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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...more
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
786 North West Point Road, West Bay KY1-1303, Grand Cayman
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Didn't go into water park, only the turtle "farm". Several different types of sea turtles. Igaunas running around. Holding a sea turtle was an experience. Too bad no turtle meat in the grill on site, did drive by a turtle meat processing establishment.
Cayman Turtle Centre is definitely worth the trip! Great educational videos and center to learn all about their mission.
The woman at check in told us that this past release to the wild included over 30k turtles!! The hatchery was empty while we were there...More
We visited the Turtle Center as part of a cruise. We had booked the visit with the cruise ship (Celebrity Equinox).
We had booked the “Turtle Encounter and Island Tour” with Celebrity. Once off the ship (done through tender in Grand Cayman) we had to...More
We visited the Cayman Turtle Center as part of a cruise excursion. We were blown away by just how many turtles are in residence. It was fascinating to see them all the way from young juveniles to giant adults. My kids and their cousins -...More
We took the “free” shuttle from the Comfort Suites to the turtle center. There are two published admission prices, one for viewing exhibits and another for water activities, 18 and 48 Cayman respectively. If you get there yourself they will discount the admission. Also our...More
The Good: If you like turtles, then this is the place for you! They got big ones, medium ones and even little ones that you can pick-up and wade with. Even though picking the little guys up seems a bit cruel, the fact that they...More
I am a diver and wasn't sure it would thrill me to see the turtles at the hatchery having just visited with one on the reef, but my daughter wanted to go. We paid the extra to swim with them, but I really enjoyed the...More
After saying that the rest of the center was depressing. I did not like seeing people taking the baby turtles out of the tanks and watching them in distress. Or seeing the older, very large turtles being in quarters where they can barely swim. And...More
If you love sea turtles, you will love this place. From the moment you walk in the door there are turtles, chickens and iguanas everywhere you look. Overall, the place is pretty small. It is a destination for the cruise ships, so if you are...More
I apologize, but I only did the front part of the park and I'm not totally sure (besides what I saw over the fence) what the other part holds. I do know that there is a swimming area where you get to swim with fish and I... More
I apologize, but I only did the front part of the park and I'm not totally sure (besides what I saw over the fence) what the other part holds. I do know that there is a swimming area where you get to swim with fish and I believe some turtles. If your taking a taxi from Georgetown, from what I've heard, expect to pay around 40-60 bucks for a taxi.
There are city busses and taxi cabs on the island, but i woud check with Guest Services on your cruise ship. When we were there we saw many tour groups in smaller buses/vans and I know cruise ships were in port that... More
There are city busses and taxi cabs on the island, but i woud check with Guest Services on your cruise ship. When we were there we saw many tour groups in smaller buses/vans and I know cruise ships were in port that day. As for the Turtle Farm, you would not need a tour guide. It is easy to walk through and they have lots of staff to answer questions. The children will love the turtles and the older ones may be able to hold them. Have a great time! Safe travels.