Coral World Ocean Park
Coral World Ocean Park
4.5
Nature & Wildlife AreasZoosAquariums
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Voted top attraction in the V.I. since 2004. Get up close and personal with the beauty and magic of Caribbean marine life in a stunning setting. View life on a coral reef from the unique Undersea Observatory. Hand feed a rainbow lorikeet! Add-ons, Dolphin Trek, Dolphin Splash or moment, Dolphin Kayak, Sea Lion Swim or Encounter, Shark Encounter, Snuba Dive, and Sea Trek Helmet Dive. Open seven days a week during the season 9am - 4pm. Off season hours (May to October) vary.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • James T
    Providence, Rhode Island16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sea Lion Encounter and Swim
    We had an awesome time with the sea lion experience both oh land and in water. We got to meet 4 of the 5 seals and interacted with them, we only got see Rosie the female. Remo was our favorite as we got to swim and interact with him more. I would highly recommend this encounter and checking out Coral World in St Thomas. I am still going over the 200 plus photos we purchased, memories of a lifetime. Well Worth it.
    Good day T1994WI, Thank you for spending time with our adorable sea lions and our entire sea lion team! We appreciate your visit and your FIVE BUBBLES! Warm regards.
    Written June 1, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 23, 2023
  • George S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    dolphin encounter was amazing!
    We did the dolphin swim with Jasmine and Corey and Meg was our host. All were completely amazing and we had a good time. The dolphins are extremely well cared for and respected. Coral world itself isn’t really worth it if you don’t do an encounter. lots of fun!
    Good day I1518CKgeorges! Thank you for spending time with our gorgeous dolphins and our amazing dolphin team! We appreciate your visit and your FIVE BUBBLES! Warm regards.
    Written June 1, 2023
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    Visited May 2023
    Written May 30, 2023
  • bonneydoc
    Puyallup, Washington1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Underwater Fun
    Sea Trek was a blast! They prepared us well for the whole experience. It was my first underwater excursion and I can't wait to do it again (with the dolphins, next time!) The park is an easy 1/2 day excursion and would be great for the whole family.
    Good day bonneydoc! Thank you for getting under the water with us! We appreciate your visit and your FIVE BUBBLES! Warm regards.
    Written June 3, 2023
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    Visited May 2023
    Written June 2, 2023
  • Nicholas F
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go swim with dolphins!
    We did the Dolphin Splash (swimming with dolphins). Our dolphin guide was Kristen and she was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and kind and helpful! (Some of the other folks in our group had lame attitudes so she deserves even more respect for dealing with them)! She ensured each person got to touch the dolphin and get single and group photos. The dolphin, Nola, has only been doing the experiences for about 2 months and is very well trained. This is the type of place that is meant to get one of the add ons. The park itself is small but adding on an excursion (like dolphin swimming) makes it absolutely worth it.
    Good day nicholasfF7510DR, Thank you for spending your time with our adorable dolphins and our entire dolphin team! We appreciate your visit and your FIVE BUBBLES! Warm regards.
    Written June 10, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 4, 2023
  • Go30185504435
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    SeaTrek Excursion
    We did not visit the entire park, but our SeaTrek experience was amazingly fun! However, if you book the 3:00pm SeaTrek, beware that the entire park closes at 4pm, which we were not told during the dive orientation. There is only one changing area in the SeaTrek observatory, therefore, not all of our family of four were able to change to dry clothing before one staff member rudely escorted us out through the gift shop.
    Good day Go30185504435, Thank you for spending your time underwater with us! We appreciate your visit and your TripAdvisor review. If you should happen to visit us again, please note that for your convenience, we have additional changing room space along with showers in the bathroom located at the front of the park, near the Shark Bar. Warm regards.
    Written June 10, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 6, 2023
  • David
    Mountain Top, Pennsylvania4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dolphin splash
    Dolphin splash was amazing. My wife and I had a great experience and the trainer Yasmín was amazing. Ping the dolphin is beautiful and amazing Would definitely revisit for this experience and others. Truly recommend this place. 👍🏼🙌🏼💦🐬🛬. …..
    Good day Dcepeda7, Thank you for spending your time with us. We appreciate your visit and your FIVE BUBBLES! Warm regards.
    Written June 19, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 13, 2023
  • JenJen85254
    Scottsdale, Arizona159 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Swimming with the Dolphins!
    I've always wanted to swim with the dolphins and I finally did it at 40! Myself and nephews/niece (13, 11, 9) did the swim with the dolphins. The trainers are amazing and will answer any questions you may have, even when they are asked over and over by kids! The currant was quite strong the day we were there so it does take some swimming but getting to be in the water with them was amazing! My son (6) and husband did the dolphin moment as he wasn't old enough for the swim. He did amazing and they were so patient with him getting to touch the dolphins! It was definitely worth the cost.
