Walk on the Sea Floor at Coral World Ocean Park
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands (U.S.)
- Undersea walking helmet: Our comfortable helmet lets you breathe and keep your face and hair dry, with enough weight to keep you balanced. You can even wear your glasses.
- Underwater trail: Colorful fish and sea creatures dart around you as your guide explains what life is like at this coral reef.
- Aquatic Observatory: Wave to your friends and family members through the glass and have your picture taken to commemorate your time in this blue kingdom.
- Other exhibits: There's plenty to see when you're done, including the Marine Gardens, Stingray Lagoon, Shark Shallows, the Caribbean Reef, and more.
- Plan your visit: Coral World is open daily from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, November through April. The schedule may vary from April through October. Closed Friday & Saturdays during summer months.
About this Charlotte Amalie tour
As you slowly adjust to the water's resistance and learn how much effort it takes to walk 20 feet below the surface, look around you.
Vividly colored fish dart to and fro as they carry on their undersea business. In the nooks and crannies of the coral reef, you can spot an octopus waiting to snag its next meal. This reef provides shelter for a wide array of interesting creatures: If you look closely, you can see many of its hidden treasures.
But you'll do much more than just watch. The Sea Trek is fully interactive, meaning you'll get to feel the smooth, brainy texture of the coral and hold some of these undersea animals right in your hands. The entire time, your supervising dive instructor will show you some of the secrets that these seas hold, pointing out fascinating creatures that swim around you.
An aquarium or Discovery channel documentary is nice, but if you really want experience life underwater, there is no easier way than the Sea Trek. And you won't need a song to know what it's like below the shimmering blue waters of the Caribbean: You've been there.
Protecting the reefs that protect us
Thousands of different species call coral reefs their home. They're important to people, too, harboring edible fish and providing protection come hurricane season. Coral World is an official coral nursery site for coral restoration project led by the world's leading conservation organization, The Nature Conservancy.
Please make your way to the entrance of Coral World, located adjacent to Coki Beach on Coki Point at your convenience. Tour does not include transportation to/from the park.
Bring money for photos, shopping and refreshments. A park map is provided to help you navigate through the park. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a participating adult. Helmet and swim shoes are provided. No additional equipment needed.
Participants must be physically able to walk and climb up and down a staircase without assistance. There is a short walk involved to reach your destination in the park. Over 1 mile of walking is involved to view the facility.
Adventure, Family Friendly, Scenic, Water Sports, Wilderness/Wildlife
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Travelers must be 8 years of age or older to participate in this tour.
Suitable for travelers weighing up to 350 lbs.
Special Medical Restriction
Participants must be able to understand and follow trainers' instructions at all times. If you suffer from claustrophobia, this may not be the tour for you. You must be able to swim.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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