St. Thomas Sea Lion Swim

US Virgin Island

Sea Lion Swim Program is a 30 minute experience including touching, petting, playing, kissing on a platform and a deep natural ocean water pool.  Most of the behaviors are in a deep water pool where you will pet, play and swim with the sea lion – You must be able to swim for this program. There are no rides or pushes by the sea lion in this experience but a natural free swim that you won’t be able to forget with them. Plus, Briefing Time with Trainer, Interacting with Birds, Reptiles, Stingrays, Shark Exhibit and more.  7 years old +

Details:

  • A 15-20 minute educational presentation prior to entering with the sea lion.
  • A 30 minute deep salt water pool experience and some platform work with the sea lion.
  • The Sea Lion Program includes: touching, kissing, feeding and training with a sea lion and the opportunity for a deep-water interaction, where you will free swim and continue to pet, play and touch the sea lion. (Approximately 1 1/2 hours with the Sea Lion, Presentation, Changing Time & Photo Lab)
  • There are NO ride with the sea lion, no pushing or pulling by the sea lion during the swim portion of the experience.
  • Group size: limited to 10 people to ensure a very personal experience.
  • All Participants must be 7 years old and up
  • Anyone within 7 – 9 years old, must have a paid Adult participant 1 Adult per 1 Child. An Adult is anyone over 16 years and up.
  • A life vest is provided for use during the session. Guests should bring their own bathing suit and towel.
  •  You must be able to swim to participate in this program.
  • 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.
  • 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 are NOT allowed to come and watch this private program with the sea lion.
  • Open 365 Days a Year.

Available:

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

  • 9 AM
  • 1:00 PM

Location:

  • 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.

Photography

  • Observer are not allowed to come and watch this private program with the sea lion.
  • 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 sea lion.

Extra

Can you image a magical meeting with a playful sea lion? This program will be for you. In this program you and the sea lion will share a series of thrilling activities while establishing a unique bond. The South American sea lions on St Thomas US Virgin Islands offer guests a very special opportunity to get up close and personal with these intelligent yet very comical animals. After your orientation session, join a sea lion in a salt water pool for plenty of fun and educational interactions. You will have an many opportunity to touch, pet, and play games with the sea lions as they demonstrate their amazing agility. There will be a staff photographer who will take a lot of photos of your experience for purchase afterwards. So bring your bathing suit and towel and get ready for an experience you will never forget, Swimming with the Sea Lion!!

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, sea lion swim + dolphin 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 Sea Lion habitat in St Thomas?

The Sea Lions are in large enclosed Natural Sea Pool.

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 to entered the park but can not go to watch the private sea lion program.

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 Sea Lion?

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.

 

 

Includes: Sea Lion Swim Program – A 30 minute experience including touching, petting, playing, kissing on a platform and a natural sea water pool.  Most of the behaviors are in a deep salt water pool, where you will pet, play and swim with the sea lion – You must be able to swim for this program. There are no rides or pushes by the sea lion in this experience but a natural free swim that you won’t be able to forget with them. Plus, Briefing Time with Trainer, Interacting with Birds, Reptiles, Stingrays, Shark Exhibit and more.  7 years old + Book Now

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