    Good day JenJen852254, Thank you and your family for spending your time with our dolphins and our entire dolphin team! We appreciate your visit and your FIVE BUBBLES! Warm regards.
    Written June 26, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 19, 2023
  • Florianne
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dolphin swim is the coolest thing I'll ever do
    10/10 the dolphin splash and swim (not to be confused with the dolphin moment) was an amazing experience. The trainers did so great with learning our names and giving us a tailored program, I feel bad I can't remember their names. I know one was Jasmine and the other was Ansley? (she had a stud nose piercing). They made sure each of us had an individual moment with one of the dolphins (we swam with Nola and Ping that day). We got to do some cool tricks with them and purchased a reasonable $80 package to download all our photos (that price is for a group of 2). It was honestly the highlight of our honeymoon and worth the money!
    Congratulations famderpool! Thank you for spending your honeymoon with us! We appreciate your visit and your FIVE BUBBLES! Here's to many years of awesome adventures! Warm regards.
    Written June 26, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 21, 2023
  • Brittney A
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing honeymoon experience
    My husband and I were just here for our honeymoon and purchased the Dolphin Slash and Swim package. It was literally the most amazing experience! Ansley and Kaarri, the trainers were wonderful while we were there and made our honeymoon experience one to remember! Give Nola and Ping some fishies from us!! ❤️
    CONGRATULATIONS BRITTNEYK499! Thank you for spending your honeymoon with our adorable dolphins and the entire dolphin team! We appreciate your visit and your FIVE BUBBLES! Congratulations again! Warm regards.
    Written July 17, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 16, 2023
  • trostevens
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great experience!
    My family and I were on our first cruise to St Thomas and really wanted to swim with the sea lions but the excursion was booked. We were able to book it directly through Coral World and I'm so glad we did! It was such a unique experience! All of the trainers were wonderful and told us exactly what to do and educated us on sea lions and Remo, the specific sea lion we were with. We also purchased the photo package at the end of the experience and received over 100 pictures of just our family and our interaction with Remo so I definitely feel that it was worth it!
    Good day trostevens! Thank you for spending your time with our adorable Remo and our entire sea lion team! We appreciate your visit and your FIVE-BUBBLE review! Warm regards.
    Written August 1, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 24, 2023
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DanielleLVR
5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
I wish I had read the review written two days ago about the dolphin swim! My two children (and husband bc the kids were too you g to go alone) did the swims me play with the dolphins program. $600 later they were so excited to “swim” with the dolphins. Even for a few seconds. This did NOT happen. In fact, they each only got to touch a dolphin for about 5 seconds in total (I video recorded the entire experience so I know for sure). While the instructors were very knowledgeable if you asked a question and extremely caring for the dolphins, every single move and interaction you have is a pose for a Photographer they have on the dock in the hopes you buy photos after. Be prepared the photos were $120 for ALL of them in our family group or $80 for 3 (not digital) just print. Needless to say, this park has the potential to be Sooooo amazing if it was just a bit more authentic for the guests and not so much about taking your money. $600 plus $120 for for photos is a lot of money for 6 seconds of hanging with dolphins in my opinion. So if that’s worth it to you, then go for it.
Written March 21, 2021
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Hi Maps590273, We never like to hear that we have guests who leave Coral World unhappy with their visit! We certainly apologize for your unpleasant experience and would certainly like to make it up to you if you should ever return to St. Thomas. All of us at Coral World pride ourselves on the customer service we provide to all our guests. Our job is to not only educate and take good care of our visitors but also to provide them a once in a lifetime experience with our animals. Thank you for your feedback on your visit especially the costs of your pictures. Our gift shop is actually owned by an outside company that set our photo prices based on similar facilities. We'll make sure that your comments are heard. Please pay us another visit in the future. Warm regards.
