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Sea Lion Encounter

Quick Details

Accompanied Children Ages 10 & under require a paid adult participant

Enjoy an All-Ages Interaction With a Sea Lion

The Sea Lion Encounter is your chance to stay dry while meeting our South American sea lions up-close. Our sea lions are very social, and will come right up to you, allowing you to touch, snuggle, and pose for the cutest pictures ever. Spend quality time playing sea lion games, feeding them fishy treats, and learning all about these incredible animals.

Program Details

  • Includes General Admission
  • Total duration = 50 minutes (Includes check-in, orientation, interaction, and photo processing)
  • Time with sea lions = 15 minutes
  • Ages = ALL (Children under 10 must be accompanied by a participating adult – one child per adult) If the child is unable to stand securely/still the accompanying adult will be required to carry the child for the duration of the program
    • Guests 10-17 years do not need an adult accompanying them to participate but must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
  • Maximum group size = 10 participants per group
  • Dry activity = on land

Program Highlights

  • Meet South American sea lions up close and face-to-face through touch and play activities.
  • Hands-on sea lion interaction that takes place on dry land.
  • Offer hand signals, touch, feed, and play with sea lions during this unforgettable experience.
  • Our unscripted program is designed to be both personal and always unique.
  • Learn how we care for these amazing animals and how you can help protect them in the wild.
  • Personalized photos of your experience will be available for purchase after your program.
  • Your participation in this program helps Coral World Ocean Park support critical marine life conservation efforts.

Additional Information

  • Participants must understand basic instructions in English in order to safely participate.
  • For the safety of our guests and animals, only paid participants are permitted in the sea lion area.
  • Our photographers will take photos of your experience. Downloadable photo files will be available for purchase at the retail store.
  • Personal cameras, cell phones and other belongings can be stored in guest locker and are not permitted in the program.
  • Please remember to use only Coral Safe Sunscreen in the USVI – It’s the law. If you didn’t bring yours, we can help and have Coral Safe Sunscreen available for purchase in our gift shops.
  • To discuss making program reservations for a guest with special needs, please contact us directly: [email protected] or 340-775-1555 ext 233.
  • If you don’t find what you are looking for, please contact our reservations team at 340 775 1555 ext 233.
  • If you are visiting on a cruise ship that offers this activity, please contact your cruise line directly to make your reservation.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions prior to booking a sea lion program.