Coral World April Update

APRIL UPDATE

OPEN ON FRIDAYS

By popular demand we are extending our hours of operation during the month of April.

Open 6 days a week (closed on Thursdays)
9:00AM-4:00PM
(ticket booth closes at 3:00PM)

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Updated Activity Schedule

Dolphin Splash    9:00am, 11:15am & 1:45pm

Dolphin Moment:    9:00am & 1:45pm

Dolphin Trek:    10:00am

Dolphin Kayak:    12:30pm

Sea Lion Swim:    9:30am, 12:30pm & 2:00pm

Sea Lion Encounter: 10:45am  & 3:00pm

Shark Encounter    10:00am, 10:45am, 2:00pm & 2:45pm

Snuba:    9:00am, 10:30am, 1:00pm &  2:30pm

Sea Trek:    9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm,  2:00pm & 3:00pm

FEATURED ACTIVITY
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SEA LION SWIMS AND ENCOUNTERS

Get to Know Our Lovable South American Sea Lions

Get up-close and personal with our lovable South American sea lions in unique interactive experiences on land and in the water. Have a ton of fun swimming alongside friendly sea lions as you touch their soft skin, gaze into their eyes, connect with these amazing creatures, and play.

  • Meet your sea lion friend on dry land or in the water.
  • Offer hand signals, touch, feed, play with and swim with sea lions during these unforgettable experiences.
  • Our unscripted programs are designed to be both personal and always unique.
  • Learn how we care for these amazing animals and how you can help protect them in the wild.
  • Personalized photos of your experience will be available for purchase after your program.
  • Your participation in this program helps Coral World Ocean Park support critical marine life conservation efforts
NATIONAL DOLPHIN DAY
APRIL 14, 2021
Meet our family of coastal Atlantic bottlenose dolphins: Noelani, Liko, Sonny, Ping.
They have adapted beautifully to their new home in the Coral World Sea Sanctuary.Liko is often spotted exploring, chasing crabs and finding all sorts of little creatures in the sand – He is super curious and is usually the first one to welcome visitors as they walk by.

Noelani is very vocal and loves “chatting” with her Animal Welfare Specialists – she is the youngest of the family and just the cutest thing, although the visiting tarpons that make their way into the habitat may not think so, as she chases them about.

Sonny loves his toys!! From the hula hoops and buoys to pool noodles, but his favorites are his various sports-balls . He also enjoys a little fishy snack that may swim by every once in while.  The “buffet” is always open.

Finally the majestic Ping – she is the biggest and likely the most beautiful coastal Atlantic bottlenose dolphin you have ever seen. She is very playful, with her favorite toy being a large floating ring. She is also the matriarch and keeps the rest of her pod in line, including her care takers :-).

EARTH DAY
APRIL 22, 2021
WE CELEBRATE EARTH DAY EVERY DAY
YOU CAN TOO

Make Every Day Earth Day!
 Bring re-usable canvas bags when grocery or clothes shopping. Say no to plastic bags.
 Always take away all of your trash from the beach.
 Unplug your chargers when you’re finished with them.    Leaving them plugged in is a big energy waster.
 Buy re-usable cups/bottles/containers for your food and beverage needs.
 Donate or recycle any unwanted furniture or electronics.
 ALWAYS reduce, re-use and recycle!
 Use Coral Safe Sunscreen at the beach
VISIT OUR GIFT SHOP TO STOCK UP ON REUSABLE CUPS AND STRAWS
WORLD VETERINARY DAY
APRIL 24, 2021
Help us celebrate and show our appreciation for the amazing and dedicated Veterinarian and Veterinarian Techs that care for our resident animals and the countless rescues they rehabilitate all year round.Coral World has been rehabilitating local wildlife since its opening. As our facility has grown, so has our rehabilitation programs and capabilities.  Decades of research and experience with both marine and terrestrial animal rehabilitation have also enhanced our capabilities to help hundreds of injured and stranded animals.

Our rehabilitation team is comprised of on-staff exotic animal veterinarian, veterinary technician, biologists, and marine animal experts.  We also have built professional connections with several facilities throughout the US which broadens our access to experts in different species.  This allows us to care for a large variety of wildlife and ensure that each case receives the best possible care, and the highest level of success to be re-introduced to the wild.

Animals in rehabilitation are overseen directly from day to day by our veterinary technician who provides their daily care, therapy, and nutritional requirements.  When needed, outside diagnostics are performed with local veterinarians, as well as local physicians!

Our veterinary technician also functions as our animal emergency response and responds to reports of injured, sick or stranded wildlife all over the island.  We have also assisted animals on other islands as well, including the British Virgin Islands.

Coral World is deeply committed to the conservation of our marine and terrestrial animals in any way possible.  Both short and long-term rehabilitation is expensive, time-consuming, and often exhausting.  Our rehabilitation team as well as our park spare nothing to ensure the health and success of our rehabilitation animals.

COVID 19 Safety and Guidelines
At Coral World Ocean Park, our animals, team members, and guests are our top priorities. We are committed to providing a safe environment for the community.

As we continue to welcome visitors back, we are closely monitoring news and information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition to maintaining the highest health and safety practices, we have increased sanitation and disinfecting routines with extra focus on high touch and high traffic areas.  We benefit from large open-air spaces and have adjusted our operation to allow for proper social distancing (6ft apart).  We will continue to implement preventive measures in line with recommendations from the Center for Disease Control.  We are adjusting our operations according to the recommendations of health authorities as the situation develops.

WHAT CORAL WORLD IS DOING TO KEEP YOU SAFE

• General Admission and Activities capacity are limited to provide for physical distancing.
• Prior to entering the park, you will be required to answer a few questions and sign a COVID-19 Assumption of Risk /Waiver of Liability.
• Where minors are permitted to participate in an activity without an accompanying parent; A parent or guardian must be present to sign liability waivers.
• Reservations are encouraged to help manage capacity limits and minimize touchpoints at the entrance.
• All park staff members are required to wear face covering while working.
• All Coral World guests are required to wear masks per local government mandate. (Exempt: Children under 3 and persons with breathing difficulties)
• Hand sanitizer stations can be found at entries, exits, restrooms, and other locations in the park.
• The Park maintains its high standards of cleanliness and all high-touch surfaces like exhibit windows, railings, and restrooms are cleaned regularly.