Shark Encounter Express

Price: $92.00
Child Ages 12 and under AND Minimum Height 4′ 8″
This tour can be booked up to 6 months in advance.
Choose Your Options View My Cruise Itinerary
Tour Departure Date:
Tour Departure Time:
Number of Adults:
Number of Children:
Sorry, this excursion is not available for purchase.
Tour Details
Tour Details

Shark Encounter Shore Excursion

Book the Shark Encounter and Coral World Marine Park Excursion, and get the charge of a lifetime, as our juvenile sharks circle within a couple of feet of you in the Shark Shallows pool. Your guide will inform you of the truths and myths of this often-misunderstood creature, while explaining about your visit in the pool on this St. Thomas day trip.

After your orientation session, a guide will take you and your group of no more than four guests at a time, into the Shark Shallows pool, which is approximately 42 inches deep in the area where you will participate.

In addition to your 40-minute shark 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.

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.

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

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
None
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
Guests need to sign a waiver that they are in good physical health. Participants must be a minimum of 4'8" in height. Pregnant woman cannot participate in animal encounters
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 5 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsGreat experienceDecember 13, 2016

Reviewer: Keith
The whole setup was an experience, from the underwater observation area to the iguana walking around. The swimming with the sharks was a real experience. The shark are just babies about 3 ft long but once they get used to you they do come close. Our guide was great also and showed us how to sink to the bottom and observe the shark. Looking for shark teeth was fun also.

5 StarsShark EncounterSeptember 28, 2016

Reviewer: Cindy Reichert
Coral World is a beautiful facility. Small in scale however for the time spent there we were able to view the wildlife and take fantastic photos of the breathtaking view. The encounter with the sharks was in a small enclosed area and they were nurse sharks approx 4 feet long. We enjoyed the encounter and I would recommend.

5 StarsAmazing Adventure!!!June 29, 2015

Reviewer: Kylee
A fantastic shark adventure! We got so close to the sharks and it was amazing to be in the tank with them. We have swam with sharks previously and this excursions was so much better! We got closer to the sharks and the sharks were actively swimming around us. It was perfect!! LOVE the sharks!

4 StarsReally funMay 17, 2013

Reviewer: Hanna
Very nice. Just we had to wait a long time to start the activity.

4 Starstake a riskMay 29, 2011

Reviewer: dolphin lover
the park is extremely well maintained. the staff are friendly and HONEST. the shark encounter was short but a once in a life time experience. we werent afraid at all. the park was small but what they had was very nice. its a beautiful place with alot of photo opps. also had a nice gift shop.

View All Customer Reviews