Coral World and Coki Beach
Coki Beach & Coral World Day Tour
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.
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: 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.