Coral World Ocean Park

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Coral World is the ultimate interactive aquarium where you are immersed in the water world of marine life. You will be to explore and have fun while even learning a thing or two at the same time.

Get up close to all the sea animals in this fully immersive and interactive aquarium-water park. Swim with sea lions, or put on high-tech diving equipment and walk beneath the surface of the water, with all the world above you.

Exhibits at Coral World include the Marine Gardens, Touch Pool, Undersea Observatory Tower, Caribbean Reef Tower, Shark Shallows, Stingray Lagoon, Turtle Pool, and Critter Corner.


Coral World Ocean Park is located in Coki Point, a neighborhood near Charlotte Amalie; it is 1.8 miles to the north-northwest of Red Hook.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most enjoyable options while spending some time exploring the area could be sharing a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of this marine attraction. The most proximate eatery to Coral World Ocean Park is Perfection Ice Cream, where they dish out their specialty: ice cream. The restaurant is just about a few hundred yards away from this aquatic attraction, so check it out and enjoy a meal. Also nearby, you'll find options like Panga and Mangrove Restaurant where you will want to try out Caribbean cuisine and experience the Virgin Islands culture.

Nearby Attractions

You'll find at least one or two other places of interest in the area, including Nadir Recreation Area, which is two miles away Maroon Town. You might also want to consider making the trip to Paradise Point Sky-Tram, which is another attraction not far away.

If you can't wait to see as many of the Virgin Islands' attractions as possible, the most nearby attractions are in the following table.

Attractions Near Coral World Ocean Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Nadir Recreation Area Other Attraction 2.1 mi. (2.9 km) SSW Maroon Town St. Thomas
Paradise Point Sky-Tram Other Attraction 3.7 mi. (1.2 km) W Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Bluebeard's Castle Historic Site 4.0 mi. (0.4 km) W Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Butterfly Garden -- 4.1 mi. (1.2 km) WSW Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas

More Information


The park is open throughout the week from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The aquarium only holds a normal operation schedule from November through March. During the rest of the year Coral World is generally closed, except for a few occasions.


General admission is $19 per adult and $10(USD) for children, though this only includes the education center. If you want to do any of the specialized swims or animal encounters, you will need to purchase additional tickets, generally ranging from $20 to $100(USD).


6450 Estate Smith Bay, Coki Point, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands


(340) 775-1555




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