Visit two of St. Thomas' premier attractions and get in touch with nature. There’s no better way to appreciate the beauty and diversity of Virgin Islands marine life and colorful butterflies from around the world. Depart your ship on a 25 minute scenic drive to Coral World Ocean Park. The staff will provide you with an orientation and a colorful souvenir map for your 90 minute self-guided tour of the fascinating exhibits. Step beneath the sea without getting wet in the Undersea Observatory. Encounter sharks, stingrays, turtles and many other sea creatures throughout the park. Feed the playful rainbow lorikeets, stroll among native iguanas and participate in one of the interactive animal feedings and presentations. Find a gift or souvenir at one of the gift shops or enjoy refreshments at one the restaurants.
Depart Coral World and enjoy spectacular views on your scenic drive to the Butterfly and Botanical Garden, a tropical garden teeming with beautiful butterflies from around the world on the inside and a lush garden with exotic plants, local butterflies and hummingbirds on the outside. Your guide will provide informative, highly entertaining commentary on the festive lifestyles of these amazing “flowers of the sky.” Examine close up the miraculous metamorphosis that transforms the caterpillar into a butterfly. You’ll have time to visit the unique gift shop and enjoy a complimentary and highly entertaining bird show.