Turtle Encounter, Coral World and Coki Beach
Sea Turtle Adventure at Coral World Park
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 on this St. Thomas excursion.
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!
In addition to your 40 minute turtle adventure, your tour price includes admission to the Coral World Marine Park. Upon arrival at the park, you will be told what time your shark encounter is so you can plan your time at the park. 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 7 hours of free time at Coral World / Coki Beach.
For safety reasons, guests must be a minimum of 4'8" in height to participate. Guests under this minimum will be denied participation and will not be entitled to a refund.
Space is extremely limited for the turtle encounter and will sell out. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Please Note: The Marine Gardens, Lorikeet Aviary and Shark Shallows are closed or under renovation due to hurricane damage.
We really enjoyed the turtle encounter. The guide was very knowledgeable about the turtles. I also like that a portion of our purchase goes to protect these endangered species.
Reviewer: John Boy
There was a mix up with the transportation but once we arrived the tour was awesome.
My 14 year old son thoroughly enjoyed the turtle encounter. There were only 2 other teens with him along with an excellent guide who is in college in the US and very knowledgable about marine life. I was pleased and surprised at the length of time they were able to spend with the turtles in the pool - perhaps :45 which followed a brief training talk. Coki Beach, a petite beach, was packed that day but we still found a little corner in which to enjoy the sand and surf for a few hours.
Reviewer: Lady Grania
Swimming with wild creatures can be daunting but the folks at Coral World made this experience a once in a lifetime thrill. The Coral World exhibits are great for all ages. Seeing the lorikeets and other creatures really made our day in St. Thomas.