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St. Thomas Animal Encounters

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 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.

Coral World Ocean Park

Coral World Ocean Park

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DOLPHINS: Meet and swim with dolphins in a large, natural in-ocean sanctuary. Splash into dolphin fun through unscripted touch and play activities on a shallow-water platform followed by an optional deeper swim alongside your new dolphin friend. No pushes, pulls or tows by the dolphins. SEA LIONS: imagine a magical meeting with a playful Sea Lion - our Sea Lion Encounters were created especially for you and the sea lions to share a series of thrilling activities while establishing a unique bond. SHARKS: Enter the world of these fascinating and misunderstood creatures through our educational Shark Encounter. A portion of the proceeds goes towards shark conservation.

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