Coral World And Coki Beach
Coki Beach & Coral World Day Tour
Travel to one of the best marine parks in the Caribbean and spend time at its nearby beach, all in one day. See the underwater world in a whole new perspective during your visit to Coral World on this St. Thomas excursion. The park is designed so that all members of the family can see the treasures of the undersea world up close.
After being picked up at the pier, you will have a direct transfer to the park. After checking in at the front gate, where you will be given a map of the park. During your free time, explore the numerous exhibits which include:
The Undersea Observatory Tower – The only one of its kind in the Caribbean where you can go 15 feet below the water’s surface to see marine life in the wild.
The Caribbean Reef Encounter – An 80,000-gallon coral reef aquarium that you are in the middle of. It is home to an amazing array of local corals, sponges, fish, sea anemones, lobsters, conchs, stingrays and other marine creatures.
Shark Shallows – A large pool that is home to the juvenile sharks. View a variety of sharks from above and below which may include nurse, lemon, blacktip and reef sharks.
Stingray Lagoon – Home to Southern Stingrays that like to bury themselves in the sand when they are not gliding around the pool.
Turtle Pool – home to rescued green sea turtle hatchlings who are now permanent residents. Coral World also serves as a rehabilitation center for sick or injured turtles.
Critter Corners – Is an up-close look at other animals that live outside the water in the Caribbean. A walk-through aviary, habitats, and a nature trail are home to parrots, iguana, ducks, tortoises as well as native plants and trees.
Upon arrival, 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 6 hours 30 minutes of free time at Coral World / Coki Beach.
This vibrant destination in the U.S. Virgin Islands is a Caribbean paradise and the perfect tropical getaway. Colonized in the 18th century by the Danish, who established massive sugarcane plantations there, St. Thomas was later purchased by the United States in the 20th century. A popular stop on Caribbean Cruises, the island boasts a number of exciting excursions sure to impress the adventurous traveler. Hop aboard a sky gondola to find breathtaking aerial views of the island, glide through lush rainforests on a zipline, or snorkel alongside sea turtles in the crystal clear waters. Explore downtown Charlotte Amalie, the island's biggest city, to immerse yourself in St. Thomas's colonial past at Fort Christian or Blackbeard's Castle.