Observe majestic sea turtles up close
Rescued as hatchlings in October 1997, our green sea turtles were first introduced to water at Coral World. Smaller than the palm of an adult hand at that time, today each weighs well over two hundred pounds.
Watch in awe at these magnificent creatures and learn about their eating and nesting habits during the daily feeding presentations at 11:00am and 3:00pm.
If you would like to get really close to the turtles sign up for the Turtle Encounter.
You will have the opportunity to enter their pool and have a personal introduction with one of our marine operations staff.
In addition to caring for our own non-releasable turtles, Coral World serves as a rehabilitation center for sick or injured turtles. Over the years, Government agencies and private citizens have brought hundreds of turtles — large ones with serious propeller-related injuries and tiny hatchlings who seem to be in unsafe circumstances — to Coral World for TLC before release back to the wild. Read more about the threats to marine turtles worldwide.
For additional information about our Turtles, please visit our Turtle Conservation page.
Coral World is not open to the General Public at this time. If you are coming to St Thomas on a cruise ship, please book one of our Coral World excursions through your cruise line.
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