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St. Thomas Sea Lion Swim Excursion Reviews

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Experience a handshake or even a hug from a loveable sea lion on an aquatic excursion in St. Thomas’ Caribbean waters.

Sailorgirl222

6 reviews

We did the Coral World and Swimming with Sea Lions excursion. I cannot recommend this enough. While it is a bit pricey, it is a once in a lifetime experience that you will never forget. A van took us from the pier to Coral World (about a 20 minute drive). Once there, we signed “if you die, it’s not our fault” waivers and followed the trainers to an area where we put on water shoes and life-vests. Then into the pool! It was so much fun. The sea lions are a hoot!! Very friendly. The only downside is that they do not allow cameras, but they have a photographer taking a lot of pictures, which you can then (of course) buy on a flash drive for $60.00.


Provider: Princess Cruises

kris2cruise

1 review

If I had to choose my favorite thing we did, this would be it! The sea lion swim was amazing! Getting to interact with these massive animals was incredible! They have such different personalities & are smart, playful creatures. The trainers work with them with such love. Truly a lifetime memory!

Provider: Independent Operator

tforres3

1 review

Amazing... so much fun!


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

susanross

1 review

My daughter went on it with her husband and she loved it. They have parrots as well as sea lions.


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

hastica

1 review

Coral world is awesome. I would suggest this excursion for folks of all ages.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

sherrirapp

1 review

We swam with the Sea Lions on St. Thomas and it had to be the most incredible thing we have ever done. We have swam with dolphin, Stingray, shark and Sea Turtles but this was amazing! Do it if you have the chance at Coral World!! We had 1 hour playing with them and over 1 hour in the water with these fabulous creatures! There was a group of 8 people with 4 sea lions!!!!!!

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

Markers333

1 review

Loved this tour, very small group, personal

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

wdlnds58

5 reviews

The rest of our party took this excursion to Coral World to swim with the sea lions! They thoroughly enjoyed themselves. They had additional time after the swim to explore Coral World which they really liked.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

live2vayk

6 reviews

Swam with the Sea Lions in a enclosed tank area. This excursion takes place at an eco center, so there were other things to see and do while we were there. We enjoyed this excursion.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

Bushy H.

6 reviews

Met the guide on the pier then we boarded a small air conditioned bus driven a short distance to the Coral World Park and taken to the location inside for the Seal Swim. Returning to the original place we were given forms to sign saying they would not be held responsible for any injuries. We had to remove all jewelry, wear our suits, and heard instructions from the trainer (Whitney) on how to handle the seal. We then walked to the enclosure and left our bags & towels then received aqua shoes, & life vests for everyone. Going into a smaller area the group was split into two with ours having seven people, a family and us. They then split us up one on one side of the tank and us on the other. Then Franco the huge seal enters the pool and we have photos doing various things. So after so much time in the water we come out and the opposite group comes in with their seal and we now do photo ops doing various tricks outside the pool. Some tricks are posing to smile (even the seal) to the camera, sticking his tongue out at the camera, kissing you, dancing with you, doing a trick with you like head stand. You cannot take a camera with you because it is so fast paced and you have to pay attention. I cannot say enough about this excursion it was amazing and everyone enjoyed it no one complained at all from either group. The photos were not that expensive and you got the whole package for one price $39 for two people for all the photos and they took a lot of them and all great quality. You then come out and can shower off, stick your tip money to the board for the team and they escort you out. Then you walk to the front where the drivers wait and once everyone has returned we drove back to the ship.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

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