The Virgin Islands are home to some neat and interesting animal life, a few on land, some in the sky and many in the ocean. Visitors to St. Thomas can participate in educational excursions to get up and close with these land and sea animals! Go bird watching, snorkel among coral reefs, or swim with sea turtles. You can learn about iguanas, and along with a guide interact with sharks, dolphins and even sea lions! The St. Thomas dolphin sanctuary opened in 2019 at Coral World Ocean Park. They offer several dolphin encounter programs. Exploring and learning about animals in St. Thomas, USVI is sure to be a favorite part of your vacation or cruise.
Featured Animal Encounters
Coral World Ocean Park
Meet and swim with dolphins in a large, natural in-ocean Sea Sanctuary. Splash into dolphin fun through unscripted touch and play activities on a shallow-water platform followed by an optional deeper dip to swim alongside your new dolphin friend. No pushes, pulls or tows by the dolphins. Or, imagine a magical meeting with a playful Sea Lion – Our Sea lion Swim and encounters were created especially for you and the sea lions to share a series of thrilling activities while establishing a unique bond. Become a shark fan – Enter the world of these fascinating and misunderstood creatures through our educational Shark Encounter. A portion to the proceeds goes towards shark conservation.