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Old May 26th, 2006, 09:21 PM
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We (2 adults and 2 kids) are planning to have an excursion to the Coral World. I have noticed from the postings that it will cost $20 pp round trip on taxi. The family rate for CW is $52. This will make it to $132 (20x4 + 52). Carnival has the excursion for $35 pp (or $140 for four of us). There is not much of a difference. Should I go with the cruise excursion?

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How long is the excursion from the cruise ship? We went on our own and spent more time at Coki beach than at Coral World. Coki beach is directly next door and you can come and go into coral world as you please. I think if you are planning - or want to plan to go to the Coki beach, I would just do it on your own. You can also print off coupons from the web at coral world site coupons for 3.00 off pp so that might help. Coki beach was nice - great snorkeling when we went. Have fun!!
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Old May 27th, 2006, 12:19 AM
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Only 3 hrs in Coki Beach for $39. Do you know how long it takes from the pier to the beach?

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It took us about 30 min to get to the beach and we had a few stops along the way. If you have 3 hours at the beach, that should be enough - or is that a combined coki beach and coral world? If you go on your own, you will have plenty of time to enjoy both without the pressure of the guides, etc. I usually - about 90% of the time do not go on my own for fear of missing the ship, but I was comfortable with this one and was back at the ship in plenty of time.
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Hi Cheryl,

It is 3 hrs from the ship to the beach and then back. So I guess the time in the beach will be a little over 1.5hr only. It does NOT include Coral World.

I am thinking about to do that on our own since we can go to the beach while visiting the Coral World for the whole day $132 (4 people).

Is Coral World nice? We went to the SeaLife Park in Honolulu and were disappointed. I hope that Coral World is NOT the same.

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I was extremely disappointed in coral world. I really thought it would be a lot more - but I guess if you have been to one ocean world exibit, it is all basically the same. I was just thankful that coki beach was right next door! Would I do coral world again? No --- but your kids would love to see the fish!
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We were disappointed in Coki Beach wasn't that nice to me as a matter of fact there's nothing much to see. Coral World costs extra $$.
So I would recommend Trunk Bay.
But thats just my opinion and we all have one!!

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I do have to agree....next time I will go to Trunk Bay also.
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the best part about Coral World was the iguanas. Watching them hang out at the snack bar was well worth the money for us! Now, if it was just my dh and myself, we would have been disappointed but to see the looks on our boys (10&5) faces when they saw the iguanas, that was priceless.
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