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Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter

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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
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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 today

A very well developed program shows the stages in the life cycle of the Sea Turtle. You can watch the adult turtles in the large pond and on the sandy beach where they lay eggs. The eggs are collected and hatched in the hatchery which...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mskopman
Reviewed yesterday

After learning about turtle life cycle and how the Turtle center is helping to save the population from extinction, I was able to actually pick up a smaller turtle. What an amazing experience. The center has a restaurant, information center where you can watch the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Angela B
Reviewed yesterday

Liked seeing the giant turtles and snorkeling in the lagoon. It was part of a package deal with a boat trip to see the stingrays and starfish. The giant turtles were especially impressive. There are some swimming and playing areas for young children - a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nlmama
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was so impressed with the facility to help the turtles. We learned so much about the stages of a turtles. Really cool being able to actually pick up the turtles. My family really enjoyed it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank grantjm
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved this place! Peter picked us up in the courtesy shuttle to drive us to the sanctuary. When we walked through the door, we saw the biggest turtles ever. We got the all inclusive wrist band where we were able to go swimming with the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank beckyriddle195
Reviewed 3 days ago

We don't feel we got our money's worth here. Our son enjoyed being able to hold a small turtle but there really isn't alot to see or do and we weren't interested in paying to use the slides etc (the day we were there It...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I remembered this centre fondly from my childhood as a research center for the preservation of turtles. 40 years later, it is hard to imagine that this is the best situation for these animals. Busloads of people are ferried in from the cruise ships and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 632carltonh
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I did this 22 years should and thought it was good then. The improvements that were made since then is simply amazing. Very educational experience.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank D7423SIgaryr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Purpose of it is to save the endangered species, now used to commercially raising the turtles and save them from being caught in the wild. US$18/adult for a walk around. Per an employee there @ 250 very large turtles, hundreds of lbs each, in a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Alfred T
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a conservation facility, very well maintained. It is also an education centre where you can learn more about turtles and view the turtle hatchery during the breeding season. A great experience!

Date of experience: December 2018
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January 21, 2019|
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Response from Dianaleeb | Reviewed this property |
I understand that Taxi's are really expensive. I agree with the first reviewer that you may want to consider a beach day instead.
January 18, 2019|
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Response from S5941TMpaulf | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. We rented a car. Its fairly cheap, $10 a day, but keep in mind they encourage you to take their daily insurance that you buy their only. Online will try and sell insurance, but don't do it.
January 13, 2019|
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Response from CayManTA | Property representative |
To see full descriptions of the two different types of admissions available, please browse our website turtle ky and click "EXPLORE" then "TOUR DESCRIPTIONS". The TURTLE CENTRE EXPLORATION TOUR (TURTLE CENTRE ONLY) price... More