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Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter

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786 North West Point Road, West Bay KY1-1303, Grand Cayman
+1 345-949-3894
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Turtles, Turtles, and more Turtles!

Having done some research prior to arrival in Grand Cayman we knew that this was a "must do" while... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tracy M
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Parker, Colorado
Hmmmmmm Too commercial

30 Years ago this was simple installation with few pools of stranded sea turtles. Seemed like a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bgillie
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Cayman's most-visited and perennially popular land-based attraction, Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter hosts more than 300,000 visitors each year. Conservation of sea turtles and other island wildlife with associated research and education are at the heart of the company's mission. The park is also a vital component of the country's economy, providing a world-class tourist attraction that is truly one-of-a-kind: the only institution in the world that successfully breeds green sea turtles, releases captive-bred sea turtles into the wild, and allows visitors to get "up close and personal" with sea turtles in various exhibits and supervised encounters. Local and Caribbean birds, marine predators, crocodile and other island wildlife are also featured in this Grand Cayman island favorite "must-see".
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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786 North West Point Road, West Bay KY1-1303, Grand Cayman
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+1 345-949-3894
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Reviewed yesterday

Having done some research prior to arrival in Grand Cayman we knew that this was a "must do" while in town. We purchased our tickets online as we thought it would be easier rather than paying at the turtle farm. There are two tour options,...More

Thank Tracy M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

30 Years ago this was simple installation with few pools of stranded sea turtles. Seemed like a true rescue facility. Now it is a commercialized amusement park with 100s of adult turtles who will never be released into the wild. Mediocre restaurant surrouned by a...More

Thank Bgillie
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love love love Sea turtles. If you want to be up close then this is the place to go. You get to hold turtles and be up close. Very slow moving atmosphere. No one was in a hurry and pushing you through. You could...More

Thank Jolee W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My daughter was so thrilled to visit the turtle farm. It was so exciting see the turtles. We had the opportunity to hold a few turtles and got to feed the birds at the aviary. we were so surprised to see the island was infested...More

Thank tnewberry
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took my niece and newphew there and thouroughly enjoyed the experience. There is a great aviary and the ability to snorkle with the turtles. We will repeat this in August of 18

Thank Stephen-Niki
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I had a great experience at the Turtle Farm! We did the basic package ($18/ea) and got to see the HUGE sea turtles swimming around. (They were like 4 feet in diameter!) We stared in awe for about 10 minutes haha. Then...More

Thank Adrienne J
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was interesting, but i went with my 80 year old father and it was a lot of walking for him. I felt this attraction was great for kids, not as much interest for adults.

Thank PostFalls
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Interesting but mostly a family activity. Came with a package so as adults we weren’t really interested but nice to see.

Thank Sandy78254
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There are two options for tours at the Cayman Turtle Centre—you can just look at the turtles, which would take under an hour and seems best for cruise ship tours, or you could have access to the entire park, in which case you could spend...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I don’t do zoos because no matter how much they may sustain some endangered species, they just seem sad. On the other hand, the turtle farm gives sea turtles a safe place to live and breed, and then hatches the eggs, allows the baby turtles...More

1  Thank Lezlie_PLj
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April M
11 June 2018|
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Response from CayManTA | Property representative |
Go to their website then click "PLAN YOUR TRIP" then click "PRICING AND BOOKING" to see the different types of admission and the price for each. If you purchase the "Turtle Adventure Tour" on the website in advance, you get... More
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lhiggs71
26 May 2018|
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Response from CayManTA | Property representative |
Yes there are CTC tour guides available to guide the "turtle tour". The Company's (CTC) guides wear bright yellow/orange vests, and if you spot one of them guiding a prebooked cruise excursion tour you are welcome to join... More
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sunrise50
30 April 2018|
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Response from CayManTA | Property representative |
At the Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter site, guests who purchase the "full park access" category of admission, and cruise guests who purchase a shore excursion that includes the feature for full park access... More
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