Turtle Encounter in the Morning

Price: $92.00
Child Ages 12 and under AND Minimum Height 4′ 8″
This tour can be booked up to 6 months in advance.
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Turtle Encounter in the Morning Shore Excursion

Join two rescued Green Sea Turtles for an awesome experience in their home by the sea. Get closer than you ever could in the wild.

During your orientation you will learn about the biology of these beautiful creatures and the threats they face in the wild. You will even have a chance to scrub their shells on this St. Thomas excursion!

In addition to your 40 minute turtle adventure, your tour price includes admission to the Coral World Marine Park which offers an Undersea Observatory, Caribbean Reef Encounter, Marine Gardens, Stingray Lagoon, Turtle Pool and Critter Corners. Through Activities, feeding demonstrations and exhibits, the park educates guests on the conservation of the ocean's environment as well as its inhabitants.

Space is extremely limited and will sell out. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Please Note: The Undersea Observatory Tower, Marine Gardens, and Shark Shallows exhibits are temporarily closed for renovations.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
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.
Participants must be a minimum of 4'8" in height. Guests under this minimum will be denied participation and will not be entitled to a refund. Pregnant woman cannot participate in animal encounters. There are approximately 15 steps to reach the turtle pool.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 6 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsAwesome ExperienceApril 12, 2016

Reviewer: Nurse 4 Kids
This was a wonderful experience. Eric was our staff member and it was obvious he is passionate about marine life and conservation. He was very knowledgeable and patient. He is a real asset to Coral World. Our experience included meeting and swimming with turtles Duncan and Tortuga. It was just our family of three so we felt lucky to have the encounter to ourselves. We learned a lot about the turtles and had a great time.

5 StarsDefinitely worth it. Really cool.December 20, 2015

Reviewer: Bry
Guide was very knowledgeable and professional. Was cool to be able to be in the water with the turtles and interact with them.

5 StarsExciting experienceDecember 08, 2015

Reviewer: Cruise Lover
Loved being able to swim with turtles and hold one. Enjoyed that we were not on a crowded cruise ship excursion

4 StarsExcellent experience!April 06, 2015

Reviewer: Jenn
The aquarium is small with not much to do but the Turtle Encounter was amazing! The guide was very knowledgeable and you can tell she loved her job. The turtle was extremely friendly.

4 StarsSurprisingly Rewarding ExperienceJanuary 29, 2015

Reviewer: 604
Not your run of the mill experience...this facility emphasized education and rehabilitation.

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