Seriously, anybody who's even thought about going into the water around here needs to go to Coral World first. And if you've already been in the water, well, it's never too late to get it right. I mean, when was last time you went to a zoo and afterwards got to go hang out with the animals in their own environment? Or more to the point, as the world's most famous naturalist, Charles Darwin, once observed, "Doing what little one can to increase the general stock of knowledge is as respectable an object of life as one can in any likelihood pursue." And if it's just a little fun and adventure you're after, Coral World has you covered there, too, with a neat shark encounter, and Sea Trekkin'.
Read Island Girl's Review of Coral World Marine Park
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Virgin Island Ecotours
One of the island's most popular attractions, Virgin Island Ecotours provides a hands-on journey into the heart of the astonishing Inner Lagoon Wildlife Refuge and Marine Sanctuary, on the East End of St. Thomas at the Mangrove Lagoon. Kayaking through the silent mangroves, snorkeling an inner reef, and hiking across a hidden cay under the guidance of Ecotours' friendly and knowledgeable guides will bring to life a whole new world.
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A short boat ride out of Charlotte Amalie Harbor takes you to where a submarine awaits at nearby Buck Island. Once aboard you'll be able to tour the ocean depths and experience the undersea environment first hand without even having to get wet! Sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, teeming schools of fish and a glimpse of life 100 feet down await you.
Read Island Girl's Review of Atlantis Submarines
A relaxing and lovely tram ride up the emerald slopes of Flag Hill high above the cruise ship port and town of Charlotte Amalie, brings you to Paradise Point where, on a clear day, you can see all the way to Puerto Rico while enjoying what Island Girl claims is the best bushwhacker in the V.I. There's also shopping, dining and, yes, a live parrot show three times daily.
Read Island Girl's Review of Paradise Point
Since the property's namesake, Jim Tillett, transformed the site of an old Danish farm in the 1960's, Tillett Gardens has remained one of St. Thomas' most beloved artistic havens. In addition to the Tillett Art Gallery and studio, the property also plays host to several pottery studios, a candle maker, a doll maker, a music studio, two restaurants and a body/mind retreat center.
Read about art and galleries on St. Thomas
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