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When your ship docks in St Thomas take the family on a shore excursion to Coral World Ocean Park. A general admission ticket gives you access to all of the aquatic park's exhibits, including its 21-tank Marine Gardens (home to hundreds of sea creatures), Shark Shallows—where teenage lemon, nurse, reef and blacktip sharks feed and swim—and Stingray Lagoon. You can also touch starfish, meet iguanas and tortoises, learn about the nesting habits of sea turtles and so much more.


  • General admission ticket to Coral World Ocean Park
  • Free time to explore the park and participate in optional activities

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What You Can Expect

St Thomas Shore Excursion: Coral World Ocean Park General Admission Ticket

Coral World General Admission Ticket

Explore the underwater world at Coral World Ocean Park while keeping your feet planted firmly on dry land. With your admission ticket, you have access to the 21 separate exhibits that display a wide variety of marine life, from giant crustaceans to petite, delicate seahorses. 

Admission allows full-day re-entry from the adjacent Coki Beach, home to some of the best snorkeling in the Virgin Islands. 

Please note: this admission ticket grants access to all the regular exhibits in the park. Additional activities, such as the Semi-Submarine, the Sea Lion Swim, the Sea Lion Encounter, Turtle Encounter, Snuba, Shark Encounter and Sea Trek are available at an extra cost. 

Please see the Itinerary section below for full details on all the exhibits. 

This excursion is located just a short taxi ride away from the cruise port so you determine the time you return to your ship in St Thomas. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our Worry-free policy.

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Customer Reviews

Teri W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This was a neat park where petting stingrays was included in the general park admission, as is a pool where you can feel starfish and sea urchins. Underground aquariums had a variety of sea creatures to see. Cab fare is currently $9/person each way to get there (20-25 min). Confirm with your driver before getting in that you are going straight back to the cruise ship if you're on a time limit (not related to the actual park)! Small iguanas wandering all around, which was fun. At the beach, umbrella rental was $10 and lounge chairs were $5 each. Park staff were friendly and helpful.

Lisa O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

We very much enjoyed Coral World. Unfortunately our friends who were to join us were caught in the bad snow storm that hit the east coast! They missed the cruise and vacation with us. I contacted Viator for refund of 2 tickets we could not use but I recieved no response from them I am disappointed.

Elizabeth M

4 star rating: Recommended April 2015

Our guide was great, but the Ocean Park was a little disappointing. It was much smaller than we thought it would be... We did enjoy the snorkeling and beach next to the Park though!

Gaye W

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

Very enjoyable afternoon, the people at Coral World were knowledgeable about the sharks and other aquatic life. The young man who took us in shark shallows was awesome! Only negative $20 taxi ride per person on top of the admission price!


4 star rating: Recommended November 2012

It would have been nice to have been met at the port gate and be a round trip included in the price since I have mobility issues but the excursion was at my pace and very enjoyable. Considering the time of year, it was very pleasant and comfortable.


3 star rating: Worth doing April 2013

This is a small park and doesn't take long to do...There is no transportation there from Viators so you have to catch a taxi or shuttle and that can be expensive if more than 2 people going....I would like Viators to provide transportation to and from and then you don't have to worry...but we enjoyed ourselves

Bradley R

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2013

the facility was a little small and worn, but the kids enjoyed the sea-lion show

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