Coral World Ocean Park (St. Thomas)
- Type: Zoos and Aquariums
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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St. Thomas' most visited tourist attraction is an indoor-outdoor aquarium filled with baby sharks, stingrays and touch starfish. Located on Rock City's northeast coast, Coral World also has as walk-through aviary and an offshore underwater observatory with an 80,000-gallon coral reef exhibit.
Despite its popularity, previous visitors voice mixed impressions of the site. One TripAdvisor user comments, "Coral World is a complete let down unless you book one of the activities you can do. Swim with turtles, seals or what we did the sharks." If you're only on St. Thomas for the day, consider skipping this overpriced, overhyped attraction in favor of sunbathing on one of the beautiful beaches (like Coki Beach, which is right next door) or perusing duty-free deals along Main Street.
Coral World welcomes visitors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the peak travel season, but you should double check the official website for hours from April through October. Admission costs $19 for adults and $10 for kids, but Combination Tickets, which include unique activities, start around $40 and go up from there. For more information, check out Coral World's website.