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“Great Place to See” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Coral World Ocean Park

Coral World Ocean Park
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Semi-Submarine Cruise at Coral World Ocean Park in St Thomas
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Voted top attraction in the V.I. 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. Pet a shark, hand feed a stingray or a rainbow lorikeet! Add-ons Sea Lion Swim or Encounter, Snuba Dive, Sea Trek Helmet Dive, Shark and Turtle Encounters, Nautilus Semi-Sub, Open daily in season 9 am - 4 pm. Off season hours (May to October) vary.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
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46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Place to See”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Definitely a must-see if you're on vacation. Great exhibits and it only takes a few hours to see everything. When you're done, you can walk right over to the Beach.

Visited November 2012
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Forked River, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Your average tourist attraction”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Loved looking at all the various fish, sharks, etc. Going 15 feet below the water surface was fun. There was alot of walking and we had my sister with us who has to use a walker with wheels and it was hard for her to get around the park and I think the park needs to expand it's handicap access. There was some but not enough.

Visited October 2012
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Buffalo, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Meh...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

The pictures and name will convince you that this is a must see but the problem is, there isn't much to see. You can do the whole place in an hour or so. We booked the helmet dive while in St. Thomas on an excursion and while being a bit awkward it was a cool experience. There aren't a lot of opportunities to stay under water for 25-30 minutes unless you are a certified diver. Although you are limited to a certain area on the dive there is a good amount to see and the people helping are super nice and accommodating. My problem isn't with the dive but with Coral World overall. It needs serious capital to polish up the rough edges. It isn't the worst place I have ever been to or anything like that but just disappointing. If you do end up near Coral World Coki Beach is a must. You know that picture of the white sand beach and turquoise blue water you have in your head? You've found it.

Visited November 2012
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Fairfax, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Sea Lion Swim”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

The Sea Lion Swim will be one of the most cherished memories from our honeymoon. Scott and Whitney the Sea Lion trainers were amazing. Both were very knowledgable, and comforting to the nervous swimmers. Make sure you attend the 2:45 swim. $120 per person for the swim, would have paid much more for the lifetime of memories. Also bought the flash drive($30) after the swim that included 100 pictures.

Visited November 2012
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Omaha, Nebraska
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104 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Faded glory”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

This attraction was probably really something when it was new. Now it is just showing its age pretty badly. Much of the facility is in need of repair and paint and it seemed rather overpriced for what you got to see. it might be fun for the kids but for adults it didn't have much appeal. I'd skip it and spend your time on the beach.

Visited November 2012
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