Friends of Virgin Islands National Park – Friends of VI National Park Online Auction
Auction Ends: Dec 5, 2010 09:00 PM EST

Unique Experiences

2 Sea Lion and 2 Sea Turtle Encounter Swims at Coral World

Item Number
Estimated Value
$250 USD
$250 USD to GHirshberg
Number of Bids
9  -  Bid History

Item Description


This fun filled package includes 4 encounter swims at Coral World on St. Thomas!  2 Sea Lion and 2 Turtle Encounters are up for grabs!

Sea Lion Swim

Imagine a magical meeting with a playful sea lion. This program was created especially for you and the sea lions to share a series of thrilling activities while establishing a unique bond.

The four male sea lions at Coral World come from Uruguay, South America, and offer guests a very special opportunity to get up close and personal with these intelligent yet comical creatures. After an orientation session, join the sea lions in the water for some fun and educational interaction. You will have an opportunity to touch, pet, and play games with the sea lions as they demonstrate their amazing agility. At the end of the encounter, our sea lions will give you a hug, a big wet kiss and the photo op of a lifetime! No pregnant women and no children under 50lbs. Each child 12 and under must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Turtle Encounter

Join two of our rescued Green Sea Turtles for an awesome experience in their home by the sea. Get closer than you ever could in the wild.

During your orientation, you will learn about the biology of these beautiful creatures and the threats they face in the wild. Your guide will then take you into the Turtle Pool where you will get a close up look at every part of these 100-pound plus turtles. You will even have a chance to scrub their shells or carapaces. Your experience is sure to make you an ambassador for the protection of threatened and endangered sea turtles worldwide.

NOTE:Participants must be 4’8” tall for the turtle encounter. For both encounters, please bring or wear swim wear, a cover-up, and towel.


Item Special Note

Take a journey that will be the highlight of your visit to the Virgin Islands. Come to Coral World Ocean Park and experience the beauty and magic of life under and above the Caribbean Sea. Stay dry while gazing into the ocean from 15 feet under in our Undersea Observatory, or take the "plunge" moonwalking through ocean gardens with sea lions. Enjoy the sounds of our Rainbow Lorikeets or handfee these socialable birds. encounter Turtles and Sharks in the water or feed the Stingrays.  However you choose to get up close and personal with our marine life, birds and land critters, your visit will be memorable! 

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