Built in 2018, the dolphin sea sanctuary is a large and enriching natural ocean habitat with fish, invertebrates, algae and coral. It mirrors the environment where our shallow ecotype of dolphins are typically found in the wild with the added advantage of licensed veterinarians and Animal Welfare Specialists dedicated to the dolphins’ health and well-being.
The 69,000 sq. ft. (about 1.6 acres) dolphin sea sanctuary is the first of its kind in St. Thomas. It exceeds the federal government’s Marine Mammal Protection Act and Animal Welfare Act requirements. The dolphin sea sanctuary features a large, open swim space for the dolphins as well as areas designed to facilitate animal healthcare and areas throughout where dolphins can choose to explore on their own.