St. Thomas Dolphin Encounter

US Virgin Island

 The Dolphin Encounter and Moment Program is a 12 minute shallow water experience including touching, petting, kissing, playing with the dolphin.  All of the behaviors are in knee to waist deep ocean water with the dolphin – You do not need to know how to swim for this program.  Plus, Briefing Time with Trainer, Interacting with Birds, Reptiles, Stingrays, Shark Exhibit and more. 7 years old +dolphin encounter non-swim st thomasDetails:

  • A 15-20 minute educational presentation prior to entering the water with the dolphins.
  • A 12 minute shallow water experience with the dolphin.
  • The Dolphin Program includes: touching, kissing, feeding and training with a dolphin in waist deep water. (Approximately 1 hour with the Dolphins, Presentation, Changing Time & Photo Lab)
  • Group size: limited to 10 people to ensure a very personal experience.
  • A life vest is provided for use during the session. Guests should bring their own bathing suit and towel.
  •  There is NO deep water time or swimming in this program.
  • All Participants must be 7 years old and up
  • Anyone within 7 – 9 years old, must have a paid Adult participant 1 Adult per 2 Children. An Adult is anyone 18 years old and up.
  • In addition, you will get an opportunity to see Animal Exhibits with Tropical Fish, Birds, Rays, Sharks, and Sea Turtles. You could spend 3-4 hours in the facility.
  • No Pregnant Women
  • No Jewelry, Body Piercing, Fingernail Jewelry, Cameras, or Any Outside Objects in the water with the dolphins
  • If you have any physical or mental limitation, please contact us before booking
  • Must be able to understand directions given in English or have a paid family member or friend in the water to translate.
  • Wet Suits can be provided at no extra cost during the winter months.
  • Guests should bring their own bathing suits & towels.
  • Showers, changing room and lockers are provided at no cost.
  • Please remember to use only Coral Safe Sunscreen in the USVI – It’s the law
  • Observer gets to watch the dolphin interaction from the observation area.
  • Open 365 Days a Year.


This can be 3 – 4 hours of activities. The following are daily check in times.

  • 10:00 AM
  • 1:00 PM


  • Coral World is located adjacent to Coki Beach on Coki Point, a peninsula on the northeast shore of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • You will get complete ticket and directions either by email or text. You can not get lost.
  • Charlotte Amalie to Facility 30 minutes by car
  • Red Hook to Facility 15 minutes by car
  • Cyril E King Airport to Facility 30 minutes by car
  • Marriott’s Frenchman Cove to Facility 30 minutes by car
  • All Day Free Parking available.
  • Food is available for purchase.

Cruise Ship Passengers:

  • Your Cruise Ship should enter the St Thomas Port by 7 to 8 am and leave Port by 5 to 6pm or later.
  • St Thomas is on Atlantic Standard Time and cruise ships will be on boat time which means St Thomas might be one hour ahead of the ship time.
  • Call Us if you are concerned about timing to make the program and get back to your cruise ship on time.
  • Taking a taxi is the easiest way to get to Coral World. Taxis are readily available at the cruise ship docks, hotels and the downtown shopping district. The taxi fare from the Havensight cruise ship dock and downtown is approximately $9 per person for two or more passengers. The taxi fare from the Crown Bay cruise ship dock is approximately $10 per person for two or more passengers. Rates vary from each hotel depending on its location.

Hotel Guests:

  • You can take your transportation or local taxi.


  • If you have an observer in your group, they can take photos and videos of you during your dolphin program.
  • Observer must stay in the observation area.
  • There will be professional photographer taking photos (No Video) of you and your group with the dolphins.
  • A Photo starts @ $40 for individual photos, $99 for a download of all your photos, and the deluxe package of 5 photos plus photo album and unlimited downloads of all your photos @ $138.
  • NO cameras allowed in the water with the dolphins.


You will share a special moment with a friendly bottlenose dolphin during your St Thomas vacation. This opened sea sanctuary is home to the dolphins and you will have a opportunity to interact with them in a new and exciting way on a submerged safe platform. This unique dolphin encounter is tailored for the young, old, and the non-swimmer.  You and the trainer will decide with the dolphin on what behaviors you will experience. Each day will be different. During your experience, you will be greeted by a marine mammal specialist who will share fun facts and fascinating information about your dolphins and what to expect during your shallow water experience. You will come to respect the dolphins and the ecosystem where they live after this presentation. You will spend time on the platform where you will meet your dolphin during your experience and spend some platform work with the dolphin and trainer.  It will be an experience you will never forget.

