When your cruise ship docks in St Thomas you can enjoy an underwater adventure even without diving certification. Embark on a snuba excursion instead! Enjoy general admission to Coral World Ocean Park along with a 30-minute guided snuba tour. Snuba allows you to breath underwater using a hose and air pumped in from above the water's surface. Following a lesson on how to use the equipment delve into Coki Beach's coral-filled waters, which are absolutely teaming with sea life. Later peruse the park's many other attractions, including an undersea observatory tower.
Snuba Adventure at Coral World Ocean Park
The fun of exploring the coral reef is no longer only for certified divers! This Snuba diving experience will give you the opportunity to see the beautiful and colorful coral reef of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
A certified Snuba guide will lead you on your underwater tour. Upon arrival at Coral World Ocean Park in St. Thomas, you'll be escorted to the Snuba orientation area where your instructor will brief you on how to use the equipment and what you can expect on your dive. After your introductory briefing, you'll be guided on board to begin your exciting 30-minute Snuba tour.
This tour is a great U.S. Virgin Island experience so book now and start your count down to your underwater adventure.
Your Snuba adventure also includes full day admission to Coral World Ocean Park. See the "itinerary" field below for more info on the exhibits included in the general admission ticket.
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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This gallery of 21 jewel tanks provides intimate and stunning views of hundreds of marine species in their unique habitats. Watch entranced as these marine creatures exhibit behaviors you would have a hard time seeing in the wild. Try to spot the superbly camouflaged scorpion fish and peacock flounder.
Get your hands wet while you gently handle starfish, pet a sea cucumbers, meet a hermit crab and other touchable sea creatures. An aquarist is on-hand to answer your questions.
Undersea Observatory Tower:
The only one of its kind in the Caribbean, the air-conditioned Undersea Observatory Tower stands 100 feet (30 meters) offshore. Descend 15 feet (4.5 meters) beneath the sea to the Undersea Observatory and view the ever changing life on a natural coral reef. At mid-level, visit the Deep Reef Tank and from the top level enjoy spectacular views of the St. Thomas shoreline and neighboring islands. From the Undersea Observatory, you have a unique opportunity to stay dry and watch totally non-captive fish and other marine creatures as they go about their daily activities on the reef completely unaware of your presence.
Caribbean Reef Encounter:
This 80,000 gallon coral reef aquarium encircles you as you enter the air-conditioned Caribbean Reef Encounter. The aquarium is open to the elements, which means the thousands of reef animals that are housed here receive natural day and moonlight and experience rain just like a natural reef would.
One of the most popular exhibits, this large pool is home to juvenile sharks. View a variety of sharks from above and below through a large underwater viewing window as they gracefully circle the pool or rest among the rocks. The inhabitants of the Shark Shallows may include nurse, lemon, blacktip and reef sharks. Friendly and knowledgeable marine operations staff will tell you about the current inhabitants and the twice a day feeding schedule. This is a unique opportunity to learn about these amazing and very misunderstood animals and even pet a baby nurse shark with the assistance of one of the staff.
See if you can find all the stingrays that live in the Stingray Lagoon. Masters of disguise, the Southern Stingrays bury themselves in the sand for camouflage. Look for the hint of an eye or tip of a tail showing in the sand to discover them. Watch as these gentle, graceful creatures glide around the pool seeming to fly through the water. They often slap their “wings” against the wall of the pool hoping for a handout of fish!
Rescued as hatchlings in October 1997, the green sea turtles were first introduced to water at Coral World. Smaller than the palm of an adult hand at that time, today each weighs well over one hundred pounds. Watch in awe at these magnificent creatures and learn about their eating and nesting habits during the daily feeding presentations.
Spend some time with the native iguanas in Iguana Alley, the native ducks, tortoises and brown-throated conures on the Nature Trail, and the not so native but very lovable Rainbow Lorikeets in the Lorikeet Garden.