Due to hurricanes Irma and Maria Coral World has limited spaces available for the Sea Lion Swim. Please call 340-775-1555 for reservations.
Get up close and personal with our lovable South American sea lions in this unique deep-water swim interaction. No waist deep platforms here, our guests jump right in and swim with the sea lions! Our sea lions at Coral World Ocean Park in St Thomas are very affectionate and will swim right up to you, allowing you to pet them, get up close, and pose for some unforgettable pictures.
Price includes all day admission to Coral World Ocean Park.
Our program is designed to be both personal and unique, making our Sea Lion Swim unlike any other marine animal interaction!
What to Know
Sea Lion Swim FAQ
Q: Will the sea lion give me a kiss?
A: He will if you want one! All of our guests will get an individual photo opportunity with the sea lion. The setup is variable, and if you have something specific in mind, we’ll do our best to accommodate you. If you want a kiss as your individual photo, just let the trainer know!
Q: I’m physically challenged. Will I still be able to participate?
A: Yes, but you may not be able to go into the water, depending on your particular challenge. Our sea lion pools are deep-water, without shallow platforms. We enter and exit the pools using a ladder along the wall of the pool. If you are unable to climb up and down the ladder, you will not be able to go into the pool. However, we often have guests who participate fully in the program and choose to stay out of the water, so even if you can’t go in, you can still enjoy the program!
Q: I’m not a strong swimmer. Will I still be able to participate?
A: Yes! All of our guests wear lifejackets while in the water with the sea lions, and we often have complete non-swimmers enjoy our program. If you are uncomfortable in the water, even with the lifejacket, you have the option of holding onto the pool side, the entry ladder, or can even choose to stay out of the water completely. In any case, you can still enjoy the program!
Q: Can I request to meet a specific sea lion?
A: Unfortunately not. Our sea lions rotate between interaction programs, shows, training sessions, and other fun activities, so they never know what they’re going to get to do next. Keeping their day random is one way to ensure their experiences are fun and positive, and keeping their activities spaced out ensures they don’t get bored with their routine.
Q: I’ve been to Coral World before. Will my sea lion experience be the same as last time?
A: Probably not. We try to make every program unique, as this makes it much more fun for our animals! Our sea lions all have different personalities, and we often cater programs to allow them to be the most successful and enjoy their time with you as much as possible.
If you are coming from a cruise ship and this tour is offered through your cruise line, you must book through the cruise line.