Dolphin World Online Promotions:

Save Money and make your reservation online. In order to get any of these discounts, you must type the Online Discount Promotional Code in the discount box of the reservation form (Payment Page). After picking the amount of participants/observers, date of travel, and time of program, you will be taken to the reservation form to start your online booking. When you get to payment page, this is where the promotional code needs to be written in the comment box. Without this written code, you will not get the promotional discount. These online promotions can not be combined with any previous orders or discounts. These discounts are for online orders only and the discounts will NOT be offered or honored over the phone with a Dolphin World representative.

Dolphin World Online Promotions:

  • ake your reservation more than 8 days or more in advance get 5% off each person. CODE: online5%off
  • Make your reservation online and get 2.5% off each person. CODE: onlinebookingspecial
  • Only one discount code per order.
  • If you book a combo program, dolphin program + sea lion program and/or sea trek, you can get a 10% discount for both program. You must call to get this discount.

Redemption Instructions

Upon arrival, please proceed to check-in window, present your dolphin program confirmation number or your last name, which you will receive after making your reservation via email or text.

  • Confirmation number is a must for entrance.
  • You do not need to have a printed voucher.
  • All customers/participants are required to sign liability waivers before participating in this activity.



Refunds / Cancellations and Changes:

All cancellations must be received by Dolphin World / Keys Adventure Tours, Inc. in writing by email or regular mail.

  • A 10% service charge will apply per person for any cancellations prior 31 days of activity date.
  • A 50% service charge will apply per person for any cancellations within 30 – 15 day period prior activity date.
  • A 75% service charge will apply per person for any cancellations within 14 – 8 day period prior activity date.
  • Prior 8 days of your reservation date, you may change your reservation to a gift certificate, where you would not incur any penalties except the change fee. This gift certificate will be good for 1 year from the date of the certificate.
  • NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN TO ANY ACTIVITY PARTICIPANTS who cancel within the 7 day period, does not show up, are late for scheduled program(s). Once a reservation has a confirmation number and confirmed, a refund or change can only be made more than 7 days of the activity date and any change to the program date is subject to availability. Changes made to existing reservations are subject to a $25.00 per person change fee.
  • The Dolphin Swim goes on Rain or Shine.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THE PURCHASE OF TRIP INSURANCE, which will cover your purchase 100% for any interruptions to your Dolphin World activities! We recommend TravelEx Insurance. Ask a Dolphin World Travel professional for advice on Travel Insurance.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Where is the dolphin habitat in St Thomas?

The Dolphin babitat is an large enclosed area in natural sea water.

Is it difficult to find taxis from the pier to Coral World location?

No, once you get off the ship, you will notice that there are available taxis along the street.

What services are offered in Coral World St Thomas?

We have cubicles for your belongings, dressing rooms, showers, restrooms and a snack bar with sandwiches, hotdogs, ice creams, French fries and sodas for sale.

What else could I do after my dolphin program in St Thomas?

You can view all the exhibits before or after your animal interaction like the following, Caribbean Reef Encounter, Stingray Lagoon, Shark Shallows, Touch Pool, Turtle Pool, Critter Corners, & Undersea Observatory Tower.

Is there an entrance fee for observers?

Yes, visitors and companions are welcomed animal interaction to watch from a designated area. Observers will need a very good zoom lens on your camera for any photos of participants.

Is there a place where I can eat while I’m in the park?

Yes, we have a restaurant in case you want to eat something.

Could I have a towel if I swim with dolphins in St Thomas?

We advise you to take your own towel.

How early should I arrive?

We recommend to arrive to the check in time on your ticket and text.

Do you offer therapy programs with dolphins?

No, we currently do not have this service, our programs are educational and interactive. However, we invite you to contact us and we can review the participant’s disability and see if we can accommodate them.

Do you have transportation service?

No, for the moment we don’t offer transportation service.

Will I have to wear a life jacket?

The use of life jackets is required in all water programs, our staff will provide the jacket that best suits your complexion, we have jackets available in different sizes and for babies one year old and up.

Can I use my camera?

For security reasons, is not allowed to use cameras in the water, professional photos will be available for sale.

What if there is inclement weather?

Our programs go on rain or shine, so there are no cancellations or refunds in these cases. However, since this program is in the ocean, there might be rescheduling or cancellation due to ocean conditions. You must show up at the facility in order to get a refund or reschedule.


Includes: Dolphin Encounter and Moment Program – A 12 minute shallow water experience including touching, petting, kissing, playing with the dolphin.  All of the behaviors are in knee to waist deep ocean water with the dolphin – You do not need to know how to swim for this program.  Plus, Briefing Time with Trainer, Interacting with Stingrays, Shark Exhibit and more.  7 years old + $119 Adult / $71.40 Child  Book Now

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  • Monday – Friday,
  • 8am – 5pm EST
  • Saturday,
  • 8am – 2pm EST
  • Sunday,
  • Closed

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