Sea Lion Swim

Get up close and personal with our lovable South American sea lions in this unique deep-water swim interaction. No waist deep platforms here, our guests jump right in and swim with the sea lions! Our sea lions at Coral World Ocean Park in St Thomas are very affectionate and will swim right up to you, allowing you to pet them, get up close, and pose for some unforgettable pictures.

Rates: Adults $127 • Children $118

Total Time: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

Our program is designed to be both personal and unique, making our Sea Lion Swim unlike any other marine animal interaction! Free admission with purchase of Sea Lion Swim

Program Details:

  • Program duration: 75 minutes including check-in, orientation, interaction, and photo processing (animal interaction time: 25-30 minutes)
  • Interaction time is approximately 50% on land and 50% in the water
  • Sea Lion Swim maximum capacity: 10 guests per animal
  • Photo opportunities: individual posed photo, group/family posed photo (water), group/family posed photo (land), numerous candid photos of the experience (photo flash drives available for purchase)

What to Know:

  • Participants must weigh 50 pounds.
  • Each child under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a participating 18 year-old adult (1 child per supervising adult).
  • Participants must be able to understand basic instructions in English in order to safely participate.
  • Unfortunately, non-participating observers are not allowed into the sea lion area (for the safety of our guests and animals).
  • Personal cameras, sunglasses, cell phones and other loose objects are not permitted. There is an area to put your personal belongings.
  • Coral World staff will take photos of your experience. Flash drives will be available to purchase at the retail store.
  • Bring or wear: swim wear with cover-up; towel

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 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