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“Flutterby, butterfly!”
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The Butterfly Garden
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Stroll through a lush tropical garden as exotic butterflies take flight around you. Learn about their amazing life cycles during a guided tour. Wear bright colors to attract the butterflies to land on you. Double the fun and take a stroll through the outside botanical gardens showcasing a wide variety of local plants and butterfly species. Bring your camera! Open daily in season 8:30am - 4pm. May to October schedule may vary so call ahead.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed February 11, 2013

A very cute little attraction. Staff are warm and friendly. We recommend an early visit here, as that is when the butterflies are most active. Don't panic if they land on you! These creature are very docile and friendly. On your way out, visit the gift shop and make a donation! And the bird show is something to see! WOW!

2  Thank Christopher G
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

We stopped in St.Thomas during our cruise on ms.Westerdam (Jazz Cruise 2013 / January).
We were looking for something different to do besides shopping. Here is what we thought of the Butterfly Garden...
Price of 12.00 per person is in line with what you pay for on the island.
Better signage is needed (This place is past the shopping area - Runs right along the docks - as far back as you can go. A long Green fence marks the start of your walk to the enterance). We did not get to spend as much time to get our 12.00 worth due to the lenght of time it took us to find it.
The blue butterflies were very beautiful and QUICK. Many different types to look at.
We saw some hummingbirds - but no other birds were in sight.
If you want to get off your ship and not shop - this is a nice place to go. They have places for you to sit and relax. If you are a photographer, it's a great place for you!

1  Thank Musicluver1
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

We loved the Butterfly Garden, and we felt it was pricey for the space and short amount of time spent there. If you are in Charlotte Amalie for a cruise, it's a really short walk from the pier. We didn't know about any parrot show mentioned in the other reviews. It was a quiet, tranquil oasis and gave us a sense of nature and peace. We liked the guide who was patient with the people who asked endless questions. We also like the little bench to sit and just watch the butterflies flitting around. Some of them are absolutely gorgeous, with wonderful coloring. Some are hard to get pictures, because they don't just sit there like other ones, waiting for you to get the camera adjusted just right. It's a great alternative to all the shopping that stares you in the face when you get to St. Thomas. Also, if you want to go back there the same day, they will let you do that. We didn't because it started to rain. All in all, I would recommend it.

2  Thank E C
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

There are two butterfly farms in St. Thomas. This one is literally right next to the pier exit when you come off f the Disney Fantasy. Go behind Señor Frogs and you're there. We stopped in right during the parrot show and my daughter (5) loved it. The parrots are trained to do all sorts of neat stuff and it was very entertaining. The butterfly garden is a walk through exhibit. We saw maybe eight to ten species of butterflies and with careful movement of your finger, they would walk on you finger, and I did see one lady attract many of them to her without doing anything, This is not a fancy exhibit, but it is fun and provides good photo ops.

4  Thank wrensaver
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Nice way to experience something different. Overall we enjoyed it. Leisure stroll around
Plants with butterflies, I was expecting tons of butterflies, hanging off me....no so, but take your camera, we saw some great butterflies...nice 15 min talk, with a passionate staff. The parrot show, included, was 10-15min....really the highlight of the visit, unique tricks and a great end to our visit.

7  Thank 043BH
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