Travel to one of the best marine parks in the Caribbean and spend time at its nearby beach, all in one day. See the underwater world in a whole new perspective during your visit to Coral World on this St. Thomas excursion. The park is designed so that all members of the family can see the treasures of the undersea world up close.
After being picked up on the pier, you will have a direct transfer to the park. After checking in at the front gate, where you will be given a map of the park. During your free time, explore the numerous exhibits which include:
The Undersea Observatory Tower - The only one of its kind in the Caribbean where you can go 15 feet below the water's surface to see marine life in the wild.
The Caribbean Reef Encounter - A 80,000 gallon coral reef aquarium that you are in the middle of. It is home to an amazing array of local corals, sponges, fish, sea anemones, lobsters, conchs, stingrays and other marine creatures.
Marine Gardens - A gallery of 21 jewel tanks that provides intimate and stunning views of hundreds of marine species in their unique habitats.
Shark Shallows - A large pool that is home to the juvenile sharks. View a variety of sharks from above and below which may include nurse, lemon, blacktip and reef sharks.
Stingray Lagoon - Home to Southern Stingrays that like to bury themselves in the sand when they are not gliding around the pool.
Turtle Pool - home to rescued green sea turtle hatchlings who are now permanent residents. Coral World also serves as a rehabilitation center for sick or injured turtles.
Critter Corners - Is an up-close look at other animals that live outside the water in the Caribbean. A walk-through aviary, habitats and a nature trail are home to parrots, iguana, ducks, tortoises as well as native plants and trees.
Upon arrival, don't forget to check on the feeding times and presentations for that day. Your Coral World pass is good for the day allowing you the opportunity to come and go from the beach for additional park exploration, an afternoon feeding or to purchase food and drink at either the Beach Cafe or the Shark Bar located within Coral World. Small lockers are available at Coral World for a CASH deposit of $10 US of which $7 is returned upon return of the key.
Adjacent to Coral World is Coki Beach. Although not the largest on the island, it is the favorite of locals due to its protected waters and abundance of marine life. There are small wooden booths along the beach where you can rent beach chairs, umbrellas, snorkel gear, water activities or purchase food and drink. You can snorkel right off the beach or (space permitting) you may be able to join a boat tour (not included in tour price) out to snorkel on of the further reefs. A public restroom is available at the beach.
Your transfer back to the pier will depart from where you were dropped off at Coral World. You will have approximately 6 hours 30 minutes of free time at Coral World / Coki Beach.
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.