Shark Encounter and Coral World

Shark Shallows Pool Shark Encounter Day Trip in St. Thomas
Price: $98.00
Child Ages 12 and under AND Minimum Height 4′ 8″
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Active, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
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 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

Shark Encounter and Coral World

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.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  6 ReviewsReview This Tour
Knowledgeable staff
April 21, 2023
We were very impressed with our guide. She answered all of out questions and made our experience very enjoyable.
Reviewer: Sandra Gessert
5 Stars
Great experience
December 13, 2016
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.
Reviewer: Keith
5 Stars
Shark Encounter
September 28, 2016
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.
Reviewer: Cindy Reichert
5 Stars
Amazing Adventure!!!
June 29, 2015
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!
Reviewer: Kylee
5 Stars
Really fun
May 17, 2013
Very nice. Just we had to wait a long time to start the activity.
Reviewer: Hanna
4 Stars
take a risk
May 29, 2011
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.
Reviewer: dolphin lover
4 Stars