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Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter

#2 of 27 things to do in West Bay Features Animals
786 North West Point Road, West Bay KY1-1303, Grand Cayman
+1 345-949-3894
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Worth a visit

Never seen so many turtles!Lucky to be there during feeding time.Snorkling w/ the turtles was an... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Phoenix, Arizona
You have to buy the top level

to get past the basics. It was interesting, you can hold a small turtle, they focus on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Annandale, Virginia
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
786 North West Point Road, West Bay KY1-1303, Grand Cayman
+1 345-949-3894

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Never seen so many turtles!Lucky to be there during feeding time.Snorkling w/ the turtles was an added experience.

Thank LPY39
Reviewed 2 days ago

to get past the basics. It was interesting, you can hold a small turtle, they focus on hand-washing after, and it is informational. But, it costs quite a bit for something you can go thru in about 1/2 hour. The gift shop is nice; I...More

Thank travellista1
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the short tour and learned about the turtles and the breeding program. The site is very informative and interesting. The grounds are very well maintained.

Thank JoS1221
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place definitely has its pros and cons – so I can understand why there are a few reviews with only 1-2 stars. However, I also think this place is worth visiting! We chose to visit the Center on a day when no cruise ships...More

Thank ModernWanderers
Reviewed 4 days ago

Was really skeptical after reading lots of the reviews, but this place far far exceeded our expectations. There are turtles of all ages and sizes, and it was awesome to get to swim with the turtles in the lagoon. Then we got to hold the...More

Thank mdcubsfan
CayManTA, General Manager at Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter, responded to this review

Dear mdcubsfan: We are so glad that you had such a wonderful time visiting Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter – and so thrilled to hear that our attraction exceeded your expectations. Thank you so much for all the kind things you have written about...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a great place for families , especially those with kids to young for sting ray adventures. There are multiple swimming areas, including a wonderful pool where we swam with the turtles and lots of fish. Snorkel equipment was provided. There is actually a...More

Thank Allen L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking forward to visiting the Cayman Turtle Centre but were disappointed. We planned on spending at least a half day but spent only a couple of hours. We took their courtesy shuttle that picked us up from our SMB area hotel. We paid...More

1  Thank Btravelfood
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We checked this place out on our drive around the island. It was $18/ person. Saw some huge turtles, a alligator, and iguanas running around. We opted to get our picture taken with some baby turtles ($35 for two pictures). Before we left we visited...More

Thank hoosierboy72
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good place to see and learn about Green Sea Turtles. Their habitat, their breeding cycle and how this place has helped replenish the turtles in the wild

Thank Bob5460
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the Turtle Encounter and Stingray City excursion through our Royal Caribbean Cruise. We were extremely excited for this excursion because of our love for sea turtles. I have to say we were really disappointed that we only spent about 20 min here and...More

Thank brittaru
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Hi there! I am wanting to visit the Turtle Farm next week (when the cruise ships are not in!) and am wondering if there is somewhere to leave valuables (eg. lockers) whilst swimming in the lagoon? Thanks!! :)
8 May 2017|
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Response from Dale W | Reviewed this property |
Yes lockers...for a small fee. A few bucks I think
Anita E
Hi, We'll be going to the Turtle Farm on Weds. We're vacationing in Grand Cayman for the week. I'm trying to figure out the best time of day to go. People are saying when cruise ships leave. What time is that? Thanks!
8 April 2017|
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Response from newhampshire411 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Either get there right as it opens at 9 or go after 2.
Do you get to pick out the turtle that you want to be made into soup?
25 March 2017|
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Response from CayManTA | Property representative |
No! The turtles in the display tanks are our "ambassadors"; they are there for our guests to enjoy the experience of seeing these amazing sea creatures in-person, up-close, and to learn about them on guided tours. Under... More