Sea Lion Encounter

For those who wish to stay dry while still having an unforgettable marine experience on St. Thomas, a Sea Lion Encounter is a fantastic interactive opportunity. All the fun of the swim program without getting wet. Our South American sea lions at Coral World Ocean Park are very affectionate, and will come right up to you, allowing you to pet them, snuggle in close, and pose for some memorable pictures. You will learn all about these amazing animals by spending some quality time with them, playing sea lion games, and feeding them some fishy treats.

Rates: Adults $82 • Children $75

Total Time: 50 Minutes

Our program is designed to be both personal and unique, making our Sea Lion Encounter unlike any other marine animal interaction! Free admission with purchase of Sea Lion Encounter

Program Details:

  •  Program duration: 50 minutes including check-in, orientation, interaction, and photo processing (animal interaction time: 15-20 minutes)
  • Sea Lion Encounter maximum capacity: 6 guests per animal
  • Photo opportunities: individual posed photo, group/family posed photo, numerous candid photos of the experience (photo flash drives available for purchase)

What to Know:

  •  Each child under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a participating 18 year-old adult (1 child per supervising adult).
  • Participants must be able to understand basic instructions in English in order to safely participate.
  • Unfortunately, non-participating observers are not allowed into the sea lion area (for the safety of our guests and animals).
  • Personal cameras, sunglasses, cell phones and other loose objects are not permitted. There is an area to put your personal belongings.
  • Coral World staff will take photos of your experience. Flash drives will be available to purchase at the retail store.

If you are coming from a cruise ship and this tour is offered through your cruise line, you must book through the cruise line.

Get Up Close & Personal

Coral World will be open daily from 9am to 4pm November-May. Summer schedule may vary.
Please check our calendar for hours of operations and promotions.

Proud member of the  US Virgin Islands HTA