Turtle Encounter

Join one of our rescued Green Sea Turtles for an awesome experience in her home by the sea in St. Thomas. Get closer than you ever could in the wild in our one-of-a-kind seaside habitat. During your orientation, learn about the biology of these beautiful creatures and the threats they face in the wild. Your guide will then take you into the encounter area, where you will get a close-up look at every part of one of these beautiful rescued animals. You will wade with the turtle, touch her and enjoy her company. Your experience is sure to make you an ambassador for the protection of these endangered sea turtles worldwide.

Rates: Adults $60 • Children $51

Total Time: 40 Minutes

General Admission is included in ticket price.

A portion of the proceeds from this activity go towards turtle conservation efforts.


THERE IS A HEIGHT REQUIREMENT. Participants MUST be 4’8” tall standing on flat feet (no tippy toes) – in a designated area. The encounter pool is 4’5” deep and for safety reasons, the water must not be near the participants face. No exceptions.

Wear or bring a bathing suit, water shoes, cover up and towel. Coral World can provide appropriate shoes at no additional cost.

Personal cameras are allowed in the encounter pool but guests must follow the safety guidelines given by the aquarist. Coral World is not liable for any damaged or broken devices. Coral World provides a photographer to take photos of your encounter that may be purchased for an additional cost.

Expecting moms are not allowed.

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 from 9am to 4pm on open days with the ticket booth closing at 3pm.

Proud member of the  US Virgin Islands HTA