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St Thomas Family Activities

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St Thomas family vacation-snorkeling- img; from-virginisles.com

St Thomas family activities, fun & more

With all the amazing scenery, pristine beaches, and crystal clear azure water, you might not be able to even think of getting bored on your St Thomas family vacation,  but if the kids get tired of playing in the sand, snorkeling, or frolicking on the beaches, be sure to check out these fun St Thomas family activities:

St Thomas Coral-World-marine-park- img courtesy of; islandviewestates.com

St Thomas Family Activities for your awesome family vacation

Coral World Marine Park and Underwater Observatory
6450 Coki Point
340/775-1555
A marine complex that features a three-story underwater observation tower 100 feet offshore. It’s a 20-minute drive from Charlotte Amalie off Route 38. Inside, you’ll see sponges, fish, coral, and other aquatic creatures in their natural state through picture windows.

 

Marine Gardens Aquarium
Part of Coral World Marine Park;
Daily from 9 – 5:30
Admission charged.
Saltwater tanks display everything from sea horses to sea urchins. An 80,000-gallon reef tank features exotic marine life of the Caribbean; another tank is devoted to sea predators, with circling sharks and giant moray eels. Activities include daily fish and shark feedings and exotic bird shows. The latest addition to the park is a semi-submarine that lets you enjoy the panoramic view and the “down under” feeling of a submarine without truly submerging.

Coral World’s guests can take advantage of adjacent Coki Beach for snorkel rental, scuba lessons, or swimming and relaxing. Lockers and showers are available. Also included in the marine park are the Tropical Terrace Restaurant, duty-free shops, and a nature trail.

 

St Thomas family vacation activity; PeterGreathouse botanical gardens img; courtesy of:kellystourscom

Estate St. Peter Greathouse Botanical Gardens
At the corner of Route 40
6A St. Peter Mountain Rd. and Barrett Hill Road
340/774-4999
Daily 9 – 4;
Admission charged.
This complex consists of 11 acres set at the foot of volcanic peaks on the northern rim of the island. They are laced with self-guided nature walks that will acquaint you with some 200 varieties of West Indian plants and trees, including an umbrella plant from Madagascar. From a panoramic deck in the gardens you can see some 20 of the Virgin Islands, including Hans Lollick, an uninhabited island between Thatched Cay and Madahl Point. The house is filled with a display of local works of art.

More St Thomas Family Activities and City Overview of St Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Also, check out our “St Thomas Family Vacation; Family Resorts & More” post for ideas and recommendations on kid friendly resorts and hotels in the area.

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