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Coral World Ocean Park, Smith Bay

(3.8/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web)
Observe and inspect marine life at Coral World Ocean Park, an "open-water" site based around a system of tanks fed by ocean waters. A highlight is an 80,000 gallon open tank that allows wildlife in from above as well as by water. The park offers humerous sea lion shows, as they perform with skilled trainers, and touch pools with various creatures. Pick up snacks and refreshments in the shark bar. Be sure to descend to the depths of the undersea observatory to take in life on a natural coral reef 4.5 m (15 ft) below the surface. To visit Coral World Ocean Park on your holiday in Smith Bay, and find out what else Smith Bay has to offer, use our Smith Bay tourist route planner.
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  • We took a taxi from the cruise ship (cost was 20$ but gave a 3$ off coupon for the admission. Taxis are easy to get and there is a board giving the fees for the different areas you want to go to. I go...  more »
  • We love all marine parks and this is no exception. It is pretty small and a bit overpriced but no complaints since it seems pretty clear the money is well spent. The marine life, birds, reptiles and o...  more »
  • Enjoyed the entire park. Very clean and the staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Seeing all the fish and learning about them was fun 
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  • Best place to go on the island if you want to see marine life up close without getting wet. They had several add on options to have shark encounter, sea lion encounter, etc. but they seemed a bit pricey to us, so we decided to stay dry. It takes about one hour to do everything. The lorikeet feeding was super awesome ($3 for a little cup of nectar). It's on the other side of the island from the cruise ships, so if you plan to go, try to make it the first thing on your list so you can make sure you have ample time to get back. Recommend that you combine it with a visit to Coqui Bay, a public beach right next door where you can go into the water and feed the fish
  • Do it all! You can't go wrong with any of it. Book activities well in advance because they fill up quick. We did swim with a sea lion, swim with sea turtles, and the sea trek. Super awesome.
  • Small-ish beach was pretty busy, but pretty clean and fun. I went SCUBA diving for the first time off this beach and it was a great experience. It's amazing what sea life exists only a few dozen yards from the beach!
  • Great place for tourists. Busy on cruise ship days, so if you are here for the day great. If you live here, go on low volume days.
  • Nice little place. Parked here went to Coki beach as well. Not sure how well animals are treated. No obvious problems.