Coral World and Coki Beach

Coki Beach & Coral World Ocean Park Shore Trip in St. Thomas
Price: $72.00
This tour can be booked up to 6 months in advance.
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Active, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 7 Hours 30 minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided None
Recommended Dress Swim suit should be worn under a comfortable cover-up and sensible, rubber-soled deck or walking shoes are recommended. A towel, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended.
Restrictions Although most of the park is paved with ramps, the nature trail is packed dirt and stairs are required to access the Observation Tower.

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 at 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 - An 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.

4.5 Stars4.6 / 5  |  38 ReviewsReview This Tour
Loved it
July 04, 2023
Coral world is small but it was nice, loved seeing the dolphins. Coki beach is beautiful, we rented chairs $5 each and I believe the umbrella was $10, very reasonable. There are showers & bathrooms. There are waitress for food & drink. People were snorkeling, bring dog biscuits to feed the fish. You can rent snorkel gear. Great beach, we are going again in September!!
Reviewer: Denise Hurley
5 Stars
March 16, 2023
The beach was perfect to snorkel right off beach. The coral world was cool especially going down below and walk around to see the assorted fish (excellent for those who don't like to snorkel and great for small children to enjoy)
Reviewer: Theresa and William Caldwell
5 Stars
Loved it!
January 31, 2019
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: Robin Kristin Nichols
4 Stars
Fun adventure
January 24, 2019
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: Doreen Pagano
4 Stars
Wonderful Staff
January 03, 2019
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: Sue Vanblaricum
5 Stars
Great way to spend the day on St Thomas
January 01, 2019
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: Jody Diehl
5 Stars