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
Virgin Islands Ecotours
Every year Virgin Islands EcoTours receives Best of Awards such as: Kayak Tours, The Best EcoTour and Best Attraction by the readers of the VI Daily News. Kayak Hike & Snorkel Adventures are offered at two locations: St. Thomas Mangrove Lagoon and St. John Honeymoon Beach. Professional guides lead ecological and historical tours where you kayak, hike and snorkel in one unforgettable adventure of fun and learning. VI EcoTours received the Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor. Wedding, corporate and private groups receive personalized service. Book online or call toll free.
Virgin Islands EcoTours offers guided Kayak Hike & Snorkel Adventures at two locations: St. Thomas Mangrove Lagoon and St. John Honeymoon Beach. Book online right now using promo code: VINOW, for your 10% discount!Book Now
Bird Island at Sunset by Kayak in Mangrove Lagoon
Enjoy an unforgettable sunset paddling quietly through a bird sanctuary in St Thomas Mangrove Lagoon. Visit an egret and pelican rookery at Bird Island and paddle through a winding maze in the shallow waters of a submerged mangrove forest. An Expert Nature Guide will guide you on a peaceful paddle through the dynamic Benner Bay estuarine ecosystem and St Thomas East End Reserve’s. Discover the diversity of birds that inhabit this Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary and Marine Reserve. Enjoy this rare and unique way to experience a romantic tropical experience.
Virgin Islands EcoTours offers guided Kayak Hike & Snorkel Adventures at three locations: St. Thomas Mangrove Lagoon; St. John Honeymoon Beach; and Historic Hassel Island. Book online right now using promo code: VINOW, for your 10% discount!Book Now
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. 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.