting rays. Good shows with shark, sting ray, turtle, sea lion.
Great excursion for parents with small children. Our 4 year old loved the hands on exhibits at Coral World. The beach is only 100 yards from Coral World so it was an easy walk and there are plenty of food and drink choices on the beach.