St. Thomas holds a showcase of creatures from the Caribbean Sea
CaribbeanDays can bring you up close and personal to a showcase of creatures from the Caribbean Sea.
St. Thomas is home to the most unique Aquarium I have ever seen. is a recipient of the EPA Environmental Quality Award and has been in existence since 1970. It is 5 acres of ocean park that consists of an open-water system where water flows through each of the exhibits and back out to the ocean.
Coral World’s ocean park exhibits include the Caribbean Reef Encounter an 80,000 gallon circular tank open at the top for the natural elements to filter in. Marine Gardens which has 21 smaller tanks displaying ocean life in the Caribbean. Shark Shallows a nursery for adolescent sharks. A stingray pool where guests can feed the stingray after the presentation. Two turtle pools with rescued sea turtles. A touch pool with sea stars, couch, hermit crabs, sea cucumbers and sea urchins. A lorikeet aviary where you can feed lorikeets. A sea lion show that is held twice daily in Marine Gardens. And an Underwater Observatory Tower that goes down 20 feet under the ocean with windows for looking and watching ocean life in its natural habit. Gift shops and restaurants are also on site.
Coral World’s researchers and scientists even have a breeding facility for seahorses! I would come to St. Thomas just to explore this facility alone! But never overlook all the other exciting adventures and destinations here at the islands.