Written April 5, 2021
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Sightseer208421
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
I paid @ $40+ for me and adult daughter to enter. Line was slow and attendant impersonal. She acted like she hated her job and people. Finally got fed up and left the line to purchase my ticket online which included a service fee. Walked around but most of the exhibits were temporarily closed and the ones that were opened had very little to see. Walked through the place in less than 30 minutes. Wanted to see the dolphin show. The 1st time we went to enter the exhibit, the sign said temporarily closed but we overheard someone say later that we had about 10 minutes left to see the show so we rushed over to see the show but got there too late. Then learned that they are opened for 1 hour, then closed for 1 hr. and then opened again for 1 hr. Absolute madness. Finally we went to the dome shaped aquarium which looked like crap. It needs a complete renovation and paint. My daughter was apprehensive to enter. She kept saying we are in a dome under water and I feel as if the glass will break and water will come rushing in. It felt unsafe. We didn’t stay there very long. The best part of the visit was watching other people walk under water with a special helmet. I would have liked to experience that but that would have been an additional cost of over $150+ per person. Final thoughts… Shame on the park/government for advertising and charging a fee to see crap. Shut the place down and renovate. It’s a great concept but needs a full renovation!
Written August 1, 2021
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alpenglowgirl
Syracuse, NY16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
Where Coral World is located is not a good area. We bought our tickets from home online before we arrived to Saint Thomas. When checked into our hotel, they informed us we would receive a 20% discount off of our tickets. There was nothing we could do at that point because we had already purchased our tickets ahead of time and Coral World said we couldn’t get our discount. So if you do buy your tickets to Coral World before you arrive, you might want to check with the hotel you’re staying in before you buy the tickets to see if you get a discount. We did a shark encounter, a snuba thing and an underwater walk with helmets on that we could breathe through. all of these cost money to do and you do not need to buy a separate admission ticket because that is included in these activities. My 11 year old son loved the shark encounter and the snuba the most. I only did the shark encounter and the helmet things that i can’t remember the name of now. I liked it but i didn’t love it. it freaked me out a little bit to be in that helmet 20 feet under water. there wasn’t much to see down there either. But for our 11 year old, our time at coral world was fun and he really enjoyed it. If you have more than one day, you can go there on two different days since you don’t have to pay for admission anyway. that’s what we did. also parking is a nightmare because apparently people park in the minuscule coral world parking lot and go to the beach nearby. so there isn’t anyone paying attention to who is parking in the lot and people park there who aren’t supposed to, and then coral world customers have to park down the road and walk past many people hanging out on the side of the road smoking weed. it was a great walk to take our 11 year old on, lemme tell ya. The whole experience of parking far away from coral world because their lot was full and then having to walk up to coral world past locals who looked like they may or may not decide to break into our car as soon as we walked away from it was just annoying. coral world is like a few hours on its own and then the experiences are all longer. when you book your activity make sure you see how long the actual time is though. if it says it is 75 minutes, the fine print tells you it’s 25 minutes in the water. just read the fine print so you’re not surprised when you get there. most activities require an adult with someone under 12 to do except for snuba i think. we brought our own goggles and snorkels but if you don’t have them, you can borrow theirs. also if you have water shoes or crocs, bring them. otherwise you’ll have to wear their crocs.
Written May 26, 2021
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Lauren G
Detroit, MI20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
We did the swimming with dolphins experience and it was amazing. It's the first time I've swam with dolphins and the logistics all went very smoothly, booking was easy, the process when we got there went smoothly. The multiple trainers were very knowledgeable and engaged and friendly. They clearly are passionate about caring for the dolphins. We had several opportunities to interact with the dolphin. We swam with the dolphin named Noelani and she was very fun and gentle and friendly. They took wonderful pictures of us and I am very happy with the experience. The only thing I wish I had known ahead of time was that the you cannot take your own camera and the photos cost 99$ for the two of us. I wish it had just been included in the price, though I paid for it anyway. It just would have felt better to know ahead. I would recommend this to others who are interested in swimming with the dolphins!
Written May 8, 2021
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Hi 125laureng, Thank you so much for your visit and for your five-bubble review. We greatly appreciate your feedback. Warm regards.
Written May 10, 2021
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Seaturtle
Cleveland, OH16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
We did the Dolphin Splash and Swim! Our crew of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids) spent an awesome morning at Coral World Ocean park. As other reviews mention, the park is quite small and is easily doable in 60-90 minutes. We got there soon after it opened and the park was almost empty. This allowed us to get all of the indoor stuff done before the crowds arrived. Be wary of going when cruise ships are in, because when we left the park was packed with cruise tourists. The Dolphin swim was so, so, so much fun! Our trainers, Erin and Jasmine, were so knowledgeable and friendly! We swam with Loki, a super friendly dolphin who performed his tricks with enthusiasm. Our photographer (unsure of name) was great at his job and the photos turned out great! You do have to pay for the photos, for our group of five, it cost $180 for 86 photos. You cannot take off bad photos to bring down the price. There is an option to buy just 3 photos ($80). There is no video. Just a suggestion: since the swim takes place in a very public area, you could have one member of your group who’s not big on swimming stay back and video everybody else (we had random strangers taping us). The whole experience is very photo oriented, but still super fun! Highly recommend Coral World Ocean Park.
