Marine Gardens

This gallery of 21 jewel tanks provides intimate and stunning views of hundreds of marine species in their unique habitats. Watch closely as these marine creatures exhibit behaviors you would have a hard time seeing in the wild.

Try to spot the superbly camouflaged scorpionfish and peacock flounder. Watch delicate jaw fish “standing” vertically in their burrows, constantly redecorating their homes by removing bits of shell and placing these bits in more preferred locations. They use their mouths to dig burrows in the sand. Males also use their mouths to carry eggs until they hatch.

Marvel at other exotic looking fish like the trunkfish, burrfish and porcupinefish they are shaped for defense. Don’t be frightened by the moray eels. These eels constantly open and close their mouths in order to breathe by moving water over their gills, giving them a fearsome look.

See a school of big-eyed soldierfish and squirrelfish suspended in the safety of the cave tank while huge lobsters clamber on the rocks.

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

Coral World VI
Phone (340) 775-1555
Map Marker

6450 Coki Point, St. Thomas, USVI 00802