Written December 31, 2021
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Good day seaturtle27, Thank you for spending time at the park with our dolphins and our Animal Welfare Specialists Erin and Jasmine. We appreciate your review. Happy New Year!
Written January 6, 2022
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Jana R
95 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
We came on a weekday and did the Snuba experience in the afternoon. I’m glad we did it, but I definitely think the park should provide more information beforehand about logistics and what to expect. It’s just little things. For example, I heard two other parties besides us ask if we needed to rent lockers during our snuba or dolphin experience or if our belongings would be taken care of. They were — the snuba guide locked them in a bin during the experience. That’s great, but why not tell people that up front when we buy our tickets, so we don’t spend the money on a locker? Also, why not make sure at check in, before the experience begins, that everyone is able to complete the waiver forms in advance? We had not received the waiver forms in advance and our guide seemed frustrated/impatient that the paperwork wasn’t ready to go. I don’t blame him — it was a waste of his time to have to shepherd us through paperwork that should have been handled online or at the ticket booth.

There is a snack booth by the shark feeding area with prices posted, including sodas for $2 each. That’s a good price for the island, so we ordered one, and the woman charged us $3.75 for it. When I asked about this she said that only *some* sodas were $2, and the others were $3.75. This really rubbed me the wrong way. Maybe the price has gone up. Maybe canned sodas are one price and bottled sodas are another? Unclear. But in any case, why not change the sign accordingly? It feels ad hoc (or that they’re price gouging, which I really hope is not the case).

Having said that, the park was interesting and worth a visit. The highlights for us were the enthusiastic dolphin guides, who seemed so excited to teach people about dolphins. The underwater feeding session was also great. You can see the park in about an hour and a half or two hours, including some of the feeding sessions.

FYI, there’s a really nice beach right next door, Coki Beach.
Written February 12, 2022
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Good day Jana R., Thank you for spending your time with us and for your honest feedback. We appreciate your visit and your TripAdvisor review. I'll be forwarding your tips for a better visit to our Guest Services Manager. We're always looking to improve. Warm regards.
Written February 14, 2022
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KCruise92
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
My family visited Coral World while cruising the Caribbean. We had planned the Sea Lion swim encounter as part of our visit. I work with animals as a living, so I am always looking for zoological facilities to visit when traveling. While small, this facility has a lot to offer. The views from the exhibits are all beautiful, wild iguanas are free to roam, and the animals all seemed very loved and well cared for. We were able to talk to multiple members of the animal care staff throughout the day as they are very interactive with guests during animal chats. The sea lion staff were amazing and the swim program was fantastic! I highly recommend this encounter if you ever visit as it is one of the most immersive animal interactions I have ever participated in (and I have done alot over the years). Without the tours, this facility won't take long to go through if you just stop by the exhibits. But if you take your time and appreciate all that this small aquarium has to offer, you will have a wonderful experience!
Written January 22, 2020
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Hi KCruise92! What an awesome review! Thank you so much. We love to hear from visitors who not only have enjoyed their time with us but walked away having a learned a little bit too! Please give us a like on Facebook and follow us on Instagram as well. Warm regards.
Written January 30, 2020
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tahoegal
Truckee, CA53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
This was our first vacation. Single mom with 2 kids, ages 5&7 and I was a little nervous about taking on an activity like Coral World, especially considering my personal hesitation around keeping sonic animals (dolphins/whales) in captivity and knowing they have dolphins.

From the moment we arrived, the entire experience was absolutely wonderful. We learned so much, got to feed stingrays and sit right up next to a sea lion, chatted about Carat and how he requires such patience, we did see the dolphins in an engaging presentation (and every time I ask my kids their favorite memory from our vacation, it’s consistently been seeing a dolphin) Watching their faces light up as they saw their favorite animal up close and in real life helped me come to terms with my own ‘dolphins in captivity’ concerns, at least for that day! I do understand their dolphins are from other parks and couldn’t survive in the wild, so that’s helpful, too.

A few people were beyond stellar and made such a positive impact on our day but I didn’t have a chance to really express my gratitude to them directly. Austin at the touch tank was absolutely wonderful, he helped my kiddos hold starfish and urchins, and took it upon himself to make sure I knew where to go and when so we could see all of the presentations. Without him, we would have missed seeing the dolphin & sea lion, feeding the stingrays and observing the cleaning of the sea turtles shells...THANK YOU AUSTIN!!

Nicole was also amazing, it felt like she could tell that my kids were soaking in all of the new knowledge and experiences and she spoke to them, explaining so much, with a clear passion for educating others, combined with a courtesy and respect that just warmed my heart and made me feel that my children and I were valued and genuinely welcomed.

Also, the lovely and patient women at the concession stand were so kind and helpful, and the young man who presented the reef and stingray feeding had impressive amounts of knowledge and information, it was really neat to listen to him but unfortunately I didn’t catch his name. I so appreciate that coral world turned out to be the highlight of my very first vacation with my kids. I highly recommend it for for both the young and the young at heart!!
Written February 9, 2020
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WOW tahoegal!! WOW! Thank you for your most awesome TripAdvisor review. This one is one for the books (and FACEBOOK)! We truly appreciate you and your feedback. I'll be passing your review along to the appropriate managers so that everyone is well aware! We're so glad that you and your kiddos enjoyed your time with us. We try to make everyone's visit magical. And kudos to you for making it all happen!! Single moms are heroes for sure! (I was a single mom for 17 years!) Pat yourself on the back please. Give us a like on Facebook and follow us on Instagram as well. Warm regards.
Written February 17, 2020
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Tugman26
Flower Mound, TX3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
We went to Coral World in April while on vacation in St. Thomas and overall, enjoyed the experience but for a few specific reasons. We chose to do the Sea Trek where you can walk under water by the coral and see cool sea animals and fish and later, we chose the Dolphin Splash and Swim where we swam with the dolphins. Both activities were expensive, but fun and worth the price. The young staff running the events were fantastic! They know their stuff and were very helpful and accommodating to our questions and very much wanted us to have a fantastic time! Where the overall experience falls apart a bit is the park itself. Coral World is fairly small with a number of small (sadly small) attractions. There are large tortoises swimming in tiny pools. There is a bird exhibit with 4 birds. An indoor aquarium with 8 tanks, 5 of which were empty. Admittedly, the park was recently rebuilt after a big Hurricane hit the islands, but for the cost of admission, we expected more. If you have the money to interact with the animals, I highly recommend. If you're planning to pay your $35 and just see the park, it's a maybe.
Written April 18, 2021
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Hi Tugman 26, Thank you so much for visiting and for leaving your honest feedback. We greatly appreciate your review. Sounds like a fun day was had by all with Sea Trek and swimming with our dolphins! Makes for a great day for sure! I'm wondering though if you checked out our schedule of presentations that are included with your admission? We have a few changes to the schedule because of Covid-19 but there are lots of additional talks to check out. We have a turtle feeding, nectar feeding with the Lorikeets, a talk with our Macaws, shark and stingray feedings and a feeding inside the Caribbean Reef Encounter with a scuba diver! SO much to see! Guess you'll just have to come back and visit! Thanks again for your review. Please give us a like on Facebook and follow us on Instagram as well. Warm regards.
Written April 23, 2021
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Chris_the_Traveler2021
Huntsville, Al6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Ocean Parks like Sea World offer awesome dolphin shows. They introduce thousands to the incredible capabilities and personalities of dolphins and sea lions from bleachers. You might even get splashed. Coral World is a different. It's smaller. It offers close up, personal encounters with dolphins and sea lions, where you actually get in the water and touch and communicate with these amazing creatures. You WILL get wet, because you will be in the same pool with the dolphin or sea lion.
We did both sea lion swim and dolphin swim. There is more contact with the sea lion, there is more communication with the dolphin. (By the way, just so you know what to expect, you will not ride on either animal. In our visit, there was no kissing or handshake with the dolphin, like some photos suggest, but we were able to issue 'commands' and plop a fish into its mouth). Which is better? I liked the sea lion better, my wife liked the dolphin better. It just depends on what you like.
Since the trainer is dealing with a half dozen or so guests, instead of hundreds or thousands, you might expect the cost of the show will be a little higher. You'd be right. It's not cheap. The animals are carefully chosen and extensively trained. The trainers are also extensively trained, both in caring for the animals and caring for the guests. All that training is expensive. But how do you put a value on a once in a lifetime experience? Was it worth it? We say YES. We consider it a good value and the highlight of our island vacation. Our experience in the water hand-in-flipper with the sea lion was thrilling, seeing a dolphin jump out of the water at our 'command' are experiences we will never forget.
Written May 16, 2021
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Hi Christan P., What an awesome review! Thank you so much for sharing your experience and for your five-bubble review. We greatly appreciate you spending your time with us. I'll be sharing your comments on our Facebook page by the way! We love it! Warm regards.
Written May 17, 